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Birth date: August 22, 1920
Birth place: Waukegan, Illinois, United States
Death date: 2012-06-05
Profession:Writer, Producer, Actor
Nationality:American
Spouse:Marguerite McClure

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Ray Douglas Bradbury (August 22, 1920 – June 5, 2012) was an American fantasy, science fiction, horror and mystery fiction writer. He was an autodidact. Best known for his dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451 (1953) and for the science fiction and horror stories gathered together as The Martian Chronicles (1950) and The Illustrated Man (1951), Bradbury was one of the most celebrated 20th-century American writers. He wrote and consulted on many screenplays and television scripts, most notably It Came from Outer Space, and many of his works have been adapted into comic books, television shows, and films. Wikipedia

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Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Studio 57 1956 TV Series original story - 1 episode
Star Tonight 1955 TV Series story - 1 episode
On Camera 1955 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Windows TV Series story - 1 episode, 1955 short story - 1 episode, 1955
Fireside Theatre 1954 TV Series story - 1 episode
The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms 1953 story "The Fog Horn"
It Came from Outer Space 1953 story
Tales of Tomorrow 1953 TV Series story - 1 episode
CBS Television Workshop 1952 TV Series story - 1 episode
The Rocket 1952 TV Movie story
Suspense 1952 TV Series story - 1 episode
Out There 1951 TV Series story - 1 episode
Lights Out 1951 TV Series story - 1 episode
Jack in the Box 2013/I Short story completed
All Summer in a Day 2014 Short story
The Whole Town's Sleeping 2014 Short
Ray Bradbury's Kaleidoscope 2012 Short short story
Before the Night Is Gone 2012 Short novel
The Jar 2011 Short inspired by
A Very Careful Man 2010 Short short story
The Fruit at the Bottom of the Bowl 2010 Short short story
Chrysalis 2008 short story
The Pedestrian 2008 Short story
The Small Assassin 2007 Short story
A Piece of Wood 2005 Short story
A Sound of Thunder 2005 short story
El que espera 2004 Short story
Un, dos, tres... responda otra vez 2004 TV Series characters - 6 episodes
El umbral 2003 Short story
The Pedestrian 2001 Short short story
Con palos y piedras 2000 Short
The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit 1998 play / short story / teleplay
Vino iz oduvanchikov 1997 books
It Came from Outer Space II 1996 TV Movie story
The Smile 1996 Short original story
Ray Bradbury's the Martian Chronicles Adventure Game 1995 Video Game based on novel by
The Halloween Tree 1993 TV Movie book / written by
Chelovek v vozdukhe 1993 Short story "The Flying Machine"
The Ray Bradbury Theater TV Series screenplay - 59 episodes, 1985 - 1992 story - 59 episodes, 1985 - 1992 short story - 1 episode, 1992 writer - 1 episode, 1992
Zdes mogut voditsya tigry 1989 Short original story
Trinadtsatyy apostol 1988 novel "The Martian Cronicles"
Veld 1987 story
Walking on Air 1987 TV Movie story
