Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Not A Movie Review: It Came From Outer Space II

Not a sequel, but a remake, written, they tell us, by a couple of new guys, from an original story by Ray Bradbury and a 1950's screenplay by Harry Essex.

I knew Harry much later, in the 1990's. He was a good guy, and a client of mine with regard to a slip-and-fall accident on the grounds of the L.A. County Art Museum. Not much that I could do with it, but Harry had known all along that it was a very weak case. He was eighty at the time; he had been wearing expensive, leather soled Italian loafers; the grounds of the museum were well kept. Juries generally defense the fall cases of older plaintiffs, especially if there was a poor choice of shoes.

Back in the Fifties, Harry had written the scripts for a lot of those Roger Coreman movies, monsters and aliens, including “The Creature from the Black Lagoon.” I liked him, it was good to see his name on screen again.

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