Don't Look Now


1h 50m 1973

Brief Synopsis

John and Laura Baxter are living in Venice when they meet a pair of elderly sisters, one of whom claims to be psychic. She insists that she sees the spirit of the Baxters' daughter, who recently drowned. Laura is intrigued, but John resists the idea. He, however, seems to have his own psychic flashes, seeing their daughter walk the streets in her red cloak, as well as Laura and the sisters on a funeral gondola.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Adaptation
Drama
Horror
Thriller
Release Date
1973
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Location
England, United Kingdom; Venice, Italy

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Technicolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.85 : 1

Synopsis

John and Laura Baxter are living in Venice when they meet a pair of elderly sisters, one of whom claims to be psychic. She insists that she sees the spirit of the Baxters' daughter, who recently drowned. Laura is intrigued, but John resists the idea. He, however, seems to have his own psychic flashes, seeing their daughter walk the streets in her red cloak, as well as Laura and the sisters on a funeral gondola.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Adaptation
Drama
Horror
Thriller
Release Date
1973
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Location
England, United Kingdom; Venice, Italy

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Technicolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.85 : 1

Quotes

Trivia

The famous sex scene between 'Donald Sutherland' and 'Julie Christie' was a last minute on-set idea from director Nicolas Roeg who felt that otherwise the film would have to many scenes of the couple arguing. Most of the scenes around it are improvised.

Renato Scarpa who plays inspector Longhi didn't speak any English. He just read the lines he'd been given without knowing what they meant, which added to the sinister quality of his character.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States June 1996

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1973

Re-released in United States October 16, 1998

Re-released in United Kingdom March 23, 2001.

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1973

Released in United States June 1996 (Shown in Los Angeles (American Cinematheque) as part of program "Jagged Time Lapse: A Tribute To Nicholas Roeg" June 1-15, 1996.)

Re-released in United States October 16, 1998 (Film Forum; New York City)