My favorite Richard Matheson-authored film — don’t laugh — is Somewhere In Time, a movie about a guy (Chris Reeve) who is so in love with a real-seeming dream girl from the past (Jane Seymour) that when he loses her he gives up on life and dies. And it works as a romantic idea. Somewhere in Time ended with one of the most ambitiously choreographed extended uncut sequences in film history (co-composed by director Jeannot Szwarc and dp Isidore Mankofsky), and then the purity of this shot was mauled by fades and cuts when the film went wide. A shame. Matheson died yesterday at age 87.