20 comments on “Book to Film | Rosemary’s Baby

  1. OH MY GOD I LOVE THIS MOVIE & THE BOOK WAS SO CHILLING. ❤ *screaming through the internet over*

  2. Callum, this was an amazing review and I enjoyed reading it all! Keep it up! It was short but with great insights! I got this book recommended! And I am so thrilled now to read it and watch the movie! Thank you for sharing your thoughts!!!

  3. If you like Polanski’s work, I highly recommend you check out the film Repulsion. It’s a slow burn, scary, odd, dark. It’s an old black-and-white film that leaves you utter unsettled.

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  5. I saved this post in my Inbox for my return from Charleston, because I just had to comment on it. I’ve always been an Ira Levin fan, and think I’ve read all of his books. I read them as they came out, btw, so many years ago. I also saw Rosemary’s Baby at the theater, upon release. It immediately joined the ranks of books-to-movies that made me happy, a group of maybe only 4 or 5 that I can think of. I haven’t watched it in years, but I remember some scenes very, very clearly! *shiver* I also remember that I was thoroughly impressed by how well it followed the book, and how perfectly it captured the slowly building horror that became Rosemary’s life. To this day, I think it was one of the most frightening stories, ever, be it book or film version. Your review captures it perfectly, Callum, and we are in agreement on every aspect. (And somehow, I never quite forgave John Cassavetes, either. I could never look at him again without seeing him in this role. Eeep.)

    Nice job! Now I’ll be interested in seeing if you read more of Ira Levin, and if so, what your thoughts are. I do think this is probably his best, but his other books are pretty darn good, too. 🙂

    • Thank you so much, Marcia! 😊 It’s certainly a faithful adaptation, and I’m glad you enjoyed it too. I’m definitely keen to pick up more of Levin’s work! I read (and loved) A Kiss Before Dying earlier this year, and have The Stepford Wives sitting on my shelves for the next time I’m in the mood for something creepy!

    • What are your thoughts on A Kiss Before Dying? I have to admit that as I read the book the twists there were leaving me so amazed I could not believe what I was reading. Levin had a talent.

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