This week’s movie of the day is 1975’s The Stepford Wives. Starring Katherine Ross, Paula Prentiss, and Peter Masteron. This is one of my favorite movies and books. I have discussed the book by Ira Levin in previous blog posts, so if you want to go on a deep dive into my blog. Then I totally suggest going for it!!!
I prefer the 1975 movie version of this book rather than the 2004 version because the later version was more of a comedy. I am more of a horror fan, and the 1975 version delivers that better.
It is also no shock to anyone that Ira Levin is one of my favorite authors. He also wrote two other of my favorite books. One is called Rosemary’s Baby:
And the other book is called The Boys from Brazil:
The movie centers around the Eberhart family. Joanne Eberhart and her family move out of the busy city into a quiet town in Stepford, Connecticut. But when Joanne gets to know the wives of Stepford, she realizes everything is not what it seems.
I came to learn about the movie by chance when I realized that Ira Levin wrote numerous novels. I first read Rosemary’s Baby and enjoyed it so much that I went deep into the author’s list of novels and short stories.
Here are some fun facts about the movie:
Director Byran Forbes also wrote other screenplays, such as “Of Human Bondage” and “Seance on a Wet Afternoon.”
Ira Levin’s original plan was to make a play instead of a book. However, his final decision to create the book was due to an overflow of characters.
Diane Keaton turned down the lead role in the film. Claiming that the script gave her “bad vibes.”
This movie greatly inspired Jordon Peele when creating his film “Get Out.”
Brian DePalma was approached to direct The Stepford Wives but was making another movie called “Obsession.”
Tuesday Weld was initially offered the lead role in this movie but turned it down. Instead, several actresses like Susan Sarandon, Jane Fonda, and Natalie Wood were offered this role.
The acting debut of Dee Wallace:
Have you seen this movie? If so, what are your thoughts on it? Comment below!
Until next time!
Sources: Internet Movie Database, Youtube