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'The Fearless Vampire Killers' Trailer : Likely the most polarizing film in Polanski's oeuvre, "The Fearless Vampire Killers" is his most successful comedy in a walk, an irreverent but affectionate parody of the Hammer horror films. The humor is broad, but Polanski filters it through a finely-tuned genre framework, and many of his touches are truly inspired, especially a Jewish vampire who laughs off a woman with a cross ("Oy vey, have you got the wrong vampire!") and kvetches about being getting lesser treatment than the rich goy vampires. Polanski also tempers the bawdy sexual humor with a genuine sweetness when his character falls for the radiant Sharon Tate (who would sadly meet her fate by the Manson family only two years later). Even that sweetness, though, leads to one of the best ironic endings in Polanski's filmography, which suggests that it's through love that evil can conquer, something that Polanski would return to in "Rosemary’s Baby." [A-]

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