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Plot: Laura and John, grieved by a terrible loss, meet in Venice, where John is in charge of the restoration of a church, two mysterious sisters, one of whom gives them a message sent from the afterlife.
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Note-perfect direction, pacing, script and performances make this one of the eeriest, creepiest and unique horror films I have ever seen, and from Roeg’s very strong run of films. Perhaps the finest ‘reveal’ of all time, in fact.
In short, a ‘must-see’ film, and if you enjoy beautifully-shot psychological horror, it’s definitely worth a purchase in the finest quality print available, and re-watches…hopefully once every Halloween season, in fact.
I honestly had a great enthusiasm towards this film before I watched it and I really longed for a film that would mainly offer a sinister atmosphere for the most part. I had read so many great things about “Don’t Look Now” and the plot, the locations and the characters looked compelling enough to me to give this movie a chance and be prepared to enjoy an over and done masterpiece. Frankly, I am aware that most people who like this film, are probably going to think I’m terribly brainless because I was somehow disappointed by it, but I would much rather speaking my mind and giving my honest opinion.
The main reason why this film turned into a disappointment to me, was mostly the fact that there were quite a lot of scenes that worked as a sleeping pill to me. I think I have seen a decent share of horror films that offer big moments of silence and so-called clever symbolism and subtle details that somehow help to build a solid story. However, in “Don’t Look Now”, I felt a bit overwhelmed by the excessive amount of pointless sequences (and I’m pretty sure they ARE pointless) and images that in the end are reduced to nothing whatsoever. I felt like most of these puzzling and unsolved details, were Nicolas Roeg’s way to mystify the audience with discourteous methods and filling blanks to make the movie longer and by some means more “interesting” to look at. Nevertheless, opposite to what those chaotic sequences were meant to incite, I felt somehow underestimated and ripped off. This film could have offered the same story and lots of bright symbolism, without the requirement of bombing the audience with tedious states of affair. I’m very supportive of ambiguity in horror films, when help to create a sinister atmosphere, at least. As an example, I’d probably mention Lucio Fulci, whose films are mostly criticized by the great quantity of nonsensical scenes. However, in Mr. Fulci’s case, I think the puzzling aspect of his films, at least contribute in a great deal, to develop a terrifying atmosphere. So to make it short and clear, what I condemn the most about “Don’t Look Now”, is its offensive and underestimating ambiguity that leads to nothing at all and simply leaves the audience doubting about their own intelligence.
Too bad this film cheats the audience with so many pointless oscillations, because the story itself is not bad at all and the characters look darkly beautiful enough to make a frightening horror film, like the two old sisters, for example. The locations were probably one of the most appealing elements in “Don’t Look Now” and probably one of the main reasons why I agreed to watch the movie until it was finished instead of just leaving it incomplete. I am not one of those horror fans who expect a big “EUREKA!” moment during the last minutes of a film, I can guarantee that. However, I do not appreciate feeling mocked after a movie is finished. I’m sure this comment will be voted as NOT useful several times by people who support this film and think I’m just an airhead who didn’t get it, but that’s all right… I can live with that 😉
(My five stars, mostly are due to the locations and a couple of eerie moments that made the whole thing endurable somehow).
Erotic Gothic Thriller
Don’t Look Now(1973) has been badly negleted by many film viewers does to its enematic nature. The first five to fifteen minutes are splendidly edited. Don’t Look Now(1973) is based on a novel by Daphne Du Maurier. Borrows somes themes from the Alfred Hitchcock film of another ghost story by the author called Rebecca(1940). The film score by Pino Donaggio beats anything he has done for Brian De Palma except for Carrie(1976). Don’t Look Now(1973) may have been influenced by a similar themed pic called Who Saw Her Die?(1971).
Nicolas Roeg does an excellent job in filming scenes of creepy and eerie impact. Donald Sutherland gives a extraordinary performance as the clairvoyant but disbeliever, John Baxter. The film’s most controversial sequence is the shocking sex scene with Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie. What’s shocking about this one scene is the realistic feel of the act. There are some who believe to this day that the sex scene was not acted but real. The Sutherland-Christie sex scene is done with the same editing technique as The Man Who Fell to Earth(1976).
Don’t Look Now(1973) was The Sixth Sense(1999) of its era. One film that sports the same idea about fate is David Croenberg’s The Dead Zone(1983). Julie Christie is just brilliant as Laura Baxter. Shares the same gloomy landscape as the director’s later film, The Man Who Fell to Earth(1976). The climax of Don’t Look Now(1973) was a gloomy and shocking sequence to watch. Don’t Look Now(1973) is in the tradition of films such as Last Year at Marienbad(1960).
Fear, as an art form.
I was afraid to swallow, to make any noise. The unspeakable was all around me and I lived it up to the fullest. Nicolas Roeg plays with our instincts, with our inner voices and challenge us to take notice. Just like Donald Sutherland’s character. He knows, even if his brain tells him not to be stupid. To believe is to commit intellectual suicide. Better not to look, not to listen. Sutherland and Christie are one of the most convincing modern artistic yet normal married couples in their pain in their every daily detail. Sutherland goes along with Christie’s “nonsense” because he sees what the nonsense does for her. They make love for the first time since their daughter’s death in a way we’ve never seen before on the screen and, probably, never will again. Based on a Daphne Du Maurier’s book, Nicolas Roeg has orchestrated a chilling work of art. For film lovers all over the world, if you haven’t seen it, do, preferably in the dark with someone you know and love.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 50 min (110 min)
Genre Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Director Nicolas Roeg
Writer Daphne Du Maurier (story), Allan Scott (screenplay), Chris Bryant (screenplay)
Actors Julie Christie, Donald Sutherland, Hilary Mason, Clelia Matania
Country UK, Italy
Awards Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 9 nominations.
Production Company Paramount
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Camera and Lenses by Panavision
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length 3,005 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman 100T 5254)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (2019 remaster), Dolby Vision, Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm