Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Darkness in the Theater: Don't Look Now (1973

The classic movie DON"T LOOK NOW (1973) has one of the top ten best endings in all film (in my hellish opinion). Directed by Nicolas Roeg and written by Daphne Du Maurier, the movie also boasts an eerie score by  Emidio Remigi. A young couple lose their daughter to an accident. She died wearing a red raincoat.  Just as the grieving couple, played by Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland, arrive in Italy, a small unseen figure in a red raincoat appears about Venice as a series of grisly murders have begun. This is one of those movies where patience through the heavy suspense earns you a surprising payoff. Visually engrossing as well: Follow the brilliant use of color as symbolism (particularly RED!) It all adds up to a coherent mood piece dipped in horror.

Grade : A

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