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POLANSKI: A Biography by  Christopher Sandford - Paperback - First American Edition  - 2008 - from Joe Staats, Bookseller (SKU: 11989)

POLANSKI: A Biography

POLANSKI: A Biography by  Christopher Sandford - Paperback - First American Edition  - 2008 - from Joe Staats, Bookseller (SKU: 11989)
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POLANSKI: A Biography

by Sandford, Christopher

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New York, New York, U.S.A.: Palgrave MacMillan, 2008. First American Edition . Soft cover. New/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Advance Reader's Edition. This revelatory biography of Roman Polanski weaves together the rich and complex life of the celebrated and controversial film director, Holocaust survivor, and exile, based on a wealth of sources and new material. This gripping new account is filled with revelations about all aspects of Polanski's life, including his childhood poverty in a Krakow ghetto, his wife Sharon Tate's brutal murder by the Manson family, the psychological complexity of his work,and the assault charges that ultimately led to his exile from the United States. Acclaimed biographer Christopher Sandford contextualizes Polanski's films within his life, drawing on a wealth of resources such as previously sealed transcripts of his criminal hearings and dozens of interviews with actors who have worked with him. Roman Polanski's work continues to garner praise and attention. This fascinating biography of a man whose life has been punctuatred by extreme tragedies and triumphs illuminates the work of one of the most important figures in modern cinema. New, collectible ARC in pictorial wraps. A78


Christopher Sandford has written about popular music and culture for twenty years for The Times , Daily Telegraph , Daily Mail , The Spectator and the New York Times , amongst others. His books have appeared on both the Sunday Times and the New York Times bestseller lists.


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POLANSKI: A Biography
Sandford, Christopher
Soft cover
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First American Edition
Palgrave MacMillan
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New York, New York, U.S.A.
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Biography; Movies/Performance Arts;
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

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