Don`T Look Now
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This is a very well-made, creepy thriller. Filmed in the shadowy, twisted alleyways of Venice, it is chock full of red herrings and dripping with atmosphere that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Everyone seems to be a potential threat, every action is suspicious, even if we don't know why. And the soundtrack adds just the right eerie touch. Christie is young and beautiful, Sutherland is moody and complex; they have great chemistry together and share a scene that surely should have been rated X.
Based on a story by Daphne du Maurier, this is a dark, dreamlike movie filled with so much tension that you may think twice about that Venetian vacation. Highly recommended.
Based on a Daphne DuMaurier story, it concerns two grieving parents (Christie and Sutherland) who have lost their young daughter in a horrible drowning accident right on their opulent English estate. Mourning beyond reason, the shattered couple goes to Venice, where Sutherland repeatedly sees visions of his dead daughter, always just out of reach.
Through disjointed stream-of-consciousness images, gorgeous views of Venice, lush colors, eerie people with second sight, and one of the most erotic love scenes on film, we feel this couple's anguish, fear and desperate love for one another. And we know, simply by feeling it, that there is great danger lurking just out of sight. But we don't know what it is.
As the suspense builds unbearably, the viewer is mesmerized by the photography, the music, the beauty--and yes, the grief. And when the end comes...well, let's just say that you'll want to leave the lights on for many nights to come.
An absolutely brilliant film.
Dim, underlit streets and waterways of Venice. Visions of a small child wearing a hooded red raincoat....... Steamy sex.....A serial killer........A blind psychic.....warnings....and a very sharp straight razor, or two.....and lover's do learn.....
A deliciously dark and brooding concept by auteur Nicholas Roeg ["Bad Timing"]of Daphne Du Maurier's vision of grieving parents Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland, recovering in Venice after the death of their only daughter. AND this movie has one of the best love-scenes ever recorded on film - excellent - not gratuitous or offensive.
VENICE, though, is the Star of this work. Forget any Summer Holiday memories you might still have of this wonderous dreamcity, she really comes to life during the winter! To say more about the plot would be to betray the work, but if you like experiences along the lines of "The Innocents", perhaps even the original "Haunting" - see this one. "Don't Look Now" is kind of the flip-side of Kate Hepburn's "Sunmmertime", even "Lover's Must Learn". It's an odd kaleidoscopic view of the city and its post midnight pulse - but be warned - stay in your hotel room - don't venture out on your own, especially after dark...........those Venetian walkways are still so dimly lit, never quite know what you might find in a doorway, or in the canals for that matter].
A companion-piece? The later "Comfort of Strangers" - equally disturbing, but a great double-bill!
In addition to all the impressive and exciting cinematic devices being put to use there is a barely discernable story being told. Nothing or not much is literally told to us but we slowly gather impressions, bits of data, and possibilities begin to form as to what really is going on. The fact that it is based on a short story by a mystery writer should clue you in that a)its a mystery and b)there is not much story development.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
It's great, but more creepy than scary. If you are looking for frightfest there are better choice out there.Published 25 days ago by Amazon Customer
I was disappointed when it arrived and it wouldn't play in my Blue ray DVD player since it was intended for a different region.Published 15 months ago by Carolyn Johnson
This was a first, for someone who regularly collects/buys discs. It was not clearly noted it was a PAL disc. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Bobby Gale
'Don't Look Now' constructs a world where nothing lasts, not even love.
It has two recurring currents: blue water and red blood. Read more
this is one film that's full of atmosphere and suspense.it does move at a leisurely pace,but that's the appeal of it,to me. Read morePublished on March 15 2010 by falcon
This was a great film. The cinematography was wonderful - dark and brooding. Donald Sutherland, as usual, puts in a terrific performance. Read morePublished on Oct. 3 2007 by Diane Cacciato
Film studies people are absolutely crazy about this picture; and they have good reason to be. Wonderfully different with a VERY CLEVER and tragic ending. Read morePublished on Oct. 28 2003 by Glenn Laycock
I must say, this movie is not at all what I expected it to be. It was in Empire magazine's "Greatest Horror Films Of All Time" issue, but I don't know if I would call it... Read morePublished on Aug. 11 2003 by Snake Plissken