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Pray for Rosemary's Baby
A young couple moves into an infamous New York apartment building to start a family. Things become frightening as Rosemary begins to suspect her unborn baby isn't safe around their strange neighbors.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
A very creepy film that shows Roman Polanski can deliver horror just as well as he does drama and crime thrillers. I had only watched The Pianist and Chinatown from him previously so it was very interesting to see his roots as a director. Rosemary’s Baby has a slow build up but it successfully makes the viewer constantly suspicious of almost every character that surround our protagonist. The unsettling atmosphere helps boosting the suspense and the performances are terrific. Mia Farrow alternates being fragile and glowing, showing that her character can be pretty multifaceted. Her protective and motherly side lead her to the ultimate test by the end, which was quite powerful to see. John Cassavetes is also great and very subtle in this role. Rosemary’s Baby is a truly unnerving experience and nothing short of amazing.
Awful things happen in every apartment house.
Rosemary's Baby is but one of a multitude of older films that I have no idea if I've ever watched from beginning to end. If I did, chances are it was on television before cable was showing uncut films... so really that shouldn't count anyways. So for those reasons I'm not logging it as a rewatch, even though it seemed like I knew every single beat (surprisingly) of the film.
After this viewing I think it's my favorite Roman Polanski film. Based on Ira Levin's novel of the same name, the film is an exercise in filmmaking perfection. Watching it now especially, it feels like a breath of fresh air in…
Boy, was I wrong.
When I went on Letterboxd to log this rewatch I found a three star rating staring at me. Sometimes I want to kick my 18 year old self in the nutsack and tell him to open his eyes.
Ira Levin's work should be appreciate more. He is a wonderful storyteller and Rosemary's baby is perhaps his finest work. Polanski's adaptation is a prime example of how a novel should be translated to film. He has distilled it to its core and read the atmosphere of the story perfectly. He focusses on character, invests in the protagonists and thus sucks the audience into the increasingly oppressive spiral of paranoia and madness.
The story is at its core…
There's this old couple that live upstairs from me... the woman reminds me of Minnie Castevet. She is always giving me baked goods... I was sitting here this morning with my coffee, watching the movie... and I could hear her shuffling around upstairs... and all I could think is that old bitch is poisoning me.
I suddenly no longer like that sweet little old lady anymore. I don't like apartment life... but what I really don't like, hate even, is DuLac for telling me to watch this.
An exceedingly disturbing portrait of a woman unable to control what happens to her own body. Timely!
Although Repulsion is more pure psychological horror, Rosemary’s Baby also works extremely well on that level, and brings body horror into the mix. The horror of the film comes not so much from the Satanists themselves, but from the fact that they come so close to convincing Rosemary (as well as the viewer) that it is all in her head.
I didn’t find this film quite as disturbing as Repulsion at first, but I think it’s growing on me. The conception sequence and the late sequence with the doctor both really shook me.
While all horror films scare the shit out of me,…
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of really bad people and vidal sassoon.
One of the best horror films of all time! I see why this was even taken to consideration of the Academy Awards. This movie was very suspenseful and creepy at the same time. Polanski is a genius.
Creepy and suspenseful. Just like a horror movie should be.
84. El ejemplo perfecto de una película de terror cuya calidad es exquisita: angustiante, elegante, sutil y que te llena de muchas emociones. Paranoia, coraje... y los colores, geez! El cuarto blanco, el otro oscuro, los vestiditos de Mia, su rostro blanco y ojos esperanzados... y al final, ella meciendo la cuna... ah, hay tanto en ese final.
Rosemary's baby has got to be one of the best, if not the best, psychological supernatural thrillers ever made
The acting is fantastic, particularly Mia Farrow, who is the only person I can envision as Rosemary.
Her fine-boned fragility makes her the ideal target for terror..
This one willremain as one of the best in my toplist
A wonderfully developed psychological horror thriller that has a fine end denouement where the patience till the build up is worthwhile almost like Vertigo. However there is symbolism of clues throughout the film that offers insight into the happenings surrounding Rosemary's character. The acting of all the characters with Mia Farrow leading the way along with the cinematography and haunting soundtrack makes this a fine film.
I don't think there's anything particularly poignant I could say about Rosemary's Baby, so I will instead discuss some things about my viewing experience. I had never see this movie before, however what I had done is watch Mark Cousins' mediocre Story of Film, a documentary series in which he manages to spoil the endings of approximately a hundred films with no warning. Most of the time I'm fine with this, but as Cousins provided no proper reason for half the spoilers, it felt awful. Rosemary's Baby was one of the endings I saw on the show, and as a result, I knew that Rosemary's distress in the film was not all in her head. I will never come to…
Vista a la 1:00 a.m. La mejor película de terror de la historia del cine.
Unnerving and disturbing, Rosemary's Baby is exactly why we should be afraid of the dark. Rosemary's Baby has to be of the best horror flicks made because it has a great story and well thought out characters not to mention, one of the most unnerving endings in a film. Rosemary's Baby disturbed more then The Exorcist did not that The Exorcist is a bad film but simply because the ending of Rosemary's Baby is a very and disturbing one.
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