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domingo, 15 de mayo de 2011

Roman Polanski: The Master of psychological terror.

Roman Polanski was born in Paris in 1933.However, after three years, his parents moved to Poland, so it has always been considered a citizen of this country. On the eve of World War II, the small Roman lived with his parents in the city of Krakow.And at the start of the conflict, took refuge in a Jewish neighborhood. Therefore, experienced firsthand the cruelty of the Nazis. In 1941, he was separated from his parents, since both deported to concentration camps for being Jews. His mother was taken to Auswitz, (from which he never returned), while his father was sent to Mauthausen.For his part, Roman was welcomed by various Polish families. Since his youth, Polanski was fascinated by the possibilities of expression that we could provide the theater and film. Furthermore, the horror that marked its early years, was able to move after their films effectively. His career began at age fourteen, working as a stage actor. And, later, studied at the Lodz Film School. Thanks to the success of a series of short films that were awarded, could see the light of his first feature film, Knife in the Water "(1962). In these early films, most characteristic trait showed his liking for the claustrophobic environments, by placing three players (a couple and a stranger), sailing a small boat. Polanski, despite being a first-time director, was a huge support, as this production won the nomination for best foreign film in the editing Oscar in 1963.With its international recognition, Roman Polanski decided to emigrate to England, where he shot "Repulsion" (1965), a psychological thriller whose hero was the French actress Catherine Deneuve.Also this movie was a huge success for its director, it won several awards including the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival that year. In the film, a beautiful (though very shy, sexually repressed young), named Carol, who works in a salon manicurist comom lives in London, in an apartment with her sister, who has an affair with a married man. When you both go on vacation, the protagonist apart mentally, suffering all kinds of hallucinations, leading him to commit several murders. In my opinion, the most remarkable sequences in this film are as follows: The first is one in which the self-conscious young misguided passes down the aisle floor, while believed by all parties arms that are playing, and the other two arethe murder of her lover and her boss, who comes to visit and try to take advantage of their helplessness raping her, but she gets him and kill him escape. Finally, indicate that black and white gives the film an atmosphere that could only distort color.A year later, Polanski shot "dead end", a brilliant black comedy starring Donald Pleaseance. In this unusual example of black humor of director, and fearful mannered owner of a castle by the sea and his attractive wife, is visited by a mob that disrupts their lives and delve into their differences. Thus, the coexistence of three and the presence of known lead partner bizarre and improbable situations.In 1967, Polanski arrived in the United States to undertake the completion of its first color film, "The Fearless Vampire Killers." This production followed the footsteps of films at that time, had put the Hammer fashion, with an atmosphere, some decorations and a costume very similar if not identical. The only slight difference in relation to horror films of the era, is that it was a parody (as the comedians Abbott and Costello made in the thirties of the cycle of horror films from Universal).In this hilarious production, Polanski himself plays Alfred, the apprentice of a researcher on vampirism, (a clear allusion to Dr. Abraham Van Helsing of the novel and films of Dracula). The two travel to Transylvania with the intention to implement all that they had discovered in its investigations. There they meet Count Dracula and Alfred falls for the daughter of an innkeeper, Sarah, (played by character which later became the wife of Polanski, Sharon Tate), which will be saved from the clutches of vampire. Finally, the three main characters (the mad scientist, his apprentice and his sweetheart fearful), manage to escape the vampires and vamps aquellare that has become Dracula's castle, but Sarah has been bitten and the sleigh in which will soon flee to feed his two companions and turning them into vampires.Finally, note that the film had problems with censorship.In 1968, Roman Polanski executed his most famous and controversial film, "Rosemary's Baby," based on the novel by Ira Levin and starring John Cassavetes and Mia Farrow. This film addressed the murky world of Satanism and won several awards, and several Oscar nominations, and also obtained a large global impact. Regarding his argument, a couple consisting of Wooduhouse Rosemary and her husband Guy, he moved to live in a building marked by horrific crimes that happened in the past. There, a pair of elderly neighbors, began to interfere