Re: RARA-AVIS: Read my first Woolrich

From: William Ahearn (
Date: 07 Feb 2008

--- Jeff Vorzimmer <> wrote:

> > I'm reading the Cornell Woolrich Omnibus. I've
> read the short stories,
> > including 3 O'Clock and Momentum as the best.
> The Penguin Omnibus is probably a good place to
> start with two good Woolrich
> novels--I Married a Dead Man, which, by my count has
> been made into a movie
> three times, and Waltz into Darkness.
Waltz Into Darkness has been made into film at least twice. Once by Truffaut -- with Belmondo and Deneuve, no less -- as Mississippi Mermaid and Angelina Jolie and Antonio Banderas had a go in Original Sin. Since Waltz Into Darkness is my favorite Woolrich and may be my favorite all-time noir novel, I was disappointed by both films. At least Truffaut didn't turn it into a comedy as he did with Down There.


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