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04 August 2010 @ 01:13 pm
RIP, Tom Mankiewicz  
Not too many people within the new members of the fandom even knew who he was, but he was a briiliant and well-seasoned screen writer, a very warm and human man, and much loved by those within the Reeveverse Family. My condolences to to Margot, Dick, his family, and the many thousands of fans out there that knew his worth not only on Superman, but so many others. Mank, you were an inspiration I won't soon forget and the world is that much darker without your presence. I only wish I had had the chance to meet you. We, as a new generation of the fandom, didn't get the time with you we would have wished for.  We'll try to keep an eye out for Dick and Margot for you.

Rest in peace, sir. We of the Old Guard will miss you terribly.

As taken from Caped Wonder.com.
On the Verge of: sadsad
Obsessed fangirl: Lois and Clark - STM iconic Supermanbabettew54 on August 4th, 2010 06:18 pm (UTC)
I saw that, hon. Very sad indeed... He was the man, no doubt about it. Just an amazing talent..!
Lois: Lois :: What's In A Namekalalanekent on August 7th, 2010 03:33 pm (UTC)
Yes. Yes, he was. And funny? OMG, have you ever listened to the commentary track on STM? XD He and Dick were priceless together.
Ferd: Brois- Bat hurt in street/Loisferdalump on August 4th, 2010 09:04 pm (UTC)
Chad was very upset by that news. He said without him the Superman movies wouldn't have been as awesome as they are. :(

May he rest in peace.

Lois: Lois :: Sadkalalanekent on August 7th, 2010 03:41 pm (UTC)
Tell Chad I agree completely. As awesome as the cast was, it wouldn't have been half so without Dick and Mank. They really were the heart and soul of the RV films. It just seems unreal that the only members of that tight-knit little foursome left are Margot and Donner. :(
athenesolon: Lois and Kal-El Hugathenesolon on August 5th, 2010 03:43 am (UTC)
It was a sad day indeed when I read that.
Lois: Clois :: Keep Holding Onkalalanekent on August 7th, 2010 03:44 pm (UTC)
It just seemed to come out of left field. I can't believe that he's gone. Makes me want to hide Margot and Dick away somewhere.
clarks_girlclarks_girl on August 6th, 2010 01:44 am (UTC)
I just read this :-( very sad news indeed. We've lost another much loved member of the superman family. Times like this remind me how mortal we are, and how time has flown bysince SI hit the cinemas in '78. I couldn't even imagine at the ripe old age of 11 how this movie would change my life.

You my darling Lois are living proof there were other strange people on the world just like me. It wasn't until finding your site and the fabulous caped wonder site that I realized I was normal
Lois: Lois :: Lovekalalanekent on August 7th, 2010 03:55 pm (UTC)
*sniffle* It just murders me that, of the ones that were closest, it's just Dick and Margot now. It's so hard to believe that so many are gone. It just breaks my heart. Why does time march on so quickly? It doesn't seem like long ago that I finally found the online community and it's actually been about fifteen years. And I hear you at that. My mom thought it was a phase when I started around that age! XD

That means so much to me, you know? For years, I thought I was the only one, but to have you guys so interested does my heart good. Yes, the fandom moves forward, but no one should forget the past. And I was proud to take up this end of the fandom's job.

Now if I could just get enough time to update reeveverse on time! I wish I wasn't the only one posting.