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Trailers from Hell: Larry Karaszewski on Polanski's 'The Tenant'

Photo of Trailers From Hell By Trailers From Hell | Thompson on Hollywood October 4, 2013 at 11:59AM

The Dark Side of Sanity! concludes at Trailers from Hell, with screenwriter Larry Karaszewski introducing Roman Polanski's 1976 film "The Tenant," which stars Polanski himself, Isabelle Adjani, Melvyn Douglas and Jo Van Fleet.
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Roman Polanski in "The Tenant"
Roman Polanski in "The Tenant"

The Dark Side of Sanity! concludes at Trailers from Hell, with screenwriter Larry Karaszewski introducing Roman Polanski's 1976 film "The Tenant," which stars Polanski himself, Isabelle Adjani, Melvyn Douglas and Jo Van Fleet.

A diminutive paranoid hallucinates a lot of trouble for himself–or does he? Considered in some circles the last of Polanski’s “apartment trilogy” with Repulsion and Rosemary’s Baby, but in light of his recent Carnage, it’s now a quartet. Polanski plays the lead role but gave himself no billing.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.