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NBC plans TV mini-series remake of ‘Rosemary’s Baby’

NBC set to begin shooting for mini-series based on Ira Levin 1967 horror novel brought to big screen by Roman Polanski Rosemary’s Baby is poised to wail demonically again – on the small screen. The US network NBC is planning a television mini-series based on Ira Levin‘s eponymous horror novel,…

Family of real-life ‘Pianist’ loses defamation case against singer

The family of the late Jewish-Polish protagonist of the Holocaust film “The Pianist” on Monday lost a defamation case over quotes in a book calling him a Nazi collaborator. Wladyslaw Szpilman, whose widow and son brought the case to the Warsaw court, inspired Roman Polanski’s Oscar-winning film about a piano…

U.S. woman sexually assaulted by Roman Polanski tells her story in memoir

The woman sexually assaulted by filmmaker Roman Polanski 36 years ago, when she was a girl of 13, has published her memoir, saying it was time to “take back ownership of my own story.” “The Girl: A Life Lived in the Shadow of Roman Polanski,” written by American Samantha Geimer,…

Woman sexually assaulted by Roman Polanski to publish memoirs

The woman who was sexually assaulted by filmmaker Roman Polanski in 1977 when she was 13 is to publish her memoirs, a French publishing house said Monday. “The Girl. A Life Lived in the Shadow of Roman Polanski” by Samantha Geimer, now 49, is due to come out in the…

Roman Polanski on child sex case: 33 years of regret

ZURICH — Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski says he has regretted having sex with a teenage girl in 1977 ever since, in his first interview since spending months in a Swiss prison over the sensational case. “I have regretted it for 33 years, of course I regret it,” the Franco-Polish filmmaker…

A sea of violins for the poor hurting woman-abusers

Every time I hear or read an excuse for Mel Gibson or Roman Polanski, I immediately flash to this song in the movie “Run Ronnie Run”. Lyrics: I thought that my home was my castle With no one scrutinizing me No pigs, no lyin’ bitch, no hassle Y’all are brutalizing’…

Conservatives angle to exploit rape of 13-year-old to score points

Let this be a lesson to all of us. One should always be wary when movement conservatives join up with you on an issue. Movement conservatives joined feminists, most liberals, and basically anyone with common sense to suggest that Roman Polanski’s arrest and extradition were properly understood as just desserts…

Note to conservatives: thanks, but your help is not needed

I didn’t want to write anymore on the Roman Polanski thing, but I feel I should, because I’ve been absolutely floored by the number of people who’ve come to his defense, and how shrill they are. And if I’m surprised, then that means something, since I’ve been someone who follows…

Movie director “get out of rape free” card works on public, not on courts

If you want your stomach turned this early in the morning—or even if you don’t, but you want to read a fascinating account of the automatic nature of rape condoning in our culture—check out Bill Wyman’s account of the whitewashing of Roman Polanski’s crime of anally raping a 13-year-old, a…

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