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"Rosemary's Baby"

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.

by Anonymousreply 4111/02/2013

OP, that was not a DAKOTA apartment. That was a Dakota exterior and exterior NYC shots. The rest was shot in Hollywood.

by Anonymousreply 111/01/2013

We continually talk about Rosemary's Baby!!! A new thread is always welcome!!!! Thanks op!!!

by Anonymousreply 211/01/2013

Yeah, but it had a Manhattan feel, baby!

by Anonymousreply 311/01/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 411/01/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 511/01/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 611/01/2013

scene= seen

by Anonymousreply 711/01/2013

You know what would really brighten up the current New York season? Revivals of "Nobody Loves an Albatross" and "Luther."

by Anonymousreply 811/01/2013

Also? If people would just buy more Honda motorcycles.

by Anonymousreply 911/01/2013

Ms. Bacall is monitoring this thread for insults.

by Anonymousreply 1011/01/2013

Is there a commentary track?

by Anonymousreply 1111/01/2013


by Anonymousreply 1211/01/2013

The son of Rosemary (ie The anti-christ) will become active in politics!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 1311/01/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 1411/01/2013

So...Mia is actually a jackal?

by Anonymousreply 1511/01/2013

and before I get called a freeper: I support the anti-christ and have anxiously awaited is arrival!!!

by Anonymousreply 1611/01/2013

He's beautiful r14. He has his father's eyes.

by Anonymousreply 1711/01/2013

No. That jackal stuff was just Hollywood manipulation. Satan came up from hell and begat a son of mortal woman!!!!

by Anonymousreply 1811/01/2013

r15, according to the Omen thread, Mia was a doberman.

by Anonymousreply 1911/01/2013

R18, I'd like read about that in the Bible, can you tell me where I can find it?

by Anonymousreply 2011/01/2013

Isthat good?

by Anonymousreply 2111/01/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 2211/01/2013

Perfect film and performances. Staggeringly so!

by Anonymousreply 2311/01/2013

never read the Bible r20; just read Rosemary

is the story actually in the Bible?

by Anonymousreply 2411/01/2013

[R.17] Good one! Two for one!

by Anonymousreply 2511/01/2013

Like "Midnight Cowboy" it's a perfect time capsule of a New York that doesn't exist anymore.

by Anonymousreply 2611/01/2013

R26, what an excellent and thoughtful observation. I wish I had made it.

by Anonymousreply 2711/01/2013

"Roast mules"

DL, what say you about the meaning of this?

by Anonymousreply 2811/01/2013

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!)

by Anonymousreply 2911/01/2013

Let's see, R29....I'm "ALMOST SURE" it is an anagram.

by Anonymousreply 3011/01/2013

I meant R28 for the anagram.

by Anonymousreply 3111/01/2013

If I'm correct, I'll do a "SOMERSAULT" in the street!

by Anonymousreply 3211/01/2013

What do "somersault" or "almost sure" have to do with the context of the story?

by Anonymousreply 3311/02/2013

I always wonder about the kind of mind that could dream up a story like RB...

by Anonymousreply 3411/02/2013

It seems like they're toying with the same idea (spawn of Satan) on AHS:Coven (with Sarah Paulson's pregnancy attempts.)

by Anonymousreply 3511/02/2013

"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?

by Anonymousreply 3611/02/2013

What does Bacall have to do with Rosemary's Baby?

by Anonymousreply 3711/02/2013

[quote]What does Bacall have to do with Rosemary's Baby?

She lives at the dakota.

by Anonymousreply 3811/02/2013

Patty Duke starting to TV movie about rosemary baby all grown up

by Anonymousreply 3911/02/2013

starred in

by Anonymousreply 4011/02/2013

Mia's brother, Charles, and Ronan's "Uncle Charlie" sentenced! (last week for child molestation).

by Anonymousreply 4111/02/2013
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