Rosemary's Baby (1968)

Screenplay Genre: Drama / Horror

Movie Time: 136 minutes

1. INCITING INCIDENT

During an evening walk, Rosemary (Mia Farrow) and Guy (John Cassavetes) approach a crowd on the street. They see that Rosemary's neighbor friend has apparently committed suicide by jumping out of the apartment's window. (00:16:20)

2. LOCK IN (End of Act One)

Guy and Rosemary decide to have a baby. In preparation, they have a romantic dinner where Rosemary refuses to eat the mousse the neighbor sent over. Soon after dinner, Rosemary feels faint and passes out for the night. She has an array of odd dreams including one where she is raped by a "non-human", evil entity. She wakes up the next morning and Guy informs her that he had sex with her while she was passed out. Soon after, the doctor informs Rosemary that she is pregnant. (00:39:30)

3. FIRST CULMINATION (Midpoint)

Rosemary's friend, Mr. Hutchins, is suspicious of her neighbors. He calls her one night and tells her urgently that they must speak. Rosemary arrives at the meeting place and discovers that Mr. Hutchins went into a coma just one hour after they spoke on the phone. Rosemary becomes suspicious herself. (01:11:30)

4. MAIN CULMINATION (End of Act Two)

Rosemary realizes that she lives among a coven of witches, who are going to take her baby when she gives birth. She cannot trust anyone, not even her own husband. She packs her bags and runs away. Unfortunately, the witches catch up with her. They keep her in a drug-induced state until after she gives birth. (01:39:10)

5. THIRD ACT TWIST

Rosemary comes out of her drug-induced state. The coven tells her that the baby died, but Rosemary hears a crying baby from the next apartment. When she goes to investigate, she finds out that she has given birth to the spawn of Satan. (02:08:10)


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