This is a must for fans of the great director! This was written by him in 1984 as a memorial to his late wife Sharon Tate and to help get him out of the trouble he was embroiled in at the time....
From the inside flap of the dustjacket:
Includes 59 never previously published photographs of personal memorabilia and cinematic works from Roman Polanski's collection.
Cinematic genius- international playboy- tragic victim- immoralist. Which is the real Roman Polanski?
The world press has called him this and more. Now , for the first time, and "to set the record straight" , the brilliant director of such films as Knife in the Water, Repulsion, Cul de Sac, Rosemary's Baby, Chinatown and Tess tells his own Roman, his own story revealing- in fascinating detail that only he could ever know- the mosaic of his life.Excusing nothing, being brutally honest about his transgressions from convention, Polanski deals with everything here, giving us remarkable insight into the schemes and intrigues that lie in wait for anyone living in the high-powered world in which he does.
Among the many doors that are locked for us are those that lead back to his frightening buy not joyless childhood in Nazi- occupied Poland, both inside the ghetto and on the run; to Lodz film school in the fifties, where he worked and played with equal intensity, to Paris and his early struggles to become established as a director, to London and Hollywood in the "swinging " sixties, where he first won international acclaim. We follow him through his marriages, his love affairs, his freindships with people as diverse as hisown wide ranging intersts- filmamkers, artists, talented celebrities, bizarre unknowns.