Monday, March 31, 2008

New Roman Polanski Doc Wanted and Desired Slips Into U.S. Undercover

The New York Times has an interesting movie review today of the new documentary, Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired. The paper of record calls the film "sharply argued" and "subtly intelligent."

The article talks about the conflict of Polanski the tragic victim due from being a Holocaust survivior and the husband of slain actress Sharon Tate (pictured left with Polanski) in the Charles Manson-affiliated "Helter Skelter" murders; Polanski's often brilliant career as director of Chinatown, Repulsion, and Rosemary's Baby; to raping pedophile of a 13-year-old girl on Jack Nicholson's property.

According to the Times, the documentary does not paint Polanski in a negative light despite the rape, pedophilia, and his fugitive status.

Wanted and Desired is on a one-week only theatrical run and has already been picked up by HBO.

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