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A man wearing leather clothes and holding a rifle walks alongside a dog on an empty street. A destroyed bridge is seen in the background. <a name=.Atop the image is "Will Smith" and the tagline "The last man on Earth is not alone".^ The last man on earth is not alone.
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^ Will Smith is the last man alive.

^ The melancholy of being the Last Man on Earth.
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.Below is the film's title and credits."^ (Note: The "Our Take" review of this title examines the film's artistic merits and does not take into account any of the possibly objectionable material listed below).
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Francis Lawrence
Produced by Akiva Goldsman
David Heyman
James Lassiter
Neal H. Moritz
Tracy Torme
Written by Screenplay:
Akiva Goldsman
Mark Protosevich
Novel:
Richard Matheson
Starring Will Smith
Alice Braga
Dash Mihok
Salli Richardson
Willow Smith
Charlie Tahan
Music by James Newton Howard
Cinematography Andrew Lesnie
Editing by Wayne Wahrman
Studio Village Roadshow Pictures
Weed Road Pictures
Overbrook Entertainment
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Release date(s) December 14, 2007
Running time Theatrical cut:
100 min.
Alternate cut:
105 min.
Country United States
Australia
Language English
Budget $150,000,000
Gross revenue $585,349,010[1]
.I Am Legend is a 2007 science fiction-horror-action-disaster film directed by Francis Lawrence and starring Will Smith.^ I Am Legend is a 2007 post-apocalyptic science fiction horror film directed by Francis ...
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^ Interesting from wikipedia: Will Smith stars in the film directed by Francis Lawrence, released on December 14, 2007.
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^ By: If It's Movies I Am Legend 2007 HQ DVDRip 2008-04-14 19:44:00 I Am Legend 2007I Am Legend is a 2007 post-apocalyptic science fiction horror film directed by Francis Lawrence and starring Will Smith.
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.It is the third feature film adaptation of Richard Matheson's 1954 novel of the same name, following 1964's The Last Man on Earth and 1971's The Omega Man.^ The last man on earth is not alone.
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^ "I Am Legend" the movie is based on Richard Matheson's novel of the same name.

^ The Film I Am Legend is the third cinematic adaptation of Richard Matheson's 1954 novel of the same name.
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[2] .Smith plays virologist Robert Neville, who is immune to a vicious man-made virus originally created to cure cancer.^ Robert Neville (Will Smith) is on a mission to stop a terrible man-made...
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^ Will Smith was fine as Robert Neville, the scientist soldier who is immune to the virus that have plagued the whole world.
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^ Robert, US Army virologist is immune to the virus.
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.He works to create a remedy while living in Manhattan in 2012, a city inhabited by violent victims of the virus.^ He works to create a cure while living in a city inhabited by mutant victims of the virus.
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^ This movie "will cover the final days of humanity in New York City before a man-made virus creates a plague that wipes out the population, leaving Neville alone with the mutated inhabitants."
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^ In the movie, this new virus effects both the mind and body, making it impossible for them to live in the daylight and becoming violently anti-social.
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.The film's plot is an example of a zombie apocalypse story.^ Character background, development of story, and a plot are necessary to give a film an entertaining quality, none of characteristics can be found in "While She Was Out," or any scares.

^ But in terms of actual plot, i was quickly reminded of other disease zombie apocalypse movies (such as RE and 28 days later)and i was disappointed.
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^ But the film wasted the opportunity to tell that story, and instead chose to represent the vampires as (largely) generic, cgi zombies.
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Warner Bros. began developing I Am Legend in 1994, and various actors and directors were attached to the project, though production was delayed due to budgetary concerns related to the script. .Production began in 2006 in New York City, filming mainly on location in the city, including a $5 million scene[3] at the Brooklyn Bridge, the most expensive scene ever filmed in the city at the time.^ I am a survivor living in New York City.
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^ What remain most memorable about the picture are the images of a stark, uninhabited New York City; to this end, production designer Naomi Shohan, the large art department and visual effects teams and lenser Andrew Lesnie contributed much imagination and expertise.
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^ Documentary: "Creating 'I Am Legend'" (HD, 52 minutes) - Easily the highlight of the supplements, this nearly hour-long doc offers a pretty good overview of the production, focusing largely on the shoot in New York and other locations.
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.I Am Legend was released on December 14, 2007 in the United States, and opened to the largest ever box office (not counting for inflation) for a non-Christmas film released in the U.S. in December.^ December 14, 2007 at 09:51 AM .
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^ Reviewed December 6, 2007 / Posted December 14, 2007 .
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^ Friday, December 14, 2007 .

