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Rosemary's Baby....did he or didn't he?

To: alt.satanism
From: (Dr. Michael A. Aquino)
Subject: Re: Rosemary's Baby....did he or didn't he?
Date: 07 Mar 2000 05:56:14 GMT

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In article <8a1hmk$jqq$>, wrote:

>Allee, isn't this message simply cut and pasted from
>one initially posted by Michael Aquino a year or two ago?
>If so, shouldn't you at least give him credit?

Actually it is an extract from a paper by Nikolas & Zeena
Schreck entitled "Anton LaVey: Legend and Reality".

>Also, while what he says may be true, wouldn't you want
>to keep his evident and strong bias in mind ...

What do you consider to be my "evident and strong
bias" concerning Anton's claimed _Rosemary's Baby_
involvement? I think I have consistently given him
full [and indeed more detailed and fact-filled than
any other source] credit for media with which he
was genuinely involved (such as _The Devil's Rain_).

In the case of _RB_ the facts refuting his claimed
involvement are documented from the various
sources as cited, take them or leave them.

Actually I could add another one: Anton repeatedly
claimed that the Devil's eyes which flash onto the
screen near the end of the movie were his. Years
later movies began to be released on videocassette,
and then it was possible to freeze-frame those eyes
- - and see that they were artificial "cat's eyes" with
vertical pupils.

>would think that your statements would be more
>believable if they came directly from Polanski, etc.

You don't consider _RB_ Producers Gene Gutowski
and William Castle reliable sources?

Couple of other _RB_ tidbits: Polanski originally
wanted Rosemary & Guy to be played by Tuesday
Weld & Robert Redford, and the role of Dr. Saperstein
to be played by Castle himself. [A vestige of this
remains in Castle's cameo appearance, standing
next to the phone booth in which Rosemary makes
a call.]

The remarkable soundtrack to the film was composed
by Christopher Komeda, who had written the scores for
most of Polanski's previous films. He died of a blood clot
in the brain in 1969, aged 37. The soundtrack was
eventually re-released on CD (Tsunami TSU-0116),
but I have never been able to decipher the words to
the included song "Rosemary's Party". If anyone here
knows them, it would be an interesting anecdote to
post them.

Michael A. Aquino
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