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    Trailers from Hell: Larry Karaszewski on Polanski's 'The Tenant'

    The Dark Side of Sanity! concludes at Trailers from Hell, with screenwriter Larry Karaszewski introducing Roman Polanski's 1976 film "The Tenant," which stars Polanski himself, Isabelle Adjani, Melvyn Douglas and Jo Van Fleet.

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    Watch: International Trailer & Poster For Roman Polanski's 'Venus In Fur' Starring Emmanuelle Seigner & Mathieu Amalric

    While it might seem every major festival film from the year thus far has been accounted for, we nearly forgot about Roman Polanski's "Venus In Fur." Premiering at Cannes this past spring, it has since kept a low profile, skipping Telluride, Toronto and New York altogether. But with a release in Fran...

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    Watch: Vintage 23-Minute Documentary On The Making Of 'Rosemary's Baby'

    45 years since it was first released, Roman Polanski's horror classic "Rosemary's Baby" still continues to chill. The tale of the literal spawn of Satan and an unsuspecting young woman is one of the genre's finest, a pitch perfect, surreal and scary piece of filmmaking, but what was it like to make ...

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    To Celebrate Roman Polanski's 80th Birthday, A Retrospective

    Happy birthday to Roman Polanski, who turns 80 on Sunday August 18. Published just ahead of this occasion is James Greenberg's picture-packed coffee table book "Roman Polanski: A Retrospective," which covers all of Polanski's movies as well as his career as an actor. Part of a series of glossy filmm...

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    Happy Birthday, Roman Polanski! Watch 1-Hour 1984 TV Interview With The Director

    It's a helluva weekend for legendary film folks celebrating birthdays. Yesterday marked Robert De Niro's 70th, and today, director Roman Polanski is blowing out the candles on his 80th. And while his controversial and colorful past means some won't be raising a glass to the filmmaker, when it comes ...

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    Watch: 50-Minute Episode Of 'Scene By Scene' By Mark Cousins Featuring Roman Polanski

    Regular readers of the blog will likely have already caught up with episodes of "Scene By Scene," Mark Cousins' former BBC series focusing on various filmmakers. We've already featured episodes centered on David Lynch, Woody Allen, Brian De Palma and Bernardo Bertoucci. If you haven't seen them, the...

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    Big in Japan: 10 Movies To Watch Before 'The Wolverine'

    "The Wolverine" isn't just another stand alone movie. Following the disastrous "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," it's a complete tonal overhaul, with the property being rebuilt almost from the ground up. While there might be traces of the character's 'X'-past, particularly in the somewhat-garbled third ac...

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    Christoph Waltz Will Solve 'True Crimes,' As Roman Polanski Eyes Directing

    With two Oscars holding down his mantle, it seems that Christoph Waltz is in the position of being able to do whatever the fuck he wants. And lately that means jumping to some interesting projects including Tim Burton's drama "Big Eyes," the Stephen Gaghan project "Candy Store," and he's already wra...

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    Sundance Selects Acquires Polanski's 'Venus in Fur'

    Sundance Selects has picked up Roman Polanski's "Venus in Fur," which recently premiered in competition at Cannes, for US distribution. The film stars actress and Polanski's wife Emmanuelle Seigner and Mathieu Almaric, who previously starred opposite each other in Julian Schnabel's "The Diving Bell ...

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    Watch: New Photos From Roman Polanski's 'Venus In Fur,' Sundance Selects Grabs U.S. Rights

    No other review we delivered out of the Cannes Film Festival drew as much ire (and trolling) as Jessica Kiang's take on Roman Polanski's "Venus In Fur." Over 115 commenters weighed in after she declared that the latest from the auteur has "wit and verbal dexterity on display" but "has little insight...

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