History Film / DontLookNow

11th Sep '16 4:29:31 PM benda
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* MeaningfulBackgroundEvent: Subverted. Christine Baxter drowns while wearing a red raincoat in the film's opening, and the entire film suggests that she's trying to speak with the from the beyond [[spoiler: but it's really a midget in a red raincoat with a meat cleaver, who murders randomly.]]

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* MeaningfulBackgroundEvent: Subverted. Christine Baxter drowns while wearing a red raincoat in the film's opening, and the entire film suggests that she's trying to speak with appear before the Baxters from the beyond [[spoiler: but it's really a midget in a red raincoat with a meat cleaver, who murders randomly.]]
20th Aug '16 3:24:10 AM Borghen
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* BilingualBonus: A few scenes feature authentic italian dialogues, some of them being quite important to understand the plot.
20th Aug '16 3:18:44 AM Borghen
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* AlienGeometries: Venice comes across like this, with John and Laura getting lost far too easily in places they should feel familiar with

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* AlienGeometries: Venice comes across like this, with John and Laura getting lost far too easily in places they should feel familiar withwith.
* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: The italian characters all speak flawless italian, but only a couple have a real venetian accent.
4th Jun '16 1:49:31 PM Mdumas43073
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13th Nov '15 5:31:17 AM hullflyer
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* Foreshadowing: If you know what kind of boat John has a vision of Christine riding on, you have an idea of what's going to happen, as it's [[spoiler:a funeral boat]].

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* Foreshadowing: {{Foreshadowing}}: If you know what kind of boat John has a vision of Christine riding on, you have an idea of what's going to happen, as it's [[spoiler:a funeral boat]].
13th Nov '15 5:31:00 AM hullflyer
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* Foreshadowing: If you know what kind of boat John has a vision of Christine riding on, you have an idea of what's going to happen, as it's [[spoiler:a funeral boat]].
2nd Jul '15 4:06:59 PM Folamh3
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* SelfFulfillingProphecy: John is preparing to go back to England when he inexplicably sees Laura and the two sisters on a boat on the river, which prompts him to stay in Venice in an effort to find Laura. [[spoiler:His vision of Laura is in fact a premonition of Laura riding on a funeral boat following his own death. His premonition of his funeral is what prompts him to stay in Venice, which then leads to his death.]]
2nd Jul '15 4:02:39 PM Folamh3
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%%* BlindSeer

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%%* BlindSeer* BlindSeer: Heather, both blind and psychic.



* {{Fainting}}: Laura passes out at a restaurant after a blind woman claims to have seen Christine sitting between her and John, laughing.



%%* InfantImmortality: Averted.
* {{Fainting}}: Laura passes out at a restaurant after a blind woman claims to have seen Christine sitting between her and John, laughing.

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%%* * InfantImmortality: Averted.
* {{Fainting}}: Laura passes out at a restaurant after a blind woman claims to have seen
Averted: the Baxters' daughter Christine sitting between her and John, laughing.drowns in the opening scene.



%%* LittlePeopleAreSurreal

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%%* LittlePeopleAreSurreal* LittlePeopleAreSurreal: [[spoiler:The mysterious dwarf creature who abruptly kills John at the end of the film.]]



%%* PsychologicalHorror

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%%* PsychologicalHorror* PsychologicalHorror: The film is more based around building an atmosphere of dread, grief and apprehension than jump scares.
2nd Jul '15 3:58:07 PM Folamh3
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* AdaptationExpansion: By Daphne Du Maurier's own account, she thought the film a stronger adaptation than her own novel.

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* AdaptationExpansion: By Daphne Du Maurier's own account, she thought the The film delves a stronger adaptation bit more into the backstory and the relationship between the Baxters than her own novel.the novella does.
5th Apr '15 9:26:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* ThrowItIn: The sex scene, which would go on to earn a reputation as one of the most genuinely passionate on film, was a last minute idea by the director, who felt the couple would spend too much time arguing otherwise.
** Because of this, there's a bit of an urban legend to the effect that it was unsimulated, which has been emphatically denied by (at least) Donald Sutherland.
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