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Ira Levin

Ira Levin (August 27, 1929 – November 12, 2007) was an American author, dramatist and songwriter.

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Ira Levin is rolling over in his recliner - Botched 'Boys From Brazil' teleplay
"This Perfect Day" by Ira Levin was the only book my father gave to me and said I should read. I shou…
It's fantastic. Ira Levin had that rare talent of making the improbable sound very real ("Rosemary's Baby", etc.)
63. Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin. Still gives me chills! No, I haven't seen the movie 😂.
I just watched *** Cavett interview Ira Levin, Peter Straub, Stephen King and George Romero but "the leak is Reality Winner" is weird, man
what do Stephen King, Ira Levin and George Romero have in common?. 1.on *** Cavett show (1980). 2.horror panel. 3.hai…
Watching a *** Cavett from 1980 with you,Ira Levin, Peter Straub, & George Romero. Luv the stories behind the stories, smokin!
5. A book with a plot twist that actually surprised you. A Kiss Before Dying by Ira Levin. (Whatever you do, don't watch either film.)
Full casting for the of Ira Levin's classic thriller Deathtrap, directed by Adam Penford announced
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This piece is ridiculous. Ten years after Rosemary's Baby, Ira Levin had a play run for 5 years on Broadway.
This Perfect Day by Ira Levin. Lost count of how many times I've read it.
Corbyn only spoke to those he agreed with - not the SDLP or the Loyalists and never the Israelis. Only ever the IRA or Ha…
Fun read. Ira Levin doesn't get enough credit- he wrote Rosemary's Baby, Stepford Wives, *and* Boys from Brazil.
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A lot harder ride for Jeremy Corbyn. Refusing to describe the IRA as terrorists and ducking if he'd ever use Trident very…
26% done with The Boys from Brazil, by Ira Levin
15% done with Rosemary's Baby, by Ira Levin: Some light reading to get out of "Lincoln i...
Did you know Ira Levin got the idea for ROSEMARY'S BABY when his 1st wife was pregnant? Read more in my intro for…
RIVERSIDE, CA. AUDITIONS!! AUDITIONS!! AUDITIONS!!. DEATHTRAP by Ira Levin will be produced by Riverside Community...
Don't know what sort of drugs they are fed by Putin & far right vultures like Farage and Breitbart but it is vergin…
Also Stepford Wives by Ira Levin. Sorry - get over excited rec'ing books!!
Friday's hero: conductor Ira Levin, who brought to life a magnificent 1927 Respighi score, "La Campana Sommersa," for
Just finished Ira Levin's "Rosemary's Baby"; man, what a book. Couldn't put it down. No wonder Polanski crafted such a film from it
IRA LEVIN CONDUCTS La Campana sommersa at NEW york CITY Opera tonight and again on April 1,4 and 5 -
Reminded me of Ira Levin, which is a Very Good Thing™.
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.In addition, there was also Ira Levin & George Romero. Great interview with lots of i…
People really need to read This Perfect Day by Ira Levin to understand this concept.
Have read Rosemary's baby before, but I'm older and a (dare I say) Ira Levin fan, so I'm hopeful it goes better this time.
In other news, I've recently discovered Ira Levin.
He wasn't a stylist, but I forget how satisfying Ira Levin's novels are, and then I pick one up and start reading and think, ah.
THE Stepford Wives by Ira Levin can be had for $1.99 on Kindle:
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THE Stepford Wives by Ira Levin is only $1.99 -
Not read this, but I like Ira Levin, so...
📷 This Perfect Day, by Ira Levin (Pan, 1983). From Oxfam in Nottingham. Tomorrow’s world is a place...
Another Rosemary's Baby/Ira Levin fan! Looking forward to seeing your film.
Respighi-Levin: "Violin Concerto in b minor" . an Orchestration of the Violin Sonata in b minor by Ira Levin. publish…
The trailer looks terrifying, and the Ira Levin reference is interesting. Rosemary's Baby was a surprisingly scary…
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Lately I've been vegging out with the guilty pleasure of old Ira Levin novels - Stepford Wives, Rosemary's Baby...
