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Product Details

  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: William Morrow & Co (January 1984)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0688026214
  • ISBN-13: 978-0688026219
  • Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 15.5 x 4.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 816 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #819,641 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9daf2bac) out of 5 stars 12 reviews
18 of 22 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9dee1e64) out of 5 stars One of the most impressive books ever read Dec 30 2004
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I lost my copy of this book years ago and am so glad to have it back. Anyone who admires Polanski's work will love this book. Anyone who questions Polanski's love of life, Sharon, and the World he lives in should read this book. You will understand him in a whole new light. He's amazing. Read this before any other about him. Please!!!!!!
12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9e19c444) out of 5 stars a sinner and a genius ... Aug. 16 2005
By FrizzText - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Roman Polanski, born on august 18, 1933, has written a fascinating autobiography. He is a sinner and a genius, a chaotic man and a passionate, he is a machismo and a vulnerable human being, he overcame the WWII, the Polish ghettos and the Holocaust as a resilient child and he lost his wife Sharon Tate and an unborn child in 1969 by the Manson Group massacre, and on the other hand he overcame (as an adult) a special pattern of machismo-self-destruction (with 13 year old girl accusing him of sexual contact). He had lived a lousy life in Nazi-surpressed Polish ghettos and he had lived with too much pride and arrogance in Hollywood, he was arrested in the United States and nevertheless now he releases movies in Paris (presently married with French actress Emmanuelle Seigner). He is a gifted filmmaker and indeed: a writer, better than any crime-author I know; his book, published in 1984, is not a larmoyant, self-pitiful autobiography alike 1001 others - it is an absorbing story about a personality-mixture-hybrid of a Robin Hood mixed with Mac Beth, an Idi Amin mixed with a Mother Theresa, it is the story of "Roman" P., who started his life 1933 in Paris as "Raymond" P.; the first sentence of his autobiography: "For as far back as I can remember, the line between fantasy and reality has been hopelessly blurred." That became his helping trick to survive some struggles and tragedies, downfalls and comebacks ...
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9e11e7ec) out of 5 stars Polanski 's Side of the Tate LaBianca Murders Aug. 29 2010
By James J. Varela - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This book is important as it is Polanski on record for his views of the Tate- LaBianca murders and what he feels was the tabloid terror that ensued. He puts to bed the so many myths about the murder victims. Also contains his side of his arrest on the 1978 sex with a minor charges that forced him to flee the United States. This book is a good historical work on his career and personal life, Polanski does not skim over the 1978 unlawful sex with a minor charges he is honest and direct with his view of events. This book was written in 1982 when Polanski's lawyers were trying to get him back the U.S. and have the sex charges dropped to time served so he could resume his career in Hollywood.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9d60db70) out of 5 stars No matter what you think of him personally, the book is good Oct. 15 2010
By CustomerKustomer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Roman can really write, and the book is fascinating. It also presents a sympathetic case for him, when you see all that he has been through. If you really are opposed to him, the book may not be for you, but the stories he tells are vivid.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa16b1834) out of 5 stars Powerful and Amazing Oct. 31 2013
By Texas Red - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I read this book when it first came out and I was probably considered too young to really get it, but, as an even younger girl I had watched Chinatown and became fascinated by the man whose creative vision so moved me at such a young age. I loved this book - each chapter takes you into a different phase of Roman's life, and it has not been an easy life by any means! True, some of the drama and strife were self-created, but, having read about his childhood and the years that came after, it would be a very hard heart indeed who did not have some level of compassion and understanding of the artist and man. The chapters with Sharon Tate are truly heartbreaking and his recounting of the infamous sexual assault that led to his exile from Hollywood are dealt with fairly openly and, if not, completely honestly, then from a more understandable perspective than has been afforded to those events since. A must-read for fans and anyone interested in a life lived at full speed.