.The film was the seventh highest grossing film of 2007, earning $256 million domestically and $329 million internationally, for a total of $585 million.^ Domestic Total Gross: $256,393,010 .
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^ Desplat's Materials Review by Christopher Coleman Of all the film's of the 2007 holiday season, THE GOLDEN COMPASS has probably had the highest expectation heaped upon it.

^ Total ticket sales in 2007: $895.4 million, second highest figure on record.
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.I Am Legend also received positive reviews, with much praise to Will Smith's performance.^ Will Smith pretty much earned every cent he made for that performance as far as I'm concerned.
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^ If the rest of the film was as strong as Will Smith’s performance, then I Am Legend would have been most impressive.

^ Nonetheless, for Smith’s performance, and the sheer quality of the build up, I Am Legend can stand side-by-side with the last take on the story, the Charlton Heston-starrer The Last Man On Earth .
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.In September 2012, U.S. Army virologist, Lieutenant Colonel Robert Neville (Will Smith) is left as the last healthy human in New York City.^ More Cities: Austin Chicago Denver/Boulder Madison Milwaukee New York Twin Cities Washington D.C. Book vs. Film Book Vs.
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^ Will Smith: Shooting in New York, especially something on this level, is difficult.
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^ A military scientist, Neville lives all alone in a desolate New York City where wild animals roam freely on the streets.

.Three years earlier, Doctor Alice Krippin (Emma Thompson) had altered the measles virus to create a cure for cancer with a 100% success rate.^ In a prologue with an inexplicable cameo by Emma Thompson , we learn that she was part of a team who believed they had cured cancer only to watch 93% of the population die off and form a vampiric mutation that fed off another 6.99%.
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^ While Neville experiments on rats and captured zombies to find a cure for Krippin virus, he hunts by day and hides in his fortress apartment by night.
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^ This year’s version contains the same underlying last-man-standing premise: Robert Neville (Smith) is military virologist who, inexplicably, survives a man-made virus reverse-engineered from the measles, originally thought to be a cure for cancer.
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.However, the virus mutated into a lethal strain that spread worldwide and killed 5.4 billion people (90% of humanity).^ Unfortunately, the cure mutates into a deadly strain of virus which kills off more than 90 percent of the human population.

^ Neville is the last human survivor in New York (and possibly the world) following the eruption of a virus that was originally designed as a cure for cancer, which either kills or mutates humans into primal creatures of the dark.
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^ PLOT: It's the year 2012, and it's been three years since a supposed cure for cancer mutated into an airborne and physically spread contagion that nearly wiped out the entire human population on Earth.
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.Of the 600 million survivors, only 12 million people were naturally immune to the virus.^ He then says this leaves 12 million “survivors” and 588 million “zombies”, but 1% of 600 million is 6 million, not 12.
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^ This leaves 600 million people.
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^ Primarily, as I see it, most books, regardless of popularity, are only read by 2-3 million people.
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.The rest degenerated into bald, pale, aggressive beings referred to as "Darkseekers,"[4] who hunted down the immune humans as prey.^ The computer-animated nature of the darkseekers gives a sense of artificiality to villains who would have been far scarier had they been more human.
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^ He is surrounded by "the Infected" victims of the plague who have mutated into carnivorous beings who can only exist in the dark and who will devour or infect anyone or anything in their path.
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^ Years after a plague kills most of humanity and transforms the rest into monsters, the sole survivor in New York City struggles valiantly to find a cure.
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.The "Darkseekers," so called for hiding in buildings and dark places during the day due to a painful intolerance to UV radiation, exhibit increased speed, agility, aggression, and strength, as well as higher pulse, metabolism and respiration rates, and increased body temperature.^ Human studies more reliably show that men have higher pain thresholds than women, and some show that men have a higher pain tolerance as well.
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^ With the days shorter and the darkness increasing movie-goers are in the mood for scary subject matter to enliven the cold days.

