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Rosemary's Baby (1968)

 -  Drama | Horror | Mystery  -  12 June 1968 (USA)
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A young couple move into a new apartment, only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins controlling her life.

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Storyline

Rosemary and Guy Woodhouse move into an apartment in a building with a bad reputation. They discover that their neighbours are a very friendly elderly couple named Roman and Minnie Castevet, and Guy begins to spend a lot of time with them. Strange things start to happen: a woman Rosemary meets in the laundry dies a mysterious death, Rosemary has strange dreams and hears strange noises and Guy becomes remote and distant. Then Rosemary falls pregnant and begins to suspect that her neighbours have special plans for her child. Written by Goth <brooks@odie.ee.wits.ac.za>

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Pray for Rosemary's Baby

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Drama | Horror | Mystery

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12 June 1968 (USA)  »

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$2,300,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Rosemary's Baby is almost an exact adaptation of the novel on which it's based. Most of the material left out during adaptation was done so for time, but the fast majority of all events and characters in the film play out the same way and in the same order as they do in the book. See more »

Goofs

When Rosemary talks to the cab driver, before going to see doctor Hill, the audio clearly does not match the picture perfectly. See more »

Quotes

Edward "Hutch" Hutchins: I see you had another suicide up there at, uh, Happy House.
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Referenced in One Part Rotten Apple (2013) See more »

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Lullaby
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Composed by Krzysztof Komeda
Sung by Mia Farrow
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Flawless Horror Masterpiece
4 September 2007 | by (Locarno, Switzerland) – See all my reviews

Rosemary, in Mia Farrow's performance, is so immediately recognizable that everything that happens to her, happens to us. Her explanation to Dr Hill (Charles Grodin) about the absurdity she's at the center of, is so brilliantly written that she becomes more than just one of us, she becomes us in all the depth of our unspoken fears. To see this film in 2007 is really amazing. Perfection! And that for our benefit. Polanski is not one of those directors who concocts camera tricks to feed his own ego. Everything is at the service of the story. John Cassavettes is a scarily convincing weakling with an ambition bigger than his talent. Ruth Gordon got, what I, in my modest opinion, consider one of the most deserving Oscars in the history of the Oscars. Her performance is beyond superb. Okay, I'm running out of superlatives but let me finish with one more...Roman Polanski is the greatest.


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