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It’s not that I want to lead any sort of double life, it’s simply that I resent intrusion. View all 6 comments. This is one of the few instances where the film outshines the book, but only because I adore Gene Cqspary and much prefer the ending re-written for the film.

Laura by Vera Caspary

Here are a few snapshots from the two main actors: But that too, has been placed on-line laurz UNZ — http: I have always wanted to know what that symbolizes. Only after the film’s release did Johnny Mercer write the lyrics to the song, which quickly became a jazz standard.

He is wealthy, successful, an intellectual snob who is completely self-centered. It was like traveling back in time to solve a murder!

I have watched the movie Laura so many times that even my absent-minded mother has begun to object. It was a really good book. Reptillian Kujawa rated it liked it Dec 28, It earned several Academy Award nominations. I don’t like his trying to act like a gentleman. Loved the setting of New York in the ‘s. Yet I am bound to tell this story, just as he was obliged to continue his searches, out of a deep emotional involvement in the case of Laura Hunt.

Laura (Stage Play)

The story is narrated succesively by each of the main characters, offering us clues in the manner they describe the victim and their relationship with her view spoiler [ later Laura Hunt herself takes up the narrative giving us her own take on the drama and on her motivations hide spoiler ].


I’ve never tried to get by on my beauty. He is the son of the landlady downstairs who has a crush on Laura as well as sharing a love laaura jazz music with her. We take away the sordid fatalism, and we get tea? There is also Shelby Carpenter.

The twist was something of a cliche and the ending was predictable. I still consider the conventional mystery story an excess of sound and fury, signifying far worse layra nothing, a barbaric need for violence and revenge in that timid horde known as the reading public. When Lydecker says things like “I have been known to shout with equal fervor over the Beethoven Ninth or a penny lollipop,” I didn’t know whether it was the character or the author who was annoying.

And Mark, the heroic detective. Lines were delivered in different settings and certain, critical scenes vsra the movie are non-existent in the book. Alejandro Federico Linero Welcker marked it as to-read Sep 28, Lwura is certainly very personal to shoot someone in the face, but to shoot a lovely woman in the face is somehow a larger crime, a more vicious offense.

Throughout Caspary wrote — articles, stories, plays, screenplays, and novels — with varying success. McPherson, the activities of crooks and lura will seem simple in comparison with the motives of a modern woman.

Jessica marked it as to-read Nov 21, After Igee’s death inCaspary returned permanently to New York, where she wrote a veea eight titles. Caspery’s descriptions of the encounters between Lydecker and McPherson are splendid.

It’s easy to see in Laura a poster girl of feminism, trying to make her own way through life, deciding who to go out withwhen to marry and how to live her life, even irrationally if that’s what her mood is.

I think it was one of the most enjoyable noir reads I’ve found in a long time. View all 3 comments.

Laura – Vera Caspary

A girl had died Laura, based on the novel by Vera Caspary Laura is a fascinating thriller, but also a very good, complex love story. When Disney butchered my own character, detective VI Warshawski in the movie of that title, using vulgar sex jokes and having my strong feminist detective perform a striptease in a taxi—I was angry but impotent—I never raged against the director or the producer.


Although she soon left the party after becoming disillusioned, Caspary’s leftist leanings would later come back to haunt her when she was greylisted from Hollywood in the s for Communist sympathies. She is the editor of Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives: I like all the references to politics, society, celebrity, news, etc. All these things throw suspicion on her; nonetheless, the plot’s main tendency is to show that while circumstances have pushed Laura dangerously close to emotional chaos, she has more innate integrity than every other character in the novel, male or female: Others fared worse, and she guiltily watched much of the population sink into destitution.

We simply can’t put it down at this point. The play formed the basis for the film Working Girls directed by Dorothy Arzner. Oct 09, George K. Similarly the illustrative quotes chosen here are merely those the complete review subjectively believes represent the tenor and judgment of the review as a whole. But Caspery is smart enough to let us see into a woman’s heart as well, and make us understand.

The big screen adaptation of “Laura” is much better known than the book. I picked up a cigarette. That should be a much bigger gun and aimed a lot closer.

A young woman when the Great Depression hit America, Caspary soon developed a keen interest in Socialist causes, and joined Vera Caspary, an acclaimed American writer of novels, plays, short stories and screenplays, was born in Chicago in