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Roman Polanski

Roman Polanski
A Polish film director. Polanski's career highlights include Rosemary's Baby (1968) and Chinatown (1974). In 1977 he was arrested in Los Angeles and pleaded guilty to "unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor." Fleeing to Europe following his U.S. conviction Polanski has been a fugitive in the U.S. for decades.
A Polish film director. Polanski's career highlights include Rosemary's Baby (1968) and Chinatown (1974). In 1977 he was arrested in Los Angeles and pleaded guilty to "unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor." Fleeing to Europe following his U.S. conviction Polanski has been a fugitive in the U.S. for decades. « Show less

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  • Conan the Barbarian

    Conan the Barbarian
    ¬† This is the second Conan movie to be released this year. The documentary Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop was released a few months ago (and was really good if you’re looking for an entertaining documentary). This is the third remake...
  • Charles Manson, now 77, gets new chance at parole

    Charles Manson, now 77, gets new chance at parole
    This post has been corrected. See the note below. After 11 failed bids for freedom, notorious killer Charles Manson, now 77, is up for parole later this month. The parole board rejected his bid in 2007, saying Manson [For the record, 9:42 a.m. April 5: ...
  • Summer reading: Current events

    Summer reading: Current events
    Allah, Liberty and Love The Courage to Reconcile Faith and Freedom Irshad Manji Simon & Schuster: $25 The author looks at the contentious world views sometimes dividing Muslims and non-Muslims and suggests solutions to transcend those differences....
  • 'Trishna' review: Beauty and the east

    'Trishna' review: Beauty and the east
    **1/2 (out of four) "Trishna" opens as if it could be an Indian cousin of "The Hangover," as Jay (Riz Ahmed of "Four Lions") and his fellow vacationing dudes either lounge and laugh freely or lay around nursing the night before. Few of the women in this...
  • Manson Killer Susan Atkins Dies in Prison

    Manson Killer Susan Atkins Dies in Prison
    LOS ANGELES -- Former Charles Manson follower, Susan Atkins, has died after nearly four decades behind bars. Atkins died at 11:46 p.m. Thursday in the Central California Women's Facility in Chowchilla. She was 61 years old and had been battling brain...
  • 'Rosemary's Baby' is as scary as ever

    "Awful things happen in every apartment house," Rosemary Woodhouse intones in Rosemary's Baby. And she should know. The film that became a cultural touchstone and the punchline to a million "spawn of Satan" jokes is a little quaint now, with its '60s...
  • Charles Dickens speaks to 21st century's hard times

    To the jaded Holden Caulfield in "The Catcher in the Rye," he was the guy responsible for "all that David Copperfield kind of crap." In "The Wire," he's the obsession of a philistine, prize-obsessed editor who can't stop drawing glib parallels between...
  • New in paperback: Wit, elegance and war

    Barbara Smit: "Sneaker Wars" (Harper Perennial) Two great sneaker companies, Adidas and Puma, were created by two brothers who began as partners and later turned into fierce rivals. Who knew? Smit limns out the story of Adi and Rudi Dassler, who...
  • How a girl's stark words got lost in the Polanski spectacle

    How a girl's stark words got lost in the Polanski spectacle
    In the flat light of the grand jury room, a nervous, deeply embarrassed 13-year-old girl sat alone -- no attorney, no mother, no friend -- facing three tiers of middle-aged strangers silently studying her from their leather armchairs. The questions...
  • Polanski Declared "A Free Man"

    Polanski Declared "A Free Man"
    LOS ANGELES -- The Swiss government declared Roman Polanski a free man Monday, rejecting a U.S. request to extradite him to be sentenced for having sex in 1977 with a 13-year-old girl. The Swiss government said the United States failed to address defense...
  • Manson Family: Murder and Madness 40 years Later

    Manson Family: Murder and Madness 40 years Later
    LOS ANGELES -- Forty years ago, they were kids. Vulnerable, alienated, running away from a world wracked by war and rebellion. They turned to a cult leader for love and wound up tied to a web of unimaginable evil. They were part of Charles Manson's...
  • Susan Atkins dies at 61; imprisoned Charles Manson follower

    Susan Atkins dies at 61; imprisoned Charles Manson follower
    Susan Atkins, who committed one of modern history's most notorious crimes when she joined Charles Manson and his gang for a string of killings in 1969 that terrorized Los Angeles and put her in prison for the rest of her life, has died. She was 61....