Alfred Hitchcock Presents 1986 TV Series short story - 1 episode
The Twilight Zone TV Series written by - 1 episode, 1986 based on the short story by - 1 episode, 1985
Clarinda y el tiempo en una botella 1985 Short story
Elektronnaya babushka 1985
Habia una vez 1985 Short story
Budet laskovyy dozhd 1984 Short story
Quest 1984 Short story "Frost and Fire"
Savannen 1983 TV Movie
Something Wicked This Way Comes 1983 novel / screenplay
All Summer in a Day 1982 TV Short based on the short story by
Spaceship Earth 1982 Short consultant writer
Il fascino dell'insolito TV Series short story "Punishment Without Crime" - 1 episode, 1982 short story "The Small Assassin" - 1 episode, 1980
CBS Library 1982 TV Series story "The Invisible Boy" - 1 episode
American Playhouse 1982 TV Series based on the story by - 1 episode
The Electric Grandmother 1982 TV Movie story "I Sing The Body Electric" / teleplay by
The Martian Chronicles 1980 TV Mini-Series novel - 3 episodes
Ararman Uterord Ory 1980 Short short story
Racconti di fantascienza TV Series short story "The Murderer" - 1 episode, 1979 short story "Changeling" - 1 episode, 1979 short story "Chrysalis" - 1 episode, 1979
Late Night Story 1978 TV Series short written by - 1 episode
The Murderer 1976 Short story
The Screaming Woman 1972 TV Movie short story
Something Wicked This Way Comes 1972 story
Curiosity Shop 1971 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Melodrama infernal 1969 Short stories
The Illustrated Man 1969 book
The Picasso Summer 1969 screenplay - as Douglas Spaulding / story
Ich auf Bestellung 1968 TV Short short story
Fahrenheit 451 1966 novel
Historias para no dormir TV Series story - 3 episodes, 1966 short story - 1 episode, 1966 short story "The Rocket" - 1 episode, 1966 story "Marionettes, Inc." - 1 episode, 1966
El marciano 1965 Short story
Out of the Unknown 1965 TV Series short story - 1 episode
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour TV Series story and teleplay - 1 episode, 1964 short story - 1 episode, 1964
Mañana puede ser verdad 1964 TV Series 2 episodes
Armchair Theatre 1963 TV Series story "The Dwarf" - 1 episode
ITV Television Playhouse 1963 TV Series short story - 1 episode
Icarus Montgolfier Wright 1962 Short original story / screenplay
The Twilight Zone 1962 TV Series written by - 1 episode
Alcoa Premiere 1962 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Alfred Hitchcock Presents TV Series story - 2 episodes, 1956 - 1958 teleplay - 1 episode, 1962 written by - 1 episode, 1959 story and teleplay - 1 episode, 1956
Mañana puede ser verdad 1962 TV Series story - 2 episodes
King of Kings 1961 narration - uncredited
Troubleshooters 1959 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Steve Canyon 1958 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Rendezvous 1958 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Playhouse 90 1957 TV Series story - 1 episode
Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre 1956 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Sneak Preview 1956 TV Series story - 1 episode
The Unexplained 1956 TV Movie based on a story by
Moby Dick 1956 screenplay

