History Film / RosemarysBaby

14th Jan '18 2:11:49 AM Mdumas43073
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* SupernatralProofFather: Subverted. Guy tries to convince her that nothing strange is going on with their neighbors next door and that all of the other disturbing things that happen to her during her pregnancy are in her mind. [[spoiler:However, he knows that they are really part of a devil-worshipping cult, and he's promised the baby to them]].

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* SupernatralProofFather: SupernaturalProofFather: Subverted. Guy tries to convince her that nothing strange is going on with their neighbors next door and that all of the other disturbing things that happen to her during her pregnancy are in her mind. [[spoiler:However, he knows that they are really part of a devil-worshipping cult, and he's promised the baby to them]].
2nd Nov '17 2:12:14 PM Ezclee4050
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* ChristianityIsCatholic: Roman criticizes the Catholic Church, but not a word is said about any other one (although he does make a passing comment dismissing "all religions") .

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* ChristianityIsCatholic: ChristianityIsCatholic:
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Roman criticizes the Catholic Church, but not a word is said about any other one (although he does make a passing comment dismissing "all religions") .religions").
** It's also vaguely implied that [[spoiler:the mother of Satan's child]] is required to be Catholic. The cryptic comments by JFK in Rosemary's fever dream about only Catholics being allowed on the yacht and being "bound by these prejudices", and Terry having an Italian surname could be hints for this.



* JustEatGilligan: Call home to Mom, have her buy you a train ticket. Since everyone around is being creepy and lying to you, and the honest ones are dying, just go back to Omaha. And since those special witch foods aren't available back home, that should solve the problem of the inconvenient pregnancy. [[JustifiedTrope Meanwhile,]] Rosemary doesn't do this because of her several personality traits, for which she was specifically chosen by the witches. She's the type of good Catholic girl who won't leave her husband, or have an abortion, no matter what. She's also the sort of person to remain in denial about a situation as long as she possibly can, so that she will continue to convince herself everything is just fine long past the point that another woman would go running for help. In fact, that was the mistake the witches made the first time: not being careful enough to select someone who would keep telling herself all the warning signs were just her imagination, and had to help her into suicide. ''Plus'' the fact that the creeps, husband included, are extremely controlling. It's likely they'd just find a way to prevent her leaving.

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* JustEatGilligan: Call home to Mom, have her buy you a train ticket. Since everyone around is being creepy and lying to you, and the honest ones are dying, just go back to Omaha. And since those special witch foods aren't available back home, that should solve the problem of the inconvenient pregnancy. [[JustifiedTrope Meanwhile,]] Rosemary doesn't do this because of her several personality traits, for which she was specifically chosen by the witches. She's the type of good Catholic girl who won't leave her husband, or have an abortion, no matter what. She's also the sort of person to remain in denial about a situation as long as she possibly can, so that she will continue to convince herself everything is just fine long past the point that another woman would go running for help. In fact, that was the mistake the witches made the first time: not being careful enough to select someone who would keep telling herself all the warning signs were just her imagination, and had to help her into suicide. ''Plus'' the fact that the creeps, husband included, are extremely controlling. It's likely they'd just find a way to prevent her leaving. The book also spells out more clearly that she's estranged from her family because she married a non-Catholic.
2nd Nov '17 1:16:50 PM Ezclee4050
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* HenpeckedHusband: The arguments between the Castevets that Rosemary hears through the walls suggest Roman might be one.
-->'''Minnie''': Sometimes I wonder how come you're the leader of ''anything''!
1st Nov '17 1:17:58 AM Ezclee4050
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* ColdReading: At dinner, Roman uses a variation on this to stroke Guy's ego and gain his confidence. Roman, knowing that Guy was in ''Luther'', lies about having seen the play, incorrectly guesses that Guy was Creator/AlbertFinney's understudy, but then claims that he remembered seeing Guy make a certain gesture during the play (of ''course'' a stage actor's going to give a character a specific gesture), then lets Guy fill in the details on what the gesture was.

