Ray Bradbury – Born August 22, 1920 in Waukegan, Illinois. Died June 5, 2012 in Los Angeles.
Ray Bradbury, fantasy and speculative fiction writer, died yesterday in Los Angeles after a long illness.
Letters of Note today presents a lovely letter from the great man to a library, concerning the inception of “The Fireman” which eventually became his celebrated novel, “Fahrenheit 451” (the novel, he argued, which was his only true work of science fiction – he saw himself as a creator of fantasies).
When a writer like Bradbury passes, if you’re anything like me, you suddenly realise that you’ve not read nearly enough of his work. That’s a sad state of affairs which I mean to address at the library this weekend – I like to think that Bradbury would approve of using this most underrated and glorious of resources to further explore his body of work.
Warner Brothers have announced that the writer of last year’s slightly terrible “Green Lantern“ flick, Michael Goldenberg, will be scripting a movie adventure for the lasso-wielding Wonder Woman, as the studio’s plans for a post Christopher Nolan “Batman” cinematic universe gain pace.
Whilst the presence of the “Green Lantern” script on his resume shouldn’t set alarm bells ringing – a film is nothing if not the sum of its constituent parts and individual voices have a habit of being abruptly squished in order to make things that bit more mainstream – I can but hope that Warners and DC get the message that their characters should be a bit more expansive and heroic than they allowed Hal Jordan to be in his first outing.
You don’t get a massive “Justice League” movie by miring your cosmos-spanning heroes solely in the workaday world, guys…
Filed under Films, Geekery
The Joss Whedon HeroClix figure is but one part of a Comic-Con exclusive set to promote the “Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope” documentary – image via SuperPunch.
The other nerdy ne’er do wells? Morgan Spurlock, Harry Knowles and Stan Lee.