Reblogged: R.I.P. Richard Matheson, Author of I Am Legend and Many Other Classics
R.I.P. Richard Matheson, Author of I Am Legend and Many Other Classics.
It seems all I ever watched on television at one time growing up had these words in their credits:
Written by Richard Matheson.
A sad day.
“His daughter wrote on Facebook:
My beloved father passed away yesterday at home surrounded by the people and things he loved…he was funny, brilliant, loving, generous, kind, creative, and the most wonderful father ever…I miss you and love you forever Pop and I know you are now happy and healthy in a beautiful place full of love and joy you always knew was there…
Matheson will be deeply missed, but his influence goes on forever.”
8 Responses to “Reblogged: R.I.P. Richard Matheson, Author of I Am Legend and Many Other Classics”
Richard Matheson was one of my favorite writers, both in print and for the screen. He will be missed.
Yes, indeed. Good to hear from you, Jamie. Thanks.
‘I am Legend’ is a wonderful apocalyptic film. I didn’t read the novel. And now I know where it comes from. Thanks!
I do recommend the reading the book, Cindy. If you’re interested, I wrote a celebratory piece a couple of years back for a colleague’s blog cover this seminal work by Richard Matheson. Thanks for the read and comment :-).
The world is a little less colorful with Mr. Matheson’s passing.
I grew up admiring and basking in his work in television more than film. Especially is superb tales on ‘The Twilight Zone’.
‘The Invaders’ stands out for being the epitome of half hour science-fiction told in close to a completely reactive way. While ‘Death Ship’ excels in an ensemble atmosphere. And ‘Steel’ dissects the world of futuristic boxing. With a twist from Lee Marvin.
‘Duel’ rocks out loud. And his “I Am Legend’ bring out the best of Vincent Price in a suburban, medium budget tale. While one cannot do better than his very early, ‘The Incredible Shrinking Man.’
Well put, Kevin. Richard Matheson will be greatly missed. Many thanks for those you’ve spotlighted, my friend.
His name in the credits was always a selling point to me. A fine legacy.
It is, indeed. Thank you, Richard :-).