Archive for Roman Polanski

Scorsese’s New Film “Shutter Island”

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , on October 5, 2009 by Ro

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I just watched the trailer for Shutter Island, and it looks promising. From IMDB:

It’s 1954, and up-and-coming U.S. marshal Teddy Daniels is assigned to investigate the disappearance of a patient from Boston’s Shutter Island Ashecliffe Hospital. He’s been pushing for an assignment on the island for personal reasons, but before long he wonders whether he hasn’t been brought there as part of a twisted plot by hospital doctors whose radical treatments range from unethical to illegal to downright sinister. Teddy’s shrewd investigating skills soon provide a promising lead, but the hospital refuses him access to records he suspects would break the case wide open. As a hurricane cuts off communication with the mainland, more dangerous criminals “escape” in the confusion, and the puzzling, improbable clues multiply, Teddy begins to doubt everything – his memory, his partner, even his own sanity.

Shutter Island is a Martin Scorsese film based on a novel by Dennis Lehane, stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Ben Kingsley.

This had better be good because I’ve been a bit disappointed in Scorsese lately due to his support of pedophile Roman Polanski. And although DiCaprio was brilliant in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape? , I still haven’t forgiven him since Titanic.

Shutter Island opens in February 2010.

Roman Polanski Arrested: Switzerland Does What France Was Too Scared To Do

Posted in Crime, News with tags , , , , , , on September 27, 2009 by Ro

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Director Roman Polanski, director, pedophile, and widower of Sharon Tate was arrested in Switzerland. He was planning to attend the Zurich Film Festival and had just flown in to Zurich whenSwiss police picked him up.

Polanski had been hiding from US authorities in France because France was not likely to extradite him back to the US to face sentencing.

In 1977, Polanski plead guilty to unlawful sexual intercourse with an underage girl.  According to the 13-year-old victim, Polanski gave her champagne and Quaaludes during a modeling session in the home of Jack Nicholson.  She was intoxicated and protested when he performed oral sex, intercourse, and sodomy on her.

It is unknown if Swiss authorities will extradite him back to the US. But on the bright side, once this is all over, he doesn’t have to live in France anymore!


Susan Atkins has Died

Posted in Crime, Deaths with tags , , , , , , on September 25, 2009 by Ro

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Ex-Manson Family member Susan Atkins aka Sadie Mae Glutz has died at the Central California Women’s Facility in Chowchilla. She was 61 years old.

Atkins had suffered from terminal brain cancer, and had previously attempted to gain a compassionate release from prison where she was serving a life sentence for murder.

She was most notorious for stabbing 26-year-old pregnant actress Sharon Tate, wife of director Roman Polanski.

The Tate LaBianca Murders Were 40 Years Ago This Weekend

Posted in Deaths, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 9, 2009 by Ro

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On August 8, 1969, actress Sharon Tate along with friends Voyteck Frykowski, Steve Parent, Jay Sebring, and coffee heiress Abigail Folger were brutally murdered at the house director Roman Polanski (Tate’s husband) had rented for his family. Tate was 8 months pregnant at the time of her death.

Two days later, Leno and Rosemary LaBianca were murdered in their Los Angeles home.

Charles “Tex” Watson, Susan Atkins, Patricia Krenwinkel and Linda Kasabian were convicted of these murders. They were part of “The Family”, a group of transient youth led by the charismatic Charles Manson.