Roman Polanski

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Name: Roman Polanski
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 13 hours ago - 1 reports

On the big screen

If you’re headed to the cinema for a night out, here are three movies you should seriously consider seeing!You’re in for one seriously provocative night at the movies when you watch Venus in Fur . Writer-director Thomas (Mathieu Amalric) is having no ... [Published Leisure Options - 13 hours ago]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Cover Media Video: Roman Polanski axes film festival appearance

Oscar winning director Roman Polanski has been forced to pull out of an appearance at the Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland after announcements that he would receive a lifetime achievement honour sparked protests. — Cover Media ... [Published Malay Mail - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

Celebrity birthdays, Aug. 18, 2014

Former first lady Rosalynn Carter is 87. Movie director Roman Polanski is 81. Attorney and author Vincent Bugliosi is 80. Olympic gold medal decathlete Rafer Johnson is 79. Actor-director Robert Redford is 78. Actor Henry G. Sanders is 72. Rhythm-and-blues ... [Published Quad-Cities Online - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

Today in History: Aug. 18, 2014

Today is the 230th day of 2014 and the 59th day of summer.TODAY’S HISTORY : In 1587, Virginia Dare became the first English child born in America.In 1590, Roanoke Island governor John White returned from a supply trip to England to find the colony de ... [Published Columbia Daily Herald - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

History for August 18

History for August 18 - On-This-Day.com Birth anniversary of Virginia Dare, the first child of English parents to be born in the New World(1587-?). Birth anniversaries of baseball hero Roberto Clemente (1934-72) and explorer Meriwether Lewis (1774-1809). ... [Published MuskegonPundit - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 16 2014 - Updated Aug 16 2014 - 1 reports

Celebrity birthdays on Aug 18

Director Roman Polanski is 81. Actor-comedian Martin Mull is 71. Comedian Elayne Boosler is 62. Actor Denis Leary is 57. Actor Craig Bierko is 50. Singer-musician Zac Maloy (The Nixons) is 46. Rock singer and hip-hop artist Everlast is 45. Actor Christian ... [Published Miami Herald - Aug 16 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 2 reports

On the big screen: Venus in Fur

Synopsis: From Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski comes this drama comedy centring on Thomas (Mathieu Amalric), a writer-director of a new play, who, after a long, unsuccessful day trying to cast his leading lady, is about to head home when actress ... [Published African Reporter - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 1 reports

Soggy silver screening

THE Locarno Film Festival in the Ticino region of Switzerland is known for going out on a limb. This year, Roman Polanski was controversially invited to receive a lifetime achievement award. On his last visit to Switzerland in 2009, Mr Polanski was ... [Published Prospero - The Economist - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Aug 12 2014 - Updated Aug 13 2014 - 3 reports

Roman Polanski Cancels Film Festival Appearance Due to 'Controversies'

Film director Roman Polanski will no longer be attending the Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland to receive a lifetime achievement award and screen his new movie Venus in Fur because his presence would have caused "tensions and controversies."According ... [Published Jezebel - Aug 12 2014]
First reported Aug 13 2014 - Updated Aug 13 2014 - 1 reports

Should film critics consider moral characters of directors and actors?

Referencing Janet Burhoe-Jones’ letter [ "Promotion of Roman Polanski Film Appalling," July 30 , Xpress] regarding the review of “Venus in Fur”:  Is Roman Polanski morally reprehensible? A court thought so.Should film critics take into consideration the ... [Published MountainXpress - Aug 13 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 2 reports

Sex Abuse Survivors Tell Entertainment Industry to Disown Roman Polanski

:56 PM PDT post a commentRoman Polanski, the famed director who admitted to sexually abusing a child in 1977, is about to be honored by the entertainment industry.Again.Polanski earned a standing ovation when he won a Best Director Oscar back in 2003. ... [Published Breitbart.com - Jul 31 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 3 reports

Bloom: 'Venus in Fur' a provocative look at obsession

File photo (Photo: Journal & Courier)A harried playwright-director and a scatterbrained actress are the main protagonists in the two-person tour-de-force "Venus in Fur."The director has not found the right actress to cast in his adaptation of Leopold ... [Published Lafayette Journal & Courier - Jul 26 2014]

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In a statement released by the Locarno festival, Polanski said: "dear friends, i am sorry to inform you that having considered the extent to which my planned appearance at the locarno festival provokes tensions and controversies among those opposed to my visit, even as i respect their opinions, it is with a heavy heart that i must cancel my visit. i am deeply saddened to disappoint you...."

