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A Boy and His Dog

Released 1975
Distributor LQ/JAF

About A Boy and His Dog

Harlan Ellison’s Nebula-winning post-WW IV sci-fi novella is transferred to the the screen by longtime character player-turned-director L.Q. Jones, who never directed another film despite its instant-cult hit status. It’s hard to imagine this one getting produced in any era but the 1970s.

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About Josh Olson

Josh Olson  was the only student in his second grade class to see The House That Dripped Blood.  Many years later, he wrote and directed the no-budget horror film, Infested, a brutal assault on The Big Chill, with zombies. He went on to write the screenplay for A History of Violence and was nominated for the WGA, BAFTA and Academy Awards for Best Screenplay. He kept losing to Larry McMurtry, but that’s okay.  He co-wrote the teleplay for the Masters of Science Fiction episode, The Discarded, with Harlan Ellison, and is currently writing a sophisticated thriller, Tabloid, for Mick Jagger.