Stone on ‘Polanski’

Posted by · 7:18 am · June 11th, 2008

Sasha Stone recently caught up with the doc “Polanski: Wanted and Desired,” which I believed bowed on HBO this week (I miss TV). She takes the middle road in assessing the film’s Oscar potential as follows:

I found the movie convincing, breathtaking at times and above all, sad. The Academy might like it since it is a sympathetic portrayal of the hell celebrities must live in day in and day out. On the other hand, the Oscar voters who “see every documentary” aren’t likely the kind who have a swarm of photogs following them everywhere.

Touché. Check out the rest here.

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  • 1 6-11-2008 at 11:34 am

    Blake Rutherford said...

    Am I mistaken, or wasn’t “When the Levees Broke” ineligble for Oscar consideration because it premiered on HBO? Also true for “Angels in America”?

  • 2 6-11-2008 at 12:33 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Didn’t Polanski already have a theater run though? Maybe I’m mistaken.

  • 3 6-11-2008 at 5:47 pm

    Guy Lodge said...

    You’re right, Kris, it had a brief qualifying theatre run. Greatly looking forward to this.