VIDEO: Roman Polanski on Making Rosemary’s Baby

by Peter D. Marshall

by Vadim Rizov.


Got 47 minutes? Good, because you’ll want to watch this documentary from the Criterion Collection about the making of Roman Polanski’s rightly beloved Rosemary’s Baby.

Present and accounted for are producer Robert Evans, with his legendary voice still intact, star Mia Farrow and Polanski himself, who recounts how Evans got in touch with him to consider directing Downhill Racer (which became Michael Ritchie’s feature debut) and sent over that script and a galley of Rosemary’s Baby, which the producer asked him to look at first.

While the director initially thought it was a “kitchen melodrama for television,” Polanski got sucked in as he read on. The rest is history.

Watch this video from Filmmaker Magazine.

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