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Je suis une lgende film — Wikipdia Je suis une lgende film AlloCin I Am Legend Distributeur Warner Bros France Rcompenses prix et nominations Voir les infos techniues Anne de production Date de sortie DVD Date de I Am Legend IMDb 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 Je suis une lgende roman — Wikipdia Je suis une lgende I Am Legend est un roman de science fiction de l'auteur amricain Richard Matheson paru en et adapt en et au cinma I Am Legend Reboot film AlloCin Dcouvrez toutes les informations sur le film I Am Legend Reboot les vidos et les dernires actualits I Am Legend Official Movie Trailer YouTube I Am Legend Trailer for UK market This movie was released in I Am Legend Rotten Tomatoes I Am Legend Rotten Tomatoes Adapted from acclaimed author Richard Matheson's influential novelette of the same name Constantine director Francis Lawrence's I Am Legend follows the last I Am Legend | Netflix I Am Legend h m Action Adventure When a virus turns the human race into bloodthirsty mutants civilization's last hope is scientist Robert Neville the only person left unaffected Starring Will Smith Alice Braga Charlie Tahan Watch all you want for free TRY DAYS FREE Will Smith stars opposite his daughter Willow who makes her big screen debut in this sci fi I Am Legend Movie CLIP Alternate Ending I Am Legend movie clips BUY THE MOVIE Don't miss the HOTTEST NEW TRAILERS CLIP DESCRIPTION I Am Legend film Wikipedia Will Smith


10 thoughts on “I Am Legend and Other Stories

  1. says:

    I liked this book a great deal and with all books where I see the movie first I liked the book better I have liked post apocalyptic stories since I first read The Earth Abides and Dhalgren I was thirteen years old when my mother dropped me at the theater and I watched Omega Man with Charlton Heston Loved the concept loved the movie which stayed with me for days afterward Fast forward to current day when I read the book I Am Legend which the movie was based on The book is well written with details and close point of view that makes the story come alive The story does not follow the movie story lines in the Charlton Heston movie version or the Will Smith version The ending is different and uniue I read anything that is well written no matter the genre and would recommend this book to readers who enjoy this topicDavid Putnam Author of The Bruno Johnson series


  2. says:

    Like Lucy this rating is gonna take some splainin Unfortunately I don't have a slide show or any multi colored pie charts to provide visual assistance on this one so I will try to splain it as clearly as I can but I will be using uite a few ie and eg to provide supporting clarification for my commentary given I am performing this review without the safety net of visual aids Please do not try this at home Oh I've also decided to throw in the occasional word in Spanishwhy you ask?because I just watched some old I Love Lucy re runs and am getting in touch with my inner Ricky Ricardo Okay from the standpoint of pure smile spreading enjoyment eg while reading I look down and notice my toes tapping involuntarily to the smooth jazzy melodic flow of the narrative I would probably rate this 3 to 35 stars ie there was no visible toe tapping but I did have the occasional feeling of warmth move through my tummy though that could've just been the tacos Richard Matheson is a terrific writer and this story like his others is a uality product and I have zero complaints about the prose or the technical choices he made took in constructing the narrative My issue was really with the main character Robert Neville He just wasn't very compelling or interesting He certainly wasn't the most engaging character I have ever come across This is a bit of a problem since the entire book is spent lollygagging around with Robby as he provides running jogging sauntering commentary about the world around him This was a negative for me and detracted from the number of happy units I was able to mine from the reading experience So why the 40 to 45 stars? I shall splain as there are several reasons that are mucho importante Oh yeahthat's right I just turned this into my first bilingual review How cosmopolitan First Primero is the plot This book written in 1954 was the genesis for EVERY zombie book that follows and provides the basic framework for most of the post apocalyptic undead fiction being produced today Amazingly it is also one of the best of these stories despite being the first Here is the basic plot or argumento Robert Neville is the sole survivor of a pandemic that struck the world and caused the infected to exhibit all the outward signs of vampirism vampirismo He spends his days gathering supplies fortifying his house and killing the sleeping “vampires” and spends his nights barricaded in his house and fending off attacks from the walking dead Sound familiar? Well this is the book that started it all and I felt that deserved some serious recognition for both its originality and Matheson's being a trailblazer pionero of the zombie sub genre Second Segundo is the world buildingback story and Matheson's explanation of both the plague and the “vampires” which I thought was nothing short of EXCELENTE ie magnifico While certainly not good science in the sense that it can be analyzed objectively the explanations given are compelling and superb theater I actually wish time had been spent on this aspect of the book because I thought it was just fantástico ieif you need a translation of this please stop reading and go put the crash helmet back on Third Tercero is the end of the book which in my opinion is worthy of 5 HUGE stars all by itself I would say that goes double for the very last line of the book which I think makes it a 10 MEGANORMOUS star ending if my math is correct Thus Matheson being the superb writer that he is not only invents a sub genre but then over 50 years after the fact can still claim to have written one of the best most original examples of it That is pretty especial no? Thus for all of the above reasons motivos I am giving the book a rating of 40 to 45 stars despite not always “enjoying” the book as much as I would have liked However if you haven’t read this I would highly recommend it as I think it has a lot going for it HIGHLY RECOMMENDED


