Rosemary's Baby
I've honestly lost track of how often or how recently I've seen this
Director: Roman Polanski. Cast: Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon, Sidney Blackmer, Ralph Bellamy, Maurice Evans, Charles Grodin, Victoria Vetri, Patsy Kelly. Screenplay: Roman Polanski (based on the novel by Ira Levin).

Twitter Capsule: The diabolism is unnerving, the prospect of a heartless spouse more so, the grim terror of pregnancy most of all.

VOR:   Few rivals as a gore-free shocker for adults, or as horror comedy, or as savage comment on marital and urban distrust, or as detonation of maternalist ideals. Often imitated, never duplicated, etc.

Photo © 1968 Paramount Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: A–

Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Supporting Actress: Ruth Gordon
Best Adapted Screenplay: Roman Polanski

Golden Globe Nominations and Winners:
Best Actress (Drama): Mia Farrow
Best Supporting Actress: Ruth Gordon
Best Screenplay: Roman Polanski
Best Original Score: Krzysztof Komeda

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