in their lives. The film, initially, not look anything like a horror movie, but rather the typical melodrama to use, suitable for a desktop, and its two main characters are happy, oblivious to the storm that will rage around them later. But it all starts to go wrong so just suggested, with the unexplained death of a young neighbor and the obsession of having a child Rosemary.Then (in the most famous sequence in the film) has a dream that the devil lies with her, begetting its coveted stem. Finally, the fully appropriated paranoia of the protagonist, who realizes that the residents of the building in which they reside, is part of an esoteric sect, (and, therefore, are worshipers of the fallen angel), who has abducted her husband in order to deliver her son, the son of Satan to reign over the world.For Polanski that was the best part of his life, next to his wife Sharon, but very little happiness would last. A year later, in 1969, Polanski, who had dared to tackle in the film the thorny issue of Satanism, found the shape of your shoe. That year he had moved to a huge mansion in the elite neighborhood of Rodeo Drive in Los Angeles. His wife invited several friends to a party during an idyllic summer night, while Roman was in London engaged in their next production. That fateful night, Sharon Tate and her guests were massacred by the band's hallucinatory and visionary Charles Mason, (leader of a sect known as "The Family", who lived in a hippie commune). The unfortunate actress was pregnant and the first thing that I see the police reach the site of the massacre, was the word "Pigs" (pigs), written in blood on the walls.Roman Polanski never recover from this horrible incident, which left him psychologically very touched. Then (as if to exorcise his own inner demons who kept on harassing and not left in peace), to get away for a good season on the type of movie fame had given him.Her next movies were "Macbeth" (1971), adapted from the works of William Shakespeare's comedy "What?" (1973), little known and little effect, and a film inspired by the black film classics would return to the path of success: "Chinatown" (1974), with which he managed numerous Oscar nominations, but only get the Best Screenplay for Robert Towne.In 1976 he returned to the psychological thriller, with "The Tenant", a film very much in the style of "Repulsion", which on this occasion, the deranged character he was, but production was not achieved much success.And in 1977, his life he experienced an unfortunate episode when he was accused of sexually abusing a minor, Samantha Geimer. After a short stay in prison, fled the United States never to return.In 1979, he released "Tess," a film dedicated to his late wife Sharon, and that meant another big win in his career, was nominated for six Oscars.This period drama was played by the young actress Natassja Kisnki (also daughter of actor Klaus Crazy and unusual Kisnki and for a time became his mistress).Polanski took a break of several years, before returning to the movies with "Pirates" (1986), adventure film, however, became a commercial failure. In 1988, he made "Frantic," starring Harrison Ford and his future wife, Emmanuelle Seigner, which worked very well commercially. In this thriller, Dr. Richard Walker, who is in Paris, speaking at a conference out in search of his missing wife. Three years later, another thriller, this time erotic, "Bitter Moon" (1992), placed the emphasis on the most obscure and controversial of relationships. Repeated Seigner, (and his wife), which was to co-star Hugh Grant. With "Death and the Maiden" (1994), addressed the reunion of a woman (played by Sirgouney Weaver), with the ghosts of his past, through the killer of a South American dictator (Ben Kingsley).Then Polanski made his last film related to the fantastic and it also meant his reunion with the dark forces, "The Ninth Gate" (1999), adapted from a novel by Spanish writer Arturo Perez Reverte. The protagonist Deom Corso (Johnny Depp) must travel around the world to find a manual of satanic invocation, engaging in an intricate maze dotted with violence and death.His most recent success has been "The Pianist" (2002), a moving drama in which Polanski finally confronts his unhappy childhood. (This movie and "Shindler's List" are two major approaches to what the Holocaust meant.)The following films were "Oliver Twist" (2005), yet another adaptation of the famous novel by Charles Dickens, and "writer" (2010), entertaining spy thriller about the experience of a "black" (ie of a ghostwriter), you should write the memoirs of a former British prime minister. This last production has worked well and, not for criticism, or the public has been far from negligible.The latest jolt to the hectic life of Roman Polanski was in detention to go to collect an award in Switzerland. However, recently, the Polish director has recovered his freedom. Anyway, hope you can keep riding great films and there is nothing that prevents you continue to exercise as a film director.

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