It's day three of Roman Polanski vs. Conde Nast, and from Mia Farrow's bloody kitten testimony, to the endless indictments of Polanski's 70s libertinism, this little circus is just getting better and better. And so, we bring you the first official installment of The Polanski Report ... mostly because Cinematcal absolutely cannot resist an opportunity for a new daily feature involving a bullet-point list...

  • This morning saw testimony from magazine editor Lewis Lapham, the dinner companion of the "Swedish beauty" Polanski allegedly made a pass at that fateful night at Elaine's. Lapham disclosed little of Roman's game that we hadn't already heard, but that whole "I can make you the next Sharon Tate" bit still thrills the fans, of which Lapham is one: "I was impressed by the remark, not only because it was tasteless and vulgar, but because it was a cliche."
  • Apparently, lawyers for Conde Nast have been calling Polanski a "fugative from morality". Somebody get the people at Lifetime on the line - with a title this good, I don't know why we didn't have a TV movie, like, yesterday...
  • The Reeler, meanwhile, has done a match-by-match recap of the trial thus far. Sure, Polanski earns a few points for the sheer harshness of the circumstances (summed up, again, with bloody kittens), but when Polanski's claiming that he's lieing about having sex with stewardesses in order to "break the tension with the police officers" giving him a polygraph, he's digging his own grave: "Oh, sure, Roman. All those times you are 'with police officers.' Right. The characters in Chinatown do not count, retard." Final verdict: "Who let this asshole around enough kids to remake Oliver Twist, anyway? ... Vanity Fair wins in a landslide."
  • Speaking of Polanski's Oliver Twist, Pathe and Sony are releasing it this fall. The French teaser trailer surfaced on MCN today.
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