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    Costume Designer Anthony Powell Talks to BFI, from Polanski to Friedkin's Controversial 'Sorcerer'

    Three-time Oscar-winning costume designer Anthony Powell, who gave us the sumptuous sartorial designs in Roman Polanski's "Tess," Steven Spielberg's Indiana Jones films "Temple of Doom" and "Last Crusade" and William Friedkin's "Sorcerer," sat down recently with the BFI to discuss his career. Highli...

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    Doc Filmmaker Gets Deeply Embedded With Roman Polanski Case in Scene From 'Roman Polanski: Odd Man Out'

    Following the success of the documentary "Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired," director Marina Zenovich planned to make a short film about how that film reopened the case. She was scheduled to interview Polanski in November of 2009 after he completed "The Ghost Writer" -- but the Oscar-winner was a...

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    Watch: Roman Polanski Talks Sharon Tate, Young Women & Exile In Rare 1994 Interview With Diane Sawyer

    "I don't understand, why should I be punished for that penchant that I had for young women?" Roman Polanski asks Diane Sawyer in this rare 1994 TV interview. It's still a very provocative question, and this unearthed conversation with Sawyer from 1994 -- his first TV interview in a decade at the tim...

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    Brett Ratner Bringing Unreleased Roman Polanski-Produced Racing Doc ‘Weekend Of A Champion’ To Netflix

    With the success of “House of Cards” and the upcoming release of the fabled new season of “Arrested Development,” Netflix is taking dead aim at cable networks. While so far they've stuck with developing series, the streaming company has completed a deal with Brett Ratner -- a man...

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    Watch: Roman Polanski's Striking 1957 Short Film 'Murder'

    Check out Roman Polanski's student short film "Murder," made in 1957. Silent, black-and-white and only a minute in duration, the film shows what the title promises with queasy bluntness...

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    7 Things You Should Know About Roman Polanski's 'Rosemary's Baby'

    Roman Polanski’s “Rosemary’s Baby” was a box-office hit upon its release in the summer of 1968. It grossed $33 million dollars off a $3 million dollar budget (adjusted for inflation that’s $221million from a $19 million budget) and it paved the way for horror blockbusters like “The Exorcist” and “Th...

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    Polanski Directing 'Venus in Fur' in France This November, Latest Doc Unspools at NYFF

    Roman Polanski will direct "Venus in Fur," an adaptation of the play by David Ivs. The erotic black comedy was a Broadway success, earning a Tony nomination for Best Play and a win for actress Nina Arianda (who subsequently scored the role of Janis Joplin in Sean Durkin's upcoming biopic)...

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    Roman Polanski Will Next Direct an Adaptation of David Ives' Broadway Success 'Venus in Fur'

    Roman Polanski announced Thursday that before making his planned Drefyus affair drama “D.,” he will direct an independently financed French-language adaptation of the David Ives play “Venus in Fur.” He has set Emmanuelle Seigner and Louis Garrel to star and plans a November p...

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    NYFF: Marina Zenovich Talks About Her "Complicated" Relationship With Roman Polanski, Discusses Richard Pryor Doc

    Few could have predicted the after-effects of Marina Zenovich’s “Roman Polanski: Wanted And Desired.” Analyzing the circuitous legal route of Roman Polanski’s trial and subsequent departure from the United States, the picture actually featured evidence allowing lawyers to re-open the case. Giving mo...

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    Roman Polanski To Direct 'Venus In Fur' This Fall, Emmanuelle Seigner & Louis Garrel To Star

    It seems these days Roman Polanski has a thing for plays. Last year he brought "Carnage" to the big screen, an adaption of Yasmin Reza's acclaimed "God Of Carnage," and while he's flirted with a couple of projects since then including "D", about the Dreyfuss Aff...

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