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Ray Bradbury Theater 1985-1992 TV Series executive producer - 64 episodes

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Halloween Tree 1993 TV Movie Narrator (voice)
American Playhouse 1982 TV Series Ralph as Man
Rich and Famous 1981 Literary Party Guest

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Universal Horror 1998 TV Movie documentary source: stills
Mirrors 1978 creative consultant

Art Department

Art Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland 1989 concept artist

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Disappointment of Jonathan Bender 2012 Short dedicatee
451 2012 Short very special thanks
All Things Shining 2012 inspirational thanks
Edición Especial Coleccionista 2012 TV Series in memory of - 1 episode
Ray Bradbury's Kaleidoscope 2012 Short very special thanks
Before the Night Is Gone 2012 Short in memory of
Tin Can 2010/I special thanks
Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II 2007 TV Series special thanks - 1 episode
The Sci-Fi Boys 2006 Documentary special thanks
La tigre e la neve 2005 thanks
Southside 2003 special thanks
Walt: The Man Behind the Myth 2001 TV Movie documentary grateful acknowledgment
Hooray for Horrorwood 1991 Video documentary special thanks
Story Of... 1962 TV Series documentary grateful acknowledgment - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
How Shakespeare Changed My Life 2016 Video short Himself
Live Forever: The Ray Bradbury Odyssey 2013 Documentary Himself (voice)
The AckerMonster Chronicles! 2012 Documentary Himself
Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan 2011 Documentary Himself - Author of The Martian Chronicles & Fahrenheit 451
Comic-Con 2010 Live 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
When the World Breaks 2010 Documentary Himself
Pulp Fiction: The Golden Age of Storytelling 2009 Video documentary Himself - Novelist
How to Live Forever 2009 Documentary Himself
Malls R Us 2009 Documentary Himself
Comic-Con '09 Live 2009 TV Movie Himself
A Conversation with Ray Bradbury 2008 Documentary short Himself
Comic-Con '08 Live 2008 TV Movie Himself
American Masters 2008 TV Series documentary Himself - Interviewee
Who Is Norman Lloyd? 2007 Documentary Himself
Comic-Con 2007 Live 2007 TV Movie Himself
The Hollywood Librarian: A Look at Librarians Through Film 2007 Documentary Himself - Interviewee
Famous Monster: Forrest J Ackerman 2007 Documentary Himself
Comic-Con 2006 Live 2006 TV Movie Himself
The Sci-Fi Boys 2006 Documentary Himself
I'm King Kong!: The Exploits of Merian C. Cooper 2005 Documentary Himself - Interviewee
Ray Harryhausen: The Early Years Collection 2005 Video documentary
Hollywood Legenden 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Dennis Miller 2004 TV Series Himself
Hardball with Chris Matthews 2004 TV Series Himself
The Optimistic Futurist 2004 Video documentary short Himself
Fahrenheit 451, the Novel: A Discussion with Author Ray Bradbury 2003 Video documentary short Himself
The Making of 'Fahrenheit 451' 2003 Video documentary short Himself - Author
The Music of 'Fahrenheit 451' 2003 Video documentary short Himself - Author
An Unfathomable Friendship 2003 Video documentary short Himself
Cosmic Thoughts 2003 Video short documentary Himself
The Screen Savers 2003 TV Series Himself
The Tramp and the Dictator 2002 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Besuch bei Ray Bradbury 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
Great Books 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
Walt: The Man Behind the Myth 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
Lon Chaney: A Thousand Faces 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
Amargosa 2000 Documentary Himself
The Fly Papers: The Buzz on Hollywood's Scariest Insect 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself, author
In Search of Tarzan with Jonathan Ross 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself
Universal Horror 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself / Interview
The Harryhausen Chronicles 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself
Hugh Hefner: American Playboy Revisited 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself
100 Years of Horror: The Evil Unseeable 1996 Video documentary Himself
A Century of Science Fiction 1996 Video documentary Himself
Corwin 1996 TV Movie Himself
100 Years of Horror 1996 TV Series documentary Ray Bradbury ... Himself - Author & Screenwriter / Himself - Writer / Himself - Writer, 'It Came from Outer Space'
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1995 TV Series Himself
In Search of Oz 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Famous Monsters 1993 World Convention Souvenir Video 1993 Video documentary
The Ray Bradbury Theater 1985-1992 TV Series Himself - Introduction / Himself
The 64th Annual Academy Awards 1992 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Gordon E. Sawyer Award to Ray Harryhausen
The 13th Annual CableACE Awards 1992 TV Special Himself
Hooray for Horrorwood 1991 Video documentary Himself
Amazing Worlds of Science Fiction and Fantasy 1991 Video Himself
Today 1989 TV Series Himself
The 10th Annual National CableACE Awards 1989 TV Special Himself
Aliens, Dragons, Monsters and Me 1986 Documentary Himself
The Fantasy Film Worlds of George Pal 1985 Documentary Himself
The Whimsical World of Oz 1985 TV Movie documentary Himself
Time Travel: Fact, Fiction and Fantasy 1985 TV Movie documentary Himself
Omnibus 1980 TV Series documentary Himself
Good Morning America 1979 TV Series Himself
The American Comic Strip 1978 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1978 TV Series Himself - Guest
Science Fiction Film Awards 1978 TV Movie documentary Himself - Presenter
Day at Night 1974 TV Series Himself - Guest
Telescope 1968 TV Series documentary Himself
That Regis Philbin Show 1964 TV Series Himself
Story Of... 1962 TV Series documentary Himself
You Bet Your Life 1956 TV Series Himself - Science Fiction Writer

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Animation Lookback 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
The 85th Annual Academy Awards 2013 TV Special Himself - Writer (In Memoriam)
Voyager: To the Final Frontier 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself - Science Fiction Novelist - Speaking in 1979
Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel 2009 Documentary Himself
The Stan Freberg Commercials 1999 Video Himself (segment "Brave New Prune")

