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Movie Quote of the Day – La Vénus à la fourrure (Venus in Fur), 2014 (dir. Roman Polanski)


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Thomas: Shall I make some coffee?
Vanda: [laughs]
Thomas: What?
Vanda: Are you coming on to me, Tom?
Thomas: Certainly not! I’m just offering you coffee.
Vanda: Symbolic coffee?
Thomas: Not at all! Real coffee.
Vanda: Would your wife like you offering me “real” coffee?

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Movie Quote of the Day – The Ninth Gate, 1999 (dir. Roman Polanski)


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The Girl: He’s dead, who cares?
Dean Corso: I do. I could easily wind up the same way.
The Girl: Not with me around, to look after you.
Dean Corso: Oh, I see, you’re my Guardian Angel, then.
The Girl: If you say so.

Movie Quote of the Day – Rosemary’s Baby, 1968 (dir. Roman Polanski)


Guy Woodhouse: What the hell is that?
Rosemary Woodhouse: I’ve been to Vidal Sassoon.
Guy Woodhouse: Don’t tell me you paid for that?

Movie Quote of the Day – Chinatown, 1974 (dir. Roman Polanski)


Walsh: Forget it, Jake. It’s Chinatown.

Roman Polanski’s “The Ghost Writer” Wins Big At The European Film Awards


Polanski’s film topped the 23rd European Film Awards, winning 6 awards, including Best European Film, Director and Actor – Ewan McGregor. Winners and nominees after the cut.

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Oscar Vault Monday – Chinatown, 1974 (dir. Roman Polanski)


This is one of those films that’s often imitated but never duplicated (even with the ill-conceived 1990 sequel). It was directed by Roman Polanksi, who at the time was one of Hollywood’s hottest up and coming directors; was written by Robert Towne, who at the time was mostly known for some uncredited work on Bonnie & Clyde and The Godfather; and stared two of the most acclaimed young actors of their generation: Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway. The film was nominated for 11 Academy Awards, but only Robert Towne walked away a winner for his screenplay. It lost Best Picture to The Godfather Part II which is, perhaps, the most acclaimed sequel of all time.

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