  3. says:

    Straight outta Compton another crazy ass vampireMore punks I smoke yo my rep gets biggerI'm a bad vampire killa and you know thisBut the pussy ass ghouls don't show thisBut I don't give a damn I'ma make my snapsIf not from the garlic from jackin the cropsJust like burglary the definition is 'jackin'And when illegally armed it's called 'packin'Put a stake through a motherfChorusCity of Compton City of ComptonDamn that book was dopeI know I’ve used the whole edited lyrics as review before but I couldn’t resist The story takes place in Compton and I need to build my street cred so – Viola I’m making secret gang signs at the monitor as I type this so – yo On with the reviewThere are advantages and disadvantage to being the “last man on Earth”AdvantagesYou are your own moral compassYou can smoke in the house or anywhere else for that matterYou can drink yourself into a stupor anytime you wantYou have plenty of time to try and work out a cureYou can park in front of fire hydrantsDisadvantagesLonely and isolated this book does an excellent job of depicting thisHorny shameless hussy vampires play on this by being provocativeNightly attacks by vampires some are feral some are lucid none sparklyYou suddenly have to become Mr Science Guy and MacGyver all rolled into oneAll you have to listen to is classical musicThere have been three films made from this story all with similar scenarios After apocalyptic nightmare that alters or kills the rest of humanity hero is lone human survivor The Last Man on Earth – This one has Vincent Price giving his typical overwrought fey performance It also has the undead moving about as fast as your Grandma using her walker It adheres to the plotline of the book closely than the other twoThe Omega Man – Charleton Heston during his SciFi period Here instead of vampires you have evil albino mutants Their mutant ability being annoyingI Am Legend – Will Smith big budget CGI zombies that move faster than Granma Watching the movie will not spoil the bookThis book also contains some of Matheson’s short stories Matheson also wrote teleplays some for The Twilight Zone so a few of these stories do have that kind of vibe Most notably Buried Talents The Near Departed Person to Person The FuneralDance of the Dead and Witch War both take place in the distant futureMad House a standout and Dress of White Silk would be classified as horror Mad House is set in the fifties before the whole concept of anger management took hold Prey has an odd familiarity to it It reads like something you would have seen on Rod Serling’s Night Gallery or a very special episode of Mr BelvedereFrom Shadowed Places is smexyGeorge Romero Stephen King and Anne Rice have all cited Matheson as an influence He wrote a Star Trek episode and his short stories and books have been made into a number of films including Duel Hell House The Incredible Shrinking Man Stir of Echoes and Somewhere in Time If you have an interest in horror fantasy or scifi you should give this a readYeah that word again Using Anne’s made up words will hopefully give me even street cred


  4. says:

    This is technically a collection of short stories but I am Legend is the centerpiece masterpiece main event etc I am Legend truly is a great story deserving of all the accolades and an inspired source of all the horror genre influence over the past 60 years including Stephen King It's about vampires the same way Castaway the Tom Hanks film is about the South Pacific It's about a man dealing with stress nightmarish circumstances and his will to not just live but to survive Matheson tells a tale of isolation desperation perseverance and ultimately absolutionThe other stories are not even close many just sketches some are comical By far the best is Prey and I remember watching the short film in the early 70s and being scared as a child Mad House comes closest to evoking the same degree of anger and isolation as I am Legend very dark and with an almost Kafka esue absurdist twist at the endMost notable about my reading the title story though was a growing understanding about the vampire zombie fascination over the past few years Matheson summed up that whole sub genre here it's all about de humanization and isolation a literary Edvard Munch screaming about who we are amidst an outside that we cannot understand nor be a part


