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Book Vs. Movie: Don’t Look Now
The Daphne DuMaurier Short Story Vs. the Nicolas Roeg Film

RIP Donald Sutherland! (1935-2024)

Due to the passing of actor extraordinaire Donald Sutherland, we are replaying our “Don’t Look Now” episode. 

This week, let’s talk about Daphe DuMaurier’s short story “Don’t Look Now,” published in 1971 and adapted into a film by director Nicolas Roeg. The story follows a couple, John and Laura, who cope with losing their daughter while on vacation in Venice. They meet twin sisters with psychic abilities who warn them about their son’s safety. The film closely follows the story but is controversial for a suggestive scene between the main characters. Despite this, the movie is considered a horror classic known for its editing and acting. 

In this ep, the Margos discuss:
The life of Daphne DuMaurier
The plot of the story in the original version versus the film
The controversy around the movie and why it is considered a classic horror tale
The cast: Julie Christie (Laura Baxter,) Donald Sutherland (John Baxter,) Hilary Mason (Heather,) Clelia Metania (Wendy,) Massimo Serato (Bishop Barbarrigo,) Renato Scarpa (Inspector Longhi,) Giogio Trestini (Workman,) Leopoldo Trieste (hotel manager,) David Tree (Anthony Babbage,) Ann Rye (Mandy Babbage,) Nicholas Salter (Johnny Baxter,) Sharon Williams (Christine Baxter,) Bruno Cattaneo (Detective Sabbione,) and Adelina Poerio as the murderer.

Clips used:
Laura Baxter meets the sisters
Don’t Look Now trailer
Christine drowns
Richard almost falls
Richard searches for the “girl” in the red slicker/Mac
Music by Pino Donaggio

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