November 30, 2023


Science Of Woman

Episode #206: Rosemary’s Child – Consolation Rewatch

31 min read

This week, we’re rewatching Elsie’s favourite Halloween film, Rosemary’s Child, directed by Roman Polanski and starring Mia Farrow.

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Present Notes:

Decor inspiration

New York house constructing

Fire was Elsie’s inspiration for her fire

Very darkish carved wooden in all places!

Shag carpet in bed room

Different cozy inspiration (vogue, meals, drink or something?)

Scrabble board

Rosemary’s clothes and outfits typically

Minnie’s colourful and wild patterns in her outfits

Witch ebook and bookstore

Price 0-5 demon infants

Elsie – 5

Emma – 5

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Episode 206 Transcript:

Elsie: Right here listening to the A Lovely Mess podcast, your cozy consolation hear. This week, we’re re-watching my favourite Halloween film, Rosemary’s Child, which was directed by Roman Polanski and stars Mia Farrow, my queen. Okay. So my thrilling replace for the week is at this time my ceilings are being painted in my front room. My front room is lastly going to be adorned usually. Now we have lived in our dwelling since June, and we’ve been engaged on it since February. And we’re lastly going to be accomplished with this part. It was alleged to be like such a miniature, small part one, and it actually escalated. So yeah, I’m very excited. As quickly because the paint dries, I’m going to place up the paper bats. And simply type of begin, like, cozying in for the vacations. Like, a cheerful factor that occurred is yesterday my husband got here in and stated that the colour in the lounge is my best second. I used to be so blissful. 

Emma: That’s an excellent praise. , I by no means thought of this, to not make this about me, however final 12 months presently I used to be ending my home and simply transferring in, and I type of missed, we have been doing just like the day earlier than Halloween, so I type of missed adorning for Halloween final 12 months. So I like that you simply’re like, as quickly because the paints dry, I’m placing up the bats. Such as you’re not giving up on it. You’re like, it’s effective. It may be later than I wished, I don’t care, I’m nonetheless doing it. And also you’ve gotten like, your pumpkins out in your fence and various things too, however yeah, I get it. It’s kinda like, when you could have a variety of portray or a variety of wallpapering, you’re like, effectively I can’t put something up on the partitions, you understand, for the season as a result of it’s gonna be in the way in which.

Elsie: It’s truthfully very straightforward to be like, I’ll do it subsequent 12 months, I don’t care, I hand over. It’s. It’s so tempting to only be like, you understand what, fuck this, it’s not value it. However I do assume there’s one thing to it, to identical to doing, even when it’s on the final minute, identical to nonetheless having a bit get together and nonetheless, you understand, having friends over and doing all of the issues that you’d usually do, even if you happen to’re renovating. Like you may’t let renovating rule your life or else it’s going to simply steal so many blissful recollections.

Emma: I imply, it’ll try to you’ve obtained to maintain combating again, proper? 

Elsie: Sure. Okay, so I’m so excited. This week we’re speaking about Rosemary’s Child, which is considered one of my favourite motion pictures of all time. And I had this, like, hilarious DM alternate final week the place I used to be speaking about my Rosemary’s Child fire. We’ll speak about this extra later, however I made a duplicate fire in my bed room. I’m, like, an enormous nerd for this. I find it irresistible. It’s a ardour for me, and it’s, it’s a giant decor film for me. Anyway, the DM was like, Rosemary’s Child is your favourite film? And I used to be like, sure. They usually have been like, why? Like, it simply stated, why? And I used to be like, effectively, I actually just like the decor and the vibes, and it’s simply one thing I take pleasure in watching each Halloween. They usually simply wrote again, that’s a bizarre favourite film to have. And I used to be like, okay. 

Emma: So that is somebody you understand? 

Elsie: No, it was only a DM from a random stranger. 

Emma: It’s wild to me you even answered this. Trigger I’m such a jerk, I’d by no means, I’d be like, oh, they simply wrote why, I don’t know this particular person. I’m not writing again to this. 

Elsie: I don’t know why, generally I simply really feel like partaking, and generally I don’t. Loads of instances I’d ignore it, however this time I used to be like, I’m gonna clarify to this silly a why I like this film that’s my favourite film.