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012 Legend Award New Media Film Festival New Media Film Festival
2008 Lifetime Achievement Award Ojai Film Festival
2002 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Motion Picture On 1 April 2002. At 6644 Hollywood Blvd.
1999 George Pal Memorial Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA
1994 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing in an Animated Program The Halloween Tree (1993)
1993 CableACE CableACE Awards Dramatic Series The Ray Bradbury Theater (1985) · Peter Sussman (executive producer)
· Larry Wilcox (executive producer)
· Don Reynolds (supervising producer)
· Tom Cotter (supervising producer)
· Chris Bailey (producer)
· Randy Bradshaw (producer)
· Tom Cox (producer)
· Mary Kahn (producer)
· Doug MacLeod (producer)
1989 Lifetime Achievement Award Bram Stoker Awards
1985 ACE CableACE Awards Writing a Dramatic Series The Ray Bradbury Theater (1985)
1984 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Writing Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)
1982 Peabody Award Peabody Awards The Electric Grandmother (1982)
1974 Valentine Davies Award Writers Guild of America, USA

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1994 CableACE CableACE Awards Writing a Dramatic Series The Ray Bradbury Theater (1985)
1993 CableACE CableACE Awards Writing a Dramatic Series The Ray Bradbury Theater (1985)
1989 ACE CableACE Awards Dramatic Series The Ray Bradbury Theater (1985) · Peter Sussman (executive producer)
· Larry Wilcox (executive producer)
· Bill Allan (co-executive producer)
· Stephane Sperry (co-executive producer)
· Pierre Bertrand-Jaume (co-executive producer)
· Seaton McLean (producer)
· Jonathan Goodwill (producer)
· Tom Cotter (producer)
· Hubert Niogret (producer)
1987 ACE CableACE Awards Dramatic Series The Ray Bradbury Theater (1985) · Michael MacMillan (executive producer)
· John Ross (executive producer)
· Larry Wilcox (executive producer)
· Seaton McLean (producer)
1987 ACE CableACE Awards Writing a Dramatic Series The Ray Bradbury Theater (1985)
1985 ACE CableACE Awards Dramatic Series The Ray Bradbury Theater (1985) · Larry Wilcox (executive producer)
· Michael MacMillan (executive producer)
· Seaton McLean (producer)
1984 Hugo Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983) · Jack Clayton (director)
1981 Hugo Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation The Martian Chronicles (1980) · Michael Anderson (director)
· Richard Matheson (screenplay)
1970 Hugo Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation The Illustrated Man (1969) · Jack Smight (director)
· Howard B. Kreitsek (screenplay)
1967 Hugo Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation Fahrenheit 451 (1966) · François Truffaut (screenplay/director)
· Jean-Louis Richard (screenplay)
· Helen Scott (screenplay)
1954 Hugo Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation It Came from Outer Space (1953) · Jack Arnold (director)
· Harry Essex (screenplay)
1954 Hugo Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953) · Eugène Lourié (screenplay/director)
· Fred Freiberger (screenplay)
· Lou Morheim (screenplay)
· Robert Smith (screenplay)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1956 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Screenplay Moby Dick (1956) · John Huston