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On the big screen [Published Leisure Options - 13 hours ago]
Cover Media Video: Roman Polanski axes film fes... [Published Malay Mail - Aug 18 2014]
Today in History: Aug. 18, 2014 [Published Columbia Daily Herald - Aug 18 2014]
UPI Almanac for Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 [Published UPI - Aug 18 2014]
History for August 18 [Published MuskegonPundit - Aug 18 2014]
Today in History [Published Sacramento Bee - Aug 18 2014]
Celebrity birthdays, Aug. 18, 2014 [Published Quad-Cities Online - Aug 18 2014]
Celebrity birthdays on Aug 18 [Published Miami Herald - Aug 16 2014]
The Expendables 3, Let's Be Cops, The Giver, Ve... [Published Gapers Block - Aug 15 2014]
On the big screen: Venus in Fur [Published African Reporter - Aug 15 2014]
REVIEW: Venus in Fur [Published Runcorn and Widnes World - Aug 15 2014]
Soggy silver screening [Published Prospero - The Economist - Aug 14 2014]
Ambitious RatPac-WB Deal Deserves… [Published Variety - Aug 13 2014]
Should film critics consider moral characters o... [Published MountainXpress - Aug 13 2014]
Protests Force Roman Polanski to Bow Out of Fil... [Published Breitbart Feed - Aug 12 2014]
In Syria’s Yarmouk camp, a pianist conjures hope [Published Lebanon Daily Star - Aug 12 2014]
'The pianist' of Syria war [Published Bangladesh Daily Star - Aug 12 2014]
Roman Polanski Cancels Film Festival Appearance... [Published Jezebel - Aug 12 2014]
Polanski bows out of Locarno film festival [Published The Local Switzerland - Aug 12 2014]
Why Do Awards And Festivals Honor Controversial... [Published Deadline.com - Aug 12 2014]
Venus in Fur: sexual transgression a la Polanski [Published Artslink.co.za - Aug 12 2014]
She's All That [Published Rush Magazine - Aug 12 2014]
In Syria's starving Yarmuk camp, a pianist conj... [Published Asiaone - Aug 12 2014]
Analysis: If artists murder sex-workers, do dif... [Published Daily Maverick - Aug 11 2014]
Mystery Road [Published The Upcoming - Aug 11 2014]
#Leisure* Summer in the Baltic [Published Malaysia Edge - Aug 11 2014]
Remembering Sharon Tate on 45th anniversary of ... [Published Examiner.com - Aug 11 2014]
Muckracker on Malawi ‘cashgate’ logjam [Published Nyasa Times - Aug 10 2014]
How Roman Polanski and Jonathan Demme Blur the ... [Published Forward - Aug 10 2014]
Photos: The crimes [Published CNN - Aug 09 2014]
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History for August 18 [Published MuskegonPundit - Aug 18 2014]
History for August 18 - On-This-Day.com Birth anniversary of Virginia Dare, the first child of English parents to be born in the New World(1587-?). Birth anniversaries of baseball hero Roberto Clemente (1934-72) and explorer Meriwether Lewis (1774-1809). ...
Soggy silver screening [Published Prospero - The Economist - Aug 14 2014]
THE Locarno Film Festival in the Ticino region of Switzerland is known for going out on a limb. This year, Roman Polanski was controversially invited to receive a lifetime achievement award. On his last visit to Switzerland in 2009, Mr Polanski was ...
Protests Force Roman Polanski to Bow Out of Fil... [Published Breitbart Feed - Aug 12 2014]
Roman Polanski's sordid past continue to haunt him. The famed director of Rosemary's Baby and Chinatown will not personally collect a lifetime achievement award from the Locarno Film Festival as originally planned.  The Hollywood Reporter says ...
10 Films That Buck the Trend of the Happy Ending [Published Wall St. Cheat Sheet - Aug 05 2014]
Hollywood is best known for its happy endings, but that doesn’t mean that every movie concludes with the heroes riding off into the sunset. Here are ten films that buck the trend, providing a downer ending that works for the stories they’re trying to ...
32 Movies With Unbelievably Bleak Endings [Published BuzzFeed - Latest - Aug 02 2014]
These endings aren’t just unhappy — they’ll leave you feeling completely hopeless. SPOILERS AHEAD, obviously. The Birds (1963) Written by: Evan Hunter Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock What it's about: The town of Bodega Bay, including socialite ...
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Venus in Fur [Published Slate Magazine - Jun 20 2014]
She’s Got a Little Bit of the Devil in Her [Published Slate Magazine - May 09 2014]
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Cinedigm Announces iTunes Release of Roman Pola... [Published PR Newswire - Dec 12 2013]
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