Thursday, July 26, 2012

JOHN STANLEY INTERVIEWS RAY BRADBURY (PART 1)

"There's no well directed scenes and the dialogue is banal to the point of extinction." -- Ray Bradbury on the film 2001: A SPACE ODESSEY

Along with his piece on Rober Bloch, John Stanley interviewed Ray Bradbury in CASTLE OF FRANKENSTEIN magazine. The interview appeared in two parts, issues #13 and #14, in 1969.

Bradbury was 48 years old when he did this interview. The film adaptation of THE ILLUSTRATED MAN was in rough cut and 2001: A SPACE ODESSEY was all the sci-fi rage. In the first part he talks with some criticism about the current state of science fiction films. For example, he calls PLANET OF THE APES "primitive". He goes on to talk about his love for comic books and how, in the 1950s, EC comics plagarized one of his stories.







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