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Don't Look Now -- On a trip to Venice, a young couple whose daughter has just died meet a psychic who leads them into a frightening and suspenseful experience.  Based on a novel by Daphne Du Maurier.


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Daphne Du Maurier (story)
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Release Date:
January 1974 (USA) See more »
A psychic thriller. See more »
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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Won BAFTA Film Award. Another 8 nominations See more »
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Mysterious, brooding and bone chilling at the climax! See more (255 total) »


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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)
Richard Graydon .... stunt coordinator (as Richard Grayden)
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
Crew verified as complete

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies
  • Curci  music publisher (as Edizioni CURCI, Milan)
  • Shepperton Studios  re-recorded at (as Shepperton Studios, England)

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110 min
Color (Technicolor)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:16 | Australia:M | Finland:K-16 | Iceland:16 | Italy:VM18 | 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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In order to avoid an X-certificate rating for the film's American release, 9 frames (less than half a second) had to be cut from the intimate love sequence between Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie.See more »
Continuity: When John sets Laura off on the boat, just before she enters the boat they hug and kiss and camera is on the inside of the boat filming them while they're on the peer. The next shot is the same shot all over again only from the different angle (now the camera is on the peer as well). Altough they had just hugged and kissed they did it once more, filmed from a different angle.See more »
Laura Baxter:Your bishop makes me feel strange.
John Baxter:I imagine he makes God feel less than immaculate.
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50 out of 83 people found the following review useful.
Mysterious, brooding and bone chilling at the climax!, 19 September 2005
Author: The_Void from Beverley Hills, England

Don't Look Now is a strange horror film in that it doesn't rely on the usual horror genre staples in order to be successful. Rather than be gratuitous on the gore, atmosphere and shocks front, Don't Look Now simply presents it's story and the horror almost seems like an afterthought. Usually, films like this annoy me because they obviously want to portray the horror, but skirt around it in order to not be put in with the less intelligent offerings from the genre; but this one clearly cares about it's story and characters, and never really sets out to scare. The film, therefore, comes off as being assured and well handled throughout, and even though the plot is slow; the film can never be described as boring because there's always enough bubbling under the surface of the immediate goings on in order to keep the viewers' interest. The plot is shrouded with mystery and follows a father who finds his daughter drowned in a nearby lake. He and his wife then move to picturesque Venice, but the memory of their daughter cannot be laid to rest after a blind psychic tells the woman that she has seen her daughter may still be alive.

I love the horror genre, but I admit that a large proportion of it can't be compared among the true classics of cinema due largely to a lack of production values, good acting or a decent script that is coherent with the story and characters. Don't Look Now, however, often appears on film lists amongst the classics because this is one of the films that is strong in those areas. The acting is first rate, with Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie giving brilliant brooding performances that are in line with their characters and the film's plot. Sutherland can be something of a one-note actor, but when a performer is given the right material it allows them to shine and his role in this film fits him like a glove. One of the main compliments that this film gets is the cinematography, as the film expertly captures the beauty of it's central location. Venice's canals and dark alleys are as much a part of this film as the plot itself, and it is testament to Nicolas Roeg's directorial talent that this has been expertly captured in a way that helps the film. On the whole, this is a fine horror film that will be enjoyed by anyone that is willing to put time and effort into it. It's also worth noting that this film pays it's viewers at the climax with one of the best twist endings in the horror genre. Highly recommended!

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