/Vale – Tom Mankiewicz

Vale – Tom Mankiewicz

Tom Mankiewicz - 1942-2010

Sad news out of Hollywood this morning, with news of legendary screenwriter Tom Mankiewicz passing away. Makiewicz was responsible for the screenplays of the first two Christopher Reeve Superman films, as well as Bond films Diamonds Are Forever and Live And Let Die. Among his other credits, includes work on Ladyhawke, The Eagle Has Landed and Hot Pursuit.

He also worked on television series’ such as Hart To Hart, Tales From The Crypt, and TV Movie The Beat Of The Brass.

Mankiewicz died over the weekend, at his home in Los Angeles, aged 68.

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Normally detesting these kinds of bios, Rodney’s keen love of film more often outclasses his ability to write convincingly about them.

Never blessed with a body worthy of a porn star, nor being the heir to a wealthy industrialists fortune, nor suffering the tragedy of having his parents murdered outside a Gotham theater, Rodney is, contrary to popular opinion, neither Ron Jeremy, JD Rockefeller, or Batman.

As a serious appreciator of film since 1996, Rodney’s love affair with the medium has continued with his online blog, Fernby Films, a facility allowing him to communicate with fellow cineasts in their mutual love of all things movie.