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Director:
Writers:
Daphne Du Maurier (story)
Allan Scott (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
January 1974 (USA) See more »
Genre:
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 »
User Reviews:
Mysterious, brooding and bone chilling at the climax! See more (235 total) »

Cast

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Julie Christie ... Laura Baxter

Donald Sutherland ... John Baxter
Hilary Mason ... Heather
Clelia Matania ... Wendy
Massimo Serato ... Bishop Barbarrigo
Renato Scarpa ... Inspector Longhi
Giorgio Trestini ... Workman
Leopoldo Trieste ... Hotel Manager
David Tree ... Anthony Babbage
Ann Rye ... Mandy Babbage
Nicholas Salter ... Johnny Baxter
Sharon Williams ... Christine Baxter
Bruno Cattaneo ... Detective Sabbione
Adelina Poerio ... Dwarf
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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
 
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 (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 (certificate #23694) | West Germany:16

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Trivia:
Clips from this film (along with others directed by Nicolas Roeg) appear in Big Audio Dynamite's 'E=MC2' video (1986).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:
Featured in Indie Sex: Censored (2007) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
I Colori di DicembreSee more »

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47 out of 75 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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