Sliver is a 1993 American erotic thriller film based on the Ira Levin novel of the same name about the mysterious occurrences in a privately owned New York high-rise sliver building. Phillip Noyce directed the film, from a screenplay by Joe Eszterhas. Because of a major battle with the MPAA (which originally gave the film an NC-17 rating), the filmmakers were forced to make extensive reshoots before release. These reshoots actually necessitated changing the killer's identity. The film stars Sharon Stone, William Baldwin, and Tom Berenger. When he signed on to direct the film, Noyce remarked, "I liked the script a lot. Or at least, I liked the idea of jumping on the Joe Eszterhas bandwagon."
Carly Norris, a book editor and divorcee in her mid-30s, moves into the exclusive New York City sliver building "113". She meets other tenants including Zeke, a video game designer; Jack, a novelist; Vida, a fashion model who moonlights as a call girl; and Gus, a professor of videography at New York University. They tell Carly that she bears a striking resemblance to Naomi Singer, the previous tenant of her apartment who fell to her death from her balcony.
In the film, the tall and narrow sliver building is located at 113 East 38th Street in Manhattan, placing it at 38th Street and Park Avenue. The actual building used in the film is known as Morgan Court, located at 211 Madison Avenue New York, one block west and two blocks south of the fictional address. The building has since become a condominium development. It was built in 1985 and has 32 floors. While the movie made use of the building's courtyard, the lobby was a Los Angeles film set.
otsoNY Comments: According to the film, the tall and narrow sliver building is located at 113 East 38th Street in Manhattan, placing it at 38th Street and Park Avenue. The actual building used in the film is known as Morgan Court, located at 211 Madison Avenue, one block west and two blocks south of the fictional address. It was built in the 1980s and has 32 floors.
Young publishing executive Carly takes an apartment in an exclusive "sliver" building in New York, only to learn that the previous tenant, who bore a great resemblance to Carly, died in a mysterious fall from the apartment balcony. When other tenants of the building begin to die likewise mysteriously, Carly begins to suspect that a killer may be inhabiting the building and that it may be either Zeke, the voyeuristic building owner with whom she's become involved romantically, or Jack, a mystery writer with a suspicious quality.
Carly Norris, a newly divorced literary editor who takes an apartment in a Manhattan high-rise the "sliver" building of the title the scene of a number of recent, mysterious deaths. Carly then finds herself flattered by the attentions of fellow residents: computer games whiz Zeke and embittered novelist Jack (Berenger).
Margin-parallel strike-slip faults commonly develop along convergent plate margins where an oceanic plate subducts obliquely beneath a continental plate. Such faults detach a "sliver" of continental crust from the leading edge of the overriding plate; fault motion then causes the sliver to move parallel to the continental margin, in the direction of the transverse component of relative plate motion. However, few slivers move as rapidly as predicted by simple analyses of the forces acting on them. This discrepancy must be due principally to the "buttress effect": resistance to displacement of the sliver arising from a space problem at its leading edge. More simply, a sliver can move only if it has somewhere to go. Buttresses can be geometrical (as when the continental margin changes trend abruptly), or they can arise from changes in the physical properties of the overriding plate or in other factors (such as subduction angle and angle of obliquity) that help determine whether sliver motion will occur. A strongly buttressed sliver will move only insofar as the buttress can be overcome. Obvious ways in which a buttress can be overcome are by thickening the crust or widening the sliver. Examples of both are known. Crustal thickening entails elevation increase; sliver motion is opposed by both gravity and friction. Widening the sliver is a more complex process that results in areas of extension and compression forming within the sliver, as well as a characteristic pattern of overlapping, curved fault segments. This latter response may be the cause of curvature in many strike-slip fault systems.
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