I am legend as American myth : race and masculinity in the novel and its film adaptations /

Richard Matheson's 1954 novel I Am Legend has spawned a series of horror and science fiction films. This reexamination of Matheson's novel situates the tale of one man's attitude about killing racialized "others" within its orginal post-World War II context. The author analy...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Ransom, Amy J., 1964- (Author)
Format: Book
Published: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2018]
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: I am legends: adapting Richard Matheson's last man novel to the screen
  • Richard Matheson's I am legend: the trauma of World War II and the decline of western "right"
  • Visualizing apocalypse through compromised masculinity: Vincent Price as the last man on Earth
  • The last white man on earth: Charlton Heston in The omega man
  • The color of the new hero: Will Smith in I am legend
  • Conclusion: I am legend as American myth.