Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Musty TV's Maniacal Movie Countdown - Day 4

If you think this trailer for Nicholas Roeg's 1973 horror classic Don't Look Now is weird, just you wait; the movie will blow your mind! And I'm not just talking about the famous sex scene between Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie that's in the middle of it. And, in fact, if you watch it on TV today, (12PM on the Movies! Network, which is Comcast cable channel 195, and broadcast channel 2.3 in the Bay Area), you probably won't see that scene at all.

In typical Roeg fashion, the movie plays around with narrative flow, which makes for an uneasy experience. But more than that, it's those flashes you see of a little person in a hooded red coat, roaming the streets of Venice, (especially at the end), that will haunt your dreams.

That ain't Little Red Riding Hood

I don't really recommend watching it on TV today if it's the first time you've seen it, since the station it's on runs commercials and edits its movies. (Sometimes in some crazy ways, too. I was watching an old 1940's noir movie on it the other night, and there was a scene in a museum that featured a statue--and they had blurred the breasts on the statue!!)

Thankfully, Don't Look Now is available via Amazon and Xfinity OnDemand. So do look now for it there.

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