Reminds me of Ira's Levin novel "A Perfect Day" written in the late 1960's. Sounds like it was visionary now.
Ira Levin would be proud. Horrified, but proud.
sounds straight out of Ira Levin's novel "The Stepford Wives".
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“Anyone who needs more than one suitcase is a tourist, not a traveler”- Ira Levin
Shall I read Carrie by Stephen King or Rosemary's baby by Ira Levin?
Ira Levin died 10 years ago. 2 of his books - The Boys From Brazil and The Stepford Wives eerily prescient on 2017.
More people would know the ending if they read This Perfect Day by Ira Levin. Wonder why it was never a movie?
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by Ira Levin, who also wrote 'Rosemary's Baby'
I apparently came to the Netherlands to buy all the British editions of Ira Levin's novels.…
Lots to think on here: This Is the End: American Apocalypse in Ira Levin's 'Rosemary's Baby' via
42% done with This Perfect Day, by Ira Levin: Much more engaging than I ever imagined.
GUY are you proud of UK food banks, cuts to welfare, social care, denial of drugs, what Aid are other countries giving?
eBook of the Week -. Ira Levin's classic novel reissued with a new introduction by Chuck Palahniuk…
p.s. where is your thoughtful commentary to Ira Levin's "this Perfect Day"?
At least you didn't go Ira Levin here.
Ira Levin's This Perfect Day is no 1984 but it gets the "hate" trope bang on
Before that I wanted to be a magazine illustrator - I probably would ha...
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I finally did work out a very good relationship with my father, but it...
Have you read Ira Levin's "The Boys From Brazil"? That Spencer creep looks like it came out of that book.
Ira Levin's Rosemary's Baby being read over 2 hours on Radio 4 this Saturday for Halloween...
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Ira Levin: Christ, Marx, Wood and Wei lead us to this perfect day.
My Ira Levin October continues. A Kiss Before Dying is up next. What's on your Halloween reading list?
read Ira Levin's"this perfect day"! hope you will bother to find hardcopy! maya delusion imaginary horrors not good 4 life!
In honor of Halloween, I'm posting my top 13 personal favorite scary novels. . GREAT HALLOWEEN READ
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I have learnt much about Ira Levin this evening.
"Ira Levin was so good at carving the atom so that you didn’t know until the end." . Seconded.
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Privileged to see Ira Levin's Veronica's Room at sell out date 1st class performances by all. Only 2 dates left. A must see!
4 of 5 stars to Rosemary gyermeke by Ira Levin
October 21, 1976: Ira Levin publishes his novel “The Boys from Brazil.” It was filmed in 1978.
fantastic!will listen to podcast.ira levin classic and Kim is a fantastic actor,great combination.
Looking forward to welcoming to with the chilling 22 Oct.
So happy to see my Theatre family for tonight's show Veronicas Room by Ira levin
On to my next 1960s horror read for - 'Rosemary's Baby' by Ira Levin .
New blog post: why I love Stephen King and Ira Levin
“Starting to feel like we are watching a latter day Ira Levin style comic strip” – Outcast,…
Kiss Before Dying by Ira Levin: I found the first part creepy, the second intriguing, and the third a decent wrap up.
I still can't watch The Exorcist by myself. And the book- Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin is 1 of my faves.
Starting The Boys from Brazil, by Ira Levin: Giving this one another try
Jeremy Corbyn right that we shld apologise 4 mistakes. Looking forward to his apology for calling Hamas & Hezbollah friend…
Aug-Oct 2016 we present "VERONICA'S ROOM" a dark thriller by Ira Levin, directed by Do you dare enter?
One of my top favorites through the years: This Perfect Day (Unabridged) by Ira Levin. Try and get it free:
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Open auditions for Starlighters production of Ira Levin's Deathtrap will be held at Starlighters Theater in...
1967. Ira Levin's eerie novel Rosemary's Baby, about a woman who gives birth to the devil's baby, was later...
Ooooh, is that a first printing paperback? Ira Levin's novels should only be available in mass market paperback format.
