An Undead Film: The Afterlives of L'ultimo Uomo Della Terra

Harmes, Marcus K. (2019) An Undead Film: The Afterlives of L'ultimo Uomo Della Terra. Quarterly Review of Film and Video. pp. 1-16. ISSN 1050-9208

Abstract

Richard Matheson’s 1954 novel, I am Legend, has provided inspiration for three films, Sidney Salkow’s L’ultimo uomo della Terra/The Last Man on Earth (1964) starring Vincent Price, Boris Sagal’s The Omega Man (1971) starring Charlton Heston and Rosalind Cash, and Francis Lawrence’s I am Legend (2007) starring Will Smith (the direct to DVD I am Omega is not considered here). Although the novel has been a source for adaptation three times, the 1964 version is significant in its own right as a product of transnational film making, with an American star, Italian and American codirectors, U.S. setting created with Roman locations and its subsequent influence over both American and Italian horror films.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Open Access College (1 Jul 2013 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Academic Division - Education Portfolio (1 Jan 2019 -)
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2020 00:29
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2020 00:43
Uncontrolled Keywords: horror cinema; italian cinema; zombies; adaptation; Richard Matheson
Fields of Research : 19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1902 Film, Television and Digital Media > 190204 Film and Television
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970119 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1080/10509208.2019.1669423
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/37174

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