Wednesday, August 5, 2015

568. Don't Look Now

Don't Look Now
1973
Directed by Nicolas Roeg








Everyone seems to be hellbent on spoiling this movie so if you haven't seen it yet, and don't know the ending, drop everything and watch it right now.  They should have some sort of government protection for people who haven't seen movies like The Sixth Sense or The Usual Suspects.

John and Christine Baxter take a trip to Venice after the death of their daughter.  A blind psychic approaches them and informs them that she can see their daughter.  Although John is initially skeptical, he soon catches glimpses of his deceased child.  Oh yeah and there is a gratuitous sex scene.  Donald Sutherland actually makes quite a few expressions.

I adore horror movies and this is just weird enough to become one of my favorites.  Still, did anyone else feel like it moved a bit too slowly?  Eerie but could definitely have benefited from some cuts.

RATING: ***--

Interesting Facts:

The actors shot the sex scene first in order to get it out of the way.

2 comments:

  1. Full agreement once again... Pretty good, tad too long, a few saggy bits (no I don't mean it that way) .. but since we are on the subject .. was so much sex really necesary ... Well, maybe not, but at least it was good sex.. ie non violent and it was not non consensual... (if you can wade through that blizzard of double negatives..)

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    1. Haha that's a very good point Ray. We have to take what we can get.

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