Emma: what, I like this film and I gotta evangelize about it. Now that I’ve seen it, I need to say, that is value watching. It’s nice, particularly for the decor and vogue. However it’s also a bizarre story, which I didn’t even notice till we have been on the finish of the credit, that it was an IRA 11. It was an IRA 11 ebook, which I like Stepford Wives. I’m an enormous fan. I’m low-key engaged on a fan fiction sequel to it, which you’ll by no means learn as a result of once more, it’s fan fiction. It’s most likely unlawful for me to put in writing that, however I’m identical to such a fan. I find it irresistible a lot. It’s identical to, so anyway, and I felt like there have been a variety of issues on this film, the story that I used to be like, yeah, I may see how he wrote Stepford Wives later. I see a variety of the themes that he appreciated to put in writing about, you understand, quite a bit about feminism, and you understand, how girls are handled and a variety of completely different comparable themes. So anyway, this film may be very a lot value watching. It’s not my favourite film, but when somebody was like, that is my favourite film, I don’t really feel a why, I’m like, I don’t know if you happen to’ve seen it, if you happen to really feel like, why, as a result of it’s like, it’s stunning, the set design’s unimaginable, the style’s unimaginable, the story is bizarre as fuck and it’s fairly the journey. Very attention-grabbing, very unusual, it type of jumps the shark for me on the finish, but in addition it was made in like, the late ’60s, so it’s a must to hold that in thoughts. It’s glorious, like, very value a watch. And I’m not a horror film particular person.

Elsie: I’m glad you appreciated it. Final evening it was type of late once we completed watching it, and we have been actually drained. Yeah, we had soup, and we had a buddy over, and Emma’s husband simply fully ghosted. I used to be very curious if you happen to appreciated it, or if you happen to have been gonna, I can inform once you’re mendacity, so it sounds prefer it. 

Emma: Yeah, I believe you may inform, I lie on right here generally, however Elsie all the time is aware of.

Elsie: She lies about liking issues as a result of she doesn’t wish to be imply.

Emma: , like individuals strive actually exhausting at one thing, you don’t wish to, you understand, however no, I actually like this film. It’s actually good. I’d positively re-watch it. It’s an odd, bizarre film, and it’s positively outdated. However I really feel like a variety of the issues with it type of work with the story although, and what they’re making an attempt to get at with it. So it kind of in a bizarre manner nonetheless works. 

Elsie: Sure. So it’s from 1968. It’s like a fantastic, attractive New York house constructing, and so they take like a historic constructing. The house was very darkish, very like wooden in all places. That is considered one of my favorites and so they identical to to color each inch of it white. And it’s all the time actually glad me to see that as a result of I actually do see each side. Like I like wooden. And you understand, now I’ve like my unpainted wooden in my home. So I do defend, however I believe that like so many individuals are so imply about portray wooden, even wooden that’s not stunning and never particular that once you see these like attractive New York flats which can be all like white ornate moldings and stuff like it’s a must to notice that at one level these have been darkish wooden and like anyone painted it and now it’s like glamorous and we like to see it. I don’t know. I believe there’s positively a protection for each and a time and a spot for each, however this film, it’s very satisfying. She identical to straight up goes into view. An house is like, I believe I’m going to color all the things white after which she does it and magic. 

Emma: Nicely, I additionally assume, and this possibly speaks to the time, however I additionally assume speaks to the story of what this film is about. It’s a second the place Rosemary’s character is de facto doing one thing that she desires to do and has some energy. As a result of a variety of the film, issues are taking place to her, and individuals are doing issues to her. And she or he has no energy over what’s taking place to her, even the very ending I believe may be very a lot about that, which is attention-grabbing. However seeing her take a look at them, they present us the New York house earlier than they transfer in, they’re viewing it with the proprietor of the constructing or the man who’s the supervisor of the constructing, you understand, this outdated man exhibiting them the buildings like an outdated girl lived right here and so they’re trying on the closets and taking a look at all of it. And she or he’s type of speaking about some issues she would do. And you then see as they’ve moved in, not proper after they transfer in as a result of they’ve this cute scene the place they’re like eat on the ground such as you do once you first purchase a home or an house. It’s actually cute. However you then see all the things that she does. She paints all the things. She places up wallpaper. , and it simply appears fully completely different in a variety of methods. And it appears stunning. And to me, it’s this second of like Rosemary’s character having selections and energy about her environment, which some individuals would possibly trivialize, however I believe that’s a mistake as a result of I really assume that’s an space that girls all through historical past did have some selections in energy at instances that possibly we didn’t have others like even once we weren’t allowed to vote. Loads of instances we have been allowed to brighten our homes, you understand, and so I believe it’s a very cool factor, and if you happen to don’t like portray wooden, that’s effective, no matter you may have your opinions on that. However For the story of this film, I really actually love seeing what she does along with her house as a result of I believe it’s like a second of seeing Rosemary have selections.

