In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Richard Matheson

Richard MathesonBorn Richard Burton Matheson February 20, 1926 in Allendale, New Jersey.

Died June 23, 2013.

Richard Matheson, celebrated author and screenwriter, has passed away at the age of 87 at his home in Los Angeles, California.  Best known for his story I Am Legend, which has been turned into no less than three feature films (The Last Man on Earth, Omega Man, I Am Legend), he was also the author and screenwriter of Duel, which a young Steven Spielberg directed.

His works have been translated into an amazing variety of film and television shows.  I will list a few of the most notable below, but I would recommend heading to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Matheson to view the his entire repertiore.

Richard Matheson filmography

  • I Am Legend- Filmed as The Last Man on Earth, Omega Man, and I Am Legend
  • The Shrinking Man- Filmed as The Incredible Shrinking Man
  • A Stir of Echoes- Filmed as Stir of Echoes
  • What Dreams May Come- Filmed as What Dreams May Come
  • Bid Time Return- Filmed as Somewhere in Time
  • Steel- Filmed as Real Steel
  • Button, Button- Filmed as The Box
  • Nightmare at 20,000 Feet- Filmed as Twilight Zone: The Movie (segment four)
  • Duel- Filmed as Duel

I have bought a couple of Matheson’s novels over the years (I Am Legend, A Stir of Echoes) but have yet to read them.  Let’s all send good vibes out to his family and let them know that he  will not be forgotten.

If you are at all interested in picking up any of his novels, click this link here to be taken to Amazon where you can purchase some of his works.

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