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The Front Row View: Rosemary’s Baby

The Front Row View is a regular column by Great Stories contributor Jim Cannizzaro.  He is a veteran community theater leading man, seasoned blogger, movie enthusiast, and family man.

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Nearly 50 years after it’s premiere, Roman Polanski’s 1968 Rosemary’s Baby is still one of the most frightening movies ever made. Mia Farrow has a few things on her mind. Did her struggling actor husband John Cassavettes make a deal with Satan for Broadway success? Are her nosy Manhattan neighbors made up a coven of witches? Is she, in fact, siring Satan’s child? Just your everyday problems in the big city. A great cast — Ralph Bellamy, Maurice Evans, Sidney Blackmer, Ruth Gordon (winning an Oscar), a young Charles Grodin—and stylish, witty direction by Polanski (love those creepy dream sequences—or are they dreams?) make this a Horror Hall of Famer. Beware of neighbors bearing health drinks!

-Jim

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