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Old June 25 2013, 04:19 PM   #16
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Re: Richard Matheson: RIP to a real legend

By coincidence, a musical version of SOMEWHERE IN TIME opened in Portland, Oregon last week, with hopes of moving to Broadway next year. Richard was very excited about the musical and heavily involved in its development. It's a shame that he won't be around to see it open in New York, but he enjoyed a remarkably long and accomplished career.
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Old June 25 2013, 06:36 PM   #17
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I've always found Hollywood's fascination with Phillip K Dick laughable, as Matheson has, IMO, contributed far more to filmed science fiction over his career. Whether it was the fantastic, such as What Dreams May Come, or the outright scary, like I Am Legend, Matheson put together a plethora of classic stories. I've enjoyed reading his work for decades. He will be missed.
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Old June 25 2013, 07:15 PM   #18
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I've always found Hollywood's fascination with Phillip K Dick laughable, as Matheson has, IMO, contributed far more to filmed science fiction over his career. Whether it was the fantastic, such as What Dreams May Come, or the outright scary, like I Am Legend, Matheson put together a plethora of classic stories. I've enjoyed reading his work for decades. He will be missed.
Well, it's not as though Hollywood has exactly ignored Matheson's work: THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN, DUEL, SOMEWHERE IN TIME, WHAT DREAMS MAY COME, STIR OF ECHOES, THE LEGEND OF HELL HOUSE, THE BOX, REAL STEEL, THE LAST MAN ON EARTH, THE OMEGA MAN, I AM LEGEND, etc.
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Old June 26 2013, 04:14 AM   #19
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Re: Richard Matheson: RIP to a real legend

for those interested this site has a lengthy interview with Matheson. very interesting. http://www.emmytvlegends.org/intervi...chard-matheson
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Old June 26 2013, 05:31 AM   #20
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He will be missed, but his work will live on for a long, long time...
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Old June 26 2013, 09:52 AM   #21
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Re: Richard Matheson: RIP to a real legend

He is legend, indeed. A quiet legend, but still a legend. It's mind-boggling to think of the extent of his work and the influence he had on many generations of readers and fellow writers.

When I was a young man in the early 80s, I read an interview with him in Twilight Zone magazine, in which he talked about The Night Killers, his third Kolchak script, which went unproduced in favor of the TV series. I wrote him a letter, asking if he had a copy of that script that I could buy, since I was such a huge Kolchak fan (heh-- I was about twenty, so perhaps a bit naive). Of course, he didn't, but he sent me back a very nice letter telling me so and explaining why, which I thought was great of him.

Years later, a hardcover collection of all three of his Kolchak scripts came out, which I bought-- when it came, it was autographed, which I hadn't even expected.

RIP, Mr Matheson. The world would not be the same without you.
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Old June 26 2013, 02:17 PM   #22
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If anyone is interested, I wrote an essay on working with Matheson for io9.com.
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Old June 26 2013, 02:53 PM   #23
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Definitely interested. Link?
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Old June 26 2013, 04:17 PM   #24
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Definitely interested. Link?
Alas, I'm not not sure how you post links here. (I'm old and grew up before computers.) But it's titled "Remembering Matheson" and can be found at io9.com.
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Old June 26 2013, 04:31 PM   #25
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Here's the link to Greg's io9 article.
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Old June 26 2013, 05:10 PM   #26
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Old June 26 2013, 05:17 PM   #27
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You can do it old fashion like, like I do: Copy (Ctrl+c) URL and paste into post (Ctrl+v). That just shows the URL. Other Folks, like Out of My Vulcan Mind, are able to be fancy and add formatting that allows you control the text that shows, but, Copy/paste the URL works just fine.
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Old June 26 2013, 10:49 PM   #28
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It's easy. You just highlight the word or words you want to attach the link to, as if you were going to bold or italicize, then click on the "insert link" button on the menu, then ctrl-v the URL into the pop-up box.
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Old June 26 2013, 11:44 PM   #29
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Okay, I just posted another appreciation of Richard, so let's try this.http://www.tor.com/blogs/2013/06/six...-matheson#more
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Old June 26 2013, 11:54 PM   #30
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Greg Cox wrote: View Post
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I've always found Hollywood's fascination with Phillip K Dick laughable, as Matheson has, IMO, contributed far more to filmed science fiction over his career. Whether it was the fantastic, such as What Dreams May Come, or the outright scary, like I Am Legend, Matheson put together a plethora of classic stories. I've enjoyed reading his work for decades. He will be missed.
Well, it's not as though Hollywood has exactly ignored Matheson's work: THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN, DUEL, SOMEWHERE IN TIME, WHAT DREAMS MAY COME, STIR OF ECHOES, THE LEGEND OF HELL HOUSE, THE BOX, REAL STEEL, THE LAST MAN ON EARTH, THE OMEGA MAN, I AM LEGEND, etc.
I didn't know who this guy was when I was first reading this thread, but I've apparently seen a few of the things he was involved in. I actually really enjoyed the What Dreams May Come movie with Robin Williams (even if it seems to get a lot of hate, I enjoyed it, and I didn't know it was based on a book) and (looking on wikipedia) it looks like he also wrote The Enemy Within for TOS, which was also very good.

RIP Richard Matheson
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