ROSEMARY'S BABY, the novel(s), the film, (now) the miniseries

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anyone else watching this miniseries on NBC? apparently it adopts the original novel and its sequel.

i'm trying not to think about the movie because it really is perfect, any comparison is unlikely to do this series any favors.

espring (amateurist), Monday, 12 May 2014 01:31 (six years ago) link

"It's plain old Lipton's TEA."

guess that bundt gettin eaten (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 12 May 2014 01:45 (six years ago) link

this is feeling a lot like a detective story, rosemary (zoe saldana) is given many more clues that she pursues, even before she knows she's pregnant.

espring (amateurist), Monday, 12 May 2014 02:01 (six years ago) link

is this worth watching y/n

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 12 May 2014 02:22 (six years ago) link

Hardly ever watch TV anymore, but you piqued my interest. I've finally seen the Trench Sisters. (Network TV's this graphic now?)

clemenza, Monday, 12 May 2014 02:23 (six years ago) link

i was surprised to read that Agnieszka Holland directed this

images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius), Monday, 12 May 2014 04:15 (six years ago) link

Carole Bouquet as new Ruth Gordon

images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius), Monday, 12 May 2014 04:16 (six years ago) link

yeah, they are obv going for something different there

first episode aired last night; next one on may 15. and that's it. it's really just a TV movie split into two parts. part 1 ends with her being impregnated by satan.

this feels pretty routine, it has its moments but not too many of them. story has been "updated" in mostly regrettable ways. the guy in the cassavetes role is a non-entity, but it's hard not to watch zoe saldana.

espring (amateurist), Monday, 12 May 2014 15:54 (six years ago) link

is this worth watching y/n

― set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, May 11, 2014 9:22 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i would say n

espring (amateurist), Monday, 12 May 2014 15:54 (six years ago) link

i was mostly interested in this to see who had the cojones to make this and what they did w/ it. didn't have high expectations.

espring (amateurist), Monday, 12 May 2014 15:55 (six years ago) link

there was a sequel?

wins, Monday, 12 May 2014 15:55 (six years ago) link

made for TV film in the '70s, and an entirely separate Levin novel in the '90s

images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius), Monday, 12 May 2014 16:00 (six years ago) link

I'm not sure I can get past Zoe Saldana's terrible wig.

carl agatha, Monday, 12 May 2014 16:00 (six years ago) link

five months pass...

don't watch this movie when you're already feeling anxious about everything in your life

example (crüt), Friday, 17 October 2014 15:09 (six years ago) link

one year passes...

Pretty interesting reading all the coulda-beens in Ed Sanders' Sharon Tate biography (probably most of this is already known but it was new to me).

Other actresses considered for Rosemary: Tuesday Weld, Jane Fonda, Julie Christie, Elizabeth Hartman, Patty Duke, Goldie Hawn, Joanna Pettet.

For Guy: Redford, Nicholson (Polanski: "his slightly sinister appearance ruled him out"), Beatty, Richard Chamberlain, James Fox, Laurence Harvey.

For the Castevets: Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne.

William Castle initially wanted to direct it in 3-D with Vincent Price.

Sharon Tate supposedly shows up in the party scene. I've seen the film 20+ times and never noticed her.

clemenza, Friday, 29 July 2016 01:39 (four years ago) link

one year passes...

Trivia: what is the elevator operator's name? It's said once.

http://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/8b/ed/c5/8bedc563d39a285a71329f1a9e76c4dd.jpg

clemenza, Sunday, 27 August 2017 05:59 (three years ago) link

eight months pass...

Memo to universe: I will never stop loving this film. Stop trying to change that.

nourish nourish your turtleheart (Eric H.), Thursday, 24 May 2018 03:41 (two years ago) link

Does this help, y/n

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9_MqhkRPr8

I cop this squat in the name of slack (Old Lunch), Thursday, 24 May 2018 03:47 (two years ago) link

two weeks pass...

50th anniv of the premiere... a new book features set photos.

http://www.anothermag.com/design-living/10924/behind-the-scenes-of-roman-polanskis-cult-1968-thriller-rosemarys-baby

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 12 June 2018 16:17 (two years ago) link

one month passes...

Without doubt, the crowning achievement of a 15-year online Scrabble addiction (you'll have to scan the board):

http://phildellio.tripod.com/ectopic.jpg

clemenza, Wednesday, 25 July 2018 17:00 (two years ago) link

two months pass...

This Is No Dream: Making Rosemary's Baby wasn't what I really expected. The text basically stops halfway through, and most of the rest of the book consists of Bob Willoughby's on-set photos. It's a coffee-table book as much as a making-of account. Many of the photos are great, though, so if you're able to get hold of a library copy like I was--I certainly wouldn't pay the $40+ it would cost you on Amazon--it's worth the time. The making-of part is pretty straightforward, with at least one great story. The script originally had a scene where Rosemary and her friend actually go to see The Fantasticks. They wrote Joan Crawford and Van Johnson, part of the production, into the scene. (Bad idea.) But when Polanski heard, or was told, something Johnson said about him--"Who's that, Pinocchio?"--he scrapped the scene.

clemenza, Thursday, 18 October 2018 01:09 (two years ago) link

two years pass...

Discovered the TV remake on Tubi, giving it a go...The first 90 minutes is pointless but passable (reverse that if you want), until they get to the impregnation scene--terrible.

clemenza, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 05:07 (two weeks ago) link

Next to zero discussion of the sequel itt, shameful.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9_MqhkRPr8

You Can't Have the Woogie Without a Little Boogie (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 6 April 2021 12:18 (two weeks ago) link

I've seen it! Possibly even when it first aired.

clemenza, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 15:15 (two weeks ago) link


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