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Old 06-25-2013, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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Richard Matherson, Who penned "I am legend" along with many other horror and scf-fi classics has died at 87. RIP. Guy was a horror heavyweight who even inspired the great Stephen King.


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Old 06-25-2013, 07:55 PM
 
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Amazing body of work he had.
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Old 06-25-2013, 09:40 PM
 
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Never got around to reading this guy. Just too many books in the world I guess. But I have bumped him up in the list as I would really like to read 'I am legend' - 3 different movies made from this book eh? Amazing.
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Old 06-26-2013, 07:40 AM
 
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He was certainly a gifted story teller, way before his time. He also wrote several Twilight Zone episodes and short stories. The book version of "I am Legend" is much darker than the movie versions.
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Old 06-27-2013, 01:52 PM
 
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He wrote "What Dreams May Come" and he wrote "Duel" both of which were made into movies. I didn't care for the movie "What Dreams May Come" but "Duel" was the first Stephen Spielberg directed movie I had ever seen. It was made in the early 1970s. Dennis Weaver was in it and not too many others.

I have a book of his short stories also called "Duel."
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Old 06-27-2013, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Lincoln County Road or Armageddon
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Sorry to hear that. "I Am Legend" was a great book but a stinky movie.
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Old 07-03-2013, 03:48 PM
 
Location: West Los Angeles
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I liked the original film adaptation starring Vincent Price.


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Old 07-03-2013, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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I liked the original film adaptation starring Vincent Price.


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Great movie! I have a copy on DVD. It stuck right to the book I recall. "The Omega Man" was good too though a bit different.

One part I always enjoyed is when the infected man broke the window, And Price just made that annoyed face and threw the wine bottle toward the window. His expression was merely annoyed, Conveying the characters state of mind of having gotten used to living indoors while they hounded him outside every day.

The short stories in the original book were great too.
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Old 07-03-2013, 07:01 PM
 
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Great movie! I have a copy on DVD. It stuck right to the book I recall. "The Omega Man" was good too though a bit different.

One part I always enjoyed is when the infected man broke the window, And Price just made that annoyed face and threw the wine bottle toward the window. His expression was merely annoyed, Conveying the characters state of mind of having gotten used to living indoors while they hounded him outside every day.

The short stories in the original book were great too.
I've got it on DVD, too, along with three other early horror movies like "Panic in the Year Zero" with Ray Milland, "The Wasp Woman" and "Attack of the Giant Leeches." I never missed a scary movie that came to the base theater when I was a kid.
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Old 08-02-2013, 11:18 AM
 
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Loved his book I Am Legend. Much better than the Will Smith movie, which I liked.
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