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* ColdReading: At dinner, Roman uses a variation on this to stroke Guy's ego and gain his confidence. Roman, knowing that Guy was in ''Luther'', lies about having seen the play, incorrectly guesses that Guy was Creator/AlbertFinney's understudy, but then claims that he remembered seeing Guy make a certain gesture during the play (of ''course'' a stage actor's going to give a character a specific gesture), gesture, and is going to be impressed with someone who claims he noticed it), then lets Guy fill in the details on what the gesture was.
1st Nov '17 1:07:23 AM Ezclee4050
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** Rosemary spitting in Guy's face at the end also counts.

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** Rosemary spitting in Guy's face at the end Rosemary's SpitefulSpit also counts.
1st Nov '17 12:55:45 AM Ezclee4050
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* ColdReading: At dinner, Roman uses a variation on this to stroke Guy's ego and gain his confidence. Roman, knowing that Guy was in ''Luther'', lies about having seen the play, incorrectly guesses that Guy was Creator/AlbertFinney's understudy, but then claims that he remembered seeing Guy make a certain gesture during the play (of ''course'' a stage actor's going to give a character a specific gesture), then lets Guy fill in the details on what the gesture was.



* DeadpanSnarker: Guy.
* DefiantStoneThrow: One of the few notable incidents in the book that didn't make the film: [[spoiler:after Roman reveals that the baby will be called Adrian, Rosemary refuses to accept it and states that his name is Andrew John Woodhouse, which she'd picked a few months earlier. (The "Hail Rosemary, Mother of Adrian" chant may have clued her in that she's got some clout.) Minnie cuts off Roman's objection and starts chanting "Hail Andrew!" and the rest of the cult follows her, allowing Rosemary a small victory.]]

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* DeadpanSnarker: DeadpanSnarker:
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Guy.
** Rosemary has her moments too.
* DefiantStoneThrow: DefiantStoneThrow:
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One of the few notable incidents in the book that didn't make the film: [[spoiler:after Roman reveals that the baby will be called Adrian, Rosemary refuses to accept it and states that his name is Andrew John Woodhouse, which she'd picked a few months earlier. (The "Hail Rosemary, Mother of Adrian" chant may have clued her in that she's got some clout.) Minnie cuts off Roman's objection and starts chanting "Hail Andrew!" and the rest of the cult follows her, allowing Rosemary a small victory.]]]]
** Rosemary spitting in Guy's face at the end also counts.


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* DrJerk: Dr. Sapirstein. Even before we learn that he's part of the coven, his patronizing attitude towards Rosemary and his HurricaneOfExcuses for her pain and weight loss make him seem heartless.


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* RedOniBlueOni: The Castevets--bubbly, friendly Minnie and aloof Roman.
24th Oct '17 9:27:18 PM Mdumas43073
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** In the novel, Rosemary thinks Terry looks like Anna Maria Alberghetti, and is told in turn that she looks like Piper Laurie.

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** In the novel, Rosemary thinks Terry looks like Anna Maria Alberghetti, and is told in turn that she herself looks like Piper Laurie.
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** Wait a second... Is that Creator/WilliamCastle outside the phone booth?

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** Wait a second... Is that Creator/WilliamCastle waiting outside the phone booth?
24th Oct '17 9:25:25 PM Mdumas43073
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** The threatening-looking bearded man in the ritual is Anton LaVey!

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** The threatening-looking bearded man in the ritual is [[UsefulNotes/{{Satanism}} Anton LaVey![=LaVey=]]]!
24th Oct '17 9:20:19 PM Mdumas43073
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* {{Bookends}}: The movie starts with a long, sweeping pan over the NYC skyline, accompanied by Rosemary's eerie singing, and ends with what is essentially a reverse of the shot, with the same soundtrack.

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* {{Bookends}}: The movie starts with a long, sweeping pan over across the NYC Midtown Manhattan skyline, accompanied by Rosemary's eerie singing, and ends with what is essentially a reverse of the shot, with the same soundtrack.
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