The montage of scenes at the end of the film is particularly emotive and powerful in the way it ties the narrative, which is representational of the mosaic John (Donald Sutherland) is trying to piece together. The colour red and the element water are recurring motifs throughout the film, these are prominent to the audience within the majority of scenes - red, the warning of danger and water a constant reminder of the couple's loss. David Wood suggests, "Effective enough as a chiller in its own right, with Roeg of course it all goes so much deeper, acting as a labyrinthine but none the less moving and perceptive mediation on loss, love, and the indefinable nature of time itself. As if piecing together an intricate puzzle, key motifs constantly recur: the colour red, shattered glass, water, until their ultimate meaning is finally revealed to horrifying effect." (Wood 2001) Wood portrays Roeg's creation perfectly, explaining the film is pieced together in order to subtly reveal vital clues within the plot and in doing so creates this creepy atmosphere which puzzles its audience.
List of illustrations
Figure 1. Roeg, Nicolas (1973) Don't Look Now Movie Poster. At: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Dont_look_movieposter.jpg (Accessed on:3/12/11)
Figure 2. Roeg, Nicolas (1973) 'John Baxtor' realisation that his child is dead. At: http://www.slantmagazine.com/film/review/dont-look-now/426 (Accessed on:3/12/11)
Figure 3. Roeg, Nicolas (1973) John's Premonition. At: http://ktismatics.wordpress.com/2008/03/29/dont-look-now-by-roeg-1973/ (Accessed on:3/12/11)
Empire Adam Smith (2001) Don't Look Now. At: http://www.empireonline.com/reviews/ReviewComplete.asp?FID=6665 (Accessed on:3/12/11)
BBC David Wood (2001) Don't Look Now (1973). At: http://www.bbc.co.uk/films/2001/03/05/dont_look_now_1973_review.shtml (Accessed on:3/12/11)
Roger Ebert (1973) Don't Look Now. At: http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/19731220/REVIEWS/312200301 (Accessed on:3/12/11)