His boundless joie de vivre spills over on other filmmakers he doesn't know so well (he produced an Emmy-nominated American Masters film on Woody Allen) as well as subjects that spark his considerable curiosity, from Erno Rubik, inventor of the eponymous Cube (about whom he's planning one of his many documentaries) to film books, several of which he has reprinted at considerable expense through his Rat Pac Press, including Lawrence Grobel's .
And he's equally intense about his collection of movie memorabilia, which includes 100-plus Polaroids that were taken during the 1970s as wardrobe continuity shots for the first two ." Ratner has asked his friend Roman Polanski about that object, but "Roman doesn't have it," he sighs.
21 during a breakfast in the executive's Burbank offices.
As for Ratner: "He is an innovative guy with a lot of experience in the film business.
Polanski is just one of his "besties"; the two hang out together in Paris, and Ratner will release Polanski's 1972 documentary about race-car driver Jackie Stewart, , with a Nov.
7 premiere at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.