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Episode #206: Rosemary’s Child – Consolation Rewatch


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 hearth

Very darkish carved wooden all over the place!

Shag carpet in bed room

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

Scrabble board

Rosemary’s clothes and outfits usually

Minnie’s colourful and wild patterns in her outfits

Witch e book 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 pay attention. 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 right this moment my ceilings are being painted in my lounge. My lounge is lastly going to be embellished usually. We now have lived in our house since June, and we’ve got been engaged on it since February. And we’re lastly going to be performed with this part. It was purported 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 form of begin, like, cozying in for the vacations. Like, a contented factor that occurred is yesterday my husband got here in and mentioned that the colour in the lounge is my best second. I used to be so glad. 

Emma: That’s a superb praise. You recognize, I by no means thought of this, to not make this about me, however final 12 months right now I used to be ending my home and simply transferring in, and I form of missed, we have been doing just like the day earlier than Halloween, so I form of missed adorning for Halloween final 12 months. So I like that you just’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 positive. 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 will have quite a lot of portray or quite a lot of wallpapering, you’re like, nicely I can’t put something up on the partitions, you recognize, for the season as a result of it’s gonna be in the way in which.

Elsie: It’s truthfully very simple to be like, I’ll do it subsequent 12 months, I don’t care, I hand over. It’s. It’s so tempting to simply be like, you recognize what, fuck this, it’s not value it. However I do suppose there’s one thing to it, to similar to doing, even when it’s on the final minute, similar to nonetheless having a bit of celebration and nonetheless, you recognize, having company over and doing all of the issues that you’d usually do, even should you’re renovating. Like you may’t let renovating rule your life or else it would simply steal so many glad recollections.

Emma: I imply, it’ll attempt to you’ve bought to maintain preventing 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 films of all time. And I had this, like, hilarious DM trade final week the place I used to be speaking about my Rosemary’s Child hearth. We’ll discuss this extra later, however I made a duplicate hearth 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. And so they have been like, why? Like, it simply mentioned, why? And I used to be like, nicely, I actually just like the decor and the vibes, and it’s simply one thing I take pleasure in watching each Halloween. And so they simply wrote again, that’s a bizarre favourite film to have. And I used to be like, okay. 

Emma: So that is somebody you recognize? 

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 only wrote why, I don’t know this individual. I’m not writing again to this. 

Elsie: I don’t know why, typically I simply really feel like participating, and typically I don’t. Lots 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: You recognize 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 additionally it is 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 e book, 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 in all probability unlawful for me to write down that, however I’m similar to such a fan. I find it irresistible a lot. It’s similar to, so anyway, and I felt like there have been quite a lot of issues on this film, the story that I used to be like, yeah, I might see how he wrote Stepford Wives later. I see quite a lot of the themes that he appreciated to write down about, you recognize, lots about feminism, and you recognize, how girls are handled and quite a lot of completely different related 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 should you’ve seen it, should you 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 fascinating, very unusual, it form of jumps the shark for me on the finish, but additionally it was made in like, the late ’60s, so you need to preserve that in thoughts. It’s wonderful, like, very value a watch. And I’m not a horror film individual.

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

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

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

Emma: You recognize, like individuals attempt actually exhausting at one thing, you don’t need to, you recognize, however no, I actually like this film. It’s actually good. I’d undoubtedly re-watch it. It’s a wierd, bizarre film, and it’s undoubtedly previous. However I really feel like quite a lot of the issues with it form of work with the story although, and what they’re making an attempt to get at with it. So it form of in a bizarre manner nonetheless works. 

Elsie: Sure. So it’s from 1968. It’s like an attractive, beautiful New York house constructing, and so they take like a historic constructing. The house was very darkish, very like wooden all over the place. That is considered one of my favorites and so they similar to to color each inch of it white. And it’s all the time actually happy me to see that as a result of I actually do see either side. Like I like wooden. And you recognize, now I’ve like my unpainted wooden in my home. So I do defend, however I feel that like so many individuals are so imply about portray wooden, even wooden that’s not stunning and never particular that whenever you see these like beautiful New York residences which might be all like white ornate moldings and stuff like you need to notice that at one level these have been darkish wooden and like someone painted it and now it’s like glamorous and we like to see it. I don’t know. I feel there’s undoubtedly a protection for each and a time and a spot for each, however this film, it’s very satisfying. She similar to straight up goes into view. An house is like, I feel I’m going to color every thing white after which she does it and magic. 