^ Women experienced worse pain during the day, and the men in the evening.
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.Despite their primal behavior, the Darkseekers seem to retain some basic problem-solving intelligence, animalistic cunning and the capacity to organize themselves.^ Really drove home the fact that even though they were very animalistic in nature, they did retain some human nature after all.
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^ Gratuitous reference to some problems this film seems to be having?

^ The film doesn't speak clearly for or against THIS war (though it doesn't seem to be too fond of war as a general concept), which I suspect is a problem for some viewers (on both "sides").
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.Neville, who lost his wife Zoe (Salli Richardson) and daughter Marley (Willow Smith) in a helicopter accident during the chaotic quarantine of Manhattan in December 2009, has a daily routine that includes experimentation on infected rats to find a cure for the virus and trips through an empty, decaying Manhattan to collect supplies from abandoned homes and hunt deer that have moved into the city.^ This could have contributed to Neville finding the cure.
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^ His wife is gone, his daughter is lost.
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^ As he regains the hope he had lost he finds his cure.
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.He also waits each day for a response to his continuous recorded AM radio broadcasts, which instruct any uninfected survivors to meet him at mid-day at the South Street Seaport.^ He has recorded a message which is repeatedly broadcast on the radioa plea for anyone who hears it to meet him on the pier at midday.
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^ Neville travels to the South Street Seaport at noon everyday and broadcasts the following message: .
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^ When Neville hands Anna the vaccinated blood in the coal chute and tells her, “I’m listening,” he confirms that “ the God” directed her to listen to his radio broadcast, remain at the seaport to save him, and take the cure to the survivor’s colony.
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.Neville's isolation is broken only by the companionship of his German Shepherd dog Samantha ("Sam") and interaction with mannequins he has set up as patrons of a video store.^ Neville grabs up the broken rifle.
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^ His only companion is Samantha, a German Shepherd.

^ (Neville is so lonely that he talks to mannequins at a video store as if they were clerks and patrons.

