Re: RARA-AVIS: Public Acclaim

From: Doug Bassett (
Date: 28 Apr 2000

I've never been a fan of Robert Bloch's work, and I've long thought that the acclaim he enjoyed was mainly due to Hitchcock's PSYCHO, a far better work of art than the original book.

On the other hand, you could say the crappy movie versions of Matt Helm really hurt the series.

--- wrote:
> In a message dated 4/26/00 10:00:03 PM Pacific
> Daylight Time,
> writes:
> << And just to muddy this river some more, is
> acclaim sometimes due as much
> to a
> film embodiment as to the innate worth of the
> fiction? Contrary, are some
> "just-
> as-great" titles underappreciated because they're
> not viddied? >>

===== Doug Bassett

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