Thanks. It was Orwell that got me on his journey, with some backup from This Perfect Day by Ira Levin. Powerful.
Monroe Actors Stage Company will close out its 2015-2016 season with "Deathtrap" by Ira Levin.…
Rumor has it that Ira Levin's classic book , The Boys from Brazil was based on fact and that Hitler is alive and well
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"The Widow" by Simenon is somewhere in that vicinity. "A Kiss Before Dying" by Ira Levin is a great pulpy thriller.
Culture Collective Studio returns with a new production of Ira Levin’s DEATHTRAP, the longest running mystery...
"rosemary's baby" seems like an f u to somebody. like Ira levin was like "oh, you wanna baby!? I'll give you a baby!" *scribble scribble*
I added a video to a playlist The Steptford Wives (1975) Based on the Ira Levin Novel
The cast is working hard in rehearsals as they uncover more in the incredible work of Ira Levin!
Ira Levin's "A Kiss Before Dying" is a brilliant book and I will talk about it for the next 50 years.
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Answer many, especially if Ira Levin wrote the book in which the movie is based on
Read an excellent literary thriller this week: A Kiss Before Dying by Ira Levin (1953 -- written when he was 23 the swine!)
Joanna: If I am wrong, I'm insane-but if I'm right, it's even worse than if I was wrong. -Ira Levin, The Stepford Wives
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This cutie got us tickets to my favorite play in the world "Deathtrap" by Ira Levin at. We're…
For their next production presents 'Veronica’s Room' by Ira Levin from March 13th
A fantastic movie based on an equally fantastic 1953 novel that showed young Ira Levin as a prodigy of the thriller.
Ok, recommending a serene-creepy novella, not as grisly but unnerving & provoking:. The Stepford Wives, Ira Levin
I just finished reading Ira Levin's "Rosemary's Baby". A real gripping read for an NWO fighter...
I didn't send back any of the royalty checks.
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3 of 5 stars to The Boys from Brazil by Ira Levin
Finished 'Stepford Wives'- somehow missed it despite devotion to Sci fi. Ira Levin a master of unease. Foreword by Chuck Palahnuik a bonus.
4.5 out of 5 stars by 128 reviewers for "A Kiss Before Dying" by Ira Levin
Ira Levin was a man too. Not as well worth reading as Waugh.
My life next door by Huntley Fitzpatrick, The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin, Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates re: books in CT
L.A. theater openings, Jan. 10-17: '1984' and more: This week: Classic thrillers from Agatha Christie and Ira Levin…
Completed "The City & The City" by China Mie'ville, started to read Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin, I believe there was also a film. Intrigued
THE Stepford Wives, technically a novella, by Ira Levin. It's fun to compare & contrast this with the movie & its a fast read
.you can't go wrong w/ Stephen King--the shining's great! also, Richard Mattheson, Shirley Jackson, & Ira Levin
I have so many ideas, Ira Levin's This Perfect Day, Knut Hamsun, Kafka, Thoreau, DH Lawrence, we can do it all...
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On page 141 of 186 of Rosemary's Baby, by Ira Levin: Ohhh! I knew something was up. My hu...
I now proudly own the 1968 edition of Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin along with The Criterion…
On page 111 of 186 of Rosemary's Baby, by Ira Levin: Late night reading. Didn't fall asle...
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4.6 out of 5 stars by 278 reviewers for "This Perfect Day" by Ira Levin
A Kiss Before Dying by Ira Levin is such a wild story. I would like to adapt it into a movie who's with me
Hey, ya'll! ROSEMARY'S BABY by the fantastic Ira Levin is on sale right now for only $3.89!
Read This Perfect Day by Ira Levin. Another example of social experimentation.
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by Ira levin or Robert harlan bc there's 2
On page 33 of 211 of Son of Rosemary, by Ira Levin: This is already utterly ridiculous, lol.
Really enjoying channeling his inner Ira Levin with this biting romcom
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Hold my calls. I'm about to listen to A Kiss Before Dying by Ira Levin on my
I'm enjoying Ira Levin's 'Rosemary's Baby'. Ticks all the boxes for great writing. 😆
I found a *** Cavett show from 1980 on Hulu with Stephen King, Peter Straub, Ira Levin & George Romero.
