Anton was the "technical advisor"...those are real Satanic chants in the movie.
He was also the Devil's eyes.
Here's a list of things that I find strange about this movie.
1.It begins at the very spot John Lennon was later shot!
2.Actual blood(Farrow's)is taken.
3.A lamb is cooked and eaten.
4.Mia Farrow's marriage ended during the filming.
5.The Pope is in town when Satan is raised.
6.The Pope,JFK and Jackie Kennedy are present at the ritual...or is it all a dream?
7.The author's name(IRA LEVIN) is an anagram for EVIL IRAN.
8.The wedding ring on Mia's hand is removed before she's raped. Was this filmed before or after her marriage ended?
9.Rosemary has a sad little dream of her beautiful baby. This was never to be. The following year Polanski's baby boy was ripped out of his wife's womb and slaughtered...by devil worshippers.
10.When Rosemary remembers the Devil's eyes at the end,the eyes are shown as she screams "GOD".
11.Rome is the home of the supposed first antichrist...the Satanist's name in the book is Roman...so is the Director's.
12.Sharon Tate was reported telling a friend "Lucifer is a beautiful being" a year before her murder.
13.The camera moves down to show the baby at the end,but chooses to go out the window to reveal New York City....and the lullabye on the soundtrack is apparantly for US.
Blood... a slaughtered lamb...destruction of marriage...murder.... a slaughtered baby....a director that has to flee the country...politicians...the Pope...real rituals...there's something going on with this movie...
As for it being "slow"...well Polanski wanted it to be as realistic as possible so that people would believe.
Life is NOT quick cuts and action...anyway,it's sort of an "unfolding mystery"...every scene is important.
It became the highest grossing horror movie of all time(until "The Exorcist") and the first to be nominated for "Best Screenplay"...it won "Best Supporting Actress" for Ruth Gordon.
And there is a VERY bloody scene in it,not to mention Horror's first full-frontal nude scene.
"It's the sense of touch. In any real city, you walk, you know? You brush past people, people bump into you. In L.A., nobody touches you. We're always behind this metal and glass. I think we miss that touch so much, that we crash into each other, just so we can feel something."
i have to addmit i had never seen this movie up until a month or so ago when i baught it. and after i watched it i was kicking myself for never seeing it before. its a true masterpiece and completely timeless. i was indulged in the story. a movie hadnt made me feel that way in a long time. great movie!