Re: RARA-AVIS: Movies Better Than Books

Date: 15 May 2002

Here's one. The 1955 film THE DESPERATE HOURS is better than the Broadway stage play which precedes it, which in turn, is better than the novel. Joseph Hayes wrote all three, so it often seemed to me that the novel was sort of the first draft, the stage play the second draft, and the screenplay the final draft.

It was remade ten or so years ago with Mickey Rourke and Anthony Hopkins. Hayes was credited, once more, as one of the screenwriters, but, aside form the basic situation, there was little resemblance to the original.


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