The second film in our celebration of National Architecture Week is Roman Polanski’s Rosemary’s Baby.
As the seminal horror film that placed horror away from the castle and into our personal residences, Rosemary’s Baby mainly takes place in an apartment anyone in New York would die over – or, at least, have Satan’s baby for. The Bramford (the Dakota in real life) is home to a coven of witches who conspire with Guy Woodhouse (John Cassavetes) to have his wife Rosemary (Mia Farrow) give birth to Satan’s son. It’s a gloriously rich period piece of New York featuring not only the city’s great apartment buildings but the Time Life Building, Madison Avenue, and graveyards. Thank you Polanksi!