TMTYR Episode #45: Pale Luddites (I Am Legend)

i-am-legend-coverFor Halloween 2016, the Pavement Pounders discuss Richard Matheson’s 1954 novel I Am Legend and the three major films adapted from it: 1964’s The Last Man on Earth, 1971’s The Omega Man, and the 2007 film I Am Legend.

Slow, zombie-like vampires! Pale vampire Sith Lord beaniks! CGI uncanny valley superhuman darkseekers! And an Asylum film? What? (not really)

Big thanks to Adam Underwood for suggesting the topic and for being patient with us taking more than a year to get to it!

Pounder Rankings!

Colin:

  • Novel
  • The Last Man on Earth/I Am Legend
  • Empty slot
  • Empty slot
  • The Omega man

James:

  • Novel
  • I Am Legend
  • The Omega man
  • The Last Man on Earth

Seth:

  • Novel
  • I Am Legend
  • The Omega man
  • The Last Man on Earth

Notes:

The Last Man on Earth full movie:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuPgXDWMB-Q

15 things about Last Man on Earth:
http://www.spookyisles.com/2015/06/15-things-you-didnt-know-about-the-last-man-on-earth-1964/

Review of all three films:
http://www.starburstmagazine.com/component/content/article/3-future-imperfect/988-qcome-out-nevilleq-i-am-legend

Comparison of all three films:
http://www.moviesmackdown.com/2007/12/legend-omega-lastman.html

About the I Am Legend alternate cut:
http://www.firstshowing.net/2008/must-watch-i-am-legends-original-ending-this-is-amazing/

SciFi Onscreen “Original vs. Remakes: I Am Legend”
http://www.scifionscreen.com/?p=452

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