This Perfect Day by Ira Levin - the best novel you've never heard of
Ira Levin's A Kiss Before Dying is a tense one already in the first 80 pages. Phew
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Also everybody brings up Ripley why does no one talk about A Kiss Before Dying by Ira Levin (published 3 years prior!)
Yes indeed! Rosemary's Baby and The Stepford Wives are also two of my favourite novels. Ira Levin = genius!
Normally I'm a placid reader but Ira Levin's A Kiss Before Dying induced not one but two gasps. Those twists are to die for. *
On this week's OnStage, Sanda Moore Coleman discusses the work of Deathtrap writer Ira Levin.
Practically every book by Ira Levin. -
Rosemary's Baby. Such a good book! Ira Levin is one of my new favorite authors. -
Yes, it was scary. It was quite faithful to the book, Ira Levin's best imho.
Ira Levin's fiction is sure to pleasantly surprise any reader:
They're cool with that, though. To them, The Stepford Wives was inspirational, not an Ira Levin story.
Why Rosemary's Baby?Because today is my birthday, Scott's birthday, and Ira Levin's birthday. It's a special episode.
Happy Birthday Ira Levin! Born on this day in 1929, Levin wrote the popular horror ROSEMARY'S BABY.
Ira Levin was born today, August 27, in 1929. .
Happy birthday to writer Ira Levin (August 27,1929), author of the 1967 novel " Rosemary’s Baby” and other works.
“Better to live in doubt than to die in certainty.”. ― Ira Levin, born this day in 1929
Today in history: in 1929, Ira Levin was born, and he went on to write the supremely creepy book "Rosemary’s Baby,".
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"Like so many unhappiness, this one had begun with silence in the place of honest open talk." — Ira Levin...
Ira Levin, a successful novelist and playwright, was born on August 27, 1929. He became a best-selling author...
Ira Levin won an Edgar Award for his first book. See his Tony Award Nominated play Deathtrap 7/1-7/25 413.997.4 or
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2 of 5 stars to Son of Rosemary by Ira Levin
Ira Levin has to be one of the worst all-time best-selling American writers. He writes about sex like he never actually had it himself.
38% done with Rosemary's Baby, by Ira Levin: Rosemay's falling in some illusion or somthing.
THE BOY WHO DISAPPEARED "one of the best debuts in the Suspense Genre since Ira Levin’s A Kiss Before Dying"
well have you read This Perfect Day by Ira Levin? Probably better but IIRC less well known
Why didn't anybody tell me about 'Valley of the Dolls' by Jacqueline Susann? It's Ira Levin crossed with Real Housewives. (Bloody loved it.)
pretty much anything by Ira Levin has a
I need to read that. Ira Levin wrote both Stepford Wives and Rosemary's Baby and both are worth reading.
it's like being in every Ira Levin novel at once.I have no idea what this is for.can't be just about "Slow Kill'.no $ in it
This is an Ira Levin novel in the making.
Finished reading Ira Levin's 1991 un-classic Sliver. A cynical film treatment of a novel. Why do the people do what they do? Get to the end.
Ira Levin and Jane Austen would be friends.
This Perfect Day by Ira Levin is a lesser known book-just as powerful but w.a glimmer of hope.Have U read it?
fans of Rosemary's Baby should check out Son of Rosemary, the sequel book also by Ira Levin. Good stuff.
Bummed Ira Levin didn't live long enough to see this.
I think I read Ira Levin’s book before the film—both very similar and both very good; adaptations aren’t always as ‘easy’.
Wounder if husband would really like a Strepford Wives? By Ira Levin.
Pretty actresses... playing housewives unconvincingly, too nicey-nice to be real.” . ― Ira Levin, The Stepford Wives
Have you read A Kiss Before Dying by Ira Levin? It's the original psych thriller with an unreliable narrator.
