Episode 144 – Roman Polanski’s Rosemary’s Baby

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This time on the podcast, Ryan is joined by Josh Brunsting and Sean Hutchinson to discuss the 1968 film from Roman Polanski, Rosemary’s Baby

As mentioned in the episode, there are two bonus segments after the end music plays: a brief discussion with Sam Smith about designing the package for the Criterion Collection release of Rosemary’s Baby, and a short interview with James Greenberg, author of Roman Polanski: A Retrospective. The Sam Smith discussion begins at the 1 hour, 29 minute mark, and the James Greenberg interview starts at the 1 hour, 32 minute mark. A huge thanks to Sam Smith and James Greenberg for their time and patience.

About the film:

Horrifying and darkly comic, Rosemary’s Baby was Roman Polanski’s Hollywood debut. This wildly entertaining nightmare, faithfully adapted from Ira Levin’s best seller, stars a revelatory Mia Farrow as a young mother-to-be who grows increasingly suspicious that her overfriendly elderly neighbors (played by Sidney Blackmer and an Oscar-winning Ruth Gordon) and self-involved husband (John Cassavetes) are hatching a satanic plot against her and her baby. In the decades of occult cinema that Polanski’s ungodly masterpiece has spawned, it has never been outdone for sheer psychological terror.

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Music for the show is from Bobby Roberts’ Geek Remixed project.