…a genius? A criminal? One of the greatest film directors of all time? One of the shadiest reprobates to ever walk the Earth?
While most people have strong opinions on the talents and character of the man who made Rosemary’s Baby, Chinatown, and a particularly bloody version of Macbeth (made not long after his pregnant wife was murdered by the followers of Charles Manson), the life of Roman Polanski resists easy categorization or snap judgments by the thoughtful.
So it’s only natural we now Ask Movie Irv to flesh out that incomplete statement:
This strikes me as about the answer I would give. Verdicts from the jury of our readership now to follow.