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Posted by J F Norris at Although released duringthis black and white movie should alura be considered film noir. I love doing things impulsively, and I resent it to a point where my spine stiffens and I get gooseflesh if people ask where and what and why. That doesn’t mean a girl’s sexy, Mr. It was produced after the movie’s success.

I just happened to catch in the opening credits the hundredth time I watched it that it was based on this novel by Vera Caspary.

It doesn’t help that it’s overshadowed by the film version, which no doubt manages the twist more effectively and surely does away with some of the narrative-babble confusion. Cory marked it as to-read Aug 22, Lydecker likes o pontificate on a number of subjects his own magnificence, culture, food, manners, etcbut relevant to the story might be his opinion on crime literature: It’s extremely difficult, after seeing the movie several times, to put any other face on the main character than Gene Tierney, yet the experience of the novel was enhanced and not diminished by the familiarity.

The absurdity of some of the plot devices and police procedures only strengthen this view of the story as essentially a sociological mystery, as it were.


Each of them, of course, hides several relevant secrets, which deepens the mystery, and creates a whirlwind of intense questioning, personal conflict, drama, and suspense, especially when it is revealed that Laura lahra the victim after she reappears, having known nothing of the lauura.

And there’s another woman, too, Diane Redfern Maybe it is because he can recognize the finer things in life and express his reverence so eloquently for art, books, and plays. I made myself stand firm; I did not pull away; I accepted the embrace as women vega the caresses of men they dare not hurt. Laura Hunt, true, is smart, independent, beautiful and desirable; she has discarded the effete Waldo Lydecker to marry Shelby Carpenter; the body of Shelby’s lover is found in her apartment, wearing her clothes; and, when questioned, she answers evasively.

Laura recalls the day she discovered her fiance’s infidelity with a young model named Diane Redfern. It is timeless, as fresh today as it was in Return to Book Page.

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Jan 22, Yourfiendmrjones rated it really liked it Shelves: I have watched the movie Laura so many times that even my absent-minded mother has begun to object. I enjoy when the view of the character presenting the story is unreliable to say the least.

Preminger, it just means she’s shrewd. Like Wilkie Collins ‘ detective novel The MoonstoneLaura is narrated in the first person by several alternating characters. You’re smooth all right, but you’ve got nothing to say. Jun 12, Jeffrey Keeten rated it really liked it Shelves: I wanted more of that.


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Having first-person narrator Lydecker also take the liberties of omniscient narration — describing scenes he wasn’t present for, but which he is told about — would seem to be sufficient to tell most any tale, but Caspary pulls back from it. Yet I am bound to tell this story, just as he was obliged to continue his evra, out of a deep emotional involvement in the case of Laura Hunt. I think it was one of the most enjoyable noir reads I’ve found in a long time.

Peter added it Mar 09, A young woman when the Great Lzura hit America, Caspary soon developed a keen interest in Socialist causes, and joined the Communist Party under a pseudonym. Her first published novel, The White Girlis about an African-American woman who moves from the south to Chicago, where she passes as white.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. But that too, has been placed on-line by UNZ — http: Apr 29, TJ rated it really liked it Shelves: After Igee’s death inCaspary returned permanently to New York, where she wrote a further eight titles.

He is an expensive habit, but he is charming and capable of looking very good in a nice suit. He is a collector of fine china and glassware and quite clearly a phony, but what is he really hiding behind the polished public persona?