Elsie: Yeah, it’s fully magical. And from identical to a strict design standpoint, it’s considered one of my favourite combos ’trigger it’s like a historic constructing, identical to very ornate, like carved wooden in all places with all, you understand, because it was in 1968. All mid-century, all the things for like, the furnishings, the report participant, the desk, the lighting. And it simply seems so cute. It’s iconic. And I’m glad you appreciated it, trigger it’s one of many explanation why I prefer to rewatch it a lot is that I discover the inside, it’s like a type of areas the place you discover one thing completely different each single time. 

Emma: Yeah, completely. And I type of beloved all of her selections, regardless that I wouldn’t essentially embellish my house like that. Not even simply the, you understand, I don’t reside in a New York house and it’s not 1968, however simply, they simply aren’t essentially like the colours I’d choose or this or that, however I just about love all the things aside from the headboard, which I’m positive we’ll speak about. They usually even have this type of shag carpet of their bed room that appears cozy, however it additionally appears like it could get worn in a manner that I’d not need that carpet, however that’s extra of a time factor the headboard although is unforgivable. However that’s the one factor in the entire house that’s unforgivable. 

Elsie: Yeah It’s a actual New York Metropolis house I can’t bear in mind what the identify of the actual one is you may google it very simply. So if you wish to identical to take an image in entrance of it once you’re in New York one hundred pc you are able to do that. I’ve by no means accomplished it, however sometime I’ll it’s very cool. Additionally, there’s an older couple, there are the opposite important characters within the film who’re like the subsequent door throughout the corridor neighbors. They usually have additionally an equally massive, superb house, however it’s adorned, you understand, just like the outdated individuals’s manner. And it’s superb as effectively. It’s a deal with for the eyes. After which it was instantly like, it is best to make the vodka blush cocktail for the weblog. 

Emma: Now it will likely be our ceremonial dinner that we talked about within the final episode. 

Elsie: That’s an excellent one. Yeah. There’s a variety of identical to, I don’t know. I suppose I watched it so many instances. There’s all the time like one or two new issues to note each time you watch it. Numerous cozy inspiration. And I’ve a factor I used to be simply speaking to our buddy Donnie Rogers Jr. about this. I’ve a factor for ’70s and ’60s motion pictures set in New York Metropolis. Like if I had a time machine, I’d go to 60s, 70s New York Metropolis. That’s considered one of my first stops. I identical to find it irresistible. It’s the place. And there’s, I imply, there’s so many various variations of New York all through the years that may be enjoyable to go to. 

Emma: They’ve a variety of scenes on this film too, the place completely different characters are out on the road, both, like, utilizing a payphone or getting right into a taxi or, like, ready for a buddy outdoors of a constructing, you understand, issues like that, and it’s stunning. New York’s stunning. It goes by a number of seasons as a result of we undergo a whole being pregnant on this film. However like we see it at Christmas time, we see type of like a spring look after which like summer time after they’re like, it’s so scorching and she or he’s about to have the infant then. And yeah, it makes New York very, you type of get to see New York in all of the seasons of 1968. I suppose it could have been 1967 after they have been filming. I don’t know.

Elsie: It’s fantastic. Okay. So what have been a few of our different cozy inspirations? I believe the Scrabble board. I’ll by no means play Scrabble with out considering of Rosemary’s Child. It’s just a bit bit ingrained. I wish to like make the phrases all of them, which is each single time I get out Scrabble tiles, and I identical to can’t assist myself. There’s a lot of meals and drinks, and she or he is all the time utilizing a Chemex to make espresso, I observed within the mornings, after which I’m like, oh my gosh, I must get again on my Chemex, like, simply type of like all the things she does. 

Emma: I take advantage of a Chemex on daily basis, and I felt actually cool once I noticed her doing it. I used to be like, sure, I take advantage of a Chemex too, I’m superior, like, Rosemary.

Elsie: I’ve a bit ceremonial dinner. 

