Monday, June 24, 2013

Obituary: Richard Matheson

Obituary: Sci-fi novelist and screenwriter Richard Matheson, 87, has died. I best remember him for his short story "Duel," which became a made-for-TV movie directed by future Hollywood powerhouse Stephen Spielberg, and for having written scripts for a number of Twilight Zone episodes, including "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet," a classic of the series:

Author Richard Matheson, whose injection of humanity into science-fiction tales engaged audience for more than five decades, has died. Matheson's work included The Shrinking Man, I Am Legend, and numerous other movie and TV scripts, including episodes of The Twilight Zone.

In this video clip, Matheson talks about Rod Serling and the show:

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