Friday, December 18, 2009

Dan O'Bannon R.I.P!


This was sad news. Dan O´Bannons was one of the best screenwriters out there, and when he didn't get the full credit he at least contributed with some marvelous ideas and concepts. He was involved in many of the best screenplays I know, and some cheesy but great ones. All these are favorites of mine and I think all of them bear typical O'Bannon trademarks like good dialogue, interesting characters and truly shocking moments:

Dark Star
Alien
Dead & Buried
The Return of the Living Dead
Lifeforce
Total Recall
Screamers
Hemoglobin


I know the last two isn't the most loved movies out there, but they are two favorites of mine. Hemoglobin is a daring and provocative horror/monster movie about incest and inbreeding and Screamers is a VERY underrated sci-fi movie with great violence, actors and storyline.

The genre movie-industry just got a bit more boring...

1 comment:

J said...

NO! That is bad news. Damn it.

I was hoping that something new would come out of him pretty soon, but that ain't gonna happen now is it.