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30 September 2014 @ 05:59 am
Ray Bradbury was like Elvis: He gave up what he was good at to make movies.

Thanx to File 770
Randy Byers: blonde venusrandy_byers on September 30th, 2014 03:40 pm (UTC)
A counter example would be Leigh Brackett, who moved back and forth between prose fiction and movies/TV, and did great work in both. (In fact, Ray Bradbury finished the novella she was working on when she was pulled away to work on the screenplay for The Big Sleep.)

Another case I've been mulling over recently was C.L. Moore. She stopped writing science fiction in the '50s, working briefly writing for television before she stopped writing entirely. Apparently her second husband didn't want her to write, but did she really let him dictate her choice, or had she grown tired of writing? The pace that she and Kuttner wrote at in the '40s must have been exhausting.

Edited at 2014-09-30 03:41 pm (UTC)