over 2 years
ask Nicloas Roeg how a film can be crippling to watch & still be brilliant
over 4 years
Cutting-edge for 70s, but having repeating visual motifs thankfully is no longer enough
Nicolas Roeg is going to make you squirm.
over 7 years
Slow. Methodical. Psychologically terrifying.
over 7 years
Slow buildup sets up an atmosphere of dread which converges onto a shattering climax.
Don't Look Now is a 1973 thriller film directed by Nicolas Roeg. Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland star as a married couple whose lives become complicated after meeting two elderly sisters in Venice, one of whom claims to be clairvoyant and informs them that their recently deceased daughter is trying to contact them and warn them of danger. It is an independent British and Italian co-production, filmed in England and Italy, and adapted from the short story by Daphne du Maurier.
While Don't Look Now observes many conventions of the thriller genre, its primary focus is on the psychology of grief, and the effect the death of a child can have on a relationship. Its emotionally convincing depiction of grief is often singled out as a trait not usually present in films featuring supernatural plot elements.
As well as the unusual handling of its subject matter, Don't Look Now is renowned for its atypical but innovative editing style, and its use of recurring motifs and themes. The film...