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Polanski

Sandford, Christopher

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ISBN 10: 1844138798 / ISBN 13: 9781844138791
Verlag: Century Business (An Imprint of Random Ho, London, 2007
Gebraucht Zustand: Good hardcover
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Hardcover. Jacket has some some minor surface wear. Spine ends bumped and creased, spine head has small tear, approx 2cms.Upper leading corners are softened and creased. Lower leading corners lightly bumped and creased. Pages are clean, bright, crisp, in good condition. BW. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 265103

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Titel: Polanski

Verlag: Century Business (An Imprint of Random Ho, London

Erscheinungsdatum: 2007

Einband: hardcover

Zustand:Good

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good

Auflage: First Edition.

Art des Buches: Used

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Inhaltsangabe:

Exactly fifty years ago, a young director named Roman Polanski made his first completed film - a two-minute student exercise which he called Murder. In the half-century since, Polanski has become an iconic figure, widely admired for his mordant, sexually charged films and yet derided as - in his own words - 'an evil, profligate dwarf'. In January 1978, facing a possible fifty-year sentence for 'unlawful sexual intercourse' with a 13-year-old girl, Polanski fled the United States and flew to France, where he was a naturalized citizen. Thirty years later, he remains in exile: the much revered eminence grise of filmmakers and a criminal fugitive who complains of harrassement by the US authorities

Others have told pieces of this story, but Christopher Sandford brings it all together in one lucid, gripping account, beginning with Polanski's horrific experience in the Holocaust and ending with his current life in Paris, where he provides a 'living symbol of Franco-American misunderstanding.' The book draws on dozens of interviews with actors, writers and other Polanski collaborators, previously sealed transcripts of his criminal hearings, testimony before the California grand jury and the graphic evidence of former lovers and friends. There is a wealth of unpublished material, too, on what Polanski has called the 'central tragedy' of his life - the brutal murder of his wife Sharon Tate and others by members of the so-called Manson Family - an event which, for sheer savagery, rivals anything in modern criminal history.

Amidst the personal tragedy, the focus is also on the professional triumph. Polanski's films are seen here anew, with behind-the-scenes stories on everything from 1962's Knife in the Water to 2005's Oliver Twist. We follow the director through the backstage feuds of Rosemary's Baby and Chinatown, his unflinching version of Macbeth, described by one critic as a 'film exorcism' in the wake of the Manson murders, and his Holocaust masterpiece The Pianist, which won Polanski his first and only Oscar. The generally downbeat themes - betrayal, corruption, satanic worship - are vintage Polanski, but there is also a lighter, knockabout side: this is the man who gave us The Fearless Vampire Killers or Pardon Me but Your Teeth Are in My Neck. Fascinating, flawed, wildly creative, the 'world's most notorious artist' is seen here in full.

(2004-11-09)

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"Biographies of living figures are generally embarrassing. This one, unauthorised, critically admiring, expertly put together, is an exception, a notable tribute to a rascal genius with an unending capacity for surprise." ( The Spectator)

"This gripping biography presents a vivid portrait of Polanski" ( Glasgow Evening Times)

"gripping" ( North West Evening Mail)

"a vivid portrait" ( Irish Examiner)

"an intriguing, detailed account of this iconic director" ( 69 Magazine)

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