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Saturday, June 16, 2012
Amidst all the Zombie Talk: I am Legend
Alright, no zombies in the novel by Matheson, but vampires. Still George Romero took a lot of inspiration from this. I finished this quickly just before the end of the 5th of June. I still don't think others appreciate how influential this is. Vampires (undead). Science. One human (apparently). Survival.
There are existential themes here. But I believe if I mentioned them it would mean talking about some specifics in the novel.
[Photo culled from: http://www.amazon.co.uk/I-Am-Legend-S-F-Masterworks/dp/1857988094]