So saddened to here of E.T.’s screenwriter Melissa Mathison dying today at age 65. The illness is unknown at this time.
Her last film, I think, is Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Roald Dahl’s beloved novel, The BFG, set for a July 2016 release.
Well, that stings. It’s still one of the best screenplays I’ve read, and I actually have a copy of it at home that I’m going to read again. I’m sure she knew how much it meant to people, and I definitely look forward to seeing the BFG, and what she’s done with it. Rest in Peace.