Roman Polanski: Roman; William Morrow; New York.

Roman Polanski on his favorite subject: “My friends and family … came to regard me as a buffoon. Ever eager to amuse and entertain, I assumed the role with good grace. I never minded. 

Polanski could use the same words to describe his career as film director. Despite his obvious talents, Poalnski has insisted on degrading himself for the amusement of the public. We can hardly blame him. His high-dive into the muck has earned him universal applause and an enviable bank balance.