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Director:
Writers:
Daphne Du Maurier (story)
Allan Scott (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
January 1974 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
A psychic thriller. See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Won BAFTA Film Award. Another 8 nominations See more »
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Cast

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Directed by
Nicolas Roeg 
 
Writing credits
Daphne Du Maurier (story)

Allan Scott (screenplay) (as Alan Scott) and
Chris Bryant (screenplay)

Produced by
Peter Katz .... producer
Frederick Muller .... associate producer (as Federico Mueller)
Anthony B. Unger .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Pino Donaggio  (as Pino Donnagio)
 
Cinematography by
Anthony B. Richmond (director of photography) (as Anthony Richmond)
 
Film Editing by
Graeme Clifford 
 
Casting by
Miriam Brickman 
Ugo Mariotti 
 
Art Direction by
Giovanni Soccol 
 
Makeup Department
Giancarlo Del Brocco .... makeup artist
Maria Luisa Garbini .... hairdresser
Barry Richardson .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Franco Coduti .... unit manager
Tim Hampton .... production supervisor (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Francesco Cinieri .... assistant director
Gary White .... second assistant director: UK (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Francesco Chianese .... set dresser (as Francesco Chinanese)
 
Sound Department
Peter Davies .... sound recordist
Rodney Holland .... sound editor
Bob Jones .... dubbing mixer
Peter Maxwell .... adr mixer (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Richard Grayden .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Luciano Marrocchi .... gaffer
Spartaco Pizzi .... key grip
Simon Ransley .... assistant cameraman
Luciano Tonti .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marit Allen .... wardrobe: Miss Christie's (as Marit Lieberson)
Anna Maria Feo .... wardrobe mistress (as Annamaria Fea)
Andrea Galer .... wardrobe: Miss Christie
 
Editorial Department
Peter Holt .... assistant editor
Tony Lawson .... assistant editor
Alfreda Benge .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Giampiero Boneschi .... conductor
Giampiero Boneschi .... music arranger
Giampiero Boneschi .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Rita Agostini .... continuity
Hubert Doyle .... publicist
Terence O'Connor .... production accountant
Steve Previn .... production executive
 
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110 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:M | Finland:K-16 | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:16 | Norway:16 (original rating) | Norway:18 (re-rating) | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:R21 | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (tv rating) | UK:15 (video re-rating) (2002) (2006) | UK:15 (re-rating) (2001) | UK:18 (video rating) (1988) | USA:R (MPAA rating: certificate #23694) | West Germany:16

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Trivia:
The famous sex scene between Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie was a last minute on-set idea from director Nicolas Roeg who felt that otherwise the film would have too many scenes of the couple arguing. Most of the scenes around it are improvised.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the bathroom scene, John Baxter steps over Laura's clothes, piled on the floor. Among them is a pair of tights, which she was clearly not wearing in the preceding scene (in which she undresses).See more »
Quotes:
Heather:Fetch him back! Let him not go!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Dark Water (2005)See more »
Soundtrack:
Lu Primmo AmmoreSee more »

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109 out of 161 people found the following review useful.
The zenith of movie-making, 17 December 1998
Author: LukeS from London, England

People want and expect different things from movies. What engages and captivates one person can just as easily displease and repulse another (see Titanic). Sometimes, a film simply doesn't register beyond the viewer's walk/drive home (this criminal offense is not exclusively a phenomenon of the 1990s in spite of the last decade's distinct dearth of memorable films). Don't Look Now, however, is a film which cannot fail to last long in the mind.

It is easy to love the film for its rare depth of character, its beautiful yet disturbing plot, the stunning Venice setting, the tender and original love scene or just for Donald Sutherland's never-rivalled wig! I am sure, however, that people find it easy to fault the film because it doesn't neatly tie up loose ends, because it is dark and depressing (the film's extensive reach encompasses death, loss, murder, blindness, religion and dwarfism) and because film-making conventions are abandoned.

The source material of Du Maurier's short story provides only a meagre framework onto which screenwriters Scott and Bryant have fleshed a stunning adaptation. Roeg's visual and emotional style of directing has never been so perfectly showcased as in Don't Look Now. How many more times can film-makers and advertisers steal (or "pay homage to") Roeg's ingenious work? Julie Christie is luminous and pulls the viewer with her through Laura's painful journey after the film's shocking opening. Sutherland's performance is stellar as well. His character, John, is like a Hitchcockian fall-guy with real personality and depth. You are swept along through the canals and narrow avenues with him as Pino Donaggio's stirring music both chills and lulls.

Films made in the tone of Don't Look Now are so rare these days. I am not an old fuddy-duddy who complains that "they don't make 'em like they used to" but am simply a slightly disillusioned film fan who wishes there were just a few more film-makers willing to take chances and not follow the dull formulaic line. What was the last film that stayed with you long after you saw it? It always sounds like a cliche when some obsessed fan tells you a film haunted them for days but Don't Look Now has a curious effect on the viewer. Its intensity grows. Different parts of the film mull around in your mind. You don't think about individual 'scenes' from the film either, you think about the situations, the people, the feelings. All of which is testament to the roundly drawn characterisation and elegant (yet not contrived) structure of the film.

If you haven't seen Don't Look Now before then you have a treat awaiting you. If you have seen it - see it again and marvel at a profound, eery, haunting, moving and beautiful film. If it disappoints you that films of such indelible and recurring substance like this are thin on the ground (Apocalypse Now, Taxi Driver and The Conversation had similar effects on me) then do not hesitate to picket the next showing of....(OUT OF RESPECT TO IMDB'S CONTENT GUIDELINES I WON'T NAME TITLE OF MORONIC HOLLYWOOD BLOCKBUSTERS AND THE LIKE)!

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