.When one of his experiments on rats shows a promising treatment, Neville sets a snare trap and captures an infected woman; an enraged male Darkseeker, the alpha male of the pack, locks eyes with him and snarls, ignoring the searing pain caused to it by exposure to sunlight.^ I don’t buy that the darkseekers set up a trap for Neville.
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^ Same with if the alpha male set the trap himself...
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^ The Alpha Male was indeed after his loved one in the basement, otherwise what would have been the point of him risking exposure to sunlight when Neville captured his love?
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.Back in his laboratory, located in the basement of his heavily fortified Washington Square Park home, Neville attempts to cure the infected woman without success.^ Washington Square Park SF 2 location .
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^ Washington Square Park NY USA location .
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^ Neville plays a game of cat-and-mouse with them, gathering supplies, researching cure, and searching for survivors by day while making sure to get back to his fortified apartment before nightfall when the creatures come out to hunt for his hiding place.
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.The next day, on his birthday, after finding one of his mannequins in front of Grand Central Terminal, he is caught in a trap and passes out.^ I’ve been a one site man for quite a few years over at EG and yet you managed to wrangle daily visits out of me a day after I was aware of this sites existence.
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^ In other words the mannequins served a purpose in his world (interact w/ at video store); which explains his emotional reaction to seeing the mannequin in front of Grand Central.
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^ That was deftly communicated in one fell swoop with the Fred scene outside Grand Central.
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.When Neville regains consciousness and manages to get free, it is dusk and he is attacked by a pack of infected dogs set on him by the alpha male.^ Neville is regaining consciousness.
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^ Later, the Alpha Male lets several infected and rabid dogs loose on him and his dog.
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^ Mutant victims of the plague — The Infected — lurk in the shadows… watching Neville’s every move… waiting for him to make a fatal mistake.
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.Although Neville and Sam manage to kill the dogs, one of them bites Sam.^ And I adored Sam the dog, good depiction of how Neville was losing touch with reality due to lack of human interaction.
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^ If Robert Neville and Sam were in fact only a food source why had the mutants set the dog mutants on them, when they could have had them for breakfast?
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^ The dog is subbed in for the Neville's friend who is killed in the novella so naturally she has to die.
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.Neville takes the wounded Sam back to his lab and attempts to cure her.^ He lures the creatures, snares and traps them, takes them back to his lab, and experiments on them, causing them agonizing pain, until they inevitably die.
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^ Murder/Suicide (M) In addition to the attempted suicide by prescription drug abuse above, Neville commits a sacrificial suicide to enable Anna and Ethan to escape with his cure of the Krippin Virus.
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^ And even if the alpha male took his girlfriend back from Neville's lab, I still do not believe that Neville would have gotten out alive.
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He injects her with a potential cure and holds her in his lap with his forearm wrapped around her neck. .As he waits Sam slowly becomes infected, attempting to attack Neville.^ Mutant victims of the plague — The Infected — lurk in the shadows… watching Neville’s every move… waiting for him to make a fatal mistake.
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^ As for the movie, they could have easily incorporated the vampire/infected becoming the regular race, Neville giving the girl vampire/infected back.
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^ Mutant victims of the plague (The Infected) lurk in the shadows, waiting to catch Neville out.
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Heartbroken he begins to squeeze and strangles Sam to death, burying her in the back yard the next morning.
.Later that night, overcome by grief and rage after burying Sam, Neville attacks a group of the infected with his car, intending to end his misery by killing as many as he can.^ The lead vampire tries to send the so called vampire dogs to attack him which ends up Sams life.
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^ In the released version the creatures are never shown directly to be intelligent and at the end neville simply kills them along with himself.
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^ Some of the sounds are downright horrifying in lossless audio (in a good way), such as the shrieks of the creatures of the night that roam the streets while Neville and Sam sleep.
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.Despite killing a large number of Darkseekers, the infected overwhelm Neville and nearly kill him before he is rescued by a pair of immune survivors, an adult woman named Anna (Alice Braga) and a young boy named Ethan (Charlie Tahan), who have heard his radio broadcasts.^ When Neville produces a vaccine, he sacrifices himself so that two other recently discovered survivors, Anna (Alice Braga) and a young boy named Ethan (Charlie Tahan), can escape with it to a survivor’s colony in Bethel, Vermont.
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^ Little does Neville know that one day Anna (Alice Braga) and young Ethan (Charlie Tahan) hear the broadcast.
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^ John 1:5 ] In the final battle with the zombies, Neville kills himself albeit in an heroic effort to kill as many of the zombies as possible to enable his new found associates, Anna and Ethan, members of the 1% who are immune to KV, to escape and take with them Neville's GA Series, Serum 391, Compound 6, the cure for the "cure for cancer" -- the Krippin Virus.
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.Anna and Ethan take the injured Neville back to his home, where Anna explains that they are making their way to a putative survivors' camp in Bethel, Vermont.^ They considered it suggestive, and put it back on.
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^ Neville plays a game of cat-and-mouse with them, gathering supplies, researching cure, and searching for survivors by day while making sure to get back to his fortified apartment before nightfall when the creatures come out to hunt for his hiding place.
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^ Mary (Anna Braga) and her little boy are headed toward a "survivors' colony" she believes is in Vermont.
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.When Anna claims that their meeting was not coincidence but part of God's plan, Neville furiously rants that, given the devastation caused by the Krippin virus, there can be no God.^ NEVILLE There's no time now.
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^ However, Neville becomes angry saying, “There is no God!
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^ There was no evacuation plan… Anna: You’re wrong.
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.The next night, the alpha male leads a group of infected in an attack on the house, having followed Anna and Neville back the night before.^ Anna saved Neville at night.
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^ I thought the image of the butterfly on at least 3 separate occasions played a similar role: Neville’s daughter outlining a butterfly just before her death in the helicopter, the butterfly on the back of Anna’s neck and the butterfly in the cracked plexiglass made by the alpha-zombie.
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^ David Schaub stated, "Then, when Neville finally turns the alpha female over to the alpha male, there is this little love moment between the two of them."
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.The Darkseekers force Neville, Anna, and Ethan to retreat into the basement laboratory.^ I would have ended it with Neville taking out the darkseekers with the grenade, leaving it to the audience’s imagination whether or not Anna escapes and finds other survivors.
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^ There are a few other things I would have changed like how Anna &Ethan got out alive &what happened after Neville blew everything up.
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^ Not only are Anna, Ethan, and the rest of civilization within the film Neville’s legacy, we the moviegoers are, too.
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.They seal themselves in a room with the infected woman, where they discover that Neville's treatment is working: the subject has reverted to a more human form.^ The Infected are not humans, they are the species that succeed humans.
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^ They're infected humans, or mutants.
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^ The computer-animated nature of the darkseekers gives a sense of artificiality to villains who would have been far scarier had they been more human.
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.Unfortunately the infected break in and the alpha male begins to break through the acrylic glass separating them by ramming it.^ When the infected “alpha-male” as Jenna called him (which she sucks at reviewing movies and should be shot), broke the glass in the lab, there was a second where a small hole big enough for the passing of grenade to go through.
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^ Then the dark seekers break through the door in a matter of seconds, and the three get behind a glass door where the operating table and reverting human are.
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^ The Alpha Male throws some of his own kind aside as he repeatedly bashes into the glass, progressively shattering it to the point that it's going to fail at any moment.
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.The cracks come to resemble the wings of a butterfly, at which point Neville remembers his daughter mentioning a butterfly the night she died.^ I thought the image of the butterfly on at least 3 separate occasions played a similar role: Neville’s daughter outlining a butterfly just before her death in the helicopter, the butterfly on the back of Anna’s neck and the butterfly in the cracked plexiglass made by the alpha-zombie.
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^ During a climactic battle between Neville and a vampire Marley's voice can be heard saying "Remember the butterfly, daddy."

