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Rosemarys Baby The opening sequence of Rosemarys Baby sets up the suspense and horror to follow in the entire film In this opening ominous moments foreshadow many eerie events that lead to the eventual birth of Satans and Rosemarys child The films opens with a slow pan of the city and dips down showing the many skyscrapers and leads into the first shot of the Bramford or the Hotel Dakota which really does have the ominous history with John Lennons assassination Mr Nicklas is introducing the Woodhouses to the building that will become The building has a old Victorian look and seems quite elegant at first They take the elevator up to the apartment recently left vacant by Mrs Gardinia On the elevator Mr Nicklas asks if they have any children and Rosemary says they do not yet but plan to have some soon The rearing of the child becomes a central motif throughout the film and this is the first time Rosemary mentions her need for a child As Mr Nicklas the real estate agent goes off about this and that Rosemary and Guy are awestruck by the beauty of the apartment Neither of them are bothered by the recent death of the tenant as Mr Nicklas assures them she died peacefully after a week in acoma at the hospital Rosemary admires the herbs and notices a note saying I can no longer associate myself At this point there is no reason to suspect that this was anything other than the ramblings of a senile woman but it may have been a clue as one finds out later about the evil abound in the building Rosemary and Guy reunite with the real estate agent as he shows them around more and notices that an armoire had been moved thus blocking a closet The closet is exposed and Rosemary is a little worried if they should open it Polanski places his share of non-autonomous
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