Emma: Yeah, along with her younger pals, as she says, as a result of their neighbors are like older. And everybody’s dressed actually cool. One character has these actually disco ball-looking earrings and so they’re actually fairly, which is a glittery, enjoyable get together. However that may be one other factor if the style on this film was so enjoyable. All of Rosemary’s outfits are cute and she or he may be very pregnant all through among the motion pictures, however it’s a variety of, it’s not a shift costume, however what would you name it? It’s like you could possibly put on it not pregnant. It’s like type of brief and your stomach may simply get massive or small and you could possibly put on it. I don’t know what to name it. 

Elsie: A loose-fitting 60s costume. I don’t know what you name it, like an apron costume possibly? 

Emma: Yeah, one thing like that. It’s like type of like matches your shoulders and your arms, however then it’s type of free. So you actually may put on it like all through a being pregnant or it’s type of only a fashion. At any price, simply Google it. She has actually cute, cute, cute outfits. 

Elsie: I all the time purchase a costume with sleeves and like collars, like a white Peter Pan collar, is Rosemary’s child costume to me. And I’ll all the time purchase it each time I see one, most likely without end. It’s like type of the factor in my closet and I believe that’s a part of the place it comes from. It’s identical to such an iconic. It’s like earlier than the Adams household, you understand, it’s like that, it’s like a Wednesday Adams costume earlier than there was Wednesday Adams. 

Emma: Sure. I additionally actually just like the older couple, the neighbors, I can’t bear in mind the character’s identify. 

Elsie: Minnie. 

Emma: Sure. Minnie’s, outfits are actually enjoyable too, as a result of they’re very colourful and have wild patterns. And I simply assume they’re actually enjoyable. 

Elsie: She’s bringing the pure pleasure along with her outfits. Like, she’s obtained, like, eye shadow like my daughter wears. 

Emma: Sure, a lot blue eye shadow. Yeah, I don’t know who received finest supporting actress this 12 months, however I hope this girl was up for it at the very least if she didn’t win as a result of I assumed she was so good on this film, type of like hilarious, like really very humorous efficiency. However it’s additionally it’s a horror film. It’s Rosemary’s child. And I additionally was like, oh, I do know individuals like this. Oh, I do know some outdated girls who say these sorts of issues it simply felt like so relatable and actual, but in addition like a hilarious comedic efficiency. Like I simply beloved it. I assumed she was so glorious.

Elsie: It was unimaginable. Yeah. I like her fashion, her voice, type of all the things about her. She’s such an icon. She’s a nude scene. She does probably the most for this film. 

Emma: Everybody type of has a nude scene. It’s a wild film. 

Elsie: Yeah, and so far as, like, how satanic is Rosemary’s Child, it’s fairly satanic, okay? Like, it has a satan, like, having a intercourse scene with a girl.

Emma: It’s a rape scene. 

Elsie: It’s dangerous, it’s dangerous, yeah. But additionally, it’s faux. And so, like, I don’t know, it simply doesn’t have, to me, like, a scary feeling. Like, I’ve gotten a variety of messages that individuals don’t like that I say Rosemary’s Child isn’t scary. However I simply imply it’s not scary in a conventional horror film manner. It’s disturbing, possibly, is how I’d put it. 

Emma: Yeah, I’d say it’s very disturbing. 

Elsie: It’s in your head, it’s creepy. I wouldn’t say it’s scary. There’s like no half within the film the place you leap, proper? So it’s simply various kinds of emotions, like, I do know there have been elements the place you and Trey, who have been watching it for the primary time, have been type of like, eh, like that type of feeling.

Emma: There are elements the place they actually present, like, a health care provider placing a needle into her arm, which, once more, not essentially a scary factor, like, I’ve had medical doctors put needles in my arm many instances. Particularly once I was pregnant, however it’s creepy on this film due to the story. And in addition I believe the filmmakers are attempting to make it a bit disturbing. They know what style they’re making. So, you understand, there’s a variety of issues like that. There’s a rape scene the place the lady is drugged, Rosemary’s drugged. That’s clearly very disturbing, however I additionally assume the way in which they present it is extremely arty and it’s meant to be like, you understand, what’s taking place, however it’s, it’s not graphic.

Elsie: It doesn’t really feel actual, in any respect. 

Emma: Yeah, and it’s not alleged to since you’re type of like, Rosemary’s like, did that occur? , she’s been drugged. So I believe they’re type of enjoying with that. So it’s very very similar to a psychological horror thriller. So it’s positively scary however not like a Noticed film not like a film the place, like, issues leap out at you on a regular basis.

