Successful female films part of a growing trend
The long lines at the theaters tell the story. Female driven films are hot and making mega-bucks. “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” and “The Blind Side” are just the latest movies to demonstrate the power of female moviegoers. So is Hollywood going to make more of these films? CNN has more on the trend and the dilemma.
Oscar Winning Director Roman Polanski in lockdown at his Swiss Chalet
Famous film director and fugitive Roman Polanski was moved from prison to house arrest at his swanky Swiss chalet today. Polanski was released on $4.5 million bail bond. Polanski, a convicted child molester, jumped bail before sentencing in the U.S. back in 1978. Polanski lived the good life in Europe, until September 26 when he got arrested on a warrant in Switzerland.
The 76-year-old Polanski has been at the center of heated debate in the Hollywood community since his arrest. Some feel the director’s achievements should win him a pardon for his past sins. Others believe he should be treated like any other fugitive who did the crime, went on the run, got arrested, and now faces a prison term in the U.S.
Polanski has been nominated several times for the Best Director Oscar; he won it in 2003 for “The Pianist.”
A write-up on Polanski and his problems with the law on The Hollywood Reporter website.