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Two Movie Islands, One Worth Visiting.

The new releases Shutter Islandand The Ghost Writer both take places on islands off the coast of the Eastern seaboard. Critic David Edelstein explains how the two movies, made by Martin Scorsese and Roman Polanski respectively, are a study in contrasts — in directors, plot, and mood.


Actor Adrien Brody

He won the Oscar last year for his role in Roman Polanski's The Pianist. He played Wladyslaw Szpilman, the Polish Pianist and Holocaust survivor. The Pianist is now out on DVD. Brody's other films include Summer of Sam, The Thin Red Line, Restaurant and The Affair of the Necklace. He's now starring in Dummy. This show first aired on Sept. 17, 2003.


Polanski's Technique is Not Enough to Sustain "Frantic."

Film critic Stephen Schiff reviews "Frantic," the new movie by director Roman Polanski and starring Harrison Ford. Ford plays an American cardiologist whose wife is kidnapped by Middle Eastern terrorists in Paris. Polanski's other films include "Chinatown," "Tess," "Repulsion" and "Rosemary's Baby."

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