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PostSubject: Re: Roman Polanski Thread and Murmurings   Tue Aug 25, 2015 11:37 pm

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I actually remember hearing about him making an appearance in one of his films, RUSH HOUR 3.

Strange world.

Up there with Herzog showing up in "Jack Reacher" for me.
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PostSubject: Re: Roman Polanski Thread and Murmurings   Tue Aug 25, 2015 11:57 pm

What happened to Polanski's Dreyfus Affair movie? Did it get sunk by the Poland/USA extradition clusterfuck?
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PostSubject: Re: Roman Polanski Thread and Murmurings   Wed Aug 26, 2015 12:13 am

This French article claims that shooting was supposed to start in July.

http://www.allocine.fr/article/fichearticle_gen_carticle=18639246.html
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PostSubject: Re: Roman Polanski Thread and Murmurings   Sat Oct 31, 2015 5:08 am

Realise that most of the adults here haven't got beyond comics and children's films, but this might interest one or two other members. Also, I know the remaining moderators here are busy either lobbying for the forum's closure or posting on CBn, but maybe this thread could be converted to a general Polanski thread?

Go on - it'll only take two minutes and be the first bit of work any mod has done in this forum in years.

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Roman Polanski ‘very happy’ with Polish court ruling

Roman Polanski beat a U.S. attempt to extradite him as a Polish judge ruled that the nation’s law forbids sending the filmmaker back to the United States, where he pleaded guilty nearly four decades ago to having sex with a minor.

“I can breathe now with relief,” the Oscar-winning director told reporters in Krakow, where the case was heard.

“I pleaded guilty. I went to prison. I have done my penalty. The case is closed,” said the 83-year old director, who appeared thin and exhausted.

Polanski also beat a U.S. attempt to extradite him from Switzerland more than a decade ago.

Friday’s decision could finally close the case in Polanski’s favor. The Polish prosecutor who argued the case for extradition on behalf of the United States did not immediately say whether there would be an appeal.

Judge Dariusz Mazur said the case was very complicated but an extradition procedure would violate the human rights of the elderly Polanski because he could be sentenced to confinement.

“I find no rational answer to the question: what is the real point of the U.S. extradition request?” said Mazur, who spent more than two hours explaining his reasoning to the court in Krakow.

Mazur said Polanski served his punishment in confinement in the U.S., and later for 10 months — partly under house arrest — in Switzerland in 2009-2010 when the U.S. unsuccessfully sought his extradition there.

U.S. judges and prosecutors in the case violated legal procedures, broke the plea bargain in 1977, denied Polanski the right to proper defense and appeared biased, the judge found.

Polanski was not in court for the ruling, but followed live TV coverage of the proceedings.

“I am glad that I have trusted Poland’s justice system,” Polanski told reporters.

“Listening to the court today I was really moved because I had not imagined the judge would know the case in such detail, with all the dates quoted correctly. There was not one mistake.”

Polanski’s attorneys had argued that the U.S. request was legally flawed and contended he had already served prison time under a plea-bargain deal with a Los Angeles judge.

By Monika Scislowska | AP October 30 at 1:37 PM

http://wapo.st/1NdYdRT
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PostSubject: Re: Roman Polanski Thread and Murmurings   Sat Oct 31, 2015 6:21 am

There's mods posting on CBn and lobbying for this place to go belly under?

We have other mods?

wot

Anyway, I've tweaked the thread.
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PostSubject: Re: Roman Polanski Thread and Murmurings   Wed Nov 04, 2015 5:01 am

Samantha Geimer says Roman Polanski ‘deserves closure’:

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I feel a kinship with him having been through this. He has apologised to me, he has treated me kindly and with respect, and I’m unaware that he’s ever done anything untoward to anyone else.”

Geimer added: “We somehow ended up on the same side. Things have to go pretty wrong for them to end up this way ... It’s a joke. A travesty – Hollywood justice at its finest.”

http://www.theguardian.com/film/2015/nov/03/roman-polanski-victim-samantha-geimer-extradition-refusal-the-right-thing
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PostSubject: Re: Roman Polanski Thread and Murmurings   Wed Nov 04, 2015 8:35 am

Putting aside the questionable and criminal nature of the act, it is odd how Polanski is one of the few men who has been made to pay a serious price for his actions, when other men guilty of similar acts are feted without any reservation.

What is it about him that has made him a target to some who choose to ignore similar actions from other men?

You would think that the man's especially tragic life would earn him more, not less compassion.
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PostSubject: Re: Roman Polanski Thread and Murmurings   Wed Nov 04, 2015 10:05 am

Salomé wrote:
Putting aside the questionable and criminal nature of the act, it is odd how Polanski is one of the few men who has been made to pay a serious price for his actions, when other men guilty of similar acts are feted without any reservation.

What is it about him that has made him a target to some who choose to ignore similar actions from other men?

You would think that the man's especially tragic life would earn him more, not less compassion.

Probably because he's a foreigner.
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