Monday, August 1, 2016

R.I.P. Eric Bergren (1954-2016)

On July 14, writer Eric Bergren died at the age of 62 in Pasadena, California. He was suffering from liver cancer at the time. While not a lot is known about him, his one claim to fame is that he penned the screenplay for director David Lynch's adaptation of The Elephant Man - which earned eight Oscar nominations. His career remained consistent if understated in the years since with scripts for Jessica Lange's Frances and Errol Morris' The Dark Wind. While he lost the Best Adapted Screenplay nomination for The Elephant Man, he continued to remain busy while producing an impressive body of work. Not bad for a student from University of Southern California. While he doesn't leave behind the most impressive body of work, he definitely left a strong mark on cinema that is sure to be felt forever. 

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