I Am Legend

Robert Neville (Will Smith) is a scientist who was unable to stop the spread of the terrible virus that was incurable and man-made in this post-apocalyptic action thriller.

Author: Darnelle Berry




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Robert Neville (Will Smith) is a scientist who was unable to stop the spread of the terrible virus that was incurable and man-made in this post-apocalyptic action thriller. Immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City and perhaps the world. For three years, Neville has faithfully sent out daily radio messages, desperate to find any other survivors who might be out there. But he is not alone. Mutant victims of the plague - the Infected - lurk in the shadows - watching Neville's every move - waiting for him to make a fatal mistake. Perhaps mankind's last, best hope, Neville is driven by only one remaining mission: to find a way to reverse the effects of the virus using his own immune blood. But he knows he is outnumbered - and quickly running out of time.

I Am Legend

A lone human survivor in a world that is overrun by vampires, Robert Neville leads a desperate life in which he must barricade himself in his home every night and hunt down the starving undead by day.

Author: Richard Matheson

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780765318749

Category: Fiction

Page: 317

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A lone human survivor in a world that is overrun by vampires, Robert Neville leads a desperate life in which he must barricade himself in his home every night and hunt down the starving undead by day. Reissue. 100,000 first printing. (A Warner Bros. film, releasing December 2007, directed by Francis Lawrence, starring Will Smith). (Horror)

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I Am Legend

"Why do I have to brush my teeth every night?" The six year old Blake said. "I've
told you everyday for a week now, honey." His mother said. "Because you don't
want the bugs to eat your teeth." "I don't see any bugs momma" the sweet little
boy ...

Author: Jesse Swanson

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 159858040X

Category: Fiction

Page: 244

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Blake Legend has a big problem... he wants to die but is unable to muster the courage to do it himself. He has had the urge ever since he watched his mother drown in her own blood. He is convinced suicide runs in his family. One of his "so-called" friends inadvertadly gives him the idea of hiring a hitman to do it for him. But after finding love and happiness again, will Blake be ready when the hitman comes? Jesse Swanson was born in Newport Beach, California and went on to spend 18 years there before moving to Juneau, Alaska.

I Am Legend as American Myth

America, Robert neville, and I Am Legend” (2004) identifies neville's moral
ambiguity and posits Matheson's novel and its followers as questioning the u.s.'s
assumed role as arbiter of right—a notion developed in greater detail here.

Author: Amy J. Ransom

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476632677

Category: Literary Criticism

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Richard Matheson’s 1954 novel I Am Legend has spawned a series of iconic horror and science fiction films, including The Last Man on Earth (1964), The Omega Man (1971) and I Am Legend (2007). The compelling narrative of the last man on earth, struggling to survive a pandemic that has transformed the rest of humanity into monsters, has become an American myth. While the core story remains intact, filmmakers have transformed the details over time, reflecting changing attitudes about race and masculinity. This reexamination of Matheson’s novel situates the tale of one man’s conflicted attitude about killing racialized “others” within its original post–World War II context, engaging the question of post-traumatic stress disorder. The author analyzes the several film adaptations, with a focus on the casting and interpretations of protagonist Robert Neville.

Richard Matheson s I Am Legend

A lone human survivor in a world that is overrun by vampires, Robert Neville leads a desperate life in which he must barricade himself in his home every night and hunt down the starving undead by day.

Author: Steve Niles

Publisher: Idea & Design Works Llc

ISBN: 9781933239217

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 239

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A lone human survivor in a world that is overrun by vampires, Robert Neville leads a desperate life in which he must barricade himself in his home every night and hunt down the starving undead by day.

I Am Legend

Author: Akiva Goldsman



Category: Motion picture plays

Page: 234

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The Vampire Film

I Am Legend The thirty-year jump from Rabid to I Am Legend turns out to be a
short one. Indeed, I Am Legend effectively combines The Last Man on Earth with
Rabid in presenting human medical experimentation as unleashing a vampire ...

Author: Jeffrey Weinstock

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231850034

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 144

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This introductory volume offers an elegant analysis of the enduring appeal of the cinematic vampire. From Georges Méliès' early cinematic experiments to Twilight and Let the Right One In, the history of vampires in cinema can be organised by a handful of governing principles that help make sense of this movie monster's remarkable fecundity. Among these principles are that the cinematic vampire is invariably about sex and the vexed human relationship with technology, and that the vampire is always an overdetermined body condensing what a culture considers other. This volume includes in-depth studies of films including Powell's A Fool There Was, Franco's Vampyros Lesbos, Cronenberg's Rabid, Kümel's Daughters of Darkness, and Merhige's Shadow of the Vampire.

