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3 things about Roman Polanski’s CHINATOWN

Chinatown [1974] 1. A head of cabbage on the floor. 2. “I dislike the word cheat.” 3. He tries to clamp down his arm over her eyes while turning her head away.

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3 things about Roman Polanski’s TESS

Tess [1979] 1. A bunch of flowers stuck in a marmalade pot, resting on top of the grave. 2. The most enthusiastic housekeeper in cinema history. 3. She stands up on the chair, which is upholstered in green plush, and … Continue reading

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3 things about Roman Polanski’s THE GHOST WRITER

The Ghost Writer [2010] 1. She no longer wears her wedding ring–it beeps when she goes through security. 2. He looks at himself in the mirror and says, “Bad idea.” Then he returns to the other room, takes off his … Continue reading

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3 things about Roman Polanski’s CARNAGE

Carnage [2011] 1. She gingerly turns the pages of the Francis Bacon book, as if she’s afraid to catch some disease. 2. “She doesn’t want to be buried with my father. She wants to be cremated, and put upstate next … Continue reading

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3 things about Roman Polanski’s ROSEMARY’S BABY

Rosemary’s Baby [1968] 1. She kills some time looking at a department store’s Christmas windows. Satanic music on the soundtrack. 2. Her reflection in the toaster: she’s devouring a raw chicken liver. 3. Rosemary and Hutch are having coffee at … Continue reading

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3 things about Roman Polanski’s OLIVER TWIST

Oliver Twist [2005] 1. Violence. The blood splattering on the table, just in front of the dog’s nose. Quick cutaway. 2. Jamie Foreman, as Bill Sykes, kept reminding me of Jack Black. Hmm. 3. The boy with the hoop is … Continue reading

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