Elsie: Yeah. 70s horror motion pictures are my favourite. They’ve their very own, like, manner of being. They’re often very quiet. They’re often very sluggish. After which one thing about them is a lot worse than something you’d see in a film now. And that’s how I’d describe a variety of them, and I believe this type of matches. That is really type of on the mushy facet, although, of all of the 70s horror motion pictures I’ve seen. It’s just a bit bit, like, not so horrible. However it’s not acceptable for youngsters. It has stuff in it that if you happen to’re very delicate in the direction of, like, Devil or one thing, you then most likely wouldn’t wish to watch it.

Emma: Yeah, I imply, it additionally has a rape scene the place a girl’s drugged, so that may positively be one thing lots of people wouldn’t wish to watch. Completely comprehensible. However I do assume for the story, it’s actually attention-grabbing.

Elsie: I believe they make it very campy. Like, they make the Devil rituals type of cute, in an old-timey manner.

Emma: It feels very Satanic Panic from the 90s, like the way in which we considered witches and Wicca then, you understand? Like, very foolish. Sure. Okay. Somebody’s enjoying the flute, like, identical to an accountant-looking man, stuff like that. The place you’re like, okay, Devil’s child, Rosemary Devil’s child on the finish is on this little crib that’s like obtained all this black tulle. And the little cell that’s hanging above him is like an upside-down cross. So it’s like, ooh, it’s like they purchased it from Sizzling Matter. what I imply? So there’s a variety of issues like that in it too. 

Elsie: That’s the good description. You simply nailed it. You simply, you simply nailed it.

Emma: So I’ll say my favourite a part of the film, my very favourite factor is the very finish. I simply assume there’s such good storytelling the place Rosemary has had the infant. It’s Devil’s child. She’s found, that they advised her at first that the infants died, however she doesn’t actually imagine them as a result of she is aware of they’ve been messing along with her this entire time. And she or he’s proper, the infant is just not lifeless. They usually appeared more likely to simply steal the infant. Yeah, she type of thought they have been going to steal the infant, after which they did. She didn’t know that it was Devil’s child although, so then she figures out that the infant’s nonetheless alive, she finds the infant, she sees the infant, and so they don’t present it to us within the film as an viewers member, however from her response, you understand that the infant appears half like Devil. So no matter that’s, like she’s like, it’s eyes, you understand, so one thing’s happening with the infant’s eyes. We don’t know. 

Elsie: Then she says, it is best to see his ft. 

Emma: Oh, yeah, it’s a hilarious film. However my favourite factor is, that she’s at first type of repulsed. She didn’t notice it was Devil’s child. And now she is aware of this, she has this data. And the principle dangerous man, the outdated man who’s the neighbor, he’s like, possibly it is best to increase the infant, Rosemary. It’s your youngster. And she or he didn’t need this child like she wished a child, however she’s been raped. She was drugged and raped. 

Elsie: She’s simply discovering that out too, for the primary time.

Emma: So she’s a sufferer in so some ways on this film. However now she sees the infant that she’s had along with her rapist, the satan. They usually’re like, why don’t you increase the infant, simply give it some thought. After which somebody’s like rocking the infant’s cradle too exhausting, and she or he’s like, Hey, you’re rocking the infant’s cradle too exhausting. And she or he goes over and begins rocking the cradle. And that’s type of the place the film is ending. It does suggest that she’s gonna increase the infant. And it’s this second the place, I like her efficiency, since you type of see it on her face, the place she’s like, type of realizing I do love this child, and I do wish to be its mom. I really feel the pull, but in addition it’s the satan’s youngster, and she or he’s raised Catholic, and she or he’s clearly actually torn about all of these issues, too. I really feel prefer it’s this factor within the story the place there’s this stress of like, she’s virtually like trapped by love. And it’s simply actually sophisticated, and I believe actually stunning, and I believe her efficiency in that scene is so good, and I simply assume that entire concept may be very attention-grabbing and very tragic, and there’s only a lot there. , additionally, like, as a mother, and I believe even if you happen to’re not a mother, you could possibly perceive this, like, I type of get it, the place you’re like, oh like, I don’t, I believe I’d do it too, I suppose. However it could fully change the course of your life as a result of now, you understand? Anyway, I simply assume it’s attention-grabbing and clearly it’s fantastical. There is no such thing as a satan. This can be a ridiculous film however it’s additionally type of stunning and attention-grabbing and I simply love that half. I like that it ends that manner I believe it speaks to such sturdy storytelling and attention-grabbing issues to me. I not often come away from a horror film not that I watch that many the place I’m like actually interested by it. what I imply? Like a variety of instances, I really feel like they’re meant to type of simply scare you and that’s the enjoyable half. It’s thrilling. It’s like a rollercoaster journey after which it’s over and that’s it. However this one I’m like, oh, this one take into consideration like, what does it imply to be a dad or mum? What does it imply to be a sufferer? This sort of like position of affection in our life and the way it may broaden in ways in which possibly it’s going to hurt us, however we, we simply need it anyway. And I don’t know, there’s simply type of quite a bit there. And I’m like, that’s. Attention-grabbing. I used to be not anticipating to assume that a lot from this film, however it’s actually good. 

