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Musical Works as Continuants: A Theory Rejected

Julian Dodd

in Works of Music: An Essay in Ontology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199284375
eISBN:
9780191713743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284375.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter focuses on the view that works of music are not types, but continuants or (as they are sometimes called) historical individuals. Two versions of the continuant view are discussed: ... More


End Game

Geoffrey Jones

in Merchants to Multinationals: British Trading Companies in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199249992
eISBN:
9780191596483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199249997.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter investigates the disappearance of most of the British trading companies between the 1980s and 2000. Although some firms suffered from failed strategies to diversify into regions and ... More


The Establishment and Development of the Chinese-Owned Insurance Sector

Feng Bangyan and Nyaw Mee Kau

in Enriching Lives: A History of Insurance in Hong Kong, 1841-2010

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028702
eISBN:
9789882206946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028702.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

Toward the end of the Qing Dynasty, foreign insurers in China began to open up to investments from local merchants. However, Chinese investors were entitled only to profits and not voting rights or ... More


A Dead New World: Richard Matheson and the Modern Zombie

Deborah Christie

in Better Off Dead: The Evolution of the Zombie as Post-Human

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823234462
eISBN:
9780823241255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234462.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Mythology and Folklore

This chapter traces the modern image of zombies back to Richard Matheson's 1954 novella, I Am Legend, and George Romero's 1968 film Night of the Living Dead. The chapter argues that because readers ... More


The Plot of Usher: Rebuilding the House of Poe

Evert Jan van Leeuwen

in House of Usher

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325604
eISBN:
9781800342361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325604.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter presents a structural analysis of Edgar Allan Poe's story and Richard Matheson's script to highlight House of Usher's (1960) fidelity to Poe's original. ‘The Fall of the House of Usher’ ... More


The Height of the Verne Cycle, 1960–1962

Brain Taves

in Hollywood Presents Jules Verne: The Father of Science Fiction on Screen

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813161129
eISBN:
9780813165523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813161129.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The peak year of the Verne cycle was 1961, when four Hollywood Verne movies were released as well as several imports, along with television originals; never again would so many adaptations be ... More


The Last Man on Earth, or Film as Countdown

Peter Szendy

in Apocalypse-Cinema: 2012 and Other Ends of the World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823264803
eISBN:
9780823266845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264803.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter focuses on dates and countdowns in apocalyptic films. Ridley Scott's Blade Runner (1982) opens with a scrolling text that starts with “Early in the 21st century.” In the exposition that ... More


The Legacy of Richard Matheson’s

Stacey Abbott

in Undead Apocalypse: Vampires and Zombies in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748694907
eISBN:
9781474426725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694907.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter traces the 21st century synergy between vampire and zombie back to Richard Matheson’s 1954 novel I Am Legend, a book that both reinvented the vampire story as science-fiction by ... More


Vampire Apocalypse: I Am Legend ()

Mathias Clasen

in Why Horror Seduces

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190666507
eISBN:
9780190666545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190666507.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Richard Matheson’s 1954 horror novel I Am Legend depicts the sole survivor of a vampire pandemic in his attempts to find companionship and meaning in a blasted apocalyptic world. Most literary ... More


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