Melissa Mathison Has a Posse
Melissa Marie Mathison
June 3, 1950 – November 4, 2015
The great screenwriter Melissa Mathison has a posse.
E.T. made me want to pursue the arts as a child. Everyone will remember her for that film, but I highly recommend her first produced feature: an adaptation she co-wrote, a forgotten gem called "THE BLACK STALLION".
She excelled at depicting the wonder and terror of a child's worldview.
She didn't get too many films produced. She's got one more that will come out posthumously, directed by her old collaborator Steven Spielberg. I hope he does right by her work.