Elsie: Oh, good. Yeah, I positively really feel like each time I watch it, there’s some new factor. Okay, so if you happen to didn’t know, Rosemary’s Child can also be a ebook by Ira Levin. It is rather play-by-play, virtually the identical because the film, which I really feel would by no means occur now. I’ve by no means ever learn a ebook that was that near a film earlier than. Every other time, it’s very comparable, and I listened to the audiobook, and Mia Farrow additionally learn the audiobook. So, if you happen to take pleasure in audiobooks and also you simply wish to learn them for enjoyable, I’d positively suggest it. I believe I bear in mind it was considerably of a brief ebook. However yeah, it was good. It was positively enjoyable. And there’s a sequel known as Son of Rosemary, which I haven’t learn but, however I really feel like type of is on the checklist. 

Emma: Yeah, I’m, I’m . I’m like, that’s going to be one hell of a toddler. 

Elsie: I’m so glad you appreciated it as a result of I used to be fairly positive you have been going to hate it. Emma and I type of, like, diverge on this topic of our pursuits.

Emma: I’m probably not a horror film particular person, yeah, and Elsie’s seen, like, all of them. So, it’s, yeah. However I like motion motion pictures, and also you’re like, eh, you’re probably not into them. 

Elsie: I believe motion motion pictures are my most boring torture. Yeah. Bruce Willis who? I imply, like, I like Bruce Willis in The Fifth Ingredient solely.

Emma: I imply, yeah, that’s a banger, for positive. 

Elsie: Anyhow, okay, so any extra cozy inspiration, I talked in regards to the audiobook. There’s a lot of meals. It exhibits a bit little bit of New York Metropolis, not a ton, however it exhibits New York Metropolis at Christmas within the sixties, which is all the things. Reveals them adorning an house, which is all the things. I like the witch ebook. I like the bookstore. I like the suitcase. 

Emma: It truly is a fantastic film. I imply, I believe if you happen to wished to chop out the, you understand, getting drugged, and raped scene. 

Elsie: You possibly can simply quick ahead by that half if you happen to’re like, I don’t wish to watch. 

Emma: Yeah, I believe if you happen to lower that half out after which additionally there’s a scene the place, effectively, there’s this character who allegedly jumps from the constructing, though it appears from the film we’re alleged to be unclear if she jumped or if one thing else occurred. However they type of present her physique on the bottom and it’s very bloody and I’d lower that too if you happen to’re like, I don’t wish to see gory.

Elsie: However I don’t know why we’re making an attempt to show individuals the right way to make Rosemary’s Child right into a Disney Plus film. It’s okay. 

Emma: It’s not a Disney Plus film. 

Elsie: It’s what it’s. I defend it as a consolation rewatch. That is my official assertion. I defend it due to the interiors. So assist me God, amen. 

Emma: I really feel prefer it’s type of like described when you could have like a hero and also you’re, like an actual particular person hero and also you’re like I like this particular person for these causes after which somebody will come at you with, yeah however do you know that in addition they this and it’s like yeah, they’re human, you understand And I’m like, effectively, this film is like actually cool. And in addition it has some issues. Did you hear us point out the director? Like there are some issues proper? Like there are some issues that I’d not defend, however I don’t assume that essentially means it’s a must to throw the entire thing away. I imply, I simply thought it was a really attention-grabbing movie. One of many extra attention-grabbing ones I’ve seen shortly. And I actually loved myself, however I wouldn’t defend all the things about it. I imply, my lord, who would do this with any film of all aside from Knives Out? 