Emma: Nicely, I additionally suppose, and this possibly speaks to the time, however I additionally suppose 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 quite a lot of the film, issues are occurring to her, and individuals are doing issues to her. And he or she has no energy over what’s occurring to her, even the very ending I feel may be very a lot about that, which is fascinating. 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 recognize, this previous man exhibiting them the buildings like an previous girl lived right here and so they’re trying on the closets and all of it. And he or she’s form of speaking about some issues she would do. And then you definately see as they’ve moved in, not proper once 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 whenever you first purchase a home or an house. It’s actually cute. However then you definately see every thing that she does. She paints every thing. She places up wallpaper. You recognize, and it simply appears utterly completely different in quite a lot 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 feel that’s a mistake as a result of I truly suppose 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 after we weren’t allowed to vote. Lots of instances we have been allowed to embellish our homes, you recognize, and so I feel it’s a very cool factor, and should you don’t like portray wooden, that’s positive, no matter you may have your opinions on that. However For the story of this film, I truly actually love seeing what she does along with her house as a result of I feel it’s like a second of seeing Rosemary have selections.

Elsie: Yeah, it’s utterly magical. And from similar to a strict design standpoint, it’s considered one of my favourite mixtures ’trigger it’s like a historic constructing, similar to very ornate, like carved wooden all over the place with all, you recognize, because it was in 1968. All mid-century, every thing for like, the furnishings, the document 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 the explanation why I wish to rewatch it a lot is that I discover the inside, it’s like a kind of areas the place you discover one thing completely different each single time. 

Emma: Yeah, completely. And I form of cherished all of her selections, regardless that I wouldn’t essentially embellish my area like that. Not even simply the, you recognize, I don’t reside in a New York house and it’s not 1968, however simply, they only aren’t essentially like the colours I’d decide or this or that, however I just about love every thing aside from the headboard, which I’m certain we’ll discuss. And so they even have this sort of shag carpet of their bed room that appears cozy, nevertheless it additionally appears like it might 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 title of the actual one is you may google it very simply. So if you wish to similar to take an image in entrance of it whenever you’re in New York 100% you are able to do that. I’ve by no means performed it, however sometime I’ll it’s very cool. Additionally, there may be an older couple, there are the opposite important characters within the film who’re like the subsequent door throughout the corridor neighbors. And so they have additionally an equally large, wonderful house, nevertheless it’s embellished, you recognize, just like the previous individuals’s manner. And it’s wonderful as nicely. It’s a deal with for the eyes. After which it was instantly like, you must make the vodka blush cocktail for the weblog. 

Emma: Now will probably be our feast that we talked about within the final episode. 

Elsie: That’s a superb one. Yeah. There’s quite a lot of similar 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. Plenty of cozy inspiration. And I’ve a factor I used to be simply speaking to our pal Donnie Rogers Jr. about this. I’ve a factor for ’70s and ’60s films 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 similar to find it irresistible. It’s the place. And there’s, I imply, there’s so many alternative variations of New York all through the years that may be enjoyable to go to. 

Emma: They’ve quite a lot 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 pal exterior of a constructing, you recognize, issues like that, and it’s stunning. New York’s stunning. It goes by means of a number of seasons as a result of we undergo a complete being pregnant on this film. However like we see it at Christmas time, we see form of like a spring look after which like summer time once they’re like, it’s so sizzling and he or she’s about to have the newborn then. And yeah, it makes New York very, you form of get to see New York in all of the seasons of 1968. I suppose it might have been 1967 once they have been filming. I don’t know.

Elsie: It’s great. Okay. So what have been a few of our different cozy inspirations? I feel 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 need to like make the phrases all of them, which is each single time I get out Scrabble tiles, and I similar to can’t assist myself. There’s plenty of meals and drinks, and he or she is all the time utilizing a Chemex to make espresso, I seen within the mornings, after which I’m like, oh my gosh, I have to get again on my Chemex, like, simply form of like every thing 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 of feast. 

