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"Straw Dogs" and "Logan's Run" Writer David Zelag Goodman Dead at 81

Posted: September 28th, 2011 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
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David Zelag Goodman (pictured, right), an Oscar-nominated screenwriter who teamed with Sam Peckinpah on the original "Straw Dogs," died Monday in Oakland, California after battling a brain disorder. He was 81.

According to his daughter, Goodman died at an assisted-living facility of progressive supranuclear palsy.

Goodman shared an Oscar nomination with Joseph Bologna and Renee Taylor for co-writing the screenplay for "Lovers and Other Strangers," a 1970 comedy based on the couple's play. His other credits include "Monte Walsh" (1970), a western starring Lee Marvin; "Farewell, My Lovely" (1975), an adaptation of Raymond Chandler's novel starring Robert Mitchum; Faye Dunaway thriller "Eyes of Laura Mars" (1978); and the sci-fi classic "Logan's Run" (1976).

He also wrote episodes of TV's "The Untouchables" in the early 1960s and penned the 1979 miniseries "Freedom Road" starring Kris Kristofferson and Muhammad Ali, in which the boxer played an ex-slave in 1870s Virginia who gets elected to the Senate.

Source: THR


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PaulX7 writes:
on September 28th, 2011 at 7:56:51 PM

RIP sir. I'm a fan of Logan's Run.
Detrimental writes:
on September 28th, 2011 at 8:37:10 PM

Another of the greats.
Ted Mosby writes:
on September 28th, 2011 at 10:43:00 PM

I blame the Straw Dogs remake... shame.
JohnZee writes:
on September 28th, 2011 at 10:47:45 PM

What an amazing body of work. So many great stories springing from his mind. Just too bad that we live in a world where human beings that can write such beautiful things that can capture generations after generations of people's attention, and most people never paused for a second to think about who initially set down a turned that idea into reality.

Cheers David Zelag Goodman! May you rest in an afterlife full of souls that value your rare talent and ability.

BadChadB33 writes:
on September 28th, 2011 at 11:23:49 PM

RIP
Ranger writes:
on September 29th, 2011 at 12:06:39 AM

Logan's Run is a classic.

RIP.

PS: only Farrah Fawcett could make 'Anal Cancer' sexy.
YoungChris writes:
on September 29th, 2011 at 12:19:54 AM

R.I.P sir .. My condolences to the Goodman family ...
masht7 writes:
on September 29th, 2011 at 1:03:05 AM

Such a harsh way to die, knowing that both of your best films are remade.

RIP
Johnnyb writes:
on September 29th, 2011 at 4:43:37 AM

Donīt know much about him, only for his remarkable writing in two classics films. For the guy my respects.....

R. I. P.
DaveThePhotoGuy writes:
on September 29th, 2011 at 5:39:50 AM

Two great movies there that will stand and have stood the test of time.

R.I.P
Cinemaisdead writes:
on September 29th, 2011 at 6:18:45 AM

I f*ckING LOVE LOGANS RUN!
DexterMorgan writes:
on September 29th, 2011 at 7:35:40 AM

RIP
Ranger writes:
on September 29th, 2011 at 1:50:11 PM

@Cinema - Logan's Run was such a GREAT 'concept movie.' Such movies stand the test of time like Bladerunner and (original) Star Trek on their morality tales and stories. Good stuff.

trailertrash writes:
on September 29th, 2011 at 4:20:34 PM

RIP
trailertrash writes:
on September 29th, 2011 at 4:22:49 PM

Agree Cinema and Ranger Logan's Run is a classic

And it stars Jenny Agutter and Farrah Fawcett what a double combo that is !!
Max Rockatansky Junior writes:
on September 29th, 2011 at 4:52:41 PM

James Marsden's acting on the remake killed him. That and a bunch of other factors .... like the fact that Swai is alive and taking up space and air from this planet.
ilovemovies82 writes:
on September 30th, 2011 at 8:54:16 AM

Ted Mosby - LMAO! I'm not gonna lie, although I actually liked the movie, I thought the same thing. Or something similar to that any way. :D

RIP

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