Last Man On Earth gets derided for making a hash of one of the greatest horror novels of all time, Richard Matheson’s I Am Legend. It should get credit for creating an aesthetic B-side to the work of the Italian modernists of the early 60s. Despite a generic American (generican?) setting, it plainly transpires in the same Italian landscape where Antonioni and Bertolucci discovered the dimensions of hell.
August 26, 2015