quote:Originally posted by eyesintime:
One of my all-time favorite films, and I also love the book and have given as present many times.
I first read Kosinski's Steps when it first came out in paperback. This lead me back to The Painted Bird. I love both but they are filled with searing images from war torn 40s Europe or other depressing places. So it was quite a shock when a satire/black comedy set in America came out.
Kosinski was a strange man who was accused a number of times of plagiarism. He kill himself at 57 years of age.