RE: RARA-AVIS: The Third Man

From: William Ahearn (
Date: 29 Jun 2007

--- Anders Engwall <> wrote:

> Btw, I checked your webpage , and I must say I
> disagree about NORTH BY
> NORTHWEST and THE BIRDS, I actually like them. But
> what the heck, everyone
> has seen those already.
*Everybody* disagrees with me about North by Northwest but when you're talking popcorn flicks, what difference does it make? Did you ever read Daphne DuMaurier's short story The Birds? If there was ever a writer with an image problem, it's her. Rebecca is sold as a murder mystery, prototypical chick lit, literature and lord knows what else. There's at least six different marketed covers on the paperbacks that I ran across browsing around used bookstores. The Birds is a really good story and Hitch and Evan Hunter . . . OK, I'll stop. And the film Don't Look Now actually did her story. She's a really good writer.


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