Horror Movies For October #29

Nicolas Roeg‘s 1973 masterpiece “Don’t Look Now” is a movie I often revisit. It is one of my all time favorites. That’s not hyperbole. A grieving couple, John and Laura played by Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie,  go to Venice after the death of their young daughter where John has been commissioned to restore an old Catholic Church. They befriend two sisters, one who is both blind and clairvoyant, who initially bring comfort to Laura. But the city is also under siege of a serial killer, all of which may be driving poor Laura mad. The editing by Graeme Clifford is brilliant, with it’s repetitive use of shots to enhance the themes, which initially feel oddly surreal but it comes together very nicely at the end. The score by Pino Donaggio is haunting and sad. Add all of these elements together and you’ve got about as perfect a movie that there is.


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One Response to Horror Movies For October #29

  1. thelid53@comcast.net says:

    Peace Skip,

    Thank you.

    I haven’t seen “Don’t Look Now” in decades.

    As well as it’s executed, it didn’t ring my chimes as sonorously as others from Sutherland’s horror portfolio such as “Invasion Of The Body Snatchers”

    Its been sufficiently long though that “Don’t Look Now” warrants another experience so it’s now on my list



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