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Polanski comes to US

12.12.2009

Filmmaker Roman Polanski might still be in a spot of trouble, but at least his latest movie isn't still locked up.

Although the Oscar-winning director's legal entanglements and controversy continue, his next film THE GHOST WRITER will be doing something he's been unable to do himself for decades: visit the USA.

Summit, the company behind the sparkly/shirtless sensation NEW MOON, has agreed to distribute the film in North America, with a planned release "during the first half of 2010".

The thriller "tells the story of a former British Prime Minister, Adam Lang (Pierce Brosnan), who is holed up on an island off the Eastern seaboard of the U.S. in midwinter, writing his memoirs. When his long-standing aide drowns, a professional ghostwriter (Ewan McGregor) is sent out to help him finish the book. The anonymous ghost writer is quickly drawn into a political and sexual intrigue involving Lang’s wife, Ruth (Olivia Williams) and his aide (Kim Cattrall). Hanging over Lang is the threat of a war crimes trial and a mysterious secret from his past that threatens to jeopardize international relations. The cast also includes Jim Belushi, Robert Pugh and Tom Wilkinson."

Extra Tidbit: Is Polanski's current predicament just karma for appearing in RUSH HOUR 3? Or for hiring the star of "According to Jim"?
Source: Summit

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4:12AM on 12/13/2009

Watch "Wanted and Desired"

the doc about the entire situation (and the brutal murder of Polanski's wife and child). If you see it, you may feel differently about the man. The "victim" was known all around Hollywood for being a party girl. Nobody knew she was a minor. Her mother (a notorious attention whore and starfu*ker) dropped her off specifically to get into the celeb club. If she had been 18 (as she pretended to be) and decided to drop acid or take 'ludes, would anyone be talking about this?

As far as the film?
the doc about the entire situation (and the brutal murder of Polanski's wife and child). If you see it, you may feel differently about the man. The "victim" was known all around Hollywood for being a party girl. Nobody knew she was a minor. Her mother (a notorious attention whore and starfu*ker) dropped her off specifically to get into the celeb club. If she had been 18 (as she pretended to be) and decided to drop acid or take 'ludes, would anyone be talking about this?

As far as the film? Brosnan and McGregor are cool, but Kim Cattrall and Jim Belushi??? Raiding the bargain bin of the local Blockbuster Video, are we?
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5:24AM on 12/13/2009
yea i saw it. anyone who wants to say something about polanski shouldnt be allowed to till they watch it
yea i saw it. anyone who wants to say something about polanski shouldnt be allowed to till they watch it
10:20AM on 12/13/2009
I did watch that documentary, it was enlightening. Fortunately, the laws in this country make statutory rape a strict liability crime. So, it's no defense to have sex with a under age party girl. I agree, if she was 18 this wouldn't be an issue, and her mother was a fame seeking personality but that doesn't make it any less of a crime.
I did watch that documentary, it was enlightening. Fortunately, the laws in this country make statutory rape a strict liability crime. So, it's no defense to have sex with a under age party girl. I agree, if she was 18 this wouldn't be an issue, and her mother was a fame seeking personality but that doesn't make it any less of a crime.
11:22AM on 12/13/2009
correction: unfortunately. its such bullshit that in this country a girl could show you a fake id and itd still be your fault
correction: unfortunately. its such bullshit that in this country a girl could show you a fake id and itd still be your fault
1:59PM on 12/13/2009
Ocelot, so you would make a child responsible for falsely portraying herself as older? So, if a 12 year old gives a Fake ID to someone, he should get off free and clear? If a 10 year old gave someone a fake ID it would be her fault?

You see, that's the reason for strict liability. It is to protect the children. Adults should be more careful because...well, they are adults.
Ocelot, so you would make a child responsible for falsely portraying herself as older? So, if a 12 year old gives a Fake ID to someone, he should get off free and clear? If a 10 year old gave someone a fake ID it would be her fault?

You see, that's the reason for strict liability. It is to protect the children. Adults should be more careful because...well, they are adults.
4:11PM on 12/13/2009
Ocelot_Snake, he willingly drugged a 13 year old girl, knowing damn well how old she was, and he sodomized her. People can make up all the excuses they want, but the fact is he is guilty. He fled before any kind of trial could begin. In other words he didn't even make an attempt to clear his name or claim innocence. He just left. There are only so many excuses one can make and for this, there is no excuse whatsoever.
Ocelot_Snake, he willingly drugged a 13 year old girl, knowing damn well how old she was, and he sodomized her. People can make up all the excuses they want, but the fact is he is guilty. He fled before any kind of trial could begin. In other words he didn't even make an attempt to clear his name or claim innocence. He just left. There are only so many excuses one can make and for this, there is no excuse whatsoever.
9:48PM on 12/13/2009
That a 13 year wants to meet celebrities, there's absolutely nothing special about that. That a teenager lies about her age to get somewhere she normally wouldn't be allowed, that's normal too. That a 40 year old man decides that it's okay to have sex with a girl that, even if she said she was 18, must not have look that old, a girl he very well knew was on dope, that's not normal!

You may think that the mother was irresponsible and that the victim shouldn't have lied, her punishment did not
That a 13 year wants to meet celebrities, there's absolutely nothing special about that. That a teenager lies about her age to get somewhere she normally wouldn't be allowed, that's normal too. That a 40 year old man decides that it's okay to have sex with a girl that, even if she said she was 18, must not have look that old, a girl he very well knew was on dope, that's not normal!

You may think that the mother was irresponsible and that the victim shouldn't have lied, her punishment did not fit her sins. What Polanski did was very, very wrong and he has to be tried for it!
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10:01PM on 12/12/2009

FUCK Polanski

FUCK him up his Asshole
FUCK him up his Asshole
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10:15PM on 12/12/2009
OK, you need to just chill out a little. Seriously.
OK, you need to just chill out a little. Seriously.
3:48PM on 12/12/2009
Nah, it was karma for not keeping it in his pants around minors.

And offspring311 clearly doesn't understand the term, "understatement."
Nah, it was karma for not keeping it in his pants around minors.

And offspring311 clearly doesn't understand the term, "understatement."
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6:04PM on 12/12/2009
Amen to the first part sir, I hate all of the stars that are standing up for him. He fucked a little girl. What part of the don't they get? It it were someone famous's kid then it would be a problem.
Amen to the first part sir, I hate all of the stars that are standing up for him. He fucked a little girl. What part of the don't they get? It it were someone famous's kid then it would be a problem.
1:09PM on 12/12/2009

using the headline

HOLY FUCK!! HIDE THE LITTLE GIRLS BEFORE HE TRIES TO GET'EM!!!
ah hilarious.
HOLY FUCK!! HIDE THE LITTLE GIRLS BEFORE HE TRIES TO GET'EM!!!
ah hilarious.
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12:39PM on 12/12/2009
alright lets get the facts straight here, ok? what the fuck was that bitch of a mother doing bringing a 13 year old daughter to a party thrown by guy who was infamous for having parties involving piles cocaine and wild sex orgies? why let her daughter go off alone with him. and he only admitted to it because a pair of underwear was found and he was terrified of prison. Lets face it he had just cause to run too, that judge wanted to throw out the deal, make the whole thing a media circus, and
alright lets get the facts straight here, ok? what the fuck was that bitch of a mother doing bringing a 13 year old daughter to a party thrown by guy who was infamous for having parties involving piles cocaine and wild sex orgies? why let her daughter go off alone with him. and he only admitted to it because a pair of underwear was found and he was terrified of prison. Lets face it he had just cause to run too, that judge wanted to throw out the deal, make the whole thing a media circus, and make his career with this case. at the end of the day,i will always blame the mother.
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3:08PM on 12/12/2009
That is completely and utterly ludicrous. Should the mother's lack of responsibility and carelessness be taken into account and should she have possibly even been punished for it? Absolutely, but that in no way, shape, form, or fashion excuses Roman Polanski's actions. He made the choice to do what he did. Drugging and sodomizing a little girl is unforgivable. Shifting the blame from him to the girls' mother makes absolutely no sense. They are both just as guilty.
That is completely and utterly ludicrous. Should the mother's lack of responsibility and carelessness be taken into account and should she have possibly even been punished for it? Absolutely, but that in no way, shape, form, or fashion excuses Roman Polanski's actions. He made the choice to do what he did. Drugging and sodomizing a little girl is unforgivable. Shifting the blame from him to the girls' mother makes absolutely no sense. They are both just as guilty.
10:27AM on 12/13/2009
I agree with Balboa 100%. I hate the people whom feel Roman Polanski was justified. It's like saying it's okay to sleep with a 14 year old girl, but only if you have previously known to be infamous for having parties involving piles of cocain and wild sex orgies. Also, did you ever read the transcrip of the actual testimony by the girl because if you had, you would have seen her say "No, please don't" "No, please stop". To defend the man is completley mind boggling for me.