^ Not to mention packs of infected humans, rabid beings that only come out at night to avoid physically damaging and potentially deadly contact with sunlight.
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.He notices a butterfly tattoo on Anna's neck and takes a sample of the infected female's blood and gives a vial of it to Anna, saying, "The cure is in her blood...^ From what I figure, the female vampire had a butterfly tattoo.
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^ Robert pulls some blood as a sample and gives the filled vial to Anna for safekeeping.
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^ When he gives Anna the cure, she takes it to Vermont with her and I assume that the soldiers cure the infected.
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.I think this is why you are here."^ SLI: Why is that, do you think?
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^ You'd think it's for food, but they could simply drink deer blood (that's why they haven't died of starvation I guess).
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^ Hey Scott (#11) why don't you tell us what you really think… .
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.Neville shuts Anna and Ethan in an old coal chute.^ There are a few other things I would have changed like how Anna &Ethan got out alive &what happened after Neville blew everything up.
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^ Not only are Anna, Ethan, and the rest of civilization within the film Neville’s legacy, we the moviegoers are, too.
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^ When Neville hands Anna the vaccinated blood in the coal chute and tells her, “I’m listening,” he confirms that “ the God” directed her to listen to his radio broadcast, remain at the seaport to save him, and take the cure to the survivor’s colony.
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.Then, when the glass finally breaks, he uses an M67 hand grenade to wipe out the attackers at the cost of his own life.^ After Neville's final solution, the story or "legend" of human existence cannot be passed on in zombie culture since all were wiped out.
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^ It was so epic when he went out with the grenade in his hand to save the cure, an ultimate sacrifice.
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^ Marley (Willow Smith), Will Smith's daughter in real life, uses hand symbols to signify the spirituality of the butterfly.

.Anna and Ethan escape to Vermont and locate the survivors' colony, where Anna hands over the cure.^ Anna hands the vaccinated blood to someone at the survivors colony.
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^ When Neville produces a vaccine, he sacrifices himself so that two other recently discovered survivors, Anna (Alice Braga) and a young boy named Ethan (Charlie Tahan), can escape with it to a survivor’s colony in Bethel, Vermont.
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^ As others have mentioned, the business of Anna "being told by God" of the survivor's colony...in Vermont..seemed silly, and not just because I'm an atheist.
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.In a voice-over, Anna claims that the survivors are Neville's legacy, as his fight for a cure became legend.^ Neville works daily in his lab in New York City to find a cure for the virus which has left some "survivors" who have become something inhuman...
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^ I would have ended it with Neville taking out the darkseekers with the grenade, leaving it to the audience’s imagination whether or not Anna escapes and finds other survivors.
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^ I prefer the old ending in which Smith sacrifice himself for Anna and her son and for the cure which really makes him The Legend.
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Alternate ending

