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Polanski’s Ghosts by Burkhard von Harder

Polanski's GhostsIn March 2009 Roman Polanski shot “THE GHOSTWRITER” on the Isle of Sylt. The photographs in this book show the Listland Movie Set, left behind when the job was done – one still can sense the presence of Pierce Brosnan, Ewan McGregor and Eli Wallach.

During the shooting of this film, Polanski was again called to trial in the US for a crime he committed years before – that of the rape of an underage girl. That will surely pique interest for this book, and its title.

The photos are a fascinating look at this abandoned film set, and a kind of memoir of the photographer, Burkhard von Harder, a lifelong Polanski fan of his visit there.

The photos can be grim and cold, but often a charming element appears: a bird in flight, a pink spray of paint on the ground denotes an actor’s “mark”.  For more information check out the links below.

Author Website
Preview the book here at Blurb