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Rosemary's Baby 

TV-14 | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | TV Mini-Series (2014)
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Modern 4 hour mini-series adaptation of the classic novel by Ira Levin focusing on young Rosemary Woodhouse's suspicions that her neighbors may belong to a Satanic cult who are hell bent on getting one thing: the baby she is carrying.
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 Commissioner Fontaine 2 episodes, 2014
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Rosemarie La Vaullée ...
 Victoria Plasir 2 episodes, 2014
Eva Lutz ...
 Laura Veaulieu 2 episodes, 2014
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 Mr. Wees 2 episodes, 2014
Hiro Uchiyama ...
 Yoshiro Kawashiri 2 episodes, 2014
Joseph Malerba ...
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 Anesthesiologist 2 episodes, 2014
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 Blue-Eyed Man 2 episodes, 2014
Victoire Bélézy ...
Cyril Casmèze ...
Stéphane Boucher ...
Franck Vincent ...
 Xavier Exahros 2 episodes, 2014
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Modern 4 hour mini-series adaptation of the classic novel by Ira Levin focusing on young Rosemary Woodhouse's suspicions that her neighbors may belong to a Satanic cult who are hell bent on getting one thing: the baby she is carrying.

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Fear is born.

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Drama | Horror | Mystery

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11 May 2014 (USA)  »

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A Semente do Diabo  »

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Zoe Saldana was the first & only choice for the role of Rosemary Woodhouse. See more »

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Remake of Polanski thriller turned to horror TV show
24 August 2014 | by See all my reviews

I think Agnieszka Holland did an interesting job on directing a film with unavoidable comparison to the Polanski film of the same name. Cinematography by Michel Amathieu is well lit and looks professional. The problem that I have is that such horror film, thriller, and such look like cheap CW television shows when not filmed on film stock. That is my problem, but I just cannot adjust to the look of Gothic story painted on such a canvas.

Otherwise, Zoe Saldana (Rosemary) hands in her usual above board acting job, but I must admit that I never liked Mia Farrows work, I found her to be without depth. So Ms. Saldana did not have to reach far, into her vast acting repertoire, to out act shallow Farrow, nevertheless she gave the part a good shove in the right direction. Patrick J. Adams (Guy), on the other hand, had to compete with John Cassavetes who was amazing in the role. He did not really rise to it, but his part was limited to very few emotions...which I did not feel he really reached, but it did not really distract from the film's plot.

That's it for comparisons to the Polanski flick, other than I live across the street from the Dakota and it will always be the Rosemary's Baby building to me. The building in the film has an equally eerie facade and the inside with its maze of connecting rooms create a sinister set from Ms. Saldana to explore. OK that is enough comparisons!!! It is hard, is it not ? Taking on a classic film and putting it on television makes it impossible not to compare.

As far as subject matter, does it really fit today's sensibilities. Whereas the Polanski film places loose with the supernatural overtones, this film jumps right in to all the trimmings of a full-out horror tale. It is a tragedy where the hero is consumed by the evil it seemed innocent enough to overcome. The hero is not saved by innocence, she is destroyed because of it. The underlining theme of both the book and this film (not so much in Polanski's tale) is betrayal. Rosemary is ultimately betrayed by her new friends, her apartment, her husband and finally herself. She is dammed. Does that make sense in a secular world where religion is greatly deflated ? Maybe not everyone's cup of tea anymore.

Finally, this was produced by Saldana and her family. Perhaps that was too much, in the end, for her to chew.


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