Steven Bach passed away unexpectedly this weekend. Steven's life intersected key moments in the history of film and Hollywood, and he refelcted a lot of that in the books he wrote. But most of us remember Steven as an oddly shiny barnacle on the hull of our Bennington College education. With Steven I studied, film adaptation, Noir, and took Bennington's first ever American Musical Theatre class. Without him, I may never have had a reason to read The Postman Always Rings Twice, watch "Double Indemnity" or adapt Henry V into a parody musical. Basically, Steven Bach was a delight, an oddity, a treaure trove of stories, and a genuinely loveable chap. He leaves a void that will never be filled. Thanks for all the great storytelling, Steven.
Here's Steven on Charlie Rose two years ago.