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Richard Matheson "Nightmare At 20,000 Feet" Traycased Signed Lettered Edition "F" of only 26  [Very Fine]
Richard Matheson "Nightmare At 20,000 Feet" Traycased Signed Lettered Edition "F" of only 26  [Very Fine]
Richard Matheson "Nightmare At 20,000 Feet" Traycased Signed Lettered Edition "F" of only 26  [Very Fine]
Richard Matheson "Nightmare At 20,000 Feet" Traycased Signed Lettered Edition "F" of only 26  [Very Fine]
Richard Matheson "Nightmare At 20,000 Feet" Traycased Signed Lettered Edition "F" of only 26  [Very Fine]
Richard Matheson "Nightmare At 20,000 Feet" Traycased Signed Lettered Edition "F" of only 26  [Very Fine]
Richard Matheson "Nightmare At 20,000 Feet" Traycased Signed Lettered Edition "F" of only 26  [Very Fine]
Richard Matheson "Nightmare At 20,000 Feet" Traycased Signed Lettered Edition "F" of only 26  [Very Fine]
Richard Matheson "Nightmare At 20,000 Feet" Traycased Signed Lettered Edition "F" of only 26  [Very Fine]
Richard Matheson "Nightmare At 20,000 Feet" Traycased Signed Lettered Edition "F" of only 26  [Very Fine]
Richard Matheson "Nightmare At 20,000 Feet" Traycased Signed Lettered Edition "F" of only 26  [Very Fine]
Richard Matheson "Nightmare At 20,000 Feet" Traycased Signed Lettered Edition "F" of only 26  [Very Fine]
Richard Matheson "Nightmare At 20,000 Feet" Traycased Signed Lettered Edition "F" of only 26  [Very Fine]
Richard Matheson "Nightmare At 20,000 Feet" Traycased Signed Lettered Edition "F" of only 26  [Very Fine]

Personally signed by Richard Matheson, William Shatner, Carol Serling, Rockne S. O'Bannon, Richard Christian Matheson, and Richard Donner.

SIGNED LETTERED EDITION OF ONLY 26 TRAYCASED COPIES. THIS IS LETTERED "F".

 

Gauntlet Press 2011. Richard Matheson "Nightmare At 20,000 Feet". Traycased Signed Lettered Edition.  This is "F" of only 26 produced in this edition. Hardcover with dust-jacket. Black ribbon marker. Transparent traycase cover. As new, without any visible flaws. Signed by the contributors across several pages within the book. 

Basis for the Twilight Zone episode, starring William Shatner. A stunning presentation of this classic short story, also including the TV script, screenplay version, movie storyboards, and assorted other essays. A one-of-a-kind collectible for the Matheson fan or the fan of the ultra popular Twilight Zone series, this episode being one of the series most beloved. Original in every respect. The dust-jacket is now in a protective Mylar archival acid-free cover. 

 

This is the definitive edition of Richard Matheson’s acclaimed short story that was filmed twice for The Twilight Zone.

The book includes:

  • Matheson’s short story
  • Matheson’s script for Nightmare at 20000 feet for The Original Twilight Zone
  • The Matheson/George Miller script for The Twilight Zone Movie
  • Storyboards from The Twilight Zone Movie

 


The book is edited by Tony Albarella (editor of the Rod Serling script series). Richard Matheson was interviewed by Albarella for the book. We have contributions from William Shatner, Carol Serling and Rockne O’Bannon, Richard Donner, and Richard Christian Matheson.

 

“Richard Matheson still ranks as one of America’s best suspense and horror writers for a reason: he knows people and how a small crack in their ordinary lives can produce some of the most chilling stories… A must for fans.” — Horrorworld

It’s hard to believe that it’s been nearly half a century since the original teleplay of one of Richard Matheson’s most famous stories first appeared on the classic Twilight Zone television program. Commercial air flight was still a fairly novel thing in 1963, and Mr. Matheson’s now-famous story about a nerve-wracked man who believes a malevolent, wing-riding gremlin is determined to destroy the aircraft in which he is flying resonated with air travelers then, and still does, perhaps even more so–in our present atmosphere of intense air travel paranoia.