Emma: Yeah, along with her younger associates, 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 celebration. However that may be one other factor if the style on this film was so enjoyable. All of Rosemary’s outfits are lovable and he or she may be very pregnant all through a number of the films, nevertheless it’s quite a lot of, it’s not a shift gown, however what would you name it? It’s like you would put on it not pregnant. It’s like form of brief and your stomach might simply get large or small and you would put on it. I don’t know what to name it. 

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

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

Elsie: I all the time purchase a gown with sleeves and like collars, like a white Peter Pan collar, is Rosemary’s child gown to me. And I’ll all the time purchase it each time I see one, in all probability endlessly. It’s like form of the factor in my closet and I feel that’s a part of the place it comes from. It’s similar to such an iconic. It’s like earlier than the Adams household, you recognize, it’s like that, it’s like a Wednesday Adams gown 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 title. 

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 suppose they’re actually enjoyable. 

Elsie: She’s bringing the pure pleasure along with her outfits. Like, she’s bought, 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 lady was up for it at the very least if she didn’t win as a result of I believed she was so good on this film, form of like hilarious, like actually very humorous efficiency. But it surely’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 previous girls who say these sorts of issues it simply felt like so relatable and actual, but additionally like a hilarious comedic efficiency. Like I simply cherished it. I believed she was so wonderful.

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

Emma: Everybody form 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 quite a lot 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 form of like, eh, like that form of feeling.

Emma: There are elements the place they actually present, like, a physician placing a needle into her arm, which, once more, not essentially a scary factor, like, I’ve had docs put needles in my arm many instances. Particularly once I was pregnant, however it’s creepy on this film due to the story. And likewise I feel the filmmakers try to make it a bit of disturbing. They know what style they’re making. So, you recognize, there’s quite a lot 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 suppose the way in which they present it is extremely arty and it’s meant to be like, you recognize, what’s occurring, nevertheless it’s, it’s not graphic.

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

Emma: Yeah, and it’s not purported to since you’re form of like, Rosemary’s like, did that occur? You recognize, she’s been drugged. So I feel they’re form of enjoying with that. So it’s very very like a psychological horror thriller. So it’s undoubtedly 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 films are my favourite. They’ve their very own, like, manner of being. They’re often very quiet. They’re often very gradual. After which one thing about them is a lot worse than something you’ll see in a film now. And that’s how I’d describe quite a lot of them, and I feel this sort of matches. That is truly form of on the gentle facet, although, of all of the 70s horror films I’ve seen. It’s just a bit bit, like, not so horrible. But it surely’s not applicable for kids. It has stuff in it that should you’re very delicate in direction of, like, Devil or one thing, then you definately in all probability wouldn’t need to watch it.

Emma: Yeah, I imply, it additionally has a rape scene the place a girl’s drugged, so that may undoubtedly be one thing lots of people wouldn’t need to watch. Completely comprehensible. However I do suppose for the story, it’s actually fascinating.

Elsie: I feel they make it very campy. Like, they make the Devil rituals form of lovable, 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 recognize? Like, very foolish. Sure. Okay. Somebody’s enjoying the flute, like, similar 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 bought 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. You recognize what I imply? So there’s quite a lot 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 suppose there’s such good storytelling the place Rosemary has had the newborn. It’s Devil’s child. She’s found, that they instructed her at first that the infants died, however she doesn’t actually consider them as a result of she is aware of they’ve been messing along with her this complete time. And he or she’s proper, the newborn shouldn’t be useless. And so they appeared more likely to simply steal the newborn. Yeah, she form of thought they have been going to steal the newborn, after which they did. She didn’t know that it was Devil’s child although, so then she figures out that the newborn’s nonetheless alive, she finds the newborn, she sees the newborn, and so they don’t present it to us within the film as an viewers member, however from her response, you recognize that the newborn appears half like Devil. So no matter that’s, like she’s like, it’s eyes, you recognize, so one thing’s occurring with the newborn’s eyes. We don’t know. 

