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“Nothing is what it seems.” You can say that again, especially when Nicolas Roeg is the director of the film. Join your faithful Grue Crew – Doc Rotten, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr – as they don their red raincoats in the rainy, English countryside and make a trip to Venice, Italy as depicted by Nicolas Roeg in his 1973 classic, Don’t Look Now.
Decades of Horror 1970s
Episode 91 — Don’t Look Now (1973)
Synopsis: 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.
- Director: Nicolas Roeg
- Allan Scott
- Chris Bryant
- Daphne Du Maurier (from the story by)
- Editor: Graeme Clifford
- Featured Cast:
- Julie Christie as Laura Baxter
- Donald Sutherland as John Baxter
- Hilary Mason as Heather
- Clelia Matania as Wendy
- Massimo Serato as Bishop Barbarrigo
- Renato Scarpa as Inspector Longhi
The Decades of Horror 1970s Grue Crew is in universal awe of director Nicolas Roeg’s work in this film. Bill professes his undying love for Julie Christie’s mind and thinks Don’t Look Now is so well done, it would make an ideal subject for a film school project. It’s the legendary sex scene that Chad first heard about, but he now appreciates the movie for the complete cinematic experience it delivers. Doc is a fan of Donald Sutherland’s work and his performance in Don’t Look Now and reveals another set of leads that might have replaced Christie and Sutherland. Roeg’s penchant for depicting time as fluid rather than linear impressed Jeff as did all of the recurring motifs he uses in the film.
Don’t Look Now receives an enthusiastic thumbs-up from all of the members of the Grue Crew! It is currently available to stream on SHUDDER and Jeff also highly recommends the Criterion Blu-ray edition.
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