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From Page to Screen: The Last Man on Earth (1964)

Date Monday, April 14, 2014
Time 7:00 pm
Location Lebowitz Meeting Hall, lower level

This National Library Week Page to Screen event will show The Last Man on Earth (86 minutes/unrated).

Dr. Robert Morgan — immune to a mysterious illness that’s transformed the rest of humanity into zombie-vampire mutants — wages a desperate battle to stay alive.

This B-movie classic was the first film based on or inspired by Richard Matheson’s 1954 novel I Am Legend, which set the stage for disease-triggered apocalypse fiction and today’s popular zombie genre.

The Last Man on Earth, shot in Italy in black and white, was followed by The Omega Man (1971) starring Charlton Heston, I Am Legend (2007) with Will Smith, and I Am Omega (2007).