History Film / RosemarysBaby

19th Aug '17 12:08:52 PM ClintEastwood
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* ShoutOut: Rosemary mentions in passing that she and Guy enjoyed watching a production of ''Theatre/TheFantasticks'' the other day.

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Rosemary mentions in passing that she and Guy enjoyed watching a production of ''Theatre/TheFantasticks'' the other day.


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* ShownTheirWork: A few pages from ''All Of Them Witches'' are shown, chapters on Thomas Colley (executed for falsely accusing and murdering an old couple who were ''not'' witches) and Prudence Duvernoy (not a witch but a confidante of Marie Du Plessis, the real [[Theatre/LaTraviata Lady of the Camellias]]). When Guy throws out the book, Rosemary buys another copy at [[http://www.weiserantiquarian.com/cgi-bin/wab455/index.html Samuel Weiser's bookstore]]. She also gets ''[[http://www.sacred-texts.com/grim/bcm/ The Book of Ceremonial Magic]]'', by A.E. Waite (one of the developers of the familiar Ryder Waite UsefulNotes/TarotCards). In the taxi, she reads a phrase about "many people died under mysterious circumstances" and that spells of this type "could not be cast without [[SympatheticMagic one of the victim's belongings]]". This is not in the real book. The production people inserted it on page 105, where Waite actually discusses misinterpretations of spells found in actual [[TomeOfEldritchLore grimoires (magical textbooks)]] and controversies over authorship.
12th Aug '17 6:00:07 PM CaptEquinox
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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.]]

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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. (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.]]



* 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.]]

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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, tell Rosemary who her neighbors were, 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.]]



* ExtremeDoormat: Rosemary. Everything about Guy under {{jerkass}}? She basically goes along with it.

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* ExtremeDoormat: Rosemary. Everything about Guy under {{jerkass}}? She basically goes along with it.it, trusting he knows more than a young woman from Omaha. As she finds out what's going on, she becomes more resourceful and assertive.



* FriendsRentControl: A struggling actor and his non-working wife living in a pre-war apartment in an exclusive Upper West Side building that, even in the '60s, a hedge fund manager could barely afford in real life. Justified in that New York rent control prevents the landowner from raising rent above a certain percentage of what the previous tenant (an elderly woman who had been there for decades) was charged. The superintendent even comments on this, saying that they would charge a great deal more if they could.

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* FriendsRentControl: A struggling actor and his non-working wife living in a pre-war apartment in an exclusive Upper West Side building that, even in the '60s, a hedge fund manager could barely afford in real life. Justified in that a) the book narrative specifies that money's not a problem because Guy's been in a lot of commercials and gets residuals; b) New York rent control prevents the landowner from raising rent above a certain percentage of what the previous tenant (an elderly woman who had been there for decades) was charged. The superintendent even comments on this, saying that they would charge a great deal more if they could.



* HollywoodSatanism: ZigZagged. The Satanic coven is probably the closest you'll ever come to actual Satanists in a Hollywood film. The only ritual we see doesn't feature big black robes or child sacrifice, but rather a bunch of old people singing naked. That said, most Satanists emphasize autonomy, so rape is a major crime in Satanism.

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* HollywoodSatanism: ZigZagged. The Satanic coven is probably the closest you'll ever come to actual Satanists in a Hollywood film. The only ritual we see doesn't feature big black robes or child sacrifice, but rather a bunch of old people singing naked. That said, most Satanists emphasize autonomy, so rape is a major crime in Satanism. Real Satanists would find a young volunteer, as [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babalon_Working Jack Parsons' group did in 1946]].



* {{Jerkass}}: From the beginning Guy is more than a bit of a jackass. Seriously, what man repeatedly states to his wife's face that he thinks her haircut makes her look hideous and that it's the worst decision she's ever made?

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* {{Jerkass}}: From the beginning Guy is more than a bit of a jackass. Seriously, what man repeatedly states to his wife's face that he thinks her haircut makes her look hideous and that it's the worst decision she's ever made?made? Her excuses for him all revolve around his career.



* MaritalRapeLicense: The night after [[spoiler:Satan impregnates her]], Rosemary notices some scratches on her. Guy tells her he got too excited last night and then handwaves it as "not wanting to miss Baby Night." Outside of the fact that [[spoiler:Guy is covering for the fact that he let ''Satan rape his wife'', he covers by saying ''he'' basically raped her unconscious body, scratching her in the process, and thinks ''that's'' an acceptable cover story. To top it off, he says "it was kind of fun, in a necrophiliac way."]]

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* MaritalRapeLicense: The night after [[spoiler:Satan impregnates her]], Rosemary notices some scratches on her. Guy tells her he got too excited last night and then handwaves it as "not wanting to miss Baby Night." Outside of the fact that [[spoiler:Guy is covering for the fact that he let ''Satan rape his wife'', he covers by saying ''he'' basically raped her unconscious body, scratching her in the process, and thinks ''that's'' an acceptable cover story. To top it off, he says "it was kind of fun, in a necrophiliac necrophile sort of way."]]



** Rosemary is seen reading Creator/SammyDavisJr's autobiography, ''Yes I Can''.

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** Rosemary is seen reading Creator/SammyDavisJr's autobiography, ''Yes I Can''. (In the book, she's reading ''The Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire''.)



** Averted when Minnie just gives her some "plain ordinary Lipton tea" with sugar and lemon at the baby shower.



* TheUnreveal: We never see Rosemary's baby's face, we're only told [[spoiler:it has the eyes and feet of Satan]].

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* TheUnreveal: We never see Rosemary's baby's face, we're only told [[spoiler:it has the eyes and feet of Satan]].Satan. In the book, he also has a tail and horn buds]].
25th Jun '17 8:58:55 PM pimpdaddy
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* TraumaticHaircut: Kind of applies to Rosemary.

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* TraumaticHaircut: Kind of applies to Rosemary. She herself chooses the haircut and is really excited about it, but everyone else repeatedly tries to make her feel ashamed for it. One of the early signs of her autonomy being frowned on.
2nd Apr '17 3:29:10 PM Ezclee4050
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* SlidingScaleOfAdaptationModification: Type 5: the film adaptation is extremely faithful to the original book.

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* SlidingScaleOfAdaptationModification: Type 5: the film adaptation is extremely faithful to the original book.book, to the point that the book reads more like a {{Novelization}} of the film.
2nd Apr '17 3:26:47 PM Ezclee4050
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* ParentalSubstitute: Hutch for Rosemary after she moved to New York (a role he also filled for other newly-arrived young women).
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.
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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''.
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