WRITERS THAT MADE ME WANT TO BE A WRITER: ROBERT BLOCH
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W.R. BURNETT — The ultimate scribe of the gangster and the gunman.
RICHARD CHRISTIAN MATHESON is a bestselling short story writer, novelist, screenwriter/producer and drummer. How many people can say that? (And he studied, one on one, with the legendary drummer Ginger Baker!) RC is also the president of Matheson Entertainment, a production company he formed with his father, which is involved with multiple film and television projects.
When the AFI scheduled a screening of DOUBLE INDEMNITY and said that Cain would be there in person, I had to go. I’d seen INDEMNITY before, of course, but never in a theater. And certainly never in the presence of the Master himself.
I watch a lot of old movies. If you check my DVR, you’ll find it full of Turner Classic Movies and not much else. But I have an even stranger quirk. I pay attention to the screenwriters of these films. That’s right, I actually pay attention to who wrote the movie.