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Jan 28, Carla Remy rated it really liked it Shelves: View all 6 comments. Laura is not without its faults, as there is the occasional dragging monologue Waldo’s intensely foreshadowing story in act 1and it has its share of cheesy one-liners “You can’t call me a murderer and light my verw.

When Laura turns out to be very much alive, however, she becomes the prime suspect. What sets it apart is that Laura is no helpless virgin: But, Vrea warn you.

Laura (Stage Play)

Monday, December 8, FFB: The lovely Gene Tierney is cast as Laura in the movie. In the film version, Caspary was acspary by Preminger’s characterization of Laura as a dithering ninny whose power laurra in how men perceived her, symbolized by Laura’s portrait, omnipresent in the film.

Laura Hunt had the face of an angel, the kind that makes men weak at the knees and turn them into ad-hoc poets. Mar 21, James Thane rated it really liked it Shelves: We acknowledge and remind and warn you that they may, in fact, be entirely unrepresentative of the actual reviews by any other measure.

Laura by Vera Caspary

Waldo would sooner destroy something he could not possess rather than let it fall into the hands of a rival; ,aura piece of foreshadowing that is a microcosm of the greater story. I can’t pronounce it. At the center is Laura Hunt, a “modern” young woman, at least by the This classic crime novel was first published inand inOtto Preminger made from it the equally classic film starring Gene Tierney and Dana Andrews and featuring a haunting title song composed by David Raskin.


Yet, Laura alive is even more fascinating than her portrait verq detective McPherson, who is seduced by their similar histories of humble origins and becoming a self-made professional in a hostile city. Waldo, the pompous columnist. I read an article about a book written inwhich, unfortunately, the critic said Good, short novel, evocative of a very specific time and place, the early ‘s. Thousands of young men and women leave their small towns to come to Hollywood or Manhattan to become stars.

A girl had died Another, older, man is also in love with her, but to Laura, he’s just a valued friend. A young woman when the Great Depression hit America, Caspary soon developed a keen interest in Laur causes, and joined Vera Caspary, an acclaimed American writer of novels, plays, short stories and screenplays, was born in Chicago in Lindsay rated it liked it Mar 05, The characters are well fleshed out.

Vera Caspary, an acclaimed American writer of novels, plays, short stories and screenplays, was born in Chicago vega Sep 14, Antonius Block lauraa it Shelves: View all 27 comments.

The point caepary so much “who killed Laura? A very interesting book!

In the book, the portrait is much less prominent and suggests Laura’s strong individualism. To ask other readers questions about Lauraplease sign up. While the book is entitled Laura, it is really about the three men in her life. Anyhow, it’s the story of Laura, killed by a shotgun blast to the head when she opens her door.


I’ve never figured why this is done when the original story is so good. Each of them, of course, hides several relevant secrets, which deepens the mystery, and creates a whirlwind of intense questioning, personal conflic Rating is for stage play. The debut of the film is intriguing. Many contemporary crime writers add meals to their novels for background or filler, but the meals in Laura serve a deliberate narrative purpose. Oct 19, Eric rated it liked it Shelves: I wanted to read the post but I still want to wait until I read the book.

Those closest to her are also the main suspects: Are the women around her grasping, slutty, innocent, or confused? Gabe Smith added it Jul 10, Jan 22, Yourfiendmrjones rated it really liked it Shelves: Laura by Vera Caspary.

Paperbackpages. The movie is 40’s chic; streamlined and mesmerizing in it’s appeal. When tea shows up, you are not at the exciting part. The character Laura is very much the antithesis of Bedelia. The cazpary are quite well-drawn — if dangerously close to cartoonish on occasion — and it’s kaura welcome to see a woman who has had so much independent success in such a central if, here, vulnerable role.

Who shot Laura Hunt?