Welcome to Show #22!
The Ninjas discuss the The Omega Man, the 1971 movie adaptation of Richard Matheson’s classic “I Am Legend”, starring Charlton Heston, Rosalind Cash and Anthony Zerbe.
While we don’t go into any detailed discussion about the book, we do note the major differences between the source material and what happens in this cinematic adaptation. There’s also a lot of discussion about the savior symbolism running rampant through the film, and touch a bit on how dated some of the story aspects seem after 35 years. We also wonder how it’ll compare to the new adaptation, currently in production featuring Will Smith in the lead role of Robert Neville.
Doing a separate show on “I Am Legend” is a definite possibility for a future KAMN show.
Listener Feedback: The Ninjas respond to voicemails about Show #20 from Philip from Australia, Tim from The Babylon Podcast, and Neutrino in NJ.
Movies and Books mentioned:
Link: Wikipedia: The Omega Man
Link: Omega Man Script (early draft)
Link: Movie Cliches List
Link: The Top 100 Things I’d Do If I Ever Became An Evil Overlord
Link: 36 Dramatic Situations by Georges Polti
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