Saturday, March 29, 2014
Goodbye to Lorenzo Semple Jr.
While his work on the Batman TV series alone is enough to make him a legend, he was also a respected screenwriter, and wrote the screenplay for Batman: The Movie, as well as a handful of cult classic film favorites of mine, such as Fathom (a groovy 1960s spy flick starring a bikini-clad Raquel Welch), Pretty Poison (Anthony Perkins' second coolest movie after Psycho) and 1980's colorful version of Flash Gordon.
Mr. Semple, your work on Batman had a profound and positive impact on me as a child, and still means a great deal to me as a grown man. I will mourn your loss.