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Don't Look Now (1973)

 -  Drama | Horror | Thriller  -  January 1974 (USA)
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A married couple grieving the recent death of their little daughter are in Venice when they encounter two elderly sisters, one of whom is psychic and brings a warning from beyond.

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Anthony Babbage
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Johnny Baxter
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Christine Baxter
Bruno Cattaneo ...
Detective Sabbione
Adelina Poerio ...
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Storyline

John and Laura Baxter are in Venice when they meet a pair of elderly sisters, one of whom claims to be psychic. She insists that she sees the spirit of the Baxters' daughter, who recently drowned. Laura is intrigued, but John resists the idea. He, however, seems to have his own psychic flashes, seeing their daughter walk the streets in her red cloak, as well as Laura and the sisters on a funeral gondola. Written by James Meek <james@oz.net>

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Don't Look Now  »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

SEK 790,825 (Sweden)
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Trivia

The cottage used at the beginning of the film belonged to actor David Tree who also has a minor role, his first film in 30 years. See more »

Goofs

when laura leaves the hotel near the end to pursue john she is wearing boots but is bare legged. later in the chase as she scrambles over a boat she is wearing the same boots but is now also wearing dark colored stockings/tights. See more »

Quotes

Laura Baxter: One of your children has posed a curious question: if the world is round, why is a frozen lake flat?
John Baxter: That's a good question.
Laura Baxter: [flipping through book] Ah, here it says that Lake Ontario curves more than 3 degrees from its Eastern end to its Western end. So frozen water really isn't flat.
John Baxter: Nothing is what it seems.
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My brief review of the film
8 January 2005 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

An exquisitely haunting, very memorable drama, this is a uniquely directed, well acted and superbly photographed film of searching for what feels to be missing, and the tragic results that can occur. The Italian setting provides the film with a strong sense of the Gothic but also an ominous sense of otherness. In a foreign land with different customs, culture and architecture, the characters feel lost, but yet the mysterious, unknown element of the new setting provides a sense of hope. The director has used a number of tricks to emphasise certain details. These may have no meaning at the time, but their re-occurrence throughout the film adds to the haunting atmosphere. The film also has this amazing power to make almost anything seem foreboding and sinister. There is an undeniable musty B-grade feel to the film, but there is so much else to admire here, that it does not detract at all from the viewing experience. It is an intriguing, gripping and powerful watch.


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