Talk:Rosemary's Baby (film)

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Initial comments[edit]

July 1, 2006

Sorry -- I screwed up; I didn't realize the film had already been created.

I have taken some of my entries and added them to the original (and hopefully soon to be only existing) version.

Sorry, again!!

Rosemary's Baby 01:52, 2 July 2006 (UTC)

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BetacommandBot (talk) 12:47, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

My edits[edit]

I replaced a section labeled "Casting" with "Production Notes." Although statements in the original "Casting" section were referenced, few of them were substantiated by Polanski, Evans, and Sylbert in their extensive commentary on the DVD, so I removed them, since these three would know better than anyone what transpired during pre-production. (At least one of the statements I removed - "Polanski originally wanted Robert Redford to play Guy, but Redford was filming Downhill Racer (1969) at the time" - definitely is incorrect. Evans used the Downhill Racer script to lure Polanski to the project, so it couldn't have been in production.) I also added a cast list, critical reception, and awards and nominations. MovieMadness (talk) 21:37, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

Rotten Tomatoes Question[edit]

Rosemary's Baby came out in 1968. Rotten Tomatoes came out in 1998. Is it really fair to use such a web site to judge the critical reception of this, or any, old movie? Can somebody tell me what the policy is on this? (talk) 23:20, 14 July 2008 (UTC)

Rotten Tomatoes would simply have got a bunch of critics who presumably watched the movie when it came out to rate it. Even if they did ask a group of much younger 'professionals' to review it, it won't make any horrendous difference. You don't need to be someone with a PhD theisis or an individual who grew up before a movie's particular release date to give a logical and straightforward opinion on it. You were probably not around when Casablanca came out, but does that mean that your opinion on the film, having watched it all these years later, is less valid than your grandpa/great grandpa's? No. Blooded Edge (TCA) 18:26, 15 March 2009 (UTC)

The article should discuss the critical reception at the time of the film's release, and how present day critics see the film. Rotten Tomatoes is only useful to gauge the latter. See MOS:FILM#Critical_response and WP:ROTTEN. Eljayess (talk) 01:17, 22 September 2010 (UTC)


It was quite a controversial film when it came out, especially the final Satan-worship scene. There isn't even the word "controversy" used on the page. Should we include this? The Person Who Is Strange 21:02, 22 April 2009 (UTC)

Edits for clarity[edit]

The article suggested that Dr. Saperstein induces labor which is incorrect, Rosemary just happens to go into labor when they return to the apartment. He does give her an injection but this is a sedative.

The article also stated that the coven "hypnotizes" Rosemary at the end of the film, this isn't true either. They do urge her to be a mother to her baby but there is no hypnotism involved. (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 18:10, 30 October 2009 (UTC).

Article mentioned that Hutch dies after only a few days, yet Rosemary, in her confessions to Dr. Hill, states that Hutch died three months after his coma.mndcmpn 22:56, 24 February 2011 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mjkelton (talkcontribs)

Commercial / Cigarette Advertising In Film[edit]

This film uses blatant advertising. The worst is a cigarette advertisement where the husband comes home and places 8 packages of cigarettes on the table (so that the audience can see the labels, of course). But also, for its advertisement of Vidal Sasoon at the time. Isn't it nice that most of the cigarette executives from the company that advertised are now dead?

Both of these "advertisements" are directly from the novel - it's doubtful that any "blatent advertising" was involved. -- (talk) 21:03, 9 August 2010 (UTC)

Plot Summary[edit]

The plot summary is very well written. It definitely matches the plot of the movie.


Was Marcato the second name of the Castevets also in the novel or was the name Marcato used for the first time in the film? There's possibly a connection between "marcato" and "staccato", whereby the latter happens to be the name of the eponymous TV detective played by John Cassavetes. A small hommage? Worth looking into. -The Gnome (talk) 20:08, 13 January 2011 (UTC)


"Polanski … was unaware that he was allowed to make changes from the source material". I find this very hard to believe. IMDB trivia is an extremely unreliable source; they'll add most things people submit without checking them. Can anyone confirm this from a better source?—Chowbok 23:45, 5 November 2011 (UTC) Removed after 2.5 months without a comment/reply to the above request. Sottolacqua (talk) 00:23, 31 January 2012 (UTC)


I've always found it very odd that certain names or sounds keep cropping up:

  • Roman Castevet / Roman Polanski / Rosemary / Farrow
  • Castevet / Cassevetes.

Has any commentary been made of these "coincidences"? -- ♬ Jack of Oz[your turn] 02:03, 1 May 2012 (UTC)