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5.0 out of 5 stars A few things you should know about 'Don't Look Now', 10 Jun 2010
This review is from: Don't Look Now (Special Edition) [DVD] [1973] (DVD)
'Don't Look Now' constructs a world where nothing lasts, not even love.
It has two recurring currents: blue water and red blood.

The protagonist wears a blue coat and red scarf in the final scenes
to highlight this still further - like a dream within a dream.

Another theme is Venice itself (almost deserted in winter):
A spooky, mirror-like labyrinth, where birds cross silent waters.

The story is self-referential - a whirlpool, not a stream,
Filled with echoes or presentiments of past or future scenes.

The way the film proceeds is not entirely chronological,
And perhaps could almost be described as 'neo-symphonical'.

The themes are more important than the actual storyline,
And it's interesting to compare another classic from that time,

Namely 'The Wicker Man', with its haunting pagan music;
By contrast, 'Don't Look Now' is ITSELF a work of music,

Or perhaps a fractal mosaic (another important theme),
Which (as I said before) is like a dream within a dream.

What makes this movie timeless, though, is something quite elusive.
It will stay with you as long as you live - subconsciously intrusive.
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