Roman Polanski
William Morrow, New York, 1984, English
Nonfiction, General
ISBN: 9780688026219

Autobiography in which the film director describes his youth in Nazi Poland, his film directing career, the murder of his wife, Sharon Tate, his arrest on a morals charge, his acting career, and his films.

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Inga Sempé

Roman Polanski’s autobiography, which illuminates the ups and terrible downs he endured throughout his life—from his childhood in the Warsaw ghetto, to his life hidden in the countryside during World War II, up to the 1980s. His strength is impressive. I found especially interesting all the problems he had to work through to produce his movies. This reminds me of the difficulties designers also face in bringing a product into existence. Just like movie directors, we depend on many different people in the design fields, whose aims are not the same as ours.

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