Re: RARA-AVIS: About Woolrich: minor piece of trivia

From: William Ahearn (
Date: 03 Mar 2008

--- Juri Nummelin <> wrote:

 I think
> Blackton had ceased
> making the animations already by the twenties, but
> it still tickles me to
> think that Woolrich would've written screen stories
> for animated cartoons.
> You know, funny animals and stuff.
Odd that you should mention that. As I was reading Fright and thinking about Woolrich's environment -- especially the 1915 of New York City -- and how badly
-- in my opinion -- his stories have been translated to film, I was thinking that animation would be the perfect vehicle for his work. His descriptions and sense of dread and that odd off-kilter world would be perfect for animation. Not cartoons, but real graphic animation.


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