.The tone of the film's ending was altered before the film's release, especially the stand-off between Neville and the infected in his laboratory.^ This ending also broadened the relational dynamics between the "infected" and Neville.
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^ The release ending ruined the film for me.
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^ This nonviolent ending utterly alters the politics of the theatrical release.
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.Visual effects supervisor Janek Sirrs recounts the original ending starting with the stand-off: "At that point, Neville's - and the audience's - assumptions about the nature of these creatures are shown to be incorrect.^ So I was curious about the Original Ending and loved it.
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^ Visual effects supervisor Janek Sirrs recounts the original ending starting with the standoff, "At that point, Neville'sand the audience'sassumptions about the nature of these creatures are shown to be incorrect.
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^ I would have ended it with Neville taking out the darkseekers with the grenade, leaving it to the audience’s imagination whether or not Anna escapes and finds other survivors.
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.We see that they have actually retained some of their humanity.^ I needed to see the point at which Neville realized that they HAD retained their humanity.
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^ We see that they have actually retained some of their humanity.
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^ This version actually much more thought provoking by showing the vampires to still have some remnents of human characteristcs.
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.There is a very important moment between the alpha male and Neville.^ There is a very important moment between the alpha male and Neville."
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^ David Schaub stated, "Then, when Neville finally turns the alpha female over to the alpha male, there is this little love moment between the two of them."
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^ And when the Alpha Male duplicated Neville's trap, it is clear that they are more human than Neville perhaps thinks, *and* reaffirmed that the woman subject was important.
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.The alpha male slapped his hand on the glass and smeared it revealing a butterfly shaped imprint."^ The Alpha Male throws some of his own kind aside as he repeatedly bashes into the glass, progressively shattering it to the point that it's going to fail at any moment.
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^ Its good how the vampire actually makes the butterfly mark with his hand, instead of Will smith just seeing it in the glass.
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^ In this version the butterfly voice/symbol established significant communication between Neville and the Alpha-male.
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.Neville realizes that the alpha male is identifying the infected woman he was experimenting on by a butterfly tattoo, and that the alpha male wants her back.^ Slowly, Neville realizes that the Alpha is after the woman.
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^ Neville then opens the door knowing the leader wants his woman back.
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^ I thought the image of the butterfly on at least 3 separate occasions played a similar role: Neville’s daughter outlining a butterfly just before her death in the helicopter, the butterfly on the back of Anna’s neck and the butterfly in the cracked plexiglass made by the alpha-zombie.
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.Demonstrating that he will cease fighting and return her, Neville is allowed to approach them, with the alpha male ordering the infected not to touch him.^ Mutant victims of the plague — The Infected — lurk in the shadows… watching Neville’s every move… waiting for him to make a fatal mistake.
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^ David Schaub stated, "Then, when Neville finally turns the alpha female over to the alpha male, there is this little love moment between the two of them."
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^ The intelligent (book) vampires might have been capable of such an act; allowing Neville to live in return for one their own back.
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.Neville brings the alpha female back to consciousness, still infected due to him having removed the cure, and the alpha male embraces her; Travis Schaub stated, "Then, when Neville finally turns the alpha female over to the alpha male, there is this little love moment between the two of them."^ It also brought to light the humanity that still existed between the Alpha-male and the Alpha-female.
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^ "Two adults in a loving, passionate embrace?
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^ Mutant victims of the plague — The Infected — lurk in the shadows… watching Neville’s every move… waiting for him to make a fatal mistake.
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.Neville and the alpha male then exchange stares; Neville apologizes to them, which the alpha male acknowledges before the infected leave.^ David Schaub stated, "Then, when Neville finally turns the alpha female over to the alpha male, there is this little love moment between the two of them."
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^ And when the Alpha Male duplicated Neville's trap, it is clear that they are more human than Neville perhaps thinks, *and* reaffirmed that the woman subject was important.
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^ There is a very important moment between the alpha male and Neville."
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.He then looks at the photos of the infected he has experimented on and killed, and he realizes that he is the monster of their legends: the infected think of him as someone who hunts down and kills their people.^ The idea of virus infected monster killing people is not an original idea at all.
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^ I actually think he's a credible actor who could probably tackle it if someone gave him a challenging, role but that hasn't happened yet (well, Ali is closest, I suppose).

