"Oliver Twist" directed by Roman Polanski [review]
Prescott, Nicholas Adrian
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Roman Polanski is, in this reviewer’s humble opinion, one of the cinema’s greatest directors. As legendary for his eventful personal life as he is for his extraordinary body of film work, Polanski, who is now in his early seventies, has throughout his long career managed to make films that are at once deeply personal and widely accessible to audiences around the world. From his fascinating beginnings in the 1950s and 1960s with films like Knife in the Water, Repulsion and Cul-De-Sac, through blockbusters like Rosemary’s Baby and Chinatown, to the recent award-winning masterpiece The Pianist, Polanski has proven himself an unique force in the filmic world. Respected by other directors as a master of the form, Polanski is a filmmaker whose each successive work is eagerly awaited by a devoted audience.