Elsie: Then she says, you must see his toes. 

Emma: Oh, yeah, it’s a hilarious film. However my favourite factor is, that she’s at first form of repulsed. She didn’t notice it was Devil’s child. And now she is aware of this, she has this info. And the principle dangerous man, the previous man who’s the neighbor, he’s like, possibly you must elevate the newborn, Rosemary. It’s your little one. And he or she 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 newborn that she’s had along with her rapist, the satan. And so they’re like, why don’t you elevate the newborn, simply give it some thought. After which somebody’s like rocking the newborn’s cradle too exhausting, and he or she’s like, Hey, you’re rocking the newborn’s cradle too exhausting. And he or she goes over and begins rocking the cradle. And that’s form of the place the film is ending. It does suggest that she’s gonna elevate the newborn. And it’s this second the place, I like her efficiency, since you form of see it on her face, the place she’s like, form of realizing I do love this child, and I do need to be its mom. I really feel the pull, but additionally it’s the satan’s little one, and he or she’s raised Catholic, and he or she’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 feel actually stunning, and I feel her efficiency in that scene is so good, and I simply suppose that complete thought may be very fascinating and intensely tragic, and there’s only a lot there. You recognize, additionally, like, as a mother, and I feel even should you’re not a mother, you would perceive this, like, I form of get it, the place you’re like, oh like, I don’t, I feel I’d do it too, I suppose. However it might utterly change the course of your life as a result of now, you recognize? Anyway, I simply suppose it’s fascinating and clearly it’s fantastical. There isn’t a satan. This can be a ridiculous film nevertheless it’s additionally form of stunning and fascinating and I simply love that half. I like that it ends that manner I feel it speaks to such robust storytelling and fascinating issues to me. I not often come away from a horror film not that I watch that many the place I’m like actually enthusiastic about it. You recognize what I imply? Like quite a lot of instances, I really feel like they’re meant to form 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 mum or dad? What does it imply to be a sufferer? This type of like position of affection in our life and the way it might increase 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 form of lots there. And I’m like, that’s. Attention-grabbing. I used to be not anticipating to suppose that a lot from this film, nevertheless it’s actually good. 

Elsie: Oh, good. Yeah, I undoubtedly really feel like each time I watch it, there’s some new factor. Okay, so should you didn’t know, Rosemary’s Child can also be a e book 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 e book that was that near a film earlier than. Some other time, it’s very related, and I listened to the audiobook, and Mia Farrow additionally learn the audiobook. So, should you take pleasure in audiobooks and also you simply need to learn them for enjoyable, I’d undoubtedly suggest it. I feel I bear in mind it was considerably of a brief e book. However yeah, it was good. It was undoubtedly enjoyable. And there’s a sequel referred to as Son of Rosemary, which I haven’t learn but, however I really feel like form of is on the listing. 

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 certain you have been going to hate it. Emma and I form of, like, diverge on this topic of our pursuits.

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

Elsie: I feel motion films are my most boring torture. Yeah. Bruce Willis who? I imply, like, I like Bruce Willis in The Fifth Aspect solely.

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

Elsie: In any case, okay, so any extra cozy inspiration, I talked concerning the audiobook. There’s plenty of meals. It exhibits a bit of little bit of New York Metropolis, not a ton, nevertheless it exhibits New York Metropolis at Christmas within the sixties, which is every thing. Exhibits them adorning an house, which is every thing. I like the witch e book. I like the bookstore. I like the suitcase. 

Emma: It truly is an attractive film. I imply, I feel should you wished to chop out the, you recognize, getting drugged, and raped scene. 

Elsie: You may simply quick ahead by means of that half should you’re like, I don’t need to watch. 