Elsie: Yeah, Knives Out is our good angel. Okay, so let’s do some trivia. In keeping with Mia Farrow, the scenes the place Rosemary walks in entrance of site visitors have been spontaneous and real. That’s upsetting. Roman Polanski is reported to have advised her that, quote, no person will hit a pregnant girl. The scene was efficiently shot with Farah strolling into actual site visitors and Polanski following working a handheld digital camera since he was the one one prepared to do it.

Emma: I don’t know the right way to really feel about that. 

Elsie: That makes him seem to be an ass.

Emma: That’s the factor. Yeah. Okay. He’s, however this film is gorgeous.

Elsie: We’re renouncing Roman Polanski if you happen to didn’t discover. So he’s renounced. 

Emma: Okay, subsequent trivia. Mia Farah really ate uncooked liver for the scene of the film, regardless of being a vegetarian on the time.

Elsie: What? 

Emma: Ugh. I really feel like she actually dedicated.

Elsie: I assumed it was like actually darkish crimson jello or one thing. 

Emma: It’s type of black, I believe.

Elsie: It’s a very disgusting scene. 

Emma: A really disgusting scene. They present a scene, too, the place she simply, like, in a short time sears a steak and eats it, which, is extra regular. That’s not how I eat my steak, personally. However, you understand, individuals do this. That’s a factor. 

Elsie: I like her a lot. She did probably the most for this film. She’s additionally been to Vidal Sassoon for this film. However that’s, like, probably the most iconic haircut. 

Emma: She appears like Twiggy. It’s like a really 60s.

Elsie: She’s so fairly, yeah. Like, I can speak all day about how a lot I believe she’s probably the most stunning girl of all time. 

Emma: And clearly a particularly dedicated actress, clearly. 

Elsie: Through the phone sales space scene, Mia Farrow might be seen mouthing numbers as she dials Dr. Hill’s workplace on the rotary phone, particularly 477 turned the other way up spells H E L L. Hell. Okay, I don’t assume they wanted that, however that’s a pleasant contact. 

Emma: Yeah, I prefer it. It’s type of like once you’re at school and also you do this calculator factor and it spells out boob or one thing. Are you able to inform I used to be actually good at math? I used to be actually paying consideration at school. Okay, subsequent one. William Fort, who’s the producer of Rosemary’s Child, later grew to become satisfied the movie was cursed. Shortly after manufacturing, he suffered gallstones to such a extreme extent that he required surgical procedure. As he recovered from that sickness, Rosemary’s Child composer, Krzysztof Komita suffered an unintended fall that led to a coma, and finally, his dying. Terrible. Then, in the summertime of 1969, actor Sharon Tate, Polanski’s spouse, was famously murdered by the Manson household. Everyone knows about that one. For Fort, all of it added up. The story of Rosemary’s Child was taking place in actual life. Witches, all of them, have been casting their spell, and I used to be turning into one of many principal gamers, he later recalled. I don’t know why he’s lumping in Sharon Tate, as a result of apart from being married to Polanski, wasn’t part of this manufacturing, so far as I do know.

Elsie: I really feel like different individuals died and he simply obtained gallstones and he was making it a bit bit about himself. 

Emma: I imply, I perceive having a part in life the place you are feeling like a variety of dangerous issues are taking place throughout you. Like, I believe we’ve all gone by seasons like that, however I don’t actually know.

Elsie: I don’t know, however it most likely simply added to the success of the film on the time, or the film’s, like, popularity on the time, I’m positive it was very controversial. Like, Emma and I grew up within the Harry Potter being banned period. And my coronary heart couldn’t take the issues individuals most likely stated about Rosemary’s Child in 1968 and 1969 and stuff.

Emma: Nicely, I doubt I’d have watched it as a child. Yeah. Whereas I used to be studying Harry Potter as a child. 

Elsie: I guess the church individuals have been actually upset. 

Emma: I imply, they nonetheless are, I think about.

Elsie: Okay, ship us an e-mail and tell us. Rosemary’s Child begins off with a pan shot that ends on the Dakota. A constructing with a slightly wealthy and ominous historical past in New York Metropolis. So I suppose that’s what the actual constructing is named. It was the town’s first true luxurious house complicated when it was in-built 1884. That’s actually cool. Based mostly on a design by Henry J. Herdenburg, who created the Plaza Resort. Whoa! That is cool. Over time, it has attracted a plethora of rich celebrities from Lauren Bacall to Judy Garland. It gained notoriety for the dying of John Lennon, who was murdered proper outdoors the entrance of the constructing. In truth, the dying of the character Terry within the movie takes place eerily near the place Lennon was killed. That’s attention-grabbing and disturbing. I’m glad that they picked a haunted constructing although, as a result of I do assume it matches. 

