Polanski’s “The Ghost”: fading genius

Adam Lang, the former British Prime Minister, shambles around under virtual house arrest in his publisher’s post-modern mansion. It’s like a bunker concreted into a Hitchcockian Island -windswept vistas promise freedom, but in reality act as a stark reminder of Lang’s bitter exile from his own country. His wife Ruth likens their banishment to Napoleon’s on St. Helena, with the tyrant of Europe dumbfounded how anyone could see his rule as anything other than benign. Continue reading