^ The monster that came in the day to kill the normal people as they slept.
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.The original final shot follows Neville, Anna, and Ethan as they cross the remnants of the George Washington Bridge in the hope of finding other survivors, accompanied by a recording from Anna telling possible survivors that there is hope, and Neville knows the compounds of the cure, meaning he can recreate it and help humanity survive and rebuild, thus establishing his legend.^ But did they ever establish that the mutants can only survive on human blood?
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^ As he regains the hope he had lost he finds his cure.
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^ And second, am I crazy or are they DRIVING over the George Washington Bridge at the end?
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[5]

Cast

Production

Development

.The late 1990s brought a reemergence of the science fiction horror genre.^ Labels: 2009 , aliens , clovis cornillac , eden log , february , frank vestiel , french , horror , limited release , movie , science fiction .

^ In a genre prone to religious allegory like end-of-times science fiction, these sacrifices carry Christ-like significance.
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^ Director Francis Lawrence’s I Am Legend follows suit into this nuevo highbrow horror/science-fiction genre with a hugely successful opening weekend and box-office estimates of $77 million .
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[6] In 1995, Warner Bros. began developing the film project, having owned the rights to Richard Matheson's 1954 novel I Am Legend since 1970[7] and The Omega Man. Mark Protosevich was hired to write the script after the studio was impressed with his spec script of The Cell. .Protosevich's first draft took place in the year 2000 in San Francisco, California, and contained many similarities with the finished film, though the darkseekers (Called 'Hemocytes') were civilized to the point of the creatures in The Omega Man and Anna was a lone morphine addict; as well as the fact that there was a Hemocyte character named Christopher who joined forces with Neville.^ The reason Neville was there in the first place.
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^ There were many holes we found as well.
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^ It took place several years before the original film and there were still pockets of survivors and the story centered around Smith interacting, bonding, and ultimately failing to save them.
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Warner Bros. immediately put the film on the fast track, attaching Neal H. Moritz as producer.[6]
.Actors Tom Cruise, Michael Douglas,[8] Mel Gibson[6] had been considered to star in the film,[8] using a script by Protosevich and with Ridley Scott as director; however, by June 1997 the studio's preference was for actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, and in July, Scott and Schwarzenegger finalized negotiations,[9] with production slated to begin the coming September,[8] using Houston as a stand-in for the film's setting of Los Angeles.^ Ridley Scott was set to direct.
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^ DVD and Blu-ray release of X-Men Origins: Wolverine , director Gavin Hood and producer Lauren Shuler Donner attended a media presentation for the film at the William Fox Theater in Los Angeles.
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^ Rob Bowman also took a crack at the story, but it finally got into production under the aegis of director Francis Lawrence, after Michael Bay’s vision for the movie was passed on by the studio.

[10] Scott had Protosevich replaced by a screenwriter of his own choosing, John Logan, with whom he spent months of intensive work on a number of different drafts. .The Scott/Logan version of I Am Legend was a bold, artistic mash of scifi action and psychological thriller, without dialogue in the first hour and with a sombre ending.^ There is no "legend" in this version of the ending.
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^ I would have left the theater happy about spending my money, as opposed to the pathetic ending of the first version.
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^ I first saw "I am legend" with a friend who had downloaded a poor quality screener version.
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[6] .The creatures in Logan's Legend were similar to the darkseekers of the finished film in their animalistic, barbarian nature.^ It would have been interesting to see them film this movie similar to Jaws where you didn't actually see the creatures until the end.
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^ The mutants in The Omega Man were as pathetic creations as the animalistic creatures in I Am Legend but at least in viewing The Omega Man I didn`t feel like I was watching a pc game.
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.The studio, fearing its lack of commercial appeal and merchandising potential, began to worry about the liberties they had given Scott - then on a negative streak of box office disappointments - and urged the production team to reconsider the lack of action in the screenplay.^ I'll forever believe that it's not often about the lack of quality in Aussie films, its the fact that distribution of them into suburban cinemas is almost non-existent, and you can attribute the poor performance at the box office of Aussie films in 2007 to this.
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^ Sure, the nerds are geeked on it, but what sci- fi /action films are they not geeked about?

