January, | Roman Polanski Wanted and Desired
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Wanted and Desired, a documentary by Marina Zenovich that is also a first-rate work of reportage, makes a forceful case that the whole truth of the matter was never heard in court and Polanski was more sinned against than sinning.Roman Polanski winning the Oscar® for Directing
Wanted and Desired perhaps unintentionally demonstrates, he's also a creep. Moira MacDonald-Seattle Times Whether you can swallow that or not, the mesmerizing narrative recounts a media circus of unrivaled malignance.
Jones-Chicago Reader She has achieved extraordinary access to the other still-living players in the case, and they all seem to be in agreement: Polanski is correct in saying the judge played with him as a cat might play with a mouse. But the facts remain. There's no further insight into the heinous crime. Nor is there a new judgment to be passed on the man who committed it.
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A premeditated act of propaganda in the service of exoneration with a creative genius defense, instead of remorse. Croce-CinePassion While not apologising for his disgusting behaviour, the film puts Polanski's actions in the context of a turbulent life. Pablo Villaca-Cinema em Cena What makes Wanted and Desired riveting is that Zenovich balances this immorality play by interviewing nearly everyone involved and mixes it with perfectly culled archival footage.
Russell-Oregonian This chronicle of Polanski's life, career and legal woes offers an engaging portrait of the artist.
Todd Gilchrist-IGN Movies Marina Zenovich's documentary is that it fills in a lot of crucial details including a few new onesprimarily about the rape and its aftermath. Andy Klein-Los Angeles CityBeat It's the sort of complex story Polanski himself would have excelled at telling, if he weren't busy living it. Our most astonishing discovery was that at a key moment, Rittenband took Polanski's attorney Douglas Dalton and the Assistant D.
Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired
Roger Gunson into chambers and told them how he wanted them to argue their case in court - a clear violation of court procedure. Rittenband also openly discussed the case with journalists. One reporter, Richard Brenneman, told us how he was buttonholed by Rittenband during a particularly tricky stage of the proceedings: What the hell should I do with Polanski?
Having already served 42 days prison time a fact which is often forgotten in discussions about the case the director was in no mood for another, lengthier stint of jail. Polanski must have felt as if he was trapped inside one of his own movies, facing a real life version of Chinatown's Noah Cross. The back stage machinations even led Assistant D.
Roger Gunson to admit on camera that he was not surprised Polanski fled "under those circumstances. Judge Fidler is currently presiding over the Phil Spector trial, where TV coverage has become a contentious issue. We had accidentally poked a hornet's nest.
As HBO geared up for the TV premiere, the Court accused us of "fabrication" - a charge which so enraged the original trial attorneys Douglas Dalton and Roger Gunson that they issued a joint statement supporting the film's conclusions. The irony of both defence and prosecution lawyers lining up 30 years later to challenge another judge's high handed antics wasn't lost on either Dalton or Gunson.
After a great deal of back and forth, the spirit of the film's end caption was maintained while accommodating the Court's different recollection of events. It was a reminder - in case we ever needed one - that Case Number A remains a live issue.
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Assuming the legal knot can be untangled, would Polanski ever want to return to America - and to Hollywood? The director himself is on record as saying that "closure of this entire matter is long overdue.
There was some impropriety that the Judge at the time was involved in. And that was mostly to the detriment of Mr Polanski. I think it's fair to say that the justice system in his case did not work as well as it should have.
No one disputes that Polanski committed a crime.
What is disputed to this day is whether he was treated fairly. The judge is dead. The girl has forgiven him.
Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired - The Case | Roman Polanski Wanted and Desired
Is it now time for America to forgive Roman Polanski? Her lawyer said something that night, which started my five-year odyssey. I realized that the only way I was going to get to the truth was to talk to the people who were there.
I soon discovered that 30 years on, this long misunderstood case still stirred extremely strong feelings. Having spoken to most of those involved, I discovered that Polanski fleeing the country has totally eclipsed what happened during the judicial proceedings. I also realized the case was tragic for everyone involved.