Friday, 1 February 2013

1968, Film: “Rosemary's Baby”

"Rosemary's Baby" premiered on June 12, 1968. This American psychological horror film was written and directed by Roman Polanski, it was based on the 1967 novel "Rosemary's Baby" by Ira Levin. The main cast includes Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon and Maurice Evans. The film was produced by William Castle.
 
Roman Polanski envisioned Rosemary as a robust girl, and he wanted Tuesday Weld or his own wife Sharon Tate for the role. Since the book had not reached bestseller status yet, the producer was unsure the title alone would guarantee an audience for the film, and he felt a bigger name was needed for the lead. Patty Duke was considered for the lead but ultimately the role went to Mia Farrow, at the the time she was very popular as Allison MacKenzie in the television series Peyton Place and her unexpected marriage to Frank Sinatra had made her a household name.
John Cassavetes and Mia Farrow
Mia Farrow
 
Synopsis
When Rosemary (Mia Farrow) and Guy Woodhouse (John Cassavetes) move into their apartment, they meet their neighbours, a very friendly elderly couple named Roman (Sidney Blackmer) and Minnie Castevet (Ruth Gordon). Guy begins to spend a lot of time with them and strange things start to happen. Then Rosemary becomes pregnant and she suspects that her neighbours have special plans for her child...
Ruth Gordon and Mia Farrow
 
Main Cast
  • Mia Farrow as Rosemary Woodhouse
  • John Cassavetes as Guy Woodhouse
  • Ruth Gordon as Minnie Castevet
  • Sidney Blackmer as Roman Castevet
  • Maurice Evans as Hutch
  • Ralph Bellamy as Dr. Abraham Sapirstein
  • Charles Grodin as Dr. Hill
  • Patsy Kelly as Laura-Louise
Sidney Blackmer and Mia Farrow
 
Awards
  • Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress: Ruth Gordon (1969)
  • Academy Awards, Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Ruth Gordon (1969)

Original Trailer

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