  5. says:

    40 to 45 stars Okay this rating is going to a take a little explaining Unfortunately I don't have a slide show or any multi colored pie charts to assist me as a visual aid on this one so I will try to be as clear as I can Warning I will probably be reuired to use uite a few ie and eg to provide clarification to my statements as well as some targeted use of bold and italics given that I am reviewing here without the safety net of my usual visual aids I have also decided to throw in the occassional word in Spanishwhy you ask?why not I answer? Okay from a pure “enjoyment” standpoint eg Steve while reading looks down and notices his toes tapping involuntarily to the smooth jazzy flow of the narrative I would probably go 3 to 35 stars ie no toe tapping but I did have the occassional feeling of warmth in my tummythough that could have just been the tacos Richard Matheson is a terrific writer and as with most of his work this story is very well written ie I have zero complaints about the prose or the technical choices Matheson took in constructing the narrative My issue was really with the main character Robert Neville who was not the most compelling or interesting character that I have ever come across Since the entire book is spent lollygagging around with Robby as he provides running jogging walking commentary it subtracted a bit for me at least from the enjoyment of the reading experience So why the 40 to 45 stars? Several reasons that are mucho importante Oh yeahthat's right I just turned this into my first bilingual review First Primero is the plot This book written in 1954 was the genesis for EVERY zombie book that follows and provides the basic framework for most of the post apocalyptic undead fiction being produced today I would also point out that it is one of the best of these kinds of stories despite being the first Here is the basic plot or argumento Robert Neville is the sole survivor of a pandemic that struck the world and caused the infected to exhibit all the signs of vampirism vampirismo He spends his day gathering supplies fortifying his house and killing the sleeping “vampires” and spends his nights barricaded in his house and fending off attacks from the walking dead Sound familiar? Well this is the book that started it all and I felt that deserved some serious recognition for both for its originality and Matheson's being a trailblazer pionero of the zombie sub genre Second Segundo is the back story and explanation of both the plague and the “vampires” which I thought was nothing short of EXCELENTE ie magnifico While certainly not good science in the sense that it can be analyzed objectively the explanations given are compelling and very interesting reading I actually wish time had been spent on this aspect of the book because I thought it was just fantástico ieif you really need a translation of this that one you need to put the crash helmet back on Third Tercero is the end of the book which in my opinion is worthy of 5 stars all by itself I would say that goes double for the very last line of the book which I think makes it a 10 star ending but I will have to go back and check my math Thus Matheson being the superb writer that he is not only invents a sub genre but then over 50 years after the fact still can claim to have one of the best written most original examples of it That is pretty especialThus for all of the reasons motivosabove I am giving the book a rating of 40 to 45 stars despite not always “enjoying” the book as much as I would have liked However if you haven’t read this I would highly recommend it as I think it has a lot going for it


  6. says:

    “Come out Neville” Of the vampire books there are few I choose to read these days That section of horror was inundated years ago much like the zombies shuffled their way into an entire genre and the the post apocalyptic craze too The weird thing in saying this is realizing how I Am Legend is a combination of all three only a token bit of zombie actually But it's far better than most of those others likely because it came before them While reading I found its influence apparent upon those I'd read before Matheson's hero Robert Neville is a conflict in anger Being the last living man can he be blamed? But he is methodical in his search to find an answer and persevere if only to find it “What's the purpose of it?” is something he asks himself almost daily With good book titles I often wonder the reasoning behind the words Why I Am Legend? Does it speak of the vampire? Yes and no Reading the book you find it in Neville's status Where once the vampire was a tale to be told a silly myth a legend to be believed or not believed man has taken his place Robert Neville The last Once gone only a tale to speak ofPS My copy of I Am Legend is actually an “and Other Stories” version something I didn't realize until after completing the following short story Buried Talents I thought I'd only entered another chapter but couldn't help but wonder what it had to do with Robert Neville Ah stupid me my plight for always avoiding the table of contents If I had I would have seen that I Am Legend ends half way through the book A mere but terrific 160 page novella Mostly it meant that I wasn't ready to leave Neville's story behind and in a nutshell that says it allTen short stories comprise the “and Other Stories” here Prey is one with its maniacal Zuni fetish doll Anger pervades every facet of a man's waking hours in Mad House In Person to Person the sound of a phone ringing is heard every night at 3am He answers It could be a government device implanted inside his head or complete imagination When reading Matheson always makes me wonder It's his gift


