Totally agree – what does Polanski alone have to do with Sharon Tate's memory? To suggest that he was the one Tarantino should have talked to – the suggestion by NFS, by Tarantino himself and by Polanski – is to totally miss the point in terms of the wider circle around Tate. It's headline politics.
Hey Sean, if you dig in to the autobiography, though, and find the part where he talks about his sex crime... his defence is that the child he molested "knew what she was getting into".
There's no notion of an age of consent, not to mention the drugs and champagne he admits plying her with.
This isn't a third party account. Read his book. He doesn't put forward a defence: he puts forward a justification.
Great to hear from the emotional and subjective angle from a DP – and only one lens comment. For sure lenses are important but hearing about storytelling far more so.
This makes me feel pretty sick. Wal-Mart are well-documented scumbags that no one with any integrity should touch with a bargepole.
They go well beyond normal corporate malfeasance and disrespect for humanity. Check out Hamilton Nolan's piece on Splinter News to see why they as a company pay and treat their workers - disproportionately female workers, at that – with contempt.
I wouldn't watch any of these with a borrowed pair of eyes. These filmmakers should self-fund rather than be corporate shills.
You basically agree to cede rights in your project to them as "co-producers", with the terms to be negotiated at a later date.
Sure, 4 days in Costa Rica would be lovely. But it's a way to get you to give them rights on your project – and you pay $25-60 for the honor! – without any risk on their part.