Polish film-maker Roman Polansky was born in Paris - he
studied at the State Film School in Lodz from 1954-1959 and made
a number of short films.
His film - Noz w Wodzie - Knife
in the Water (1962) bought him international recognition.
Later working in London, Paris and Los Angeles:
Repulsion (1965), Rosemary's Baby (1968),
Tess (1979), Frantic (1988), Bitter
Moon (1992) and the Pianist .
included Lulu (1974), Rigoletto (1976),
and acting in Amadeus (1981) and Metamorphosis
His traumatic life includes internment in a German concentration
camp where his mother died, and the murder of his second wife
actress Sharon Tate.
KNIFE IN THE WATER
The Soundtrack took top honors at the Cannes Film Festival
2002 and contains the following: 1 Nocturne in C-Sharp
in E Minor, Op. 72, No. 1
in C Minor, Op. 48, No. 1
No. 2 in F Major, Op. 38
No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 23
No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 34, No. 2
in E Minor, Op. 28, No. 4
Polonaise for Piano and Orchestra (preceded By An Andante Spianato),
9 Andante Spianato
in G Major
Polonaise in E-Flat Major
in A Minor, Op. 17, No. 4
the Pianist was Wladyslaw Szpilman
Chinatown - set in Los Angeles in 1937 is
a film of crime and corruption and starred Jack Nicolson and Faye
Dunaway "Polanski has created a murky world, haunted by the
past, both of its setting and that of the cinema itself."
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