Thompson on Hollywood

I buy the argument that L.A prosecutors woke up to the Roman Polanski case, 31 years old, after Marina Zenovich's Wanted and Desired stirred up a hornet's nest. Michael Wolff explains why the motivations of the LA prosecutors office changed.

Here's A.P.'s Monday update. Meanwhile Salon reminds us in gory detail of why Polanski pleaded guilty in the first place.

The Guardian offers a photo history of Polanski.

Polanski's arrest sparks a European protest. The LAT reports.

At least one juror is boycotting the Zurich Film Festival over the Roman Polanski arrest:

Studio Babelsberg producer Henning Molfenter, scheduled to attend the Zurich Film Festival as a member jury judging German-language films, is boycotting the festival to protest Saturday's arrest of director Roman Polanski. Fellow jury members -- actor Til Schweiger and composer Niki Reiser -- are expected to follow suit. Zurich's international jury -- headed by actress Debra Winger -- will make a statement on Polanski's arrest at 12:30 p.m. local time.

UPDATE: Here's video of the Zurich jury's statement, read by Debra Winger: