posted by admin on Jun 24
Richard Matheson passed away and that reminded me of his work The Shrinking Man. I first saw the movie when I was about eight or nine. In those days the special effects were pretty good. I know they pale in comparison to what we can achieve today, but for their day they were good. More than the struggle of man vs cat and spider was the ending. For the first time in my life, I was exposed to a story where the ending was not the happy ending where all was made right. However, in the face of adversity and uncertainty the protagonist faced it with a certain grace and courage. I’m a sucker for a happy ending, but not all endings are happy. How we face them is the lesson I learned from his work.