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  1. Jim_K

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    DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY - The Films of ROMAN POLANSKI
    Rank ‘em, rate ‘em, review ‘em or whatever.
    ROMAN POLANSKI
    The Ghost Writer (2010)
    To Each His Own Cinema (2007) (segment "Cinéma Erotique")
    Oliver Twist (2005)
    The Pianist (2002)
    The Ninth Gate (1999)
    Death and the Maiden (1994)
    Bitter Moon (1992)
    Frantic (1988)
    Pirates (1986)
    Tess (1979)
    The Tenant (1976)
    Chinatown (1974)
    What? (1972)
    The Tragedy of Macbeth (1971)
    Rosemary's Baby (1968)
    The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967)
    Cul-de-sac (1966)
    Repulsion (1965)
    The Beautiful Swindlers (1964) (segment "La Rivière de Diamants")
    Knife in the Water (1962)
    Mammals (1962)
    The Fat and the Lean (1961)
    When Angels Fall (1959)
    The Lamp (1959)
    Two Men and a Wardrobe (1958)
    A Murderer (1957)
    Break Up the Dance (1957)
    A Toothful Smile (1957)
    Bicycle (1955)
     
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    ROMAN POLANSKI (1933 - )

    The Ghost Writer (2010) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    To Each His Own Cinema (2007) (segment "Cinéma Erotique") [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Oliver Twist (2005) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Pianist (2002) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Ninth Gate (1999) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Death and the Maiden (1994) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Bitter Moon (1992) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Frantic (1988) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Pirates (1986) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Tess (1979) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Tenant (1976) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Chinatown (1974) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    What? (1972) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Tragedy of Macbeth (1971) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Rosemary's Baby (1968) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Cul-de-sac (1966) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Repulsion (1965) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Beautiful Swindlers (1964) (segment "La Rivière de Diamants")
    Knife in the Water (1962) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Mammals (1962)
    The Fat and the Lean (1961)
    When Angels Fall (1959)
    The Lamp (1959)
    Two Men and a Wardrobe (1958)
    A Murderer (1957)
    Break Up the Dance (1957)
    A Toothful Smile (1957)
    Bicycle (1955)
     
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    Arman Screenwriter

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    ROMAN POLANSKI
    Seen: 3
    Like: 2
    Own: 2
    Rank order:

    Chinatown (1974)
    Rosemary's Baby (1968)
    Knife in the Water (1962)
     
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    Rated from [​IMG] to [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Titles in RED
    are theatrical screenings
    Roman Polanski
    Aug 18, 1933 -

    Carnage (2011)
    The Ghost Writer (2010) /img/vbsmilies/htf/star.gif/img/vbsmilies/htf/star.gif/img/vbsmilies/htf/star.gif (Own the Blu)
    To Each His Cinema (2007) (segment "Cinema Erotique") [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Oliver Twist (2005) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    The Pianist (2002) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    The Ninth Gate (1999) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (Own the Blu)
    Death and the Maiden (1994) [​IMG][​IMG]
    Bitter Moon (1992) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Frantic (1988) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (Own the Blu)
    Pirates (1986) [​IMG]
    Tess (1979) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    The Tenant (1976) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Chinatown (1974) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    What? (1972)
    Macbeth (1971) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Rosemary's Baby (1968) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (Own the Blu)
    The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Cul-de-sac (1966) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Repulsion (1965) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (Own the Blu)
    The Beautiful Swindlers (1964) (segment "La Rivière de Diamants")
    Knife in the Water (1962) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Mammals (1962) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    The Fat and the Lean (1961) [​IMG][​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    When Angels Fall (1959) [​IMG][​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    The Lamp (1959) [​IMG][​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Two Men and a Wardrobe (1958) [​IMG][​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    A Murderer (1957) [​IMG][​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Break Up the Dance (1957) [​IMG][​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    A Toothful Smile (1957) [​IMG][​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Bicycle (1955)
    Seen 27
    Own 19
     
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    Oliver Twist (2005) ***[​IMG]
    The Pianist (2002) ***
    The Ninth Gate (1999) **[​IMG]
    Death and the Maiden (1994) ***
    Bitter Moon (1992) ***
    Frantic (1988) ***
    Tess (1979) ***
    The Tenant (1976) ***
    Chinatown (1974) ****
    What? (1972) **[​IMG]
    The Tragedy of Macbeth (1971) ***
    Rosemary's Baby (1968) ****
    The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967) ***
    Cul-de-sac (1966) ***
    Repulsion (1965) ****
    Knife in the Water (1962) ***[​IMG]
     
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    *1. Rosemary's Baby - A
    *2. Repulsion - A
    3. Chinatown - A
    4. Knife In The Water - B+
    5. MacBeth - B
    6. The Ghost Writer - B
    *7. The Tenant - B
    8. Frantic - B
    9. Carnage - B-
    10. The Ninth Gate - B-
    11. The Pianist - C+
    12. The Fearless Vampire Killers - C
    Own: 3

    Polanski's made some top-notch movies, but isn't someone I think of when the term "great director" is thrown around. Not that anxious to see anything else by him.
     
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    The Ninth Gate (1999) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Frantic (1988) [​IMG]
    Pirates (1986) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Chinatown (1974) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Macbeth (1971) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Rosemary's Baby (1968) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    ROMAN POLANSKI

    Chinatown is one of my all time favourites, and I think it stands head and shoulders above the rest. I've seen a lot more of these than I'm listing, but I don't remember a great deal about most of them, so it wouldn't be fair to rank them. These ones I remember.

    Chinatown (1974)

    The Pianist (2002)

    Knife in the Water (1962)

    Rosemary's Baby (1968)
     
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    The Pianist (2002) - A
    The Ninth Gate (1999) - D
    Death and the Maiden (1994) A (I think this is a hugely overlooked movie!)
    Bitter Moon (1992) - C+
    Frantic (1988) - C
    Chinatown (1974) - A
    The Tragedy of Macbeth (1971) - B
    Rosemary's Baby (1968) - A
     
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    ROMAN POLANSKI



    The Pianist (2002) - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    Tess (1979) - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    Chinatown (1974) - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    Rosemary's Baby (1968) - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]



    Ranking: (I never expected to have him bat 1000...)
    1. Rosemary's Baby - Insanely brilliant horror film that demonstrates effective horror is all about DREAD
    2. The Pianist - Serious film about the horrors of WWII on the Jews, we're not allowed to dislike these right? On its own, though, a very powerful portraiture.
    3. Chinatown - What the hell? oh well, it works.
    4. Tess - Damn good female melodrama that doesn't pull any punches and is quite damning of the treatment of women (instead of suggesting its the best thing for the weaker sex, ie: Stella Dallas)
     
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    Ratings on a scale of * to *****:
    1: Rosemary's Baby (1968) *****
    2: Chinatown (1974) *****
    3: The Tenant (1976) *****
    4: Repulsion (1965) ****½
    5: The Ninth Gate (1999) ****
    6: Knife in the Water (1962) ***½
    7: The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967) ***½
    8: Cul-de-sac (1966) ***
    9: The Pianist (2002) **½
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    1. Rosemary's Baby
    2. Chinatown
    3. The Ninth Gate
    4. Frantic
    5. The Fearless Vampire Killers
     
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    Oliver Twist (2005) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
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    Own 16
     
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    My favorites in order of preference:

    Rosemary's Baby

    Chinatown

    Macbeth

    Repulsion

    The Pianist

    The Fearless Vampire Killers

    Tess

    The Tenant

    Knife in the Water
     
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    Own 17
     
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