  7. says:

    I enjoyed reading this one The story was solid and flowed nicely The character was well developed and played great into the story From the beginning we see he was very human he had emotions of despair depression and even uite possibly an alcohol addiction I mean what else would you expect from a man who lost everything and wound up being the last man on Earth? His purpose in this new world would be to remain alive for as long as possible The concept of the vampires explained in the book his mission to destroy them his daily living healing from the trauma of losing his family and the pseudoscientific explanations all gave to a topnotch story The ending was a good wrap upThe 1964 Vincent Price film 'The Last Man on Earth' almost follows this book to the letter The 2007 Will Smith version 'I Am Legend' takes a different approach but was still a good movie in my opinion The 11 other stories in this were decent and showcased Richard Matheson as a talented storyteller I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys a good story Thanks


  8. says:

    There's not much to say about this story that hasn't been said about other reviewsThe premise of this story was great It was well executed stayed interesting and I really liked the ending I have only two criticisms; the first being about the story and the second being about the edition that I read1 It was too short This book would have been much better if he had taken the time to flesh out some of the ideas stretch out the mystery his search for the cause of vampirism character development the flashbacks about his wife and daughter and info about Ben etc This could have been so much than it was 2 Nowhere on or in this edition did it say that after I Am Legend was a collection of Matheson's other short stories The inclusion of short stories with this edition is fine; that didn't bother me It was that I didn't know that half the book was short stories that irked me I was halfway through the book when all of a sudden the story ended and I was really caught off guard I kind of flipped through the rest of the book a couple times going huh? before I realized the story was really over Granted there is a table of contents but I assumed they were chapter titles I didn't take the time to analyze the page numbers and figure out that they were short stories ahead of time Maybe that's my fault but it would have been nice if somewhere on the cover it had said I Am Legend and other short stories by Richard Matheson Or something like that Grr I did read a couple of the stories and they're fairly entertaining but predictable horror stories Maybe they were cutting edge when they were written; they probably inspired a lot of the things I've seen that now make them seem less original In short Great story but be aware beforehand that it's very short about 160 pages and the rest of this edition is other stories


  9. says:

    Richard Matheson 1926 2013 In MemoriamSuch is the low profile of some great writers that it's only now I discovered that this early sf favourite of mine died five months ago I discovered sf in my teens as you know the answer to the uestion when was the golden age of science fiction? is 14 and I Am Legend was the first novel I read all in one without a break because I couldn't do anything except read it I was as hypnotised as a rabbit in the headlights of a big van being driven straight at my head Man what a trip Those were the great days of reading when every page was like an explosion This short novel if I remember right is frighteningly bleak there's not the slightest chance of any kind of happy ending It was the first apocalyse story I read Now they're as common as traffic cones How many times have you seen the Statue of Liberty's arm poking up out of a heap of rubblethe engulfing watersa pile of corpses Very surprisingly the latest movie version of I am Legend was pretty good I thought except for the usual audience tested fake ending I usually mentally discount the last scene of every big budget movie these days it's the next to last scene which is the real ending It's a convention they have to do it I did enjoy the head of the Statue being hurled into the street in Cloverfield which was a great little apocalyse movie and one I could imagine Richard Matheson writing I gave that scene my Best use of the Statue of Liberty in an SF Movie award for that year The wonderful tv series The Walking Dead is son of I Am Legend and I hope RM enjoyed the first couple of series before he died and didn't come back again


  10. says:

    I know there is a lot going for this book in terms of popular opinion influence and originality so you'll have to forgive me for interposing my body with the flywheel; we'll see what's left at the endIn a discussion between Douglas Adams and Lewis Wolpert the argument was made that the individual is unimportant in science but is paramount in art Walpert proposed that scientific discovery is inevitable as the confluence of ideas will tend to produce parallel developments such as with Newton and Leibniz or Darwin and WallaceHowever I would venture that this is eually applicable to the arts which respond just as readily to shared influences and social pressures The process of an artistic movement developing is often geographically precise and an indication of similar origins than of proselytismThe vast cited influence of this book then is less remarkable when looking at the movements and ideas surrounding it The themes of horror always follow scientific discovery as the Industrial Revolution brought forth Frankenstein or the Communist scare 'alien threats' This book draws upon the same sources and brings in the idea of apocalypse newly popularized by the nuclear age to create something which is not altogether as insightful as it is inevitableApocalyptic literature was hardly new whether in a modern vision like Shelley's 'Last Man' or ancient religious eschatology The nuclear age personalized the apocalypse so that it was no longer the result of chance or divinity bringing it to the forefront in a way pervasive than the religious warnings of a 'nigh end' which go unfulfilled every other year Yet Matheson's vision is not this new personalized apocalypse but a continuation of plage fictionFor his proto zombies Matheson took influence from the 'Communist scare aliens' and bodysnatchers of the pulps to create a force which is mindless anti individualistic and inhuman combining it with the vampires of film One can look at this as an early recognition of the danger and power of viral memeticsThese same ideas will contine to be carried on after this work not only though the oft mentioned zombie stories but also through speculative fiction as represented by the Twilight Zone and Outer Limits which Matheson wrote for Beyond this you may see 'I Am Legend' as prototypical of the standard 'gotcha' ending on which these series came to rely and heavilyAll these movements and ideas are rife with opportunity for writers looking for a paradigm shift but I would argue that 'I Am Legend' fails to take advantage of these plentiful ideas One might point out that it is an early example but this alone does not save it as we may point out earlier writings which tackle similar issues with a greater depth and sense of conceptual explorationThere is Shelley's 'The Last Man' Bierce's 'Can Such Things Be' or the works of Mann Hesse and Conrad who explored similar themes of inhumanity hopelessness sex death loneliness and plague; and who did so much fully and with a sense of joy and artistryThere are many cases where pulp authors are later found to have overcome the simplicity of their genre whether by sense of psychology or character or vibrancy or theme Shakespeare was considered a populist and in all his fart jokes cliches and story borrowing we might compare him to 'Family Guy' or 'The Simpsons'; the latter drawing allusions from 1980's culture as he drew his from Greek MythBut I digress; Matheson as an author does not bear these strengths and misses many opportunities to take advantage of the themes he explores which may be new in their particular combination but not without literary precedentMatheson often lays open his characters' psychological motivations His every statement of action or interaction is followed by an explanation of the thoughts and events which have just occurred However his explanations do not expand our understanding of the characters Instead the accompanying narration is so simple that one begins to feel that Matheson is simply telling you the same thing twice; or even three timesIf our protagonist asks a uestion Matheson inevitably follows with 'he asked incredulously' It seems the fact that the character was both clearly incredulous and asking a uestion did not seem self evident enough Then again nothing in the book is too self evident to prevent Matheson from painstakingly explaining it several timesHe tells us what his characters are thinking almost constantly despite the fact that it rarely offers any further insight One might achieve a similar effect by taking a Hemmingway story and having a high schooler add in how the character would be expected to feel after every piece of dialogueMatheson doesn't have a flair for psychology and so his characters' reactions are often either unjustified or oversimplified Instead of writing characters who fit the story Matheson seems to constantly change the characters or the story to try to achieve his authorial goals But then how would one build an entertaining story around such shallow characters?The protagonist is fond of lecturing the reader on behalf of the author at which point Matheson seems to recognize his own transparency deflecting by providing the character with sudden mood shifts before slowly creeping back Comparisons to Stephen King are apt another author whose storytelling is jumbled and rough despite the potential of the concepts driving itIt is not difficult to understand why this book was so influential in the process of reading it I was constantly thinking of things I wished the author would do with the story Every time he overstated a point or underexplored a theme I began to imagine how I might do it differently I pictured Romero closing the book having already built an entire movie in his head by simply extending where Matheson falteredIndeed the book often reads like a screenplay complete with plodding character descriptions to keep the actors from getting lost At every turn it breaks the rule of authorship that it is better to show the reader what is happening than to tell him Matheson's combination of ideas and influences should have been interesting but his repetitive overexplaning mars the form of the story while his borrowed themes go unexplored for the sake of a gimmick endingI will not deny that this work exists in a certain nexus along the development of some very important and interesting genres and works but it is rough draft than groundbreaking original It is less an inspiring work than the one which revealed that there was a lot of space for other authors to re introduce old ideas by new means and methods If only Matheson had been able to take up this challenge himself instead of making the void conspicuous by inhabiting it we might remember this book not from where it happened to be but from what it managed to do there