Emma: Yeah, it does match, as a result of a variety of haunty issues are taking place on this film.

Elsie: Plus, once you deliver that on a filming look, prefer it’ll all the time be the Rosemary’s Child constructing now too. So it’s like they weren’t actually bringing any extra creepy vibes onto one thing that was already like, we’re accomplished. 

Emma: Yeah. It’s unusual although, like to consider a metropolis like New York and for like one constructing to have a lot of various things, you understand what I imply? Since you’re like, it’s such a giant metropolis. 

Elsie: It’s true. Most likely each constructing has dozens of attention-grabbing, scary, and delightful in each type of story as a result of it’s such a historic place. We’re simply not used to that. 

Emma: Plus, I imply, the Arconians had like three deaths in it already, and so they’re going to have one other season of Solely Murders within the Constructing, so there’ll be one other dying.

Elsie: I critically knew you have been going to deliver up Solely Murders within the Constructing, and I, okay, I’ll say, I fucking love Solely Murders within the Constructing. I don’t assume we’ll ever speak about it on the podcast, however I find it irresistible. And Steve Martin is daddy, and like, we’ll all the time help him without end.

Emma: Yeah. And I need each sweater and outfit that Selena Gomez wears, I’m like, signal me up. 

Elsie: And Martin Quick is humorous, and anybody else who writes an article about how he’s not can go straight to hell. 

Emma: Go to hell. He’s hilarious. Okay. Mia Farrow’s iconic pixie lower grew to become a well-liked coiffure after the film’s launch. Following the discharge of Rosemary’s Child, Mia Farrow’s brief and classy haircut gained widespread reputation and have become generally known as the Rosemary’s Child lower. Which is nice as a result of within the film, everybody’s like, what did you do to your hair? 

Elsie: Yeah, however I imply, to be truthful to Mia Farrow, it was her most iconic, like haircut period. And that’s like when in her, like, I’m Mary Frank Sinatra period was I believe proper after this film. So, it was attractive, and Emma and I each had pixie cuts in highschool. And it’s not for everybody, okay? 

Emma: It didn’t look pretty much as good as hers, yeah. 

Elsie: It’s not for everybody. It’s, sadly, Jeremy stated he had a dream that I shaved my head and it appeared good, and I used to be like, oh, Jeremy, that’s such a candy, beneficiant dream.

Emma: Yeah, I really feel like I’ve seen your hair brief and don’t do it. 

Elsie: That is the correct quantity of hair for me, proper? Most. 

Emma: I do know. I all the time do wish to chop my hair a bit bit although once I see issues, you understand, like motion pictures and stuff. And I’m like, no, don’t do it. Don’t do it. You’ve accomplished it. 

Elsie: I truthfully simply wish to like be Mia Farrow for a day. I like her. Price this film from zero to 5 Demon Infants. 5 out of 5 demon infants. 

Emma: I’m additionally gonna give it 5 Demon Infants as a result of the units are attractive, the costumes are attractive, and I believe the story is a ten, however I like that writer, so I’m already a fangirl. 

Elsie: It’s good, and yeah, if anybody thinks it shouldn’t be a consolation rewatch, simply give it an opportunity one time. Simply do it for us. 

Emma: It additionally doesn’t must be for you. I don’t actually give a fuck. 

Elsie: Keep in mind us, the creators of the Knives Out fantastical period. We is not going to do you incorrect, okay? 

Emma: I imply, I don’t assume this film’s for everybody. I do assume Knives Out is for everybody. However I don’t assume this one is. I believe it’s fairly arty and it has some fairly harsh themes. And a few individuals simply don’t wish to cope with that, and I believe that’s effective. However it’s a fantastic film. Alright, now it’s time for a joke, or a reality, or possibly a meditation with our pricey buddy, Nova. 

Elsie: Hey Nova, what do you could have for us this week? 

Nova: A joke. 

Elsie: A joke? Okay. 

Nova: How does a hen keep match? 

Elsie: How? 

Nova: Egg-ercise.

Elsie: That’s fantastic. Thanks. Thanks a lot for listening. You possibly can submit questions at [email protected] or name our voicemail anytime at 417-893-0011. Subsequent week, we can be again with our annual ghost tales episode.

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