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Don't Look Now (1973)


Written by Tim Dirks

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Don't Look Now (1973, UK/It.)

In Nicolas Roeg's haunting and classic supernatural thriller based upon a Daphne du Maurier short story tale:

  • the early sudden scene (filmed with a Steadi-cam) of the tragic drowning death of the red-raincoated, young Baxter daughter Christine (Sharon Williams) in a muddy fishpond in England
  • the explicit, realistic love-making scene between art restoration expert John Baxter (Donald Sutherland) and wife Laura (Julie Christie) (was it authentic or simulated sex?) - intercut with their post-coital dressing to go out - while they were on a recuperative vacation in Venice after their daughter's death
Explicit Love-Making Between Baxters
  • the repetitive thematic images of water, the color red, miscommunication, doppelgangers (or duplicates), and shattered glass
  • the bloody, shocking murderous conclusion in which John's neck was sliced by a red-hooded, wizened-faced dwarf figure in a dark Venetian alleyway

Tragic Drowning of Baxter Daughter

The Shocking Murder of John Baxter by Red Raincoated Dwarf


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