Mia Farrow do her most memorable role as a young-to-be mother mixed up in devil's business. It is a very believable directed movie with good supporting help from the golden age of Hollywood players. It is perfect supplement to Polanski's earlier "Repulsion". Eerie music and gripping story that is almost 100% true to the book.
35mm, rewatched, re-rated. Cinematography by William A. Fraker and music by Krzysztof Komeda. It's a very interesting script in its accumulation of paranoia, but also boring in its constant reiteration. Polansky, always so overrated, seems to have filmed a landmark horror movie, when, after all, he has accomplished an appreciable work of industrial craftsmanship. Mia Farrow is insuperable.
Agghiacciante. Un velo sinistro copre costantemente ogni scena, ogni sguardo, ogni cupa intuizione, mentre un ineludibile terrore psicologico si insinua nella vostra testa. Quella sensazione disturbante sottopelle non può far altro che collocarlo tra i capolavori del genere, quelli che non necessitano di artifici computerizzati o mostri raccapriccianti per farti girare scosso per casa dopo il termine della visione.
This startling, horrifying rumination on the anxieties surrounding motherhood falls directly in line with the rise of second-wave feminism. Not only does it feature powerhouse performances (Mia Farrow's wide-eyed disbelief is both histrionic and natural given the circumstances), but it also features wonderful camera-work that acts as Rosemary's oppressor as much as her husband does. Remember: never trust the husband.
Now this is a real horror film! Rosemary's Baby is the definition for horror. If you look up horror in the dictionary you are gonna see a picture of Mia Farrow screaming; "What have you done to it's eyes?!" This is just such a well made film. Everything from the acting to the directing to the writing is just dialed up to 11! This is one of my favorite horror films and it freaks me out everytime I watch it.