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DONALD SUTHERLAND & JULIE CHRISTIE IN 'DON'T LOOK NOW'

Julie Christie in Don't Look Now 1973 Rates: ***12

Never let your young daughter play outside, around water, and if she plays with dolls, why a windup military man with a gas mask? That aside, caution is the pulse to Nicolas Roeg's strange thriller DON'T LOOK NOW taking place in Venice where marrieds Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie deal with their daughter's prologue-drowning a few years prior... 

And while Christie is always great, the mainline is Sutherland's John Baxter, restoring the antique ruins of a Catholic church and, while most likely an Atheist, he cares more about the significance of Catholic art than priest Massimo Serato...

The best scenes involve Sutherland's dark, brooding journey into the ancient city of channels surrounding by gorgeous, dilapidated buildings; and inside, the famous overlong sex scene seems like director Roeg finishing an unrealized student film, far less important than what we're really after...

Julie Christie's haunted Laura is more in touch with her deceased child because of a creepy yet gentle, blue-eyed Hilary Mason, a blind seer led around by a talky sister. But Sutherland's as aloof to that concept as the priest is to the restoration. Meanwhile, the second half gets into a Neo Noir investigation with baby-faced detective Renato Scarpa. And the scariest sequence happens at the end, and you'll know where THE BROOD children came from after witnessing the most nightmarish of nightmarish female demon dwarfs in an eclectic, arthouse horror that, while all over the place textually, does have a destination... just as long as you know who to follow. And what's following them. 

The church in DON'T LOOK NOW
Donald Sutherland in DON'T LOOK NOW
Donald Sutherland and Massimo Serato in DON'T LOOK NOW
Julie Christie in DON'T LOOK NOW
Donald Sutherland in DON'T LOOK NOW
Julie Christie in DON'T LOOK NOW
HILARY MASON in DON'T LOOK NOW
David Tree and Ann Rye in DON'T LOOK NOW
Donald Sutherland and Massimo Serato in DON'T LOOK NOW
Hilary Mason, Julie Christie and Clelia Matania in DON'T LOOK NOW
Renato Scarpa and Donald Sutherland in DON'T LOOK NOW
Renato Scarpan in DON'T LOOK NOW
Venice in DON'T LOOK NOW
Donald Sutherland in DON'T LOOK NOW with Hllary Mason
It's not Kathy from Diff'rent Strokes it's Adelina Poerio as the Dwarf in DON'T LOOK NOW
Sharon Williams in DON'T LOOK NOW
Sharon Williams and her gas masked doll in DON'T LOOK NOW
Sharon Williams as the little blonde girl in DON'T LOOK NOW
Opening Caption font for Nic Roeg's DON'T LOOK NOW

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