I just saw the Criterion release and it was so glorious. Shot on location at the Dakota and their apartment is just so glorious yet ordinary. Like a NYC that no longer exists. I wanted to post to see if anyone else wants to discuss the movie.
OP, that was not a DAKOTA apartment. That was a Dakota exterior and exterior NYC shots. The rest was shot in Hollywood.
We continually talk about Rosemary's Baby!!! A new thread is always welcome!!!! Thanks op!!!
Yeah, but it had a Manhattan feel, baby!
Wow, fine. Turn this into another thread then. I thought it was all shot at the Dakota. And that nobody had mentioned the criterion release.
I finally saw this movie a while ago, and was underwhelmed, perhaps because I've read so much about it over the years I felt like I'd seen it already. Farrow was really good, though.
It is available on Netflix streaming and I advise to watch it there only because you can slow down and stop during the opening credits and that long, slow, lovingly caressing look at the roof tops of the Dakota and look into the bedroom windows of the people who live there.
Actually, the roof top of the Dakota not scene from the street level has deteriorated to a large extent and is missing all sorts of pieces as can be seen with the camera sweep. It looks very broken down and old.
You know what would really brighten up the current New York season? Revivals of "Nobody Loves an Albatross" and "Luther."
Also? If people would just buy more Honda motorcycles.
Ms. Bacall is monitoring this thread for insults.
Is there a commentary track?
ALL OF THEM THAR DAGNABBIT WITCHES
The son of Rosemary (ie The anti-christ) will become active in politics!!!!!
r13, you're right. I forgot about the terrible sequel Ira Levin wrote at the turn of the millennium.
In it, Rosemary awakens from a 30-year coma to find her "baby" is now a handsome young world leader in politics, diplomacy, the media, etc. (He also plans to destroy the earth using poisoned candles -- Mr. Levin had lost his talent for storytelling, unfortunately.)
It's Ronan Farrow! I'm convinced. Just look at this hi-res photo.
and before I get called a freeper: I support the anti-christ and have anxiously awaited is arrival!!!
He's beautiful r14. He has his father's eyes.
No. That jackal stuff was just Hollywood manipulation. Satan came up from hell and begat a son of mortal woman!!!!
r15, according to the Omen thread, Mia was a doberman.
R18, I'd like read about that in the Bible, can you tell me where I can find it?
Polanski is talented but all he did was direct the book, which is brilliant. The Pianist is the same, good film, but the book was a total blueprint. Most book to film stories are changed to make them work.
Perfect film and performances. Staggeringly so!
never read the Bible r20; just read Rosemary
is the story actually in the Bible?
[R.17] Good one! Two for one!
Like "Midnight Cowboy" it's a perfect time capsule of a New York that doesn't exist anymore.
R26, what an excellent and thoughtful observation. I wish I had made it.
DL, what say you about the meaning of this?
How is Rosemary a time capsule for the period? (serious not being snarky.)
I get why Midnight Cowboy shows a Times Square etc. that doesn't exist, but why Rosemary?
(I'm guessing because they are struggling financially yet live in Manhattan!)
Let's see, R29....I'm "ALMOST SURE" it is an anagram.
I meant R28 for the anagram.
If I'm correct, I'll do a "SOMERSAULT" in the street!
What do "somersault" or "almost sure" have to do with the context of the story?
I always wonder about the kind of mind that could dream up a story like RB...
It seems like they're toying with the same idea (spawn of Satan) on AHS:Coven (with Sarah Paulson's pregnancy attempts.)
"Ms. Bacall is monitoring this thread for insults."
Well then, Miss Bacall . . . could you please confirm or deny the story that you were once observed giving Frank Sinatra a hand job while you both sat at a banquette in Las Vegas?
What does Bacall have to do with Rosemary's Baby?
[quote]What does Bacall have to do with Rosemary's Baby?
She lives at the dakota.
Patty Duke starting to TV movie about rosemary baby all grown up
Mia's brother, Charles, and Ronan's "Uncle Charlie" sentenced! (last week for child molestation).