Roman Polanski

Roman Polanski

by Denis Meikle, John Hamilton
     
 

Roman Polanski is a towering figure in modern cinema. He has done it all—psychological thrillers such as Killer in the Water and Cul-de-sac; horror films such as Repulsion and Rosemary’s Baby; film noir as in Chinatown; the literary classics like Tess; and even comedy in The Fearless Vampire Killers.

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Roman Polanski is a towering figure in modern cinema. He has done it all—psychological thrillers such as Killer in the Water and Cul-de-sac; horror films such as Repulsion and Rosemary’s Baby; film noir as in Chinatown; the literary classics like Tess; and even comedy in The Fearless Vampire Killers. In this timely retrospective of Polanski’s career, film historian and critic Denis Meikle draws together the strands of a complex, sometimes contradictory career. Meikle looks at how Polanski’s troubled life has informed his filmmaking and analyzes his unique skills as a director, skills that have allowed him to tackle such diverse themes and genres with unerring success.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781905287215
Publisher:
Reynolds & Hearn
Publication date:
10/01/2006
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.30(d)

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