The Illustrated Man (1969)

USA,
103m
35mm film, Technicolor, Panavision
mono, English

An American science fiction film directed by Jack Smight.

Plot Summary

Willie meets a strange man named Carl who is covered in “skin illustrations” (), each one of which tells a story. Carl tells him three of those stories, about a form of , a visit to a mysterious planet and the .

Credits

Crew
Directed by: Jack Smight
Warner Bros.-Seven Arts presents a Jack Smight film
© MCMLXIX [1969] by Warner Bros.-Seven Arts, Inc. and SKM Productions
Produced by: Howard B. Kreitsek, Ted Mann
Screenplay by: Howard B. Kreitsek
[From the Collection of Stories by]: Ray Bradbury [credited in possessory above title]
Director of Photography: Philip Lathrop
Film Editor: Archie Marshek
Music by: Jerry Goldsmith
Sound: Francis E. Stahl
Costume Designer: Anthea Sylbert
Make-up Supervisor: Gordon Bau
Hairstyles by: Ernest Adler
Hair Styling: Lenore Weaver
Rod Steiger's Skin Illustrations Designed by: James E. Reynolds
Special Effects: Ralph Webb
Art Director: Joel Schiller
Visual Arts Consultant: Richard Sylbert

Cast
Rod Steiger (Carl)
Claire Bloom (Felicia)
Robert Drivas (Willie)
Don Dubbins (Pickard)
Jason Evers (Simmons)
Tim Weldon (John)
Christie Matchett (Anna)
Pogo (Peke)

Alternative Titles

El hombre ilustrado – Spain, Spain (Castilian)
El hombre tatuado – Mexico
O Homem Tatuado – Portugal
L'homme tatoué – France
Ilustrowany człowiek – Poland
Den illustrerade mannen – Sweden
Den illustrerede mand – Denmark
Den illustrerte mannen – Norway
Kuvitettu mies – Finland
Uma Sombra Passou por Aqui – Brazil
O stigmatismenos – Greece
Der Tätowierte – Austria, West Germany
L'uomo illustrato – Italy
Человек в картинках – Soviet Union
いれずみの男 – Japan

Extracts included in
Fantastic Fantasy Fright-o-Rama Show Vol. 1 (1996)
Tattooed Steiger (1969)

See also
The Illustrated Woman (1996)
The Ray Bradbury Theater (1985-1992)

References

Periodicals

  • Castle of Frankenstein no.13 p.26
  • Castle of Frankenstein no.14 pp.24-26
  • Film Score Monthly vol.7 no.1 (January 2002) pp.26 – illustrated soundtrack review (The best and the worst of 2001: FSM's annual compendium of film scores on screen and CD: my two cents: coolest albums I'm not really supposed to discuss by Jeff Bond)
  • Films and Filming vol.15 no.11 (August 1969) pp.35-36
  • Flesh and Blood no.5 (September 1995) p.12 – illustrated review (Video by Harvey Fenton)
  • Keyboard vol.11 no.2 (issue no.106) (February 1985) pp.19-20, 22-26 – illustrated interview with Jerry Goldsmith (Jerry Goldmsith by Tom Darter)
  • Kine Weekly no.3219 (21 June 1969) p.12
  • Legend no.36 (2001) pp.22-23 – soundtrack review (CD Reviews by Dirk Wickenden)
  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.36 no.427 (August 1969) p.163
  • Motion Picture Herald vol.238 no.16 (17 April 1968) p.2
  • Motion Picture Herald vol.238 no.25 (19 June 1968) p.23
  • Motion Picture Herald vol.239 no.9 (26 February 1969) p.123
  • Movietone News no.62-63 (29 December 1979) pp.42-45
  • Sight and Sound vol.38 no.3 (Summer 1969) p.159
  • Sight and Sound vol.43 no.2 (Spring 1974) p.100 – illustrated interview with Ray Bradbury
  • The Hollywood Reporter vol.199 no.46 (1 March 1968) p.11 – credits
  • The Hollywood Reporter vol.204 no.40 (14 February 1969) p.3
  • Today's Cinema no.9687 (20 June 1969) p.6
  • Variety 19 February 1969 pp.6

Books

  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Science Fiction by Phil Hardy (ed) p.273
  • Feature Films, 1960-1969: A Filmography of English-language and Major Foreign-language United States Releases by Harris M. Lentz III p.215
  • Film Review 1970-71 by F. Maurice Speed (ed) p.223
  • Kine & TV Year Book 1970 p.112
  • Nuclear Movies: A Filmography by Mick Broderick p.74
  • Sci-fi Chronicles by Guy Haley (ed.) p.120
  • Screen World 1970 Volume 21 by John Willis (ed.) p.23 – illustrated credits
  • Sixties Shockers by Mark Clark and Bryan Senn pp.232-233