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Rosemarys Baby is considered one of the best horror films of all time Although it doesnt use shock techniques the mood of the film remains disturbing The director of the film Roman Polanski guides us through the film suggesting that the story is going to involve a loving couple expecting a baby However the film slowly progresses into suspense with the aid of structural components such as the use of space tonal and color compositions and foreshadowing throughout the film The suspense and horror of the film is extremely effective Most horror films that originated from the late 1960s relied on setting and location not to mention darkness and shadow In Rosemarys Baby the setting and location are generally well lit although there are exceptions during dramatic sequences It is a completely homey relaxed normal setting which makes the horror even more unsettling because when it appears it seems so out of place The mood of the film is first established by hearing a womens voice singing a lull-a-by while there is a long open panning shot of downtown Manhattan During the opening credits the camera moves downward changes direction and tracks backward over an apartment building rooftop From an aerial shot the camera moves downward to reveal Guy and Rosemary Woodhouse a young couple whom are the main characters of the film The characters are at the apartment building seeking to rent an apartment previously occupied by an elderly woman Mrs Gardenia As they are viewing the apartment the camera moves throughout the residence allowing the audience to see its many areas containing massive amounts of space The use of space plays an intricate party in executing suspense There is a contrast between hallway and open-rooms throughout the apartment As always the hallways appeared narrower and extremely long creating a huge sense of depth while the rooms such as the living-quarters appeared wide and flat The contrast between spaces plays an vital part in
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