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talking of persephone - we saw your lovely notes about the book of short stories in the latest Biannually and just wanted to say hello.


lovely blog!

_tg x


Hello back! :) I was surprised to see my name in the Persephone Biannually--but very cool of them to include me. I am very much enjoying the collection of stories by the way!


I don't think I've ever read any Cornell Woolrich. I like Rear Window as well. It's not my favourite Hitchcock but one of the good ones.
I like Notorious, Vertigo and Dial M for Murder a lot.
Speaking of Vertigo, I got the novel by Boileau-Narcejac here. They are great.

vicki (skiourophile / bibliolathas)

Must, must, *must* get some Woolrich. Oh you put terrible temptations in my reading path, Danielle. And I love Rear Window. Now I want to re-watch that too!


These posts are always a reminder that I should read more short stories. I don't know why I avoid them, you make them sound very appealing.


What fun! Did you rewatch the movie to? Having known the movie first, did you find the story "weird" at all? Like catching yourself saying, that's not how the story goes?


Oh I ADORE Rear Window and have always wondered what the original short story was like. No Grace Kelly!!!! How about that? I really must track it down for myself one of these days. It's one of my all-time favourite films.


I would love to read this story--I so enjoy stuff like this. I didn't realize Rear Window was based on a story. Great post.


I like just about anything by Hitchcock--love those films he made in the late 50s and 60s--The Man Who Knew Too Much, Vertigo, Rope, etc. I don;t think I've ever seen Notorious or Dial M for Murder though--I should really work my way through all this films. I didn't realize, though am not surprised as I bet many of his film ideas came from books or stories, that Vertigo was based on a book--will look it up. And I plan on continuing on with that book of short stories by Woolrich.


Definitely give him a try--I like what I have read so far and will continue on in this story collection. I have a couple of his novels, too. Sorry to tempt you (okay, maybe not too sorry--I like sharing good authors with other readers!), but I know the feeling well as I am constantly being tempted by what others are reading, too. I have seen Rear Window many times and think I might have to watch it again this weekend...


I never used to like short stories--at least was never drawn to try then but then I got into the habit and found I like them very much. It's a small commitment really--if you just read a story here and there and many of them are *really* good. If you are not sure about them give Alice Munro a try--she is an absolute master of the form---and there are many others as well who are excellent short story writers.


It was a little weird and not having the Grace Kelly character felt odd to me, but I was trying not to compare too much (hard to do!). I didn't get a chance to watch the movie last weekend but I think I will do so this weekend while the story is still fresh in my mind and I can compare.


Isn't that a wonderful film? It's such a perfectly done movie--all of it--the story and filming. I don't know much about film but it is one I can watch over and over and never tire of. It was definitely genius on Hitchcock's part to put in Grace Kelly--it adds a lot to the suspense. I want to read more of Cornell Woolrich now--of course.


I love noir crime and I think Woolrich is very good at it. I am looking forward to reading more of his work. I knew that Rear Window was based on a book/story, and now I wonder how many other of Hitchcock's films first started out as books?


I do love that movie, and would like to read the original story now. Do you by any chance watch the TV series Castle? They recently had an episode that was a delightful twist on Rear Window--I enjoyed it, anyway!


I have caught snippet of Castle--I don't often get the chance to sit down and properly watch TV these days, but it looks like a show I would like--would love to see the twist on Rear Window--such a great movie!

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