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Ten favorite polanski films

by Dale Wittig

I’m not sure if it’s a reflection of Polanski’s brilliance or my own contrariety in concocting this list, or a combination of the two, but it is worth noting that Chinatown, which is often cited as one of his best films, and perhaps even more often as his very finest, did not make this list of ten, despite the fact that I admire it very much and have seen it more often than any of the others.