A small, tightly packed basement of unusual memorabilia looks to be the handiwork of a packrat - but it served as the muse that drove one of the most legendary figures in American story telling - Ray Bradbury. Ray was an American writer without equal, having created hundreds of forward thinking short stories, screenplays and books that continue to leave their mark on the global media landscape. From totalitarian regimes that burn books as in “Fahrenheit 451” to outer space travel like “The Martian Chronicles” that spawned much of today’s Sci-Fi genre, Ray’s writings seemed able to prophesize the future. And just as fantastic as his tales, the methodology of his inspirations for writing is more relevant then ever. Ray had a photographic memory, remembering his own birth in great detail but he also could remember the most subtle nuances of a parting glance on a Paris street corner.
Weaving cinematic re-creations and animated moments of pivotal life events, “Live Forever” includes chance meetings, mystical places, and curious obsessions that served as the rich tapestry of inspiration that Ray relied on for his writings. In addition, rare archival material, intimate discussions with Ray, celebrity interviews (including Malcolm McDowell, Roy Disney, Hugh Hefner, Edward James Olmos, and Joe Mantegna among others) and iconic moments from Ray’s films (under exclusive license) reveal his ongoing impact on cinema and television and further cement his writings as prophetic masterpieces.
Filmmaker Steven Spielberg stated that Bradbury was "[his] muse for the better part of [his] sci-fi career.... On the world of science fiction and fantasy and imagination he is immortal”. A larger than life character, Ray Bradbury helped forge a new course for American literature, tv and cinema and stepping into Ray’s world is a rare opportunity to be inspired by a master, to see things in ways never imagined - to “Live Forever.”