Cinema: Second Sight

DON'T LOOK NOW

Directed by NICOLAS ROEG

Screenplay by ALLAN SCOTT and CHRIS BRYANT

This is a film of deep terrors and troubling insights—one that works a spell of continual, mounting anxiety. It concerns the supernatural and has an eerie, dreadful power, but it is not simply a scare show; it is in the tradition of The Turn of the Screw, not The Exorcist. Don't Look Now uses the occult and the inexplicable as Henry James did: to penetrate the subconscious, to materialize phantoms from the psyche.

Director Roeg, formerly a cameraman (Petulia) has made two previous films: Performance, which he co-directed, and...

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