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The Illustrated Man
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Director:
Writers:
Ray Bradbury (book)
Howard B. Kreitsek (screenplay)
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Release Date:
26 March 1969 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Don't dare stare at the illustrated man.
Plot:
The Illustrated Man is classic Bradbury, a collection of eighteen startling visions of humankind's destiny... See more » | Add synopsis »
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(65 articles)
User Reviews:
An interesting and intriguing movie! See more (39 total) »

Cast

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Rod Steiger ... Carl

Claire Bloom ... Felicia

Robert Drivas ... Willie

Don Dubbins ... Pickard
Jason Evers ... Simmons
Tim Weldon ... John
Christine Matchett ... Anna (as Christie Matchett)
Pogo ... Peke

Directed by
Jack Smight 
 
Writing credits
Ray Bradbury (book)

Howard B. Kreitsek (screenplay)

Produced by
Howard B. Kreitsek .... producer
Ted Mann .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jerry Goldsmith 
 
Cinematography by
Philip H. Lathrop (director of photography) (as Philip Lathrop)
 
Film Editing by
Archie Marshek 
 
Art Direction by
Joel Schiller 
 
Set Decoration by
Marvin March 
 
Costume Design by
Anthea Sylbert 
 
Makeup Department
Ernest Adler .... hair stylist
Gordon Bau .... makeup supervisor
James E. Reynolds .... skin illustration designer: Rod Steiger
Lenore Weaver .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Terence Nelson .... production manager (as Terry Nelson)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joe Nayfack .... second assistant director
Terence Nelson .... assistant director (as Terry Nelson)
 
Art Department
Ernie Denard .... greeneries (as Ernest Denard)
Frank L. Brown .... set dresser (uncredited)
Ward Preston .... set designer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Francis E. Stahl .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Ralph Webb .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Richard Sylbert .... visual arts consultant
 
Stunts
Ron Stein .... stunts (uncredited)
Dick Warlock .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
George Gordon Nogle .... camera operator (as George Nogle)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Michael J. Harte .... wardrobe (as Michael Hart)
 
Music Department
Paul Beaver .... musician: synthesizer (uncredited)
Larry Bunker .... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Artie Kane .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Milton Kestenbaum .... musician: bass (uncredited)
Mitchell Lurie .... musician: clarinet (uncredited)
Virginia Majewski .... musician: viola (uncredited)
Samuel Matlovsky .... conductor (uncredited)
Michael J. McDonald .... score remixer (uncredited)
Howard A. Roberts .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
David Strech .... music copyist (uncredited)
Dan Wallin .... score mixer (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Dorothy Aldrin .... script supervisor
Carl Lindstrom .... production coordinator
Frank Weatherwax .... dog trainer
 

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103 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia:
When Jack Smight contacted Ray Bradbury about buying the rights to "The Illustrated Man", Bradbury informed him he would sell it if Smight hired Burt Lancaster, Paul Newman or Rod Steiger for the lead role.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Just after Felicia has finished drawing the rose on Carl's hand, his hand is resting on a pillow and the rose can be seen in close-up. It is surrounded by four green leaves. Felicia then takes Carl outside to "look at it in the sunlight". Once outside, it can be seen that the rose is now surrounded by five green leaves. The leaves are also differently shaped.See more »
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Felicia:Each person who tries to see beyond his own time must face questions to which there cannot yet be proven answers.
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20 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
An interesting and intriguing movie!, 20 August 2005
Author: Ithiliensranger from United States

The power of a movie is how well it sticks with you. This one I saw at a drive-in back in 1970, and though I only considered it average at the time, one scene stuck with me through the years. The setting in rural depression-era United States helps set the mood of the meeting of a young drifter and a hardened hobo.

Recently I acquired a used VHS tape of it and watched it through, and I remember why it stuck with me so well and so long. Not always well done, but yet it has power. The character Carl, well portrayed by the acting of Rod Steiger, starts to tell stories, and they take the young Willie, portrayed by Robert Drivas, on a wild mental ride that changes both their lives. I recommend it highly, and hope one day it will be out on DVD.

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