YOU, by Caroline Kepnis: Hypnotic and scary. A little Ira Levin, a little Patricia Highsmith, and plenty of serious snark. Cool stuff.
love the fact that Roman Polanski was obsessive about following Ira Levin's story. 5/5 stars to the film!
Great find today First edition copy of The Stepford Wives for my Ira Levin…
50% done with Rosemary's Baby, by Ira Levin: I'm ready for the endless nightmares!
Ira Levin was one of the great Jewish-American writers of the late 20th century. He also wrote "The Stepford Wives," his best novel IMO.
The play "Deathtrap" was written by Ira Levin who wrote "Rosemary's Baby," movie written by Jay Presson Allen who wrote "Cabaret" (film).
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The 3rd Nemo is out. It's in the 70a and is full of Ira Levin stuff. Think it's my favourite of the bunch
5 of 5 stars to Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin
Reading Rosemary's Baby, by Ira Levin: I smell a new obsession coming. Slay me Levin.
Loved reading A Kiss Before Dying by Ira Levin. One of those books which keeps you hooked. I highly reccommend reading it!
Enjoying Ira Levin's first novel (A Kiss Before Dying) so much that I'm counting the hours till lunch break. I need to read more!
Sidney Lumet on the set of his film of Ira Levin's DEATHTRAP released on this day in 1982.
Here's a classic you need to read again, Stepford Wives.. A social comentary with a smile! http…
Marked as to-read: The Boys from Brazil by Ira Levin
Looking for an epub version of the second Rosemary's Baby book 'Son of Rosemary' by Ira Levin. Please help.
Get ready for a lot of Ira Levin tonight
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the Damon Runyon Omnibus is amazing. So is The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin. *** ANY Ira Levin novel.
Alameda, Singapore. You play pinochle with Zac Efron. Ira Levin belches next to you.
I read on the back of TLS a critic claimed it was "...Umberto Eco on steroids." Felt more like Ira Levin on Valium to me.
how about these? guguillengus: A Kiss Before Dying (The Best Mysteries of All Time), Levin, Ira, Good Book …
Working in everyday details, using Ira Levin and his Stepford Wives
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"Ira Levin is subtle in the way a vodka Collins is subtle: you’re innocently going along, thinking wow,..."
"She lay in the dark seeing the darker dark of the open bathroom door..." and other lessons from Ira Levin's work:
Oh yeah. Or even just William Goldman vs. Ira Levin for approaches to similar subject matter (I recommend the novels--great pulp.)
BWW Reviews: CHINESE COFFEE at The Nyack Village Theater: "Chinese Coffee" by Ira Levin is a very idiosyncrati...
Ira Levin based Stepford Wives on the town where I live
Lisa Walker, Grant Chism in Ira Levin's 1/9-2/8. Tickets at (Photo by Tom Lauer)
Ira Levin is a writer I would strongly recommend everyone read. A lot.
Ira Levin & Roald Dahl may be your chaps. Levin also wrote "Rosemary's Baby" & "Boys from Brazil" - superb sick day reads
Everyman Theatre shows how to put the thrill in Ira Levin's 1978 thriller "Deathtrap."
Phillip Shamblin directing DeathTrap by Ira Levin (Rosemary's Baby/Stepford Wives fame) at the Coleman Theatre in February
25% done with The Stepford Wives, by Ira Levin: Gotta get to those classics.
also - v old school but Ira Levin's books are SO good & such fun.
Nice American review for my novel THE VOICES. 'Recommended for fans of Ira Levin's Rosemary's Baby and Shirley Jackson's work' Feelin' smug
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In same vein: This Perfect Day by Ira Levin. Loved it in HS & so did my son. Also Little Brother (Doctorow)
Guys. Deathtrap by Ira Levin just rocked my world. You should really consider reading it.
Enjoy a haunted house story that's an homage to one of my favorites Ira Levin. Preditors & Editors Horror...
Stephen King appears to love novellas. tho, of course, he is Stephen King.:) Also Ira Levin, Ray Bradbury and Hemingway
The original Broadway production of 'Deathtrap' by Ira Levin opened at the Music Box Theatre on 26 February 1978...
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finished The Boys from Brazil by Ira Levin very very enjoyable
In a similar vein, there is Ira Levin's Stepford Wives, but that is a tad short.
Charmed by Dublin pub crawl: handing out Ira Levin novels and stories of pro wind surfing photos
Great news! We scored the stove we needed for Ira Levin's "Deathtrap." See audition notice below. Now we're...
Pg 92 just figured out oddities of "suicide" in Ira Levin's A Kiss Before Dying. Wow. Loving it.
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Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin - No.54 in USA Today Top 150 Fiction week of May 22, 2014
Recently discovered the books of Ira Levin. He wrote A Kiss Before Dying when he was 26...the *** Total genius.
Just read The Stepford Wives. Is there any end to Ira Levin's genius? Relevant today.
Ira Levin's "Sliver" is just out in audio. Sample it here:
Wandering around one of those enormous chilly supermarkets in a maxi-dress and a stupor--more Ira Levin Stepford wife than Chanel, I fear.
Enjoying Zweig but just bought a book by Ira Levin. Nnrgh, wanna read it now! Book problems.
2 of 5 stars to Rosemarys baby by Ira Levin
On page 96 of 207 of Rosemarys baby, by Ira Levin: Still not scary. But srsly Rosemary sto...
Rosemary's Baby is a 2014 television miniseries adaptation of Ira Levin's best-selling horror novel of the same...
Ira Levin, where have you been my whole life.
On page 39 of 207 of Rosemarys baby, by Ira Levin: So far nothing scary
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. Cool. Have you read This Perfect Day? It's an older dystopian novel by Ira Levin, that Rosemary's Baby guy.
a Leo, and our thing is changing the subject.” ― Ira Levin, The Stepford Wives ..Is Jon P a Leo??
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he Stepford Wives is a 1972 satirical thriller novel by Ira Levin. The story concerns Joanna Eberhart, a photographer and young mother who begins to suspect that the frighteningly submissive housewives in her new idyllic Connecticut neighborhood may be robots created by their husbands. Two films of the same name have been adapted from the novel; the first starred Katharine Ross and was released in 1975, while a remake starring Nicole Kidman appeared in 2004. Edgar J. Scherick produced the 1975 version, all three sequels, and was posthumously credited as producer in the 2004 remake. The term "Stepford wife", which is often used in popular culture, stemmed from the novel and is usually a reference to a submissive and docile wife. In the late 20th and early 21st centuries, it was sometimes used in reference to any woman, even an accomplished professional woman, who had subordinated her life and/or career to her husband's interests and who affected submission and devotion to him even in the face of the husban ...
So I'm watching the new Rosemary's Baby on NBC (mmm Jason Isaacs as Roman Castavet) and I guess one could complain about it being so different from Polanski's classic, and the fact that it lacks all subtlety, but honestly the original is iconic because it spoke to its era and specifically heralded the end of that era. And no one in this day and age could be that deluded, beguiled, and hoodwinked by two kooky characters as the original Castavets, but a young married couple in Paris? I could see them getting suckered by the decadence of the Illuminati. Ira Levin's book isn't about witches at all you see, but it is about secret societies. So much for subtlety.
Okay, that's good timing: Amazon has Ira Levin's "Rosemary's Baby" on sale for $1.99 for Kindle today:
Happy birthday to director, producer, and screenwriter, William Castle! He directed such classics as House on Haunted Hill, The Tingler, 13 Ghosts, Mr. Sardonicus, The Old Dark House, and Strait-Jacket. He purchased the film rights to Ira Levin's novel "Rosemary's Baby", but Paramount Pictures would give him the green light for the project only if he didn't direct--the studio feared that his reputation as a director of low-budget gimmick horror films would harm the project. Roman Polanski was finally selected to direct while Castle, as producer, was allowed to make a significant cameo appearance. (April 24, 1914 - May 31, 1977)
Wonder what the Major Changes to the story will be ? From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Rosemary's Baby is a 1968 American psychological horror film written and directed by Roman Polanski, based on the bestselling 1967 novel Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin. The cast includes Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon, Ralph Bellamy, Maurice Evans, Sidney Blackmer and Charles Grodin (in his first film appearance). It was produced by William Castle. Farrow plays a pregnant woman who fears that her husband may have made a pact with their eccentric neighbors, believing he may have promised them the child to be used as a human sacrifice in their occult rituals in exchange for success in his acting career. The film was an enormous commercial success, earning over $33 million in the United States on a modest budget of $3.2 million. It was met with near universal acclaim from film critics and earned numerous nominations and awards. The American Film Institute ranked the film 9th in their 100 Years...100 Thrills lis ...
