The Girls in the Back Row

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The Girls in the Back Row
76 MIN2016 MAR 17
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We continue our discussion of Roman Polanski’s Apartment Trilogy with Rosemary’s Baby (1968) and The Tenant (1976).
Rosemary’s Baby discussion (pre-spoilers) – 00:56 – 15:05
Rosemary’s Baby discussion (post-spoilers) – 17:56 – 43:32
The Tenant discussion (pre-spoilers) – 44:29 – 50:45
The Tenant discussion (post-spoilers) – 52:23 – 1:07:25
What We’ve Been Up To – 1:09:06 – 1:14:03 –
Next Episode’s Movie – 1:14:04 – 1:15:16

Directed by Roman Polanski
Starring Mia Farrow and John Cassavetes
A young couple move into an apartment, only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins to control her life.

* Original trailer
* You Must Remember This – Charles Manson’s Hollywood Episode 8: Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate
* You Must Remember This – Charles Manson’s Hollywood Episode 10: Roman Polanski after Sharon Tate

Clip: “#23: Rosemary’s Baby” from “Bravo’s Scariest Movie Moments”

* “Stuck with Satan: Ira Levin on the Origins of Rosemary’s Baby” by Ira Levin, from the 2003 New American Library edition of the novel
* “Rosemary’s Baby: ‘It’s Alive’” by Ed Park, from Criterion
* Original 1968 New York Daily News review of Rosemary’s Baby by Kathleen Carroll
* Criterion’s “Three Reasons” video for including Rosemary’s Baby in the Criterion Collection
* “Roman Polanski on Rosemary’s Baby – Conversations Inside the Criterion Collection
* “The Making of Rosemary’s Baby

Directed by Roman Polanski
Starring Roman Polanski and Isabelle Adjani
A bureaucrat rents a Paris apartment where he finds himself drawn into a rabbit hole of dangerous paranoia.

* Original trailer

Clip: “#65: The Tenant” from “Bravo’s Scariest Movie Moments”

* “Moving In, Creeping Out: Roman Polanski’s The Tenant (1976)” by Brian Greene, from CriminalElement.com
* “Sympathetic Spectators: Roman Polanski’s Le Loctaire (The Tenant, 1976)” by Aaron Smuts, from Kinoeye
* “Roman Polanski BFI Retrospective – The Tenant (1976)” from Flickering Myth

Clip: “Summer is Rosemary’s Baby” from “Rick &a...