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#Fact
1 Ray Bradbury passed away on June 5, 2012, two months away from what would have been his 92nd birthday on August 22.
2 In the 1920s, his mother took him with her when she went to see silent films. He first saw Lon Chaney's The Phantom of the Opera (1925) when he was only three years old, and it had a lifelong impact on him.
3 After finishing high school, he didn't have the money to go to college so instead went down to his local library to read three nights a week. In 10 years' time, he read all the books in the library and considered that to be his higher education instead.
4 Didn't eat a regular meal with his family until he was 6 years old. His father got tired of him drinking a baby bottle every day and smashed it in the sink.
5 When he was a baby, his mother tied him to an apple tree so she could keep an eye on him while she hung up the laundry.
6 The inspiration for his short story "The Pedestrian" came after he and a friend were out walking one night, and a policemen stopped them and questioned them because he deemed their behavior suspicious. The policemen let them go with a warning not to do it again.
7 Following his death, he was interred at Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles, California.
8 Had a nod in Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) with the ship named the USS Bradbury.
9 He was awarded Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters by French culture minister Frederic Mitterrand in 2007.
10 He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6644 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on April 1, 2002.
11 He once visited the set of Star Trek (1966) as a potential writer for the series. Crew members remembered him as being being very polite and courteous, thinking he was already making himself at home. It later turned out that he never had any intention to join the writing team, but wanted to come anyway. He remained friends with series creator Gene Roddenberry until Gene's death.
12 Ray Bradbury was well-known and much-beloved in science fiction and fantasy circles for writing stories of nostalgia, much like Jack Finney and, to a lesser extent, Alfred Bester.
13 Lifelong friends of Ray Harryhausen and Forrest J. Ackerman, ever since they were teenagers and members of the same Los Angeles Science Fiction Club.
14 In 1950, he discovered that comic book publisher William M. Gaines (later famous for producing Mad magazine) had published several of his stories without his permission. Bradbury wrote Gaines a letter praising the artwork and treatment of his story, and politely asked for his royalty payment. He got it.
15 As a young man, he once sold newspapers on a Los Angeles street corner.
16 Despite the anti-censorship message of "Farenheit 451", Bradbury has continually had to fight his publisher's censors who want to tamper or alter the language and tone of the book. He says that the irony is obviously lost on them.
17 Had never enjoyed driving, and had always used either public transportation, or a bicycle.
18 When his wife started having children, he stated, "It literally scared the hell out of me.".
19 Paid tribute to in the music video "F**k Me, Ray Bradbury" by Rachel Bloom. Although he did not publicly comment on it, he was confirmed to have seen the video, and he met with Bloom.
20 A hero of his was the Italian director Federico Fellini. When they first met, as Bradbury claims, Fellini ran up to Bradbury, embraced him, and said "My twin! My twin!". They became great friends but never collaborated on any projects. Bradbury claimed that his lifelong love of Halloween was soured after Fellini died on October 31, 1993.
21 In Chaplin's Goliath (1996), a documentary about silent film star Eric Campbell, the Rosedale Cemetary spokeswoman mistakenly claims Ray Bradbury is interred there.
22 He and famed animator Chuck Jones were close friends for more than 50 years.
23 Inducted into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame in 1999.
24 As a young boy, a friend once ridiculed his collection of science fiction and comic books, and heckled him into throwing them away. A day later, Bradbury was heartbroken, feeling that he had trashed his best friends. He immediately rebuilt his collection.
25 As a bedtime story for each of his daughters, he read (in nightly installments) "Hound of the Baskervilles" by Arthur Conan Doyle.
26 He voiced his displeasure at documentary filmmaker Michael Moore for appropriating the title of his book "Fahrenheit 451" for the documentary Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004). However, Bradbury himself is the author of "Beyond 1984" (title appropriated from George Orwell's "1984") and "Another Tale of Two Cities" (title appropriated from Charles Dickens' "A Tale of Two Cities"). While book and story titles cannot be copyrighted, both Orwell and Dickens were long dead when Bradbury borrowed their titles, Bradbury was alive when Michael Moore did so and Moore never bothered to ask Bradbury's permission.
27 Had a series of short stories which his publisher said would never sell, so he linked the stories together, while living at a local YMCA, and created the novel "The Martian Chronicles". He was paid just $500 for the story.
28 He was the great-great-great grandson of Mary Bradbury, a woman who was tried in the Salem Witch Trials in 1692, but saved herself from being hanged for witchcraft.
29 His original title for one of his novels was "The Fireman". He called his local fire department and asked them what the temperature at which paper burns at - and was told "451 Fahrenheit". He reversed it to make it the title of his novel "Fahrenheit 451".
30 There is a noted irony in the names of two characters in his novel "Fahrenheit 451": "Montag" is also the name of a paper mill and "Faber" is a manufacturer of pencils. Ray Bradbury insists that this was unintentional.
31 Recipient of a 2004 National Medal of Arts, awarded by the National Endowment for the Arts (USA).
32 National Public Radio's "Bradbury 13" (1984) was a 13-episode program based on many of his stories.
33 Though considered by many to be the greatest science-fiction writer of the of the 20th century, he suffers from a fear of flying and driving. He has never learned to drive, and did not fly in an airplane until October 1982.
34 He wrote the original manuscript of "Fahrenheit 451" on a rented typewriter in a public library, from handwritten notes and outlines. It first appeared in print in a shortened form (of about 25,000 words) in Galaxy magazine and later in its present length but in serial format in the just starting out Playboy magazine.
35 Son of Leonard Spaulding Bradbury, linesman with the Waukegan Bureau of Power and Light, and of Esther Marie Moberg.
36 Father of four daughters: Susan, Ramona, Bettina and Alexandra.

