History Film / RosemarysBaby

29th Mar '17 7:27:16 PM Ezclee4050
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A 1967 horror novel by Ira Levin, ''Rosemary's Baby'' became much better known as a 1968 [[TheFilmOfTheBook film adaptation]] by Creator/RomanPolanski, the second film in the director's so-called "Apartment Trilogy" (along with ''Film/{{Repulsion}}'' and ''Film/TheTenant'').

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A 1967 horror novel by Ira Levin, Creator/IraLevin, ''Rosemary's Baby'' became much better known as a 1968 [[TheFilmOfTheBook film adaptation]] by Creator/RomanPolanski, the second film in the director's so-called "Apartment Trilogy" (along with ''Film/{{Repulsion}}'' and ''Film/TheTenant'').
28th Mar '17 7:45:40 AM Ezclee4050
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* TheThreeWiseMen: The final scene is staged as a semi-parody of the Nativity, complete with visitors from the East: an unnamed Japanese man and a Greek guy named Argyron Stavropoulos.
28th Mar '17 7:26:07 AM Ezclee4050
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* EvilIsPetty: Assuming what we suspect was happening all along was true, [[spoiler:the cult caused the deaths of Mrs. Gardenia and Terry simply because they started questioning their motives, the death of Hutch because he was trying to help Rosemary, and blinded Donald Baumgart only so they could manipulate Guy into going along with their plans. Also it's not out of the question that the whole arrangement of the birth of the Antichrist was just to allow Roman/Steven to one-up his father: Adrian Marcato merely conjured Satan, Steven will actually allow his seed to start roaming the earth.]]



* EvilIsPetty: Assuming what we suspect was happening all along was true, [[spoiler:the cult caused the deaths of Mrs. Gardenia and Terry simply because they started questioning their motives, the death of Hutch because he was trying to help Rosemary, and blinded Donald Baumgart only so they could manipulate Guy into going along with their plans. Also it's not out of the question that the whole arrangement of the birth of the Antichrist was just to allow Roman/Steven to one-up his father: Adrian Marcato merely conjured Satan, Steven will actually allow his seed to start roaming the earth.]]



* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: It's never specifically portrayed in the story, but it's hinted that [[spoiler:Terry]] might've have been murdered and [[spoiler:the coven staged it to look like a suicide]]. Also, [[spoiler:the deaths of Mrs. Gardenia and Hutch and the blindness of Donald Baumgart were apparently caused by spells cast by the coven but were assumed to be naturally caused]].



* SignificantBirthDate: Rosemary gives birth on June 25 -- the Anti-Christmas.
** And it's the sixth month of the year 1966 ([[NumberOfTheBeast 6/66]]).

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* SignificantBirthDate: Rosemary gives birth on June 25 -- the Anti-Christmas.
** And it's
Anti-Christmas, in the sixth month of the year 1966 ([[NumberOfTheBeast 6/66]]).6/66]]). According to the novel, an old Satanic prophecy pinpointed this date for the birth of the Antichrist.
27th Mar '17 10:54:00 PM Ezclee4050
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* EvilIsPetty: Assuming what we suspect was happening all along was true, [[spoiler:the cult caused the deaths of Mrs. Gardenia and Terry simply because they started questioning their motives, the death of Hutch because he was trying to help Rosemary, and blinded Donald Baumgart only so they could manipulate Guy into going along with their plans. Also it's not out of the question that the whole arrangement of the birth of the Antichrist was just to allow Roman/Steven to one-up his father: Adrian Marcato merely conjured Satan, Steven will actually allow his seed to start roaming the earth.]]
27th Mar '17 5:58:45 AM Ezclee4050
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*** Phil Leeds, who plays Dr. Shand in the film, was actually in ''Nobody Loves an Albatross''.
20th Mar '17 3:37:32 PM Ezclee4050
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* 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. Minnie cuts off Roman's objection and starts chanting "Hail Andrew!" and the rest of the cult follows her, allowing Rosemary a small victory.]]
8th Feb '17 12:48:05 PM TheNicestGuy
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* IronicNurseryTune: "Rosemary's Lullaby", the wordless vocal theme that opens and closes the film ([[DoItYourselfThemeTune performed by Mia Farrow herself]]).

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* IronicNurseryTune: "Rosemary's Lullaby", the wordless vocal theme that opens and closes the film ([[DoItYourselfThemeTune film, [[DoItYourselfThemeTune performed by Mia Farrow herself]]).herself]]. It's also known as "Sleep Safe and Warm", and versions with official lyrics can be found, for example Claudine Longet's. With lines like "from my arms no power can take you", FridgeHorror questions whether it's really the ''mother'' that's doing the singing.
23rd Jan '17 7:56:33 PM defciggy
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** Saperstein advises Rosemary not to read pregnancy books. At first this seems like kindly advice, as he tells her that nervous first-time mothers often think every small aberration is a sign of something wrong. [[Spoiler: Later we find out that the doctor is also a part of the cult, and he's deliberately keeping Rosemary away from standard pregnancy manuals because he ''knows'' her pregnancy will be abnormal.]] He also encourages her to indulge her WackyCravings [[spoiler: because he knows that Satan's baby is going to want bloody meat and raw chicken hearts at three in the morning.]]

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** Saperstein advises Rosemary not to read pregnancy books. At first this seems like kindly advice, as he tells her that nervous first-time mothers often think every small aberration is a sign of something wrong. [[Spoiler: Later wrong, but [[spoiler: later we find out that the doctor is also a part member of the cult, and he's deliberately keeping Rosemary away from standard pregnancy manuals because he ''knows'' her pregnancy will be abnormal.]] abnormal]]. He also encourages her to indulge her WackyCravings [[spoiler: because he knows that Satan's baby is going to want bloody meat and raw chicken hearts at three in the morning.]]
14th Dec '16 7:36:52 AM Prinzenick
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* SlidingScaleOfAdaptationModification: Type 5: the film adaptation is extremely faithful to the original book.
25th Nov '16 7:49:28 PM Bergamot
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* CallBack: Plenty, the film really makes use of horrible little moments or elements that come back later, for instance:

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* CallBack: Plenty, On second viewing/reading, nearly every detail of the film really makes use film/book becomes this.
** In the novel, Rosemary and Guy spend evenings playing Scrabble. [[spoiler: At the story's climax, Rosemary uses the Scrabble board to decipher the anagram
of horrible little moments or elements that come back later, Roman's name.]]
** In their first real meeting, Minnie invites Guy and Rosemary to dinner. Rosemary tries to beg off, telling Minnie she shouldn't go to any trouble on their account, to which Minnie replies "if it was any trouble I wouldn't ask; I'm as selfish as the day is long." [[spoiler: This turns out to be nothing more than the truth, as Minnie's only inviting them over to size up Rosemary as a potential mother
for instance:Satan's child.]]


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** Hutch's missing glove.
** Saperstein advises Rosemary not to read pregnancy books. At first this seems like kindly advice, as he tells her that nervous first-time mothers often think every small aberration is a sign of something wrong. [[Spoiler: Later we find out that the doctor is also a part of the cult, and he's deliberately keeping Rosemary away from standard pregnancy manuals because he ''knows'' her pregnancy will be abnormal.]] He also encourages her to indulge her WackyCravings [[spoiler: because he knows that Satan's baby is going to want bloody meat and raw chicken hearts at three in the morning.]]
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