Roman Polanski: The Cinema of a Cultural Traveller

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I.B.Tauris, Jun 15, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 230 pages
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Polanski is one of the most talented and distinguished of modern film makers. A well-informed cultural traveller, interested in the position of the outsider, he is hard to pigeonhole: he moves easily between mass audience and art-house tastes, between settings and genres; his films, include: Cul de Sac, Rosemary's Baby, and The Pianist.
 

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Contents

The autobiographical effect in the cinema of Polanski
7
Narratives
24
Recurring visual
50
Music in Polanskis films
91
Polanskis ideology
115
Polanskis
138
Nastassia Kinski in Tess 1979
146
Jon Finch and Francesca Annis in Macbeth 1971
148
Roman Polanski in Dance of the Vampires 1967
171
Mia Farrow in Rosemarys Baby 1968
172
Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway in Chinatown 1974
175
Lionel Stander and Jack MacGowran in CuldeSac 1966
184
The cinema of a cultural traveller
187
Filmography with technical details and synopses
193
Notes
213
Index
225

Barney Clark in Oliver Twist 2005
160
Polanskis uses of genre
163

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About the author (2007)

Ewa Mazierska is Senior Lecturer in Film and Media Studies, Central Lancashire University. She is co-author, with Laura Rascaroli of From Moscow to Madrid (I.B. Tauris) and Dreams and Diaries: The Cinema of Nanni Moretti (Wallflower).

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