Favorite Polanski?

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What is your favorite Roman Polanski film?

Poll closed Sep 3, 2009.
  1. Knife in the Water

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  2. Repulsion

    3 vote(s)
    7.0%
  3. Cul-de-sac

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  4. The Fearless Vampire Killers

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    2.3%
  5. Rosemary's Baby

    18 vote(s)
    41.9%
  6. Macbeth

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    2.3%
  7. What?

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  8. Chinatown

    7 vote(s)
    16.3%
  9. The Tenant

    6 vote(s)
    14.0%
  10. Tess

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  11. Pirates

    1 vote(s)
    2.3%
  12. Frantic

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  13. Bitter Moon

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  14. Death and the Maiden

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    2.3%
  15. The Ninth Gate

    3 vote(s)
    7.0%
  16. The Pianist

    2 vote(s)
    4.7%
  17. Oliver Twist

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  18. I prefer his shorts

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  1. rhett

    rhett Administrator

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    While today he's probably most known as being the USA's most famous exile for the statutory rape charges he fled from in the mid-seventies, Roman Polanski has certainly left an equally compelling and perverse mark on cinema. In black and white or color, insular character studies or grandiose epics, Poland's provocateur has proven he can handle many different genres, styles and eras of film work. He's been going nearly 50 years now...which of his impressive canon is your favorite?
     
  2. msw7

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    The Ninth Gate for me so far - I love Fearless Vampire Killers, though it is a bit slow, and Rosemary's Baby was good.

    I have yet to see The Tenant and Repulsion.
     
  3. vampyr789

    vampyr789 9, 10. Never Sleep Again.

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    Rosemary's Baby will always be one of my favorite films of all time
     
  4. X-human

    X-human I ate my keys

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    Went with Macbeth. I always think of what he said on the set, "I know violence. You should've seen my house last summer."
     
  5. CrazyFatEthel

    CrazyFatEthel New Member

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    I second that. :D
     
  6. Matt89

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    I dunno, this is too hard. Polanski's made too many phenomenal films. Rosemary's Baby, Chinatown, The Pianist, Macbeth, Repulsion and Knife in the Water are all masterpieces for what they are. Rosemary's Baby is a brilliant horror film about the occult and a woman's waning trust with her husband. Repulsion is a fantastic psychological examination of a woman's descent into insanity. The Pianist is an amazing character study of an exceptionally talented man degraded by the depravity of the Holocaust and Chinatown is an excellent neo-noir, etc etc.

    I'm undecided.

    However, I re-watched The Tenant the other night and I must say...it's definitely one of his weaker efforts. I don't know, the film just couldn't keep me interested. It's way too long and runs way too slowly. I just remember it being a lot better than what I saw the other night. I also just found out that the Paramount DVD is completely OOP. Had no idea...

    ~Matt
     
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  7. Novosibirsk

    Novosibirsk Member

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    The Tenant is my favourite, by far. For some reason, while creepy, it maintains comedic elements that keep bringing me back. There is one scene at the flat where a little dog keeps on trying to bite Polanski's hand, and for some reason it always has me in stitches. I guess the movie can be really creepy or funny depending on my mood.

    The Tenant was also the beginning of a time when I began pursue the horror genre further. It is also gets points for being featured in Skinny Puppy tracks. ;]
     
  8. satans-sadists

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    Rosemary's Baby is my favorite, with Chinatown as a close second. I would rank Rosemary's Baby as one of the greatest horror films ever made.
     
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    Forget this poll, Rhett, it's Chinatown
     
  10. Angelman

    Angelman OCD Blu Ray Collector

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    Rosemary's Baby for me. Really liked the Pianist too. Was always "eh" on Chinatown.
     
  11. Erick H.

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    CHINATOWN,just edging out ROSEMARY'S BABY.I was lucky enough to have seen CHINATOWN at a great theater a few years ago ,brand new print.Classic.You have to admit the man has made a LOT of fine films.
     
  12. Cujo108

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    Rosemary's Baby, which is among my ten favorite films, period.

    Chinatown and The Tenant are incredible as well, and The Ninth Gate is underrated.
     
  13. eric_angelus

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    I am a huge fan of Rosemary's Baby.
     
  14. KamuiX

    KamuiX The Eighth Samurai

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    It's a damn tough choice between Repulsion and Chinatown, and since Repulsion has no love, I'll put my vote with it. It could really be either depending on the day. Both are masterpieces.

    Death and the Maiden is probably his most underrated, which is a shame since it's among his best. I've never seen a more powerful film that features only three characters in mostly one room. It's amazing.
     
  15. Matt89

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    Haha that scene gets me every time. :lol: "Oh, what a cute little dog." and then it tries to bite him when he moves in to pet it. Awesome.

    ~Matt
     
  16. Slackjaw83

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    Pirates. it's easily one of the wackiest, funnest films I've ever seen
     
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    Rosemary's Baby of course :)
     
  18. Copyboy

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    A lot of excellent films on that list, but went with DEATH AND THE MAIDEN.
     
  19. Katatonia

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    The Pianist, but with The Tenant, Rosemary's Baby and The Ninth Gate close behind.
     
  20. Rosemary's Baby is the winner for me at the moment. But The Pianist and Chinatown are so close that they are often times my favorite on any given day.
     

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