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Don't Look Now (1973)

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.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Laura Baxter
... John Baxter
... Heather
... Wendy
... Bishop Barbarrigo
... Inspector Longhi
Giorgio Trestini ... Workman
... Hotel Manager
... Anthony Babbage
Ann Rye ... Mandy Babbage
Nicholas Salter ... Johnny Baxter
... Christine Baxter
Bruno Cattaneo ... Detective Sabbione
... Dwarf
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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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January 1974 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Inverno de Sangue em Veneza  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Adelina Poerio was cast as the fleeting red-coated figure after Nicolas Roeg saw her photo at a casting session in Rome. Standing at only 4'2" tall, she had a career as a singer. See more »

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When John climbs the scaffold, the camera follows him from the priest and up to the top of the church and he has gloves on the entire way. However, when the camera briefly switches from him to the workers below and back to him, his gloves are gone and do not return for the rest of the scene. See more »

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Heather: Fetch him back! Let him not go!
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Referenced in Das Superweib (1996) See more »

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Lu Primmo Ammore
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Arranged by Giorgio Gaber, Umberto Simonetta and Enrico Vaime
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A classic in every sense of the word.
18 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

I think it is bad luck that "Don't Look Now" was released in the same year as "The Exorcist", or else this might be a better known and more appreciated one of a kind masterpiece.

"Don't Look Now" is an horror movie but not one like you would expect it to be. It isn't a movie that scares you with some scene's, it is a movie that gets into you and just won't let go and builds up a nightmare like tension. The atmosphere is fantastic and gives the movie a haunting feeling. Venice really works as the perfect backdrop for this movie. The best movie set in Venice ever? Even though there aren't any scary sequences in the movie, the ending is really horrifying, it really freaked me out the first time I saw it, I think 5 years ago. On my second viewing, not too long ago I was prepared for the ending but it still was a very scary thing to watch!

The storytelling might seem slow but it works perfect for the movie and its tension. There are some brilliant moments in the movie that all come together once the ending approaches. The editing and cinematography are perfect, as are the performances by the cast.

And what is a decent comment without mentioning the famous love scene? Ah yes, the love scene, it really is one of the best love scene's ever. It is brilliantly filmed and even more brilliantly edited. Quite Stylish, as is the entire movie.

This classic masterpiece certainly deserves more recognition!

10/10

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