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'Rosemary's Baby' Trailer : The genius of "Rosemary's Baby" begins with some of the canniest casting of Polanski's career: a marvelously expressive Mia Farrow as a girl-next-door turned sickly, terrified mother, daffy Ruth Gordon as a sweetly satanic neighbor, and independent filmmaker and sometimes mainstream actor John Cassavetes as a man who sells his soul for a break. The domination of Rosemary is one of Polanski's most perfectly realized power plays, as the dominating characters are no longer the openly contemptuous or leery figures of "Knife in the Water" and "Repulsion," but the people Rosemary trusts the most: doctors, friendly neighbors, her husband. Polanski puts us in Rosemary's limited perspective, where we feel her paranoia but question just how much we can trust what we see. And the film's chilling ending is disturbing not because it suggests the existence of evil, but that good can resign itself to accept it. More than "Psycho," which ends with an explanation, "Rosemary's Baby" is the birth of modern horror, where the "why" of the situation is impossible to answer. [A]

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