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    Carnage—movie review

    Carnage seems to be a pretty good movie, but I have no way of evaluating it without comparing it to the play on which it’s based, 'God of Carnage', which I saw on Broadway with a perfect cast (James Gandolfini, Marcia Gay Harden, Jeff Daniels, and Hope Davis). This isn’t fair to the picture—or to vi...

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    Christoph Waltz Talks Working With Roman Polanski & Playing The "Smuggest Character Ever" In 'Carnage'

    Although Christoph Waltz has been working as an actor since the early 1980’s, he was relatively unknown to American audiences before his Academy Award-winning performance as Hans Landa in Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglorious Basterds.” Waltz’s elevated status catapulted him ...

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    Roman Polanski Says Steven Spielberg Is Perfect For 'Tintin,' Plots Period Film About Aging

    Roman Polanski Says Steven Spielberg Is Perfect For 'Tintin,' Plots Period Film About Aging

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    Weekly Wrap: Box Office, Trailers, Interviews, Early Oscar Buzz, Awards

    Weekly Wrap: Box Office, Trailers, Interviews, Early Oscar Buzz, Awards

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    LIFE'S WORK: THE FILMS OF ROMAN POLANSKI - Chapter 3: Uniting the Fragments: Cul-de-Sac

    “Roman Polanski” is a fragmented name, one that encompasses numerous identities and connotations. To some, “Polanski” is the child who survived the Krakow Ghetto during World War II. To others, he is the womanizer whose wife was brutally murdered by a homicidal cult. And still, to others, he is the ...

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    Roman Polanski Apologizes To His Sexual Assault Victim In New Secret Doc Premiered In Zurich

    For all the films that he's made in the last 33 years, from the great to the dreadful, everything that Roman Polanski's done has been overshadowed by his 1978 sexual assault of a thirteen-year-old girl. The director was arrested and charged with six counts, including rape, but in a bargain with the ...

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    LIFE'S WORK: THE FILMS OF ROMAN POLANSKI - Chapter 2: Spaces

    Roman Polanski has been making films for five decades now. His latest film Carnage is yet another of his works that takes place within a single, confining location, the better to allow Polanski to explore social, political and sexual issues. From his student shorts at the National Film School in Łód...

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    LIFE'S WORK: THE FILMS OF ROMAN POLANSKI - Chapter 1: Polanski's God

    I think people who go to see [Roman Polanski's films] for escapism are not going to be necessarily disappointed, but they're going to have to tweak their understanding of what entertainment is. When you watch a Polanski film, you're watching this sense of abundance in them. They have very cheerful s...

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    Venice '11 Review: 'Carnage' Is Fun While It Lasts, But Insubstantial & Anonymous

    Compared to his last film, Roman Polanski's "Carnage" must have been a breeze. Not that the shoot for "The Ghost Writer" was "Fitzcarraldo" or anything, but, famously, the project hit a major speed bump in September 2009, while the film was in post-production, when the helmer was arrested in Zurich,...

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    French Poster & More New Images From Roman Polanski's 'Carnage'

    Alexandre Desplat Replaces Alberto Iglesias As Film's ComposerWhile it may seem like heavier fare, "God of Carnage," the Tony-winning play by Yasmina Reza which Roman Polanski's "Carnage" is based on, is actually a comedy first, with some dramatic elements dashed in. In fact, one of the film's stars...

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