DON'T LOOK NOW pressbook '74 Julie Christie, Donald Sutherland, directed by Nicolas Roeg!

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An Original US 1974 Vintage Theater-Used Movie Pressbook (pb; measures 12 1/4" x 15" [31 x 38 cm]; 6 pages). Also included is an ad supplement that has 8 pages. Condition: Very Good (C6) See our 10 GRADE SYSTEM Page for more information.
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Don't Look Now is a 1973 thriller film directed by Nicolas Roeg. Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland star as a married couple whose lives become complicated after meeting two elderly sisters in Venice, one of whom claims to be clairvoyant and informs them that their recently deceased daughter is trying to contact them and warn them of danger. It is an independent British and Italian co-production, filmed in England and Italy, and adapted from the short story by Daphne du Maurier.

While Don't Look Now observes many conventions of the thriller genre, its primary focus is on the psychology of grief, and the effect the death of a child can have on a relationship. Its emotionally convincing depiction of grief is often singled out as a trait not usually present in films featuring supernatural plot elements.

As well as the unusual handling of its subject matter, Don't Look Now is renowned for its atypical but innovative editing style, and its use of recurring motifs and themes. The film often employs flashbacks and flashforwards in keeping with the depiction of precognition, but some scenes are intercut or merged to alter the viewer's perception of what is really happening. It also adopts an impressionist approach to its imagery, often presaging events with familiar objects, patterns and colours using an associative editing technique, turning them into portents.

Originally causing controversy on its initial release due to an explicit and—for the time—very graphic sex scene between Christie and Sutherland, its reputation has grown considerably in the years since, and it is now acknowledged as a modern classic and an influential work in horror and British film.

Important Added Info: Note that pressbooks were prepared prior to a movie being released. Often, changes would be made in a movie advertising campaign (billing of actors, different images, etc.), and the theaters would print up special supplements that they would send out with the pressbooks that had already been printed. These supplements are very rare, far more rare than the pressbooks themselves! Some pressbooks would have no supplements, some would have one, and some would have several. Also note that we have provided an image of the front and back covers of the pressbook, plus an image of any supplements or heralds (if there are any included with this pressbook), but of course, the buyer will receive the entire single pressbook we are selling (plus any supplements or heralds described above)! Also note that this pressbook is complete and uncut! Given that theater owners purchased pressbooks partly in order to create their newspaper advertising, and quite frequently cut them up for that purpose, it is rare to find a pressbook that IS complete and uncut!

Overall Condition: very good (C6), NO CUTS. 

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DON'T LOOK NOW pressbook '74 Julie Christie, Donald Sutherland, directed by Nicolas Roeg!

DON'T LOOK NOW pressbook '74 Julie Christie, Donald Sutherland, directed by Nicolas Roeg!

An Original US 1974 Vintage Theater-Used Movie Pressbook (pb; measures 12 1/4" x 15" [31 x 38 cm]; 6 pages). Also included is an ad supplement that has 8 pages. Condition: Very Good (C6) See our 10 GRADE SYSTEM Page for more information.