#Quote
1 People say to me, "What is Hollywood's responsibility?". The responsibility of Hollywood is to prove that we are human. Not with happy endings, but with moments we take away and remember.
2 If you were to ask me what I think of Hollywood today, it's more of the same, except worse. I grew up in Hollywood, I roller skated around here, and got autographs and photographs when I was 14 years old, so I know the community very well. But things have gotten worse, because we're making more money today out of doing lousy films. A good example is The Mummy, it came out when I was 12 years old, I loved the film with Boris Karloff, a very minor film with a minor amount of money, probably cost $100,000 or less. But it's a beautiful film, with a nice script. They made a new version here at Universal 5 years ago, it was a terrible film. They thought "If one mummy's scares you, 2 dozen mummies, a chorus line of mummies has got to be very scary." So the film came out, dreadful film, and it made $500 million. So they were encouraged into believing that doing lousy films is profitable; but even worse than the old days. So they did another film called The Mummy Returns, and it was even worse than the first one, and it made a billion dollars, so they were encouraged in going ahead to making lousy films instead of quality films. So things haven't changed, they've just gotten bigger, and lousier.
3 After 9/11, Hollywood promised they were going to make more family films, less violence, and things of that sort, well it's never happened. Films have gotten more violent. The Bond films are unwatchable now; I was around 45 years ago when the Bond films began. They were nice quiet little films, every 5 minutes a little bit of action perhaps. But now there's an explosion every 5 minutes and they set off 10 billion gallons of gasoline, and there are more macho selves being made today, in which people settle things with guns, and with machine guns. So things have not improved. They've gotten worse.
4 Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future.
5 I don't try to describe the future. I try to prevent it.
6 I don't believe in being serious about anything. I think life is too serious to be taken seriously.
7 I have fun with ideas. I play with them. I'm not a serious person and I don't like serious people. I don't see myself as a philosopher. That's awfully boring.
8 [on Lon Chaney] He was someone who acted out our psyches. He got into the shadows inside our bodies. The history of Lon Chaney is the history of unrequited love.
9 [on Ray Harryhausen] Long after we are all gone, his shadow shows will live through a thousand years in this world.
10 I don't need to be vindicated, and I don't want attention. I never question. I never ask anyone else's opinion. They don't count.
11 I'm the most cinematic writer around -- all of my short stories can be shot right off the page.
12 Once you hear a metaphor of mine, you won't forget it. A dinosaur falling in love with a lighthouse, boom, there's your metaphor. Once you hear that, you say, "Gee, I gotta read that, I wonder what happened?" All the great stories of the world are metaphorical, so they can be remembered. That's why so much stage writing and film writing today can't be remembered, because there are no metaphors. You can't tell the story when you come out of the theater. That's what's wrong with most modern fiction. Realism is what we already know. My job is to interpret realism, to turn it into metaphors, so you can swallow it.
13 There are two races of people - men and women - no matter what what women's libbers would have you pretend. Men are born with no purpose in the universe except to procreate. There is lots of time to kill beyond that.
14 Sense of humor is everything. You can do anything in this world if you have a sense of humor. Many directors, producers, people haven't learned that -- that if you just salt people down a little and put a bit of butter on them and make them happy, then we can all work together.
15 I am one of those fortunate people who were born to be joyful writers discovered the fact early on.
16 [on writing "Fahrenheit 451"] I wasn't trying to predict the future. I was trying to prevent it.
17 Touch a scientist and you touch a child.
18 The best scientist is open to experience and begins with romance - the idea that anything is possible.

#Trademark
1 Uses science fiction to explore existential and political ideals and the darker side of humanity
2 Themes of nostalgia
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