Oh and P.S.
I agree with Balboa 100%. I hate the people whom feel Roman Polanski was justified. It's like saying it's okay to sleep with a 14 year old girl, but only if you have previously known to be infamous for having parties involving piles of cocain and wild sex orgies. Also, did you ever read the transcrip of the actual testimony by the girl because if you had, you would have seen her say "No, please don't" "No, please stop". To defend the man is completley mind boggling for me.

Oh and P.S. this is how the court system works: Polanski is found guilty and his lawyer and the prosecutor make a deal to plead for a lesser sentence. The Judge does not in any way, shape or form have to accept any plea. When Polanski found out the judge wasn't going to accept it..he baild. Now, he's a HollyWood Hero.
11:12AM on 12/12/2009
I'm officially done with this site now. A fucking "spot of trouble?" He drugged and raped a 13 year old girl! And only one that he admitted to. When you research, he's a fucked up individual. Not sure why the "arts" community is rallying for this guy. They have yet to see what karma will do for them. But I don't have to answer to them. And they don't have to answer to me. One day we all meet our creator.
I'm officially done with this site now. A fucking "spot of trouble?" He drugged and raped a 13 year old girl! And only one that he admitted to. When you research, he's a fucked up individual. Not sure why the "arts" community is rallying for this guy. They have yet to see what karma will do for them. But I don't have to answer to them. And they don't have to answer to me. One day we all meet our creator.
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12:41PM on 12/12/2009
well..... if you really think we give a damn about you leaving, youre sadly mistaken
well..... if you really think we give a damn about you leaving, youre sadly mistaken
1:09PM on 12/12/2009
When you meet your creator make sure to ask your creator that why this 13 yr old girl's mother brought the girl into Polanski's party. - I think the mother wanted to get fucked in the party cause she was of course surrounded by rich and famous guys. I blame the mother and that 13 year old girl too.
When you meet your creator make sure to ask your creator that why this 13 yr old girl's mother brought the girl into Polanski's party. - I think the mother wanted to get fucked in the party cause she was of course surrounded by rich and famous guys. I blame the mother and that 13 year old girl too.
4:04PM on 12/12/2009
Well said.
Well said.
10:40AM on 12/12/2009

karma for rush hour 3

At first I did think his current situation was karma for rush hour 3. But then my common sense kicked in, and realized this is big time karma for him RAPING a little girl years ago.
At first I did think his current situation was karma for rush hour 3. But then my common sense kicked in, and realized this is big time karma for him RAPING a little girl years ago.
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7:46AM on 12/12/2009
P.S Wasn't Nic Cage originally cast in the McGregor role.
P.S Wasn't Nic Cage originally cast in the McGregor role.
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7:43AM on 12/12/2009
Come on Belushi was once a movie star and a couple of his films were o.k.But then again i never watched his sitcom.
Come on Belushi was once a movie star and a couple of his films were o.k.But then again i never watched his sitcom.
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