Re: RARA-AVIS: ira levin

From: Jim Beaver (
Date: 16 May 2002

 PM Subject: RARA-AVIS: ira levin

> >Anything else of his similarly noir?
> well, i haven't read levin but i've seen the films of "rosemary's baby,"
> "the stepford wives," and "the boys from brazil" (or as Homer Simpson put
> - "it's just like that movie - about those boys - who were from brazil -
> what was the name of that movie??"). If these are at all faithful to the
> books, they're closer to sci-fi/horror in terms of genre, but definitely
> noir in feel.

I was in a movie of one of his novels, SLIVER. (hope the book was better than the movie, the only film I've ever heard booed at the cast-and-crew screening!)

Anyone know about a suspense story by Levin called "Leda's Portrait?" It was on tv in the Fifties, but I can't find the story.

Jim Beaver

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