Review from Adelaide Theatre Guide: THE THEATRICAL THREESOME: PART THREE Venture Theatre Company Trinity Uniting Hall Until 05 Apr 2014 Review by Linda Edwards “The Theatrical Threesome” is a collection of three one-act plays that together provide a great night's entertainment. The first offering is “Bang You're Dead” by Paul Reakes, directed by Lucy Marshallsay and first-time director David Giles. The play is fun, with many twists and turns to keep the audience guessing, and in this and other ways is reminiscent of Ira Levin's “Deathtrap”. Jessica Ramsay does well as Lydia Spink and Colin Grace is a strong presence as her husband Theo. Kyle Hopgood plays a role that is particularly difficult because of the twists in the plot, and he handles the changes required believably, although he speaks too quickly at times and some dialogue gets lost. The standout performer is Susan Cherry, who is delightful as the aging spinster Miss Amelia Trim. Cherry knows how to listen and her reactions are wonderf ...
Diary date! This year's Spring play, selected and to be directed by our very own Mark Norman, is sure to thrill and amuse in equal parts. Deathtrap, by Ira Levin, is a play within a play with many twists and turns and holds the record for the longest running comedy-thriller on Broadway. In 1982 it was also made into a film starring Christopher Reeve, Michael Caine and Dyan Cannon. Auditions will take place on Monday 3 March at 8.00pm in the village hall - and there are plenty of opportunities to contribute to other areas of production too, so come along and join in the fun! Performance dates are 16 and 17 May.
Attic Theatre Announces Its Summer Season A non-stop comedy, a thriller with a sense of humor and rousing musical highlight Attic Theatre's 64th season of entertaining Fox Valley audiences. “Boeing, Boeing,” written by Marc Camoletti and translated from the French by Beverly Cross and Francis Evans, is a classic French farce, complete with multiple doors and perpetual high anxiety as a result of a slew of romantic shenanigans. It will be performed June 20 – 22 and 25 – 28. The “Chicago Sun-Times” described the play as “an ideal escapist entertainment for the dog days of summer.” “Deathtrap” by Ira Levin will run July 10 – 13 and 15 – 19. When a washed-up playwright, a supportive wife, an aspiring young playwright, who has written a top notch thriller, come together in a secluded location and with a wall decorated with death instruments, tensions mount. “Deathtrap is that rarity, a comic stage thriller that provides plenty of laughs and some real spine-tingling turns,” state ...
NBC has found its male leads for Rosemary's Baby. Suits' Patrick J. Adams will star opposite Zoe Saldana in the network's four-hour miniseries, with Jason Isaacs also joining the reboot, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The four-hour miniseries is based on author Ira Levin's classic 1967 horror...
Reading an amazing book - "A Kiss Before Dying" by Ira Levin. You know its good when you can't put it down!
New Post: Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin - creepy and hilarious in equal measure -
Award-winning thriller Ira Levin’s Deathtrap will be playing on Jan 11 to Feb 8 - tickets $10 - $25:
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Rosemary's Baby Remake - Zoe Saldana has been cast in NBC's four-hour miniseries "Rosemary's Baby," an adaptation of the 1967 best-selling suspense novel by Ira Levin. Saldana will play Rosemary, the iconic young wife and would-be mother who, with her husband, moves into a Paris apartment that has a darkly storied past. After finally getting pregnant, she becomes increasingly []
Found it. Looks great! My dream course wld have many of same readings but more lit: Marlowe, Blake, gothic novels, Ira Levin...
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