^ I'm a huge fan of the novel, especially because of the 'legend'-part, so I was rather disappointed when they didn't even talk about that in the movie.
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After an "esoteric" draft by writer Neal Jimenez, Warner Bros. reassigned Protosevich to the project, reluctantly working with Scott again.[6]
.In December 1997, the project was called into question when the projected budget escalated to $108 million due to media and shareholder scrutiny of the studio in financing a big-budget film.^ Ridley Scott was originally planning on doing it in conjunction with Arnold Schwarzenegger before an escalating budget killed the project.

^ Dammit, if I go and pay $10 a ticket to see a “big budget film,” I don’t want Made-for-TV effects, assholes.
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^ This is the first decent big-budget film for adults that has a Christian Worldview since “The Passion…”.
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[11] .Scott rewrote the script in an attempt to reduce the film's budget by $20 million,[12] but in March 1998, the studio canceled the project due to continued budgetary concerns,[13] and quite possibly to the box office disappointment of Scott's last three films, 1492: Conquest of Paradise, White Squall and G.I. Jane.^ Ok, this film was good at the box office, however, as it is said, it could do so much better with this ending.
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^ Since the film has so far gone on to make over $160 million, Jones opted to throw down in court last week by filing a lawsuit.

^ January 8th, 2008 at 12:12 pm 7 Stephen Says: Yet again Rod, you insist on giving your opinion of the film mid script.
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[6] .Likewise, Schwarzenegger's recent films at the time (Eraser and Warner Bros.^ Time Warner sponsored the contest and it's discussion the meaning of the film.
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own .Batman & Robin) underperformed, and the studio's latest experiences with big budget sci-fi movies Sphere and The Postman were negative as well.^ I've noticed that big-budget-Hollywood-crap hasn't been doing all that well in recent years so maybe (a faint hope I know...

^ And it’s good to see that big sci-fi films that actually make you use your brain are still being made.
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^ Mar 09, 2008 at 16:55 by Wildclaw While I really am not into movies, I am a bit curios about the big negative attitude against aXXo.
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[6] .In August 1998, director Rob Bowman was attached to the project,[14] with Protosevich hired to write a third all new draft, far more action-oriented than his previous versions,[6] but the director (who reportedly wished for Nicolas Cage to play the lead) moved on to direct Reign of Fire[15] and the project did not get off the ground.^ Also, when did he fire his gun at all?
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^ First of all, it is not the director who writes the script on the movie.
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^ Meryl Streep leads an all-star cast in the feature-film adaptation of the beloved musical that has been seen by more than 30 million people in 160 cities and 8 languages around the world.
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.In March 2002, Schwarzenegger became the producer of I Am Legend, commencing negotiations with Michael Bay to direct and Will Smith to star in the film.^ So I went in there wanting to be convinced that the new adaptation, directed by Francis Lawrence and starring Will I ruin sci-fi films via out of place humor Smith would be the money.
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^ This film has a ten year history, starting with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Ridley Scott, who then left it, moving to Michael Bay, who also left, and finishing with whomever was handy to write and direct.
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^ I Am Legend is a 2007 post-apocalyptic science fiction horror film directed by Francis ...
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[16] Bay and Smith were attracted to the project based on a redraft that would reduce its budget.[17] However, the project was shelved due to Warner Bros. president, Alan F. Horn's dislike of the script.[18] .In 2004, Akiva Goldsman was asked by head of production Jeff Robinov to produce the film.^ Akiva Goldsman, Michael Mann, James Lassiter, and myself are producing.
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^ Considering that the film was co-written by Akiva Goldsman who also wrote I, Robot, I knew this version would stray from the source material just as I, Robot did.
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^ Film: I Am Legend , adapted by Mark Protosevich and Akiva Goldsman, directed by Francis Lawrence, 2007 .
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[19] .In September 2005, director Francis Lawrence signed on to helm the project, with production slated to begin in 2006. Guillermo del Toro was originally approached to direct by Smith but turned it down in order to direct Hellboy II: The Golden Army.^ Guillermo Del Toro hired to direct 'The Hobbit'...
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^ So I went in there wanting to be convinced that the new adaptation, directed by Francis Lawrence and starring Will I ruin sