Saturday, June 29, 2013

Richard Matheson

Here's a nice tribute to writer Richard Matheson. In addition to the great stories listed, his story "Duel" was turned into a very well-done and very sinister film starring Dennis Weaver.  As Daniel J. Flynn says, "The reality and talent shows that dominate television streamlined the present generation’s Richard Mathesons out of work. In their place, we get Snooki, Chumley, and Honey Boo-Boo. And even scripted television degrades the writer by relying on big stars or big budgets to win audiences. The best television, the television in which Matheson’s name would periodically appear in the credits, relied on neither. The narrative captivated."

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