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

Elsie: However I don’t know why we’re making an attempt to show individuals find out how 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 form of like described when you will have like a hero and also you’re, like an actual individual hero and also you’re like I like this individual for these causes after which somebody will come at you with, yeah however do you know that additionally they this and it’s like yeah, they’re human, you recognize And I’m like, nicely, this film is like actually cool. And likewise 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 suppose that essentially means you need to throw the entire thing away. I imply, I simply thought it was a really fascinating movie. One of many extra fascinating ones I’ve seen shortly. And I actually loved myself, however I wouldn’t defend every thing about it. I imply, my lord, who would try 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 accordance with Mia Farrow, the scenes the place Rosemary walks in entrance of visitors have been spontaneous and real. That’s upsetting. Roman Polanski is reported to have instructed her that, quote, no person will hit a pregnant lady. The scene was efficiently shot with Farah strolling into actual visitors and Polanski following working a handheld digicam since he was the one one prepared to do it.

Emma: I don’t know find out how to really feel about that. 

Elsie: That makes him look like an ass.

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

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

Emma: Okay, subsequent trivia. Mia Farah truly 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 believed it was like actually darkish purple jello or one thing. 

Emma: It’s form of black, I feel.

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 recognize, individuals try 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 feel she’s probably the most stunning lady of all time. 

Emma: And clearly a particularly dedicated actress, clearly. 

Elsie: Throughout 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 suppose they wanted that, however that’s a pleasant contact. 

Emma: Yeah, I prefer it. It’s form of like whenever you’re in class and also you try 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 in class. 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 unintentional fall that led to a coma, and finally, his loss of life. 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 occurring in actual life. Witches, all of them, have been casting their spell, and I used to be changing into one of many principal gamers, he later recalled. I don’t know why he’s lumping in Sharon Tate, as a result of aside 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 bought gallstones and he was making it a bit of bit about himself. 

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

Elsie: I don’t know, nevertheless it in all probability simply added to the success of the film on the time, or the film’s, like, repute on the time, I’m certain 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 in all probability mentioned 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 wager the church individuals have been actually upset. 

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

Elsie: Okay, ship us an electronic mail and tell us. Rosemary’s Child begins off with a pan shot that ends on the Dakota. A constructing with a fairly wealthy and ominous historical past in New York Metropolis. So I suppose that’s what the actual constructing is known as. It was town’s first true luxurious house advanced 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. Through the years, it has attracted a plethora of rich celebrities from Lauren Bacall to Judy Garland. It gained notoriety for the loss of life of John Lennon, who was murdered proper exterior the entrance of the constructing. Actually, the loss of life of the character Terry within the movie takes place eerily near the place Lennon was killed. That’s fascinating and disturbing. I’m glad that they picked a haunted constructing although, as a result of I do suppose it matches. 

Emma: Yeah, it does match, as a result of quite a lot of haunty issues are occurring on this film.

Elsie: Plus, whenever you convey 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 performed. 

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

Elsie: It’s true. In all probability each constructing has dozens of fascinating, scary, and exquisite in each form 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 loss of life.

Elsie: I critically knew you have been going to convey up Solely Murders within the Constructing, and I, okay, I’ll say, I fucking love Solely Murders within the Constructing. I don’t suppose we’ll ever discuss it on the podcast, however I find it irresistible. And Steve Martin is daddy, and like, we are going to all the time assist him endlessly.

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 preferred coiffure after the film’s launch. Following the discharge of Rosemary’s Child, Mia Farrow’s brief and trendy 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 feel proper after this film. So, it was beautiful, 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 mentioned 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 amount of hair for me, proper? Most. 

Emma: I do know. I all the time do need to chop my hair a bit of bit although once I see issues, you recognize, like films and stuff. And I’m like, no, don’t do it. Don’t do it. You’ve performed it. 

Elsie: I truthfully simply need 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 beautiful, the costumes are beautiful, and I feel 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 should be for you. I don’t actually give a fuck. 

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

Emma: I imply, I don’t suppose this film’s for everybody. I do suppose Knives Out is for everybody. However I don’t suppose this one is. I feel it’s fairly arty and it has some fairly harsh themes. And a few individuals simply don’t need to cope with that, and I feel that’s positive. But it surely’s an attractive film. Alright, now it’s time for a joke, or a truth, or possibly a meditation with our pricey pal, Nova. 

Elsie: Hey Nova, what do you will 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 great. Thanks. Thanks a lot for listening. You may submit questions at or name our voicemail anytime at 417-893-0011. Subsequent week, we shall be again with our annual ghost tales episode.




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