WorstPreviews.com Logo Join the community [Login / Register]
Follow WorstPreviews.com on Twitter
What\ News Coming Soon In Theaters On DVD Trailer,Posters,Pictures,Wallpapers, Screensavers PeliBlog.com Trivia/Quizzes
News/Headlines
"Jurassic World" Trailer is Here!
Nov 26th, 2014
Trailer for Hugh Jackman's "Peter Pan" Prequel
Nov 26th, 2014
Ridley Scott Won't Direct "Blade Runner 2," Reveals Story Details
Nov 26th, 2014
Michael Fassbender to Star in Danny Boyle's "Steve Jobs" Biopic
Nov 26th, 2014
Trailer for Jennifer Aniston's "Cake" Arrives Online
Nov 26th, 2014
Oscar Isaac is the Villainous Apocalypse in "X-Men: Apocalypse"
Nov 25th, 2014
Michelle MacLaren Will Direct "Wonder Woman" Film
Nov 25th, 2014
Sylvester Stallone Discusses "The Expendables 4" Ideas and Rating
Nov 25th, 2014
New Trailer For "The Interview" Comedy, with James Franco and Seth Rogen
Nov 25th, 2014
First Posters and Photos of Hugh Jackman in "Peter Pan" Prequel
Nov 25th, 2014
Christian Bale Says He Wanted to Play Batman in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice"
Nov 24th, 2014
First Footage From "Jurassic World" Arrives Online
Nov 24th, 2014
"Wanted" Producer Says Sequel is Still Happening
Nov 24th, 2014
New Photo of Arnold Schwazenegger as T-800 From "Terminator Genisys"
Nov 24th, 2014
"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" Dominates at Box Office, Hits Franchise Low
Nov 23rd, 2014
"Guardians of the Galaxy" Director Says Shared Cinematic Universes Can Be a Mistake
Nov 23rd, 2014
Town Bans Winnie the Pooh for Being Half-Naked
Nov 23rd, 2014
First Poster for "Get Hard" Comedy, with Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart
Nov 22nd, 2014
Angelina Jolie Will Quit Acting to Focus on Directing
Nov 22nd, 2014
Trailer for George Lucas' Animated "Strange Magic" Film
Nov 22nd, 2014
Trailer for "Pitch Perfect 2" Arrives Online
Nov 21st, 2014
"Zoolander 2" is Moving Forward, Penelope Cruz Joins Cast
Nov 21st, 2014
Stephen King's "The Stand" to Become Four Movies
Nov 21st, 2014
First Look: Patrick Stewart is a White Supremacist in "Green Room" Thriller
Nov 21st, 2014
Mel Gibson May Direct "Hacksaw Ridge," with Andrew Garfield to Star
Nov 21st, 2014
Ridley Scott Promises "a Fresher Form of Alien" in "Prometheus 2"
Nov 20th, 2014
Full Trailer for Disney's Live-Action "Cinderella"
Nov 20th, 2014
Trailer for "American Heist" Thriller with Hayden Christensen and Adrien Brody
Nov 20th, 2014
Melissa McCarthy to Star in Live-Action "Tinker Bell" Comedy
Nov 20th, 2014
Al Pacino is an Aging Rock Star in "Danny Collins" Trailer
Nov 20th, 2014
Full Trailer for "Peter Pan Live" Musical, with Christopher Walken as Captain Hook
Nov 20th, 2014
Six Actors in Talks for Cyclops and Jean Grey in "X-Men: Apocalypse"
Nov 19th, 2014
How Do Horror Fans Choose Movies? Not By Plot or Cast
Nov 19th, 2014
Previous News Stories Next News Stories

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

Posted: September 28th, 2011 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
"Straw Dogs" and "LoganSubmit Comment
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


Bookmark and Share
You must be registered to post comments. Login or Register.
Displaying 17 comment(s) Profanity: Turn On
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

It's Official! Channing Tatum to Star in "Gambit" Spin-Off

Jim Carrey Says Tommy Lee Jones Hated Him During "Batman Forever" Shoot

Christian Bale Says He Wanted to Play Batman in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice"

Christopher Nolan Hates Post-Credits Scenes, Here's Why

"Thor: Ragnarok" Story Details Revealed

Daniel Bruhl is Villain in "Captain America 3" and "Doctor Strange"

Margot Robbie is Harley Quinn in "Suicide Squad" Comic Book Film

Christopher Nolan Responds to "Interstellar" Sound Controversy

Jared Leto May Play The Joker in "Suicide Squad"

"Captain America: Civil War" Story Details Revealed
Buy High Quality Waterproof Camera Products at Wholesale Price
WorstPreviews.com hosted by pair Networks WorstPreviews.com
Hosted by pair Networks
News Feeds | Box Office | Movie Reviews | Buzz: Top 100 | Popularity: Top 100
Poster Store | About Us | Advertising | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Web Tools | Site Map
Copyright © 2009 WorstPreviews.com. All rights reserved