Sam Taylor-Johnson Presents Don't Look Now
“When asked to come up with a favourite film …I got down to about five and I realized that actually three of Nicolas Roeg’s films were on my list: Performance, The Man Who Fell to Earth and Don’t Look Now. It was quite difficult to choose, because it was either something like this or something that makes me cry… I decided I didn’t want something that makes everyone cry! I really want to show something that’s a great British film and a film that’s still, when you look at it now, you feel like its innovative filmmaking.
Sam referring to how the film inspires her: “Tomorrow I am getting up at six am to go to a big dark industrial space, to make these new photographs where its dark, there are tunnels and it just looks like a big empty space but there’s a clown running out the back of the room.”
“…it was either something like this or something that makes me cry… I decided I didn’t want something that makes everyone cry!”
Don’t Look Now
Don’t Look Now is a superbly chilling essay in the supernatural, adapted from Daphne du Maurier’s short story about a couple, shattered by the death of their small daughter, who go to Venice to forget. There, amid the hostile silences of an off-season resort, they are approached by a blind woman with a message of warning from the dead child; and half-hoping, half-resisting, they are sucked into a terrifying vortex of time where disaster may be foretold but not forestalled.