Roman Polanski Blogathon, Aug 18-Sep 2,2013
Roman Polanski, a name that conjures up so many images in mind.
- Mia Farrow, discovering the horrifying truth about her baby in Rosemary’s Baby.
- Adrian Brody running distraught on the streets of Nazi occupied Warsaw, sole survivor of a massacre in The Pianist.
- Jack Nicholson’s nose being sliced off, in one of the most gruesome scenes ever in Chinatown.
- Faye Dunaway’s revelation at the end of Chinatown.
- The erotic dance between Kristin Scott Thomas and Emanuelle Seinger in Bitter Moon.
Watching a Roman Polanski movie, there is always a high possibility that you could have emerged from it stirred and shaken. Polanski is one of those directors, who still relies on story, script, characterization and interplay, to hook the audience. His movies do not contain 3D or special effects or aliens invading the earth, what they do contain are a solid storyline, characters in flesh and blood with all their flaws and the human drama played out. If Polanski shocks, it is due to the sheer horror of what is there in the scene, be it the ending of Chinatown, Rosemary’s Baby or that scene in Pianist, where a Nazi officer, casually dumps a wheelchair bound old man over the balcony in The Pianist. For me Polanski is one of the greatest directors ever, with a body of work, stretching over 5 decades, ranging from the 60’s to the 2010’s. And this man has covered a whole lot of genres, from horror( Rosemary’s Baby, Repulsion, Ninth Gate) to noir( Chinatown) to erotic( Bitter Moon) to thriller( Frantic, The Ghost Writer) to Holocaust( The Pianist). Not to forget his adaptations of literary works like Oliver Twist, Macbeth, Tess of D’Ubervilles.
In a tribute to one of my favorite directors, would be hosting the blogathon from August 18( his birthday) to Sept 2,2013. This site had earlier hosted blogathons on Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, Michael Mann, Howard Hawks, and recently Sydney Pollack. And now will be hosting this blogathon on Polanski.
How to contribute to Blogathon?
- You could post any of your pieces, articles on Roman Polanski’s movies, life, career, and share with us.
- Reviews of Polanski’s movies, exploration of themes, interviews with him, anything related to him.
- And yes promote this at your blog, using one of the pictures given below with a link to the blogathon.
And yes please feel free to mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.