Re: RARA-AVIS: It's a steal. (formerly God is a Bullet)

Dave (
Wed, 21 Apr 1999 10:32:15 -0700 Good point -- there certainly are degrees of theft. An absolute steal
would be Visconti's "Obsessione," the unofficial first screen version of
Cain's "Postman."

Ned mentioned "Red Harvest" and "Yojimbo," as well as all those others.
Of course, "The Magnificent Seven" is "Seven Samurai," but that's
probably more of an homage ... Westerns always seem to translate well

To my mind, the movie "While You Were Sleeping" is a direct steal of "I
Married A Dead Man," yet disguised as a romantic comedy. (It certainly
faired better than the "official" remake, "Mrs. Winterbourne.")

I've also heard somewhere that "I Married A Dead Man" was informed by
the movie "Detour." It is intriguing that Woolrich's book, (his last
"great" work,) was written after that amazing pic ...



"Fate, or some mysterious force, can put the finger on you or me for no good reason at all."
-- Tom Neal, "Detour"

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