September 22, 1996 |
As a veteran film composer who has written reams of music for bug-eyed space aliens, giant arachnids and cave-dwelling mole people, Herman Stein thought he knew what defined farfetched. Then he met David Schecter. Schecter, 41, jokingly bills himself as "one of the best greeting card writers in the world." More important, he's among the legions of baby boomers raised on those delightfully scary, atomically oriented science-fiction movies of the 1950s.