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Old June 25 2013, 03:14 AM   #1
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RIP Richard Matheson

The legendary author passed away on Sunday.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/...ter-dies-at-87

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Old June 25 2013, 03:52 AM   #2
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Re: RIP Richard Matheson

You have no idea how many times I'd see a TV show or movie and afterwards think, "Holy crap that was awesome!"...only to see Matheson's name in the credits.

The Incredible Shrinking Man
Night Stalker
Duel
Trilogy Of Terror

to name a few.
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Old June 25 2013, 06:41 AM   #3
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Re: RIP Richard Matheson

Needless to say, he wrote "The Enemy Within."

His novel I AM LEGEND was filmed three times, the best one being THE OMEGA MAN. And he wrote the novel that SOMEWHERE IN TIME was based on.
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Old June 25 2013, 03:43 PM   #4
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Not to denigrate any of the great pieces already mentioned, but for me THE LEGEND OF HELL HOUSE (in print AND especially on film) is just IT.

And I'm pretty sure he and other members of his gang contributed to the Beaumont-credited THE INTRUDER, an early Shatner / Corman film (the one that LOST money), which may be the smartest use of Shatner's talents ever, a role which requires him to show the full range he is often too interested in trotting out.)
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Old June 25 2013, 04:21 PM   #5
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Re: RIP Richard Matheson

True story: I actually celebrated my high school graduation by going to see THE LEGEND OF HELL HOUSE at a local movie theater. Little did I know what a big part of life Richard Matheson would someday become.
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Old June 30 2013, 03:09 PM   #6
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Re: RIP Richard Matheson

Rest in Peace, Richard
We will all miss you.
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Old June 30 2013, 03:13 PM   #7
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I didn't realize that he worked on Duel, that was great movie and still enjoyed today.
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Old June 30 2013, 04:32 PM   #8
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Keith1701 wrote: View Post
I didn't realize that he worked on Duel, that was great movie and still enjoyed today.
Yeah, he wrote the screenplay for "Duel," based on his own short story.

People are often surprised to find out just how much of the pop culture of the last century came from Matheson . . . .
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Old June 30 2013, 06:38 PM   #9
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Who from the Original Series is alive as far as writers, besides Gerrold and Fontana?
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Old June 30 2013, 08:06 PM   #10
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Who from the Original Series is alive as far as writers, besides Gerrold and Fontana?
Norman Spinrad is still alive and writing.

And Harlan Ellison, of course.
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Old June 30 2013, 08:14 PM   #11
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Re: RIP Richard Matheson

Don Ingalls, Art Wallace, Jean Lisette Aroeste, and Steven W. Carabatsos are still alive.
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Old June 30 2013, 09:44 PM   #12
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A true genius of fantasy literature. He will be missed.
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Old June 30 2013, 10:01 PM   #13
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George Clayton Johnson and his imposing mane of hair is still with us.

John D. F. Black and his imposing beard is still alive.

Joyce Muskat is still alive, as far as I know, though I've heard she suffers from... MS, or something of that nature.

A good number of the writers, actually.

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