This film seemed to drag a little in the middle portion, always hinting at something wrong within the world but always stalling the horrors until a shocking conclusion that I unfortunately saw somewhere on TV before. The end, however, does give me more to chew on in regards to the imagery that foreshadows the climactic death. This is a film that probably gets better with age and time to contemplate it.
i recalled virtually nothing about this movie from the first time i saw it a few years ago, and upon a rewatch, i have to say that i just don't get it. it's not suspensful, just bizarre and meandering.
So I was standing around professing my undying love for Julie Christie and Venice Italy, and my buddy says, "Holy shit, dude, you haven't seen Don't Look Now?? That will be like porn for you." He was right.
A complex psychological and supernatural thriller that hinges on never asking "why" and this disturbs me most of all.
Nicholas Roeg squeezes every bit of tension he can, savouring his lingering shots and imposing architecture at every opportunity which builds an unending sense of dread.
Personally I feel that the film is a bizarre series of contradictions:
- I didn't like Donald Sutherland's performance and yet I believed the character in it.
- Pino Donaggio's score is at times brilliant…
Don’t Look Now has all of the building blocks for the perfect psychological thriller. But, paradoxically, it’s a far better film in hindsight than it actually is to watch it. Which might explain why this film is a frequent top contender in so many “best horrors of all-time” lists - simply because it leaves a lasting impression. It certainly has a lot going for it - talented performers (Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie), a creepy labyrinthine Venetian setting, and both…
Frankly, this movie put me to sleep.
...no, really. It took me 3 sittings to finish Don't Look Now because I fell asleep during it 2 nights in a row.
Supernatural drama? Sure, why not?
Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie's daughter drowns in a stream behind their house. Sutherland has some kind of basic psychic abilities and sees her die as it happens. Jump ahead an indiscriminate amount of time and the couple are temporarily living…
Eigentlich eher ein Thriller als ein Horrorfilm, aber auf Grund seiner durchgehend düsteren und bedrohlichen Atmosphäre hat er doch sehr gut in den Horrorctober gepasst. Das wirklich interessante ist aber eigentlich gar nicht der Aspekt des reinen Horror-Thrillers, sondern vielmehr wie detailreich die Aufarbeitung des Verlustes der eigenen Tochter dargestellt wird und wie geschickt dies dann in den Rahmen eines Horrorfilms eingefügt wird.
Neben dieser auf mehreren Ebenen interessanten Geschichte sind es vor allem noch die Schauspieler, die absolut in ihren Rollen überzeugen, und die Kameraführung samt Schnitt, die den Film zu etwas wirklich besonderen machen.
An unreasonably great film, screaming to be rewatched again and again.
Like most great '70s horror, it's very much about the futility of reason, which makes it aggressively frightening for someone who values reason as highly as I do. The finale is my favorite example of what horror means to me and why I love the genre. It says: no, the world is not what you thought it was. And now it's over.
Superbly crafted, and a great mood piece, but I found myself ultimately underwhelmed by where the story went.
I've always seen Nicolas Roeg as a director that stumbles between a very fine line between Visual/Scattered Narrative Genius and Visual/Scattered Narrative Mess of an Artist. All too often Roeg seems to lose his direction or attention (like he has uber-ADHD) and ends up noodling around with images and other nonsense, but with Don't Look Now he was able to keep that noodling to a minimum.
Don't Look Now is a decent psychological thriller dealing with the effects of grief…
Well that was a downer.
Verdammt, was war das?
Über diesen Film lässt sich wirklich schwer schreiben.
Obwohl er schon stark startet, habe ich nach etwa 30 Minuten angefangen ihn zu unterschätzen.
Die erste Zeit in Paris plätschert die Handlung augenscheinlich langsam vor sich hin was dazu geführt hat das ich mich immer wieder hab ablenken lassen.
Bei diesem Film: Fatal!
Das habe ich jedoch erst gegen Ende bemerkt und den Faden schon zu häufig verloren.
Aber "Don't look now" war auch ein ungewohnter Mix…