We played man and wife 30 years ago, in a film called Bethune. I just laugh and giggle, she talks. I love her to death. I saw in festival press for this movie that Helen Mirren gave you a good talking to you for being a white male. Well, yeah! You thought about it?
'Don't Look Now': The truth behind one of Hollywood's most controversial sex scenes
Don't Look Now Movie Review
Venice is for lovers, or so say the many travel brochure images of romantic gondola rides, Renaissance-era architecture, and leisurely sunset strolls. It's a city built on canals, where cars are replaced with networks of watery roads delivers an other-worldly atmosphere. In the psychological thriller Don't Look Now , the Italian location is referred to as "a city in aspic, left over from a dinner party, and all the guests are dead and gone. This isn't the Venice of honeymooners; instead, it is a work trip doubling as an exploration of shared grief after the death of Laura Julie Christie and John Baxter's Donald Sutherland young daughter in a drowning accident.
Almost 50 years after the movie first hit cinemas, it is rightly acclaimed as a classic of the genre. The adaptation of a novella by Rebecca author Daphe du Maurier features a grieving couple, played by Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie, as they work to restore church buildings in Venice while grieving the death of their daughter in a tragic drowning accident. Midway through the film, the couple have sex, in a sequence Roeg intercuts with quiet images of them calmly getting dressed for dinner. The scene is raw, sensitive and was controversial at the time for its frank depiction of a married couple being intimate with each other in a way that was seldom showcased on the big screen at the time.
It is a thriller adapted from the short story by Daphne du Maurier. Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland portray a married couple who travel to Venice following the recent accidental death of their daughter, after the husband accepts a commission to restore a church. They encounter two sisters, one of whom claims to be clairvoyant and informs them that their daughter is trying to contact them and warn them of danger. The husband at first dismisses their claims, but starts to experience mysterious sightings himself.