R | | Drama, Horror, Thriller
A married couple grieving the recent death of their young daughter are in Venice when they encounter two elderly sisters, one of whom is psychic and brings a warning from beyond.
The only disagreement over the musical direction of the film was for the score accompanying the love scene. Pino Donaggio composed a grand orchestral piece, but Nicolas Roeg thought the effect was overkill, and wanted it toned down. In the end the scene just used a combination of the piano, the flute, an acoustic guitar and an acoustic bass guitar. The piano was played by Donaggio again, who also played the flute; in contrast to his skill as a pianist, Donaggio was a renowned flautist, famous for it at the conservatory. Donaggio conceded that the more low-key theme worked better in the sequence and ditched the high strings orchestral piece, reworking it for the funeral scene at the end of the film.
The skill of police artists is to make the living appear dead.
The dead woman that is hauled up from the river blinks.
The region 1 DVD released by Paramount contains the full love scene which was slightly trimmed for an "R" rating in the U.S.
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