Friday, November 16, 2007

JUST WANTED TO MARK THE PASSING OF IRA LEVIN WHO WROTE ONE OF THE BEST WRITTEN SPOOKY BOOKS: ROSEMARY'S BABY. The novel was a great read and here's a picture of the book jacket of the first edition I'm lucky enough to own. "Rosemary's Baby" was what I guess you'd call quite a page turner. And the movie version by Roman Polanski has got to be one of the most faithful film adaptation of a novel ever made; he literally filmed the book.
As if THAT novel wasn't enough, Ira Levin was also responsible for writing such novels as "A Kiss Before Dying", "The Stepford Wives", "The Boys from Brazil", "Sliver" and the plays "No Time For Sergeants" and another fave of mine "Deathtrap". Gotta love the film version of "Deathtrap" starring Michael Caine, Christopher Reeve and Dyan Cannon. R.I.P. Ira Levin.


Pax Romano said...

You know he wrote a Broadway musical that did not do very well it was called, "Drat! The Cat".

Anyway one of the songs her wrote for that musical was called, "She Touched Me"; which was sung by one, Barbra Joan Streisand as "He Touched Me".

I am also one of the few people who enjoyed his sequal to "Rosemary's Baby", "The Son of Rosemary".

Cerpts said...

Ah, I never read that (I'm assuming you mean a book and not the movie sequel -- which I also never saw). If he wrote it, I'm sure it had to be good.