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Rosemary's Baby

Posted by Word Camel on October 03, 2004

In Reply to: Rosemary's Baby posted by Henry on October 03, 2004

: : Hi, can anyone here tell me what that means? ("Rosemary, where's your baby?")

: : Thanks!

: I imagine this is a reference to the influential film.
: "Rosemary's Baby is Polish director Roman Polanski's first American feature film and his second, scary horror film - following his first disturbing film in English titled Repulsion - about a mentally-unstable, sexually-terrified woman (Catherine Deneuve) left alone in her apartment. The big-budget horror film received two Academy Award nominations: one for Polanski's Best Adapted Screenplay, and Ruth Gordon won the Best Supporting Actress award for her performance as one of the well-meaning, 'normal' NYC neighbors."

In the story, innocent Rosemary is duped into carrying Satan's child by her husband and her seemingly kindly, but devil-worshipping, neighbours. Ultmately she claims the child (hoves and all)as her own and asserts herself against her over-bearing neighbours.

I imagine this expression is intended as an insult but it isn't really accurate. In the film, Rosemary was an innocent.