My blogging colleague Ratnakar Sadasyula over at Seetimaar-Diary of a Movie Lover is another of splendid blogathons. This one centering on the noted filmmaker, Roman Polanski. For the third day of the online event, Niles Schwartz, who blogs on movies at the NilesFiles, writes up The Ghost Writer. Oh, and reusing my contribution from a couple of years back on Rosemary’s Baby. I hope you enjoy.
Niles Schwartz, blogs on movies at the NilesFiles, which in his own words are “A little long and wordy, assembled with too much haste, but this blog is like the Death Star, and it’s always under construction”. And here he explores Polanski’s 2010 political thriller The Ghost Writer, with it’s backdrop of No 10, Downing Street and the British PM. The opening quote by Georg Lukas on modernist literature, pretty much sets the tone for the review. In a brilliantly worded article, Niles explores The Ghost Writer, against a host of issues- Polanski’s conviction for the rape of a 13 yr old, and the public outcry, the end of history, moral ambiguity, left wing vs right wing politics, in one of the best pieces ever on cinema, a must read. In Niles own words
“The Ghost Writer is so sleek and efficient, so perfectly calibrated as a thriller that…
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