Rosemary’s Baby

Title: Rosemary’s Baby
Year: 1968
Director: Roman Polanski
Writer: Roman Polanski, based on the novel by Ira Levin
Starring: Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon, Sidney Blackmer, Maurice Evans, Ralph Bellamy
Music: Krzysztof Komeda
Distinctions: Oscar for Best Supporting Actress (Gordon); Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay; currently #215 on IMDb’s Top 250
Synopsis: a woman believes a Satanic conspiracy is after her unborn baby
How I saw it: on video (rented from Netflix), August 2008
Subjective Rating: 7/10 (Good).
Objective Rating: 8/10 (points off for cinematography and special effects/design) c. 3.1/4 (Very good).

Extremely effective. Suspense is constantly building. The ending is a bit of a let down, although I can’t think of any way to improve it.


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