Rosemary’s Baby (1968) written and directed by Roman Polanski
Mia Farrow as Rosemary Woodhouse, Sydney Blackmer as Roman Castevet (not pictured) and Patsy Kelly as Laura-Louise (not pictured)

Roman: Why don’t you help us out Rosemary? Be a real mother to Adrian. You don’t have to join if you don’t want to, just be a mother to your baby. Minnie and Laura-Louise are too old. It’s not right… Think about it Rosemary.
Rosemary: Oh God!
Laura-Louise: Ahh shaddup with your “Oh Gods” or we’ll kill ya, milk or no milk!

Tomorrow is Halloween…

4 Responses to “Rosemary’s Baby (1968)”

  1. I saw this again a few months back. The film seems just as strong to me as it ever did. Roman and Minnie are fantastic characters but the whole cast deliver authentic performances, even the smaller roles like Laura-Louise are pitch-perfect.

  2. This horror classic was actually screened two weeks ago at the Chelsea Cinemas as part of their Hedda Lettuce series. Hedda is a transvestite who campily moderates, and fuels audience involvement which includes voicing some of the film’s most memorable lines. What you provide here is of course prime.

  3. I love the Chelsea Cinemas classic series, Sam, and Hedda Lettuce is an awesome host. There’s another host as well who is there sometimes but I forget her name – she’s also very good though.

  4. lol the Chelsea CInema Classics series sounds SO New York! In a good way, of course.

    What struck me most about Rosemary’s Baby this time around was how funny it was. I mean, yes it’s creepy too, but it’s loaded with the blackest of humor as evidenced by the above exchange. Good stuff.

    Polanski doesn’t have a great reputation when it comes to women, either in his movies or in his personal life, but Rosemary is one of his best and most sympathetic heroines. She’s basically thrown to the wolves by her scumbag of an opportunistic husband who is a jerk to her from beginning to end, but she very much holds her own.

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