‘Roman Polanski: A Retrospective’ Book Review

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on August 10, 2013

Roman Polanski: A Retrospective
By James Greenburg
Hardcover, 288 pages
$40 / Abrams

Timed to coincide with the acclaimed Polish director’s 80th birthday, this lavish coffee-table book celebrates his colorful, captivating, and often controversial legacy through a chronological, photo-packed breakdown of his life and five-decade career, which includes the iconic films “Rosemary’s Baby,” “Chinatown” and the Oscar-winning “The Pianist.” For movie buffs already familiar with his work as well as casual fans who’d like to learn more about one of the cinema’s masters, it’s a treasury of images and information.