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‘I Am Legend’ (2007)

‘I Am Legend’ (2007) Though Richard Matheson’s novella has been adapted for the screen 3 times and served as the inspiration for George Romero and John Russo’s ‘Living Dead’ franchises , but this is the first time that a film has borne the original title. With each incarnation the story has played against its own specific cultural background:

1964′s ‘ Last Man on Earth ‘ starring Vincent Price, was quintessentially an Atomic-age Cold War story; Romero and Russo played their story as an American Civil Rights morality tale while a politically disenchanted Charleton Heston found fit to illustrate Matheson’s story as a reaction against the late ’60′s/early ’70′s culture of protest [Read more →]