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Adult Written by changster. Greatest Suspenseful Mystery Very interesting story. I loved this movie. There is this whole mystery being solved during this movie. You really have to like this sort of movie Teen, 14 years old Written by DrewAdele February 12, Every time I watched it I understood a little bit more of the story, and now Teen, 13 years old Written by daftpunk June 30, A Great Movie!
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By the end of the decade, and ever since, "Polanskian" could have been as evocative a summary of a director's nightmare world as "Hitchcockian. Even if he weren't drawn to pictures about hunted, holed-up men, he could hardly avoid the connection between iconography and autobiography, for his life is at least as notorious as his films.
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As a child, with his Jewish parents in concentration camps, he survived the Nazis by hiding and running. Then, after his great success with the knotty, despairing Chinatown still his best film , there was his sexual encounter with a year-old; when he thought he was sure to serve a long jail term, he fled the U. He seemed secure living in Paris, making films in France and Germany, until a visit to Switzerland last Sept. He completed the editing of The Ghost Writer while under house arrest. When Polanski hooked up with the novelist Robert Harris, best known for his Roman fictions Pompeii and Imperium , for a film version of Harris's roman-a-clef The Ghost , he might have felt that the book had been written from his own recipe for paranoid suspense.
He's called in on this rush job because the previous ghost, Mike McAra, has died suddenly. Joining the ex-P. Soon, he thinks that McAra may have been murdered, and that he could be next.