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Don't Look Now
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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:
It's utter MADNESS! See more »
Plot:
A married couple grieving the recent death of their young 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 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
 
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110 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:M | Finland:K-12 (2015) | Finland:K-16 (1974) | 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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Both lead actors were initially busy with other projects, but unexpectedly became available. Julie Christie liked the script and was keen to work with Nicolas Roeg who had served as cinematographer on Fahrenheit 451 (1966), Far from the Madding Crowd (1967) and Petulia (1968) in which she had starred. Donald Sutherland also wanted to make the film but had some reservations about the depiction of clairvoyance in the script. He felt it was handled too negatively and believed that the film should be a more "educative film", and that the "characters should in some way benefit from ESP and not be destroyed by it". Roeg was resistant to any changes and issued Sutherland with an ultimatum.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: The dead woman that is hauled up from the river blinks.See more »
Quotes:
Bishop Barbarrigo:[while passing by a dilapidated church] The churches belong to God, but he doesn't seem to care about them.See more »
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47 out of 77 people found the following review useful.
Surreal and mind-bending, 20 December 2003
Author: Danny_G13 from Glasgow, Scotland

Don't Look Now was clearly ahead of its time. In 1973, psychological movies such as this were either rare, or basic. Don't Look Now attempts to go where a lot of movies had never been, which was a realm where many things never truly make sense and yet behind it all is a coherent purpose.

First of it is *not* a candidate for greatest horror film ever, though the Times would have you believe otherwise. What it *is* though is a highly confusing yet thought-provoking story which covers grief and dillusion in equal measure.

Donald Sutherland plays John Baxter, who's married to Laura, who lose a child in an accident and find their worlds turned upside-down as a result. However, thereafter the story is set in Venice where John's working on a job and Laura's accompanied him there, and where things start to get disturbing for the couple as events begin to focus on their dead daughter and paranormal themes emerge.

It *is* a strange tale, and ultimately what you get out of it is entirely up to you. It is probably from this film that the likes of David Lynch started to derive inspiration.

Overall, good, if intrinsically confusing.

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