Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Episode 19: The Omega Man and I am Legend

Charlton Heston, empty city streets, strange albino-like people created by germ warfare; what more could a person want from a film?  Except perhaps, the removal of the hip jazz soundtrack and it being replaced with anything better. All of those theatrical elements can be found n the film The Omega Man.   If you don't like 1970's sci-fi cult classics then maybe you would rather try the most recent film adaptation of Matheson's novel.  It is a film called, surprisingly, I Am Legend, starring Will Smith.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Episode 18: I Am Legend

When Dave and Jeff got together to reveal their opinions of this classic (in the cult sense) horror novel, I Am Legend by Richard Matheson, some unexpected interactions occurred. As the conversation developed, there was a surprising divergence of opinion.

Matheson's novel is the vampire story that isn't quite a vampire story.  If you don't believe us, just watch the many film versions of this influential tale.

Background music for readings courtesy of Laszlo Harsanyi.

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