In this fascinating collection, the reader is immersed in the ‘Nightmare at 20,000 Feet’ phenomenon, including the short story, Mr. Matheson’s original teleplay, the Matheson/Miller shooting script for the 1983 Twilight Zone movie (in which John Lithgow took on William Shatner’s signature performance), storyboards from the movie segment, and many photos from the original television program and the film.

Preceding each are revealing introductions and appreciations by Twilight Zone expert Tony Albarella, Director Richard Donner, writer Richard Christian Matheson, Carol Serling, Rockne S. O’Bannon (creator of Farscape and Alien Nation), the inimitable William Shatner, and the great Richard Matheson himself.

“It is very interesting to note that ‘Nightmare at 20,000 Feet’ was not Mr. Matheson’s favorite teleplay; however, he was quite fond of William Shatner’s portrayal of his traumatized lead character, Bob Wilson. These and many more inside revelations await the lucky owner of RICHARD MATHESONS NIGHTMARE AT 20,000 FEET.” — The Tomb of Dark Delights

 

 

About the author

Born in Allendale, New Jersey to Norwegian immigrant parents, Matheson was raised in Brooklyn and graduated from Brooklyn Technical High School in 1943. He then entered the military and spent World War II as an infantry soldier. In 1949 he earned his bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and moved to California in 1951. He married in 1952 and has four children, three of whom (Chris, Richard Christian, and Ali Matheson) are writers of fiction and screenplays.

His first short story, "Born of Man and Woman," appeared in the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction in 1950. The tale of a monstrous child chained in its parents' cellar, it was told in the first person as the creature's diary (in poignantly non-idiomatic English) and immediately made Matheson famous. Between 1950 and 1971, Matheson produced dozens of stories, frequently blending elements of the science fiction, horror and fantasy genres.

 

Wikipedia:

Richard Burton Matheson (February 20, 1926 – June 23, 2013) was an American author and screenwriter, primarily in the fantasy, horror, and science fiction genres.

He is best known as the author of I Am Legend, a 1954 science fiction horror novel that has been adapted for the screen three times. Matheson himself was co-writer of the first film version, The Last Man on Earth, starring Vincent Price, which was released in 1964. The other two adaptations were The Omega Man, starring Charlton Heston, and I Am Legend, with Will Smith. Matheson also wrote 16 television episodes of The Twilight Zone, including "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" and "Steel", as well as several adaptations of Edgar Allan Poe stories for Roger Corman and American International Pictures – House of Usher, The Pit and the Pendulum, Tales of Terror and The Raven. He adapted his 1971 short story "Duel" as a screenplay, directed by Steven Spielberg for the television film of the same name that year.

In addition to I Am Legend and Duel, nine more of his novels and short stories have been adapted as motion pictures: The Shrinking Man (filmed as The Incredible Shrinking Man), Hell House (filmed as The Legend of Hell House), What Dreams May Come, Bid Time Return (filmed as Somewhere in Time), A Stir of Echoes, Steel (filmed as Real Steel), and Button, Button (filmed as The Box). The movie Cold Sweat was based on his novel Ride the Nightmare, and Les seins de glace (Icy Breasts) was based on his novel Someone Is Bleeding. Both Steel and Button had previously been episodes of The Twilight Zone.

VERY FINE GUARANTEED. As New without any visible flaws. A wonderful bright clean copy free of any markings, writings, or stamps. Sharp corners that are not bumped. Unread book with square and tight spine. No attached bookplate or indication of any removed.
Publisher:
Gauntlet Press
Publication Date:
2011
Edition:
Signed Lettered Edition of 26
Binding:
Hardcover with dust-jacket
Author:
Richard Matheson