I Am Legend

Author: Richard Matheson

Publisher: Singapore Books




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Robert Neville has witnessed the end of the world. The entire population has been obliterated by a vampire virus. Somehow, Neville survived. He must now struggle to make sense of everything that has happened and learn to protect himself against the vampires who hunt him constantly. He must, because perhaps there is nothing else human left. I Am Legend was a major influence in horror and brought a whole new thematic concept to apocalyptic literature. Several humanistic and emotional themes in this book blend the horror genre with traditional fiction: we see Neville as an emotional person, and observe as he suffers bouts of depression, dips into alcoholism and picks up his strength again to fight the vampiric bacteria that has infected (and killed off) most of humankind. Neville soon meets a woman, Ruth, (after three years alone), who seems to be uninfected and a lone survivor. The two become close and he learns from Ruth that the infected have learned to fight the disease...

I Am You And You Are Me From The Famous Historic Legend And Legacy

18:9 And he said, What have I sinned, that thou wouldest deliver thy servant into
the hand of Ahab, to slay me? 18:13 Was it not told my ... Behold, I will deliver it
into thine hand this day; and thou shalt know that I am the LORD. 21:19 And thou


Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 1434947734



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I Am Legend

Author: Richard Matheson

Publisher: Greenwich, Connecticut : Fawcett


Category: Mutation (Biology)

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One of the most influential vampire novels of the 20th century, I Am Legend regularly appears on the "10 Best" lists of numerous critical studies of the horror genre. As Richard Matheson's third novel, it was first marketed as science fiction (for although written in 1954, the story takes place in a future 1976). A terrible plague has decimated the world, and those who were unfortunate enough to survive have been transformed into blood-thirsty creatures of the night. Except, that is, for Robert Neville. He alone appears to be immune to this disease, but the grim irony is that now he is the outsider. He is the legendary monster who must be destroyed because he is different from everyone else. Employing a stark, almost documentary style, Richard Matheson was one of the first writers to convince us that the undead can lurk in a local supermarket freezer as well as a remote Gothic castle. His influence on a generation of bestselling authors--including Stephen King and Dean Koontz--who first read him in their youth is, well, legendary. --Stanley Wiater at Amazon.com. Will Smith starred as the main character in the 2007 screen adaptation of this novel.

The Vampire Book

I, Strahd (Elrod), 236 I, Strahd: The War with Azalin (Elrod), 236 I, the Vampire,
564 I, Vampiri, 422 “I AM” Ascended Masters, 553 IAm Legend [comic book], 146,
622 IAm Legend [movie], 20, 452, 452 (ill.), 497, 619 I Am Legend: Awakening, ...

Author: J Gordon Melton

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 1578593506

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 944

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The Ultimate Collection of Vampire Facts and Fiction From Vlad the Impaler to Barnabas Collins to Edward Cullen to Dracula and Bill Compton, renowned religion expert and fearless vampire authority J. Gordon Melton, PhD takes the reader on a vast, alphabetic tour of the psychosexual, macabre world of the blood-sucking undead. Digging deep into the lore, myths, pop culture, and reported realities of vampires and vampire legends from across the globe, The Vampire Book: The Encyclopedia of the Undead exposes everything about the blood thirsty predator. Death and immortality, sexual prowess and surrender, intimacy and alienation, rebellion and temptation. The allure of the vampire is eternal, and The Vampire Book explores it all. The historical, literary, mythological, biographical, and popular aspects of one of the world's most mesmerizing paranormal subject. This vast reference is an alphabetical tour of the psychosexual, macabre world of the soul-sucking undead. In the first fully revised and updated edition in a decade, Dr. J. Gordon Melton (president of the American chapter of the Transylvania Society of Dracula) bites even deeper into vampire lore, myths, reported realities, and legends that come from all around the world. From Transylvania to plague-infested Europe to Nostradamus and from modern literature to movies and TV series, this exhaustive guide furnishes more than 500 essays to quench your thirst for facts, biographies, definitions, and more.

More Giants of the Genre

I've been a Matheson fan since I was 15 reading I Am Legend (I read that novel
before reading Dracula) and I am delighted to present him here, up close and
personal, so to speak. The acclaimed author and screenwriter began his career ...

Author: Michael McCarty

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 0809544776

Category: Authors, American

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In GIANTS OF THE GENRE, Michael McCarty talked with some of the biggest names in horror, science-fiction and fantasy, including Dean Koontz, Peter Straub and Neil Gaiman. He continues his interview odyssey with MORE GIANTS OF THE GENRE, which features twenty-five new interviews with even more legendary literary talents.

Such a Dark Thing

... conditioned by his or her own religious, cultural, and social norms at work
within their psychological development? in the novel I Am legend by richard
Matheson, robert neville, the protagonist and survivor of a worldwide viral
pandemic that ...

Author: M. Jess Peacock

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630878189

Category: Religion

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Evil, death, demons, reanimation, and resurrection. While such topics are often reserved for the darker mindscapes of the vampire subgenre within popular culture, they are equally integral elements of religious history and belief. Despite the cultural shift of presenting vampires in a secular light, the traditional figure of the vampire within cinema and literature has a rich legacy of serving as a theological marker. Whether as a symbol of the allure of sin, as an apologetic for assorted religious icons, or as a gateway into a discussion of liberationist theology, the vampire has served as a spiritual touchstone from Bram Stoker's Dracula, to Stephen King's Salem's Lot, to the HBO television series True Blood. In Such a Dark Thing, Jess Peacock examines how the figure of the vampire is able to traverse and interconnect theology and academia within the larger popular culture in a compelling and engaging manner. The vampire straddles the ineffable chasm between life and death and speaks to the transcendent in all of us, tapping into our fundamental curiosity of what, if anything, exists beyond the mortal coil, giving us a glimpse into the interminable while maintaining a cultural currency that is never dead and buried.

Sights Unseen

Unfinished British Films Dan North. CHAPTER THREE AMERICAN VAMPIRES
NIGHT CREATURES PETER HUTCHINGS I Am Legend: On (and off) screen “
Begone ...

Author: Dan North

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443806331

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 220

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Many British films never make it to the screen. Obstacles of finance, censorship, distribution or creative breakdown can appear in their way, and they might even fail to get beyond the script stage. This book collects new essays by leading scholars that use archival resources to reconstruct the stories behind a range of films by prominent film-makers. These thwarted productions are all too often excluded from histories of British cinema, but the accounts of their unmaking contained in Sights Unseen provides an illuminating insight into the factors which have served to undermine the stability of the film industry in Britain.

Zombie CSU

The novel I Am Legend also fits into this genre and has been adapted three times
(so far) to films of this kind, beginning with The Last Man on Earth (1964) starring
Vincent Price, The Omega Man (1971) with Charlton Heston, and most recently ...

Author: Jonathan Maberry

Publisher: Citadel Press

ISBN: 0806534613

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 416

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When there's no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth. . . And law enforcement is ready to take them down! Since Night of the Living Dead, zombies have been a frightening fixture on the pop culture landscape, lumbering after hapless humans, slurping up brains and veins and whatever warm, fleshy matter they can clench in their rotting limbs. But what if they were real? What would happen if, tomorrow, corpses across the nation began springing up out of their graves and terrorizing the living? Employing hard science and solid police work--not to mention jaw-dropping (literally!) humor--Zombie CSU is the only guide you need to make it through alive--not undead. At last you can: • Investigate zombie crime scenes, collecting and analyzing evidence of zombie attacks, and create a "murder book." • Examine the psychology of the zombie and develop a perp profile. • Observe medical science pros as they probe felled zombies for forensic clues. • Devise a zombie apocalypse survival scorecard and more! Complete with lists of must-see zombie flicks from around the globe and tons of tips for kicking undead butt, Zombie CSU features hundreds of interviews with real zombie experts, forensics experts, detectives, filmmakers, and more. Special guest stars: Tony Todd, Brian Keene, Patricia Tallman, David Wellington, James Gunn, Robert Kirkman, Dr. Wade Davis, Robert Sacchetto, Zombie Squad, Ramsey Campbell, Kim Paffenroth, Jamie Russell, Michael "CJ" Kelly, Bruce "Andy" Bohne, and dozens more! "Fascinating! An indispensable tool for anyone contemplating tackling a festering corpse onslaught." -- Fearzone.com "Candid, eye-opening, cutting-edge, startling . . . the existence of zombies may not be so far-fetched after all." --Rue Morgue

If Only and Other Stories

Richard Matheson's powerful book I Am Legend is in some respects also in a
similar vein, but there is more of an emphasis on the unique individual than there
is in King's work, which posits two opposing communities. I Am Legend has ...


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A Critical History of Television s The Twilight Zone 1959 1964

... I Am Legend (1954) [The Omega Man: I Am Legend (1971)], The Shrinking
Man (1956); The Shores of Space (1957), A Stir of Echoes (1958); Ride the
Nightmare (1959); The Beardless Warriors (1960); Shock! (1961) [Shock I (1979
)]; Shock ...

Author: Don Presnell

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 147661038X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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Rod Serling’s anthology series The Twilight Zone is recognized as one of the greatest television shows of all time. Always intelligent and thought-provoking, the show used the conventions of several genres to explore such universal qualities as violence, fear, prejudice, love, death, and individual identity. This comprehensive reference work gives a complete history of the show, from its beginning in 1959 to its final 1964 season, with critical commentaries, incisive analyses, and the most complete listing of casts and credits ever published. Biographical profiles of writers and contributors are included, followed by detailed appendices, bibliography and index.

Vampires in Literature

I'm Trapped in a Vampire's Body (Strasser), 58–59 Henry Fitzroy (Blood series),
46 Historian, e (Kostova), 44 historical ... e (Strieber), 30–32, 34 hypnotism, 11 I
Am Legend (Matheson), 23, 24–25, 33 I Am Legend (movie), 24, 68 immortality, ...

Author: Kris Hirschmann

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 160152210X

Category: Vampires in literature

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Vampires have haunted humankind's nightmares for thousands of years but it was only about 200 years ago that they first appeared in works of literature. The undead have been a staple of fiction ever since and are likely to continue their hold on the reading public's imagination for years to come.

All the World s a Vampire

Author: Renato Lucandri




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