Don't Look Now

Synopsis: John and Laura Baxter are 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.
Director(s): Nicolas Roeg
Production: Paramount Pictures
  Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 8 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
110 min


Action Man patrol, open fire!

This is your Commander speaking.

Mortar attack, dig in!

What are you reading?

I'm trying to answer Christine's

If the world is round,

why is a frozen pond flat?

That's a good question.

"Lake Ontario

curves more than 3 degrees from its

east to its west shore".

Frozen water isn't flat!

Nothing is what it seems.

- My cigarettes...

Did you put the slides together?

No, I put the duplicates in my tray.

Action Man patrol, fall in.

Enemy in sight. Range one thousand.

Oh sh*t!

What's the matter?



Everything is rotten.

The stone is like tobacco.

Should I carry on?

No. It's already late.

Let's call it a day.

My wife's waiting for me.

See you tomorrow at San Nicol.

- Yeah, exactly.

Thanks a lot!



- Hi.

What are you doing?

- Writing to Johnny. - What?

Just a letter. How'd it go?

The deeper we go, the more Byzantine.

I'm restoring a fake.

And you can't change course?

- They haven't enough bread.

The options are restore the fake

or let it sink in the sea.

What did you say?

- I said, "Daddy's still hard at work

on the windows of St. Nicholas,

our 16th century church.

His repairs

are no different than the originals.

I'll send you slides,

maybe you can tell. Hope Ellies

is more reasonable this term.

I think that's his Captain.

"I'm enclosing the money

for your gym shoes. Buy the ones

with the padded soles."

Another boring letter.

God, it's cold.

I've got something in my eye.

Do you want me to add something?

- Why not send him a card yourself?

It's so cold in here and

the waiters won't come. Hello!

I must take some time off.


What do you want?

- I'll have what I had last night.

Pollo sopresso, scampi al ferri,

vino bianco, due insalate verdi...

Good, that's it.

Did you see the bishop today?

- No.

I'm terribly sorry!



- No, she's got something in her eye.

I think I'd better go help them.

Perhaps I can show you where it is.

- Oh, it's awfully kind of you.

I hope you don't think us rude.

Rude? Why?

Staring at you out there.

Comes from the country.

Country people always stare more.

I'm frightfully sorry.

- I didn't notice it even if you were.

Which eye is it?

- The left one.

Well, let me help.

- Help! - I can try.


You nearly put Jocelyn's eye out

the last time you tried poking about.


...perhaps I can help?

That's awfully kind.

Oh dear.

My sister is blind you see.

I see.

- Yes.

That's it. It was a tiny

black speck. I think I've got it.

- Well done.

Thank you very much. Goodness.

You do remind me of my daughter.


- Only her hair is darker.

Your handkerchief.

You're sad...

and there's no need to be!

My sister's psychic.

- She wants you to know...

I've seen her and she

wants you to know that she's happy.

I've seen your little girl

sitting between you and your husband

and she was laughing!


she was with you!

And she's laughing!

I'm sorry if we stared.

She's wearing a shiny little mac.


But she's laughing!

She's happy as can be!

You're very like her.

The forehead, the eyes...

Is that better?

- Yes.

Shall I fetch your husband?

- No. I'm alright, thank you.

Jolly good!

Just leave me alone. I'll be fine.

Alright, my dear.

Did you

really see her?

She was there.

She was there!

I thought you were right.

I felt you should.


I sent your food back to be warmed.

The mastic that works it is number 3.

- Oh dear, John, I must stand up.


- I'm sorry.


- Thanks.

That's it then.

They're only children here!

- It was the nearest hospital.

I was playing with them.

- The doctor... - John?

Christine is still with us.

- Christine's dead, Laura.

Christine's dead.

- I know, of course!

The two ladies in the restaurant,

they were watching us while we ate.

They told me they could see

Christine sitting between us.

This is two people we don't even know!

Listen! Listen now!

There's one that's blind,

she has the second sight.

She described to me

Christine's red plastic mac.


- John, I'm perfectly alright!

I haven't felt as good as this

in months and months!

I don't need pills,

I'm not going crazy. I feel great!

When did the doctor say you could go?

- Anytime. I only fainted.

I wish you'd believe me.

I really feel fine.

I really feel good at last!

- I believe you!

Seeing is believing.

Put your shoes on.

Out of the way!

- Stop! Stay there!

But I must go through!

A homicide occurred here!

What's going on?

- A homicide. You must stop.

What did he say? Homicide?

- Yeah.


- But I must go through!

You can't. Stop now!

What are you doing?

Turn left!

You can't go through here.

Isn't this where you were with...

- No.

I want to stop at this church.

It's closed. Why that one?

I just wanted to...

I want to say a prayer.

Oh, Laura!

I don't like this church at all.

- But I do.

Do you have any change?

- Yes.

I'm going to light a candle for her.

- How much are candles?


I don't have any fifties.

Maybe I'll light six.

Thank you, my love.

The Madonna by Antonio Rizzo

in about 1 490.

The grille work is also by Rizzo.

Note the flowers woven into...


- You hypocrite!

The bishop!

I'm an hour and a half late!

In the name of the Father, the Son,

and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

May the mercy and

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