When most directors scout locations for upcoming projects, they worry about things like lighting, background and tax credits. When Roman Polanski does it, he has to worry about extradition agreements, which is why his next film, An Officer and A Spy, is suddenly in trouble.
Are we really debating the identity of the finest L.A. noir? Forget it, Jake. Itís Chinatown. Roman Polanskiís intricate, precise period thriller stands atop most lists of the greatest films of all time regardless of genre, and has to lead any discussion of the most rewarding noir exercises in Hollywood history.
Roman Polanski has kept remarkably busy as a director these last few years, releasing The Ghost Writer in 2010-- his first feature in five years-- only to follow it up a year later with Carnage, an adaptation of the hit play God of Carnage. He's already finished his screenplay for D, about the infamous French scandal the Drefyus Affair, but before he shoots that film
The credits on the short are pretty impressive. Ronald Harwood, Oscar-winning screenwriter on Polanskiís The Pianist, lends his words to the clip. Alexandre Desplat writes the playful music, while Eduardo Serra acts as Polanskiís director of photography.
Dreyfus was one of the few Jewish officers in the French Army at the time, which added a whole new angle to a scandal that had him wrongfully imprisoned for 12 years. And Polanski, a Holocaust survivor who examined his Jewish heritage most specifically in The Pianist
The French poster for Roman Polanski's Carnage was absolutely fantastic. Made to look like an Andy Warhol painting, the one-sheet had the four principal actors looking happy on the left side of the poster, looking disgruntled in the middle, and looking furious on the right. It was perfect for a movie about a group of adults that start off being civil towards each other and slowly become more and more enraged.
Christoph Waltz, Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet And John C. Reilly Act Like Children In New Carnage Trailer
Jodie Foster, John C. Reilly, Christoph Waltz and Kate Winslet star as two pairs of parents who decide to get together when a schoolyard incident pits their respective sons against each other. While things start off civil and nice, as the night goes on tempers begin to flare and the rational adults begin to act more like the children that they are discussing.
Ben Brantley's New York Times reviewed noted in the opening paragraph that "Oscar time" is usually when you can enjoy "the pleasure of watching really good actors behaving terribly." With Carnage set to open December 16, and the undeniable pedigree of the director and all four leads, it's a clear Oscar season pony to bet on
It's been a long time since Roman Polanski directed a comedy. In 1986 the French filmmaker helmed the adventure comedy Pirates, but every movie since, from Frantic to The Pianist to The Ghost Writer has been a straight drama. This year that streak is finally broken with the release of Carnage and looking at the cast, which includes John C. Reilly, Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet and Christoph Waltz, it should be fantastic.
The rights to the authorís as-yet-unpublished The Fear Index have been sold to Fox 2000 and Chernin Entertainment. Currently, Paul Greengrass is rumored to be interested in the story of a scientist who cracks the secret to succeeding at the stock market
Itís no surprise Marilyn Manson would want to be involved with a film on the Sharon Tate murders given he took half his name from the mastermind, but his ideal role is a bit of a head-scratcher. Perhaps because he realizes with little acting experience heíd never get to play Charles Manson himself, the singer has approached filmmaker Tyler Shields about playing the sociopathís number two Tex Watson in his upcoming film Eyes Of A Dreamer
Based on the play that won the Tony, the adaptation stars Christoph Waltz, Kate Winslet, Jodie Foster and John C. Reilly, and promises to feature some of the juiciest acting of whatever year the film finally gets released
It's hard to even know what to say about Carnage, a film directed by Roman Polanski, based on a Tony Award-winning play and starring Christoph Waltz, Kate Winslet, John C. Reilly and Jodie Foster. All I really need to know is how soon I can see it
Take a second to think about Hans Landa, the horrific, duplicitous, conniving, Jew-hunting Nazi played by Christoph Waltz in Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds. Now think about Dale Doback
If you thought they pulled together an all-star cast for the Doubt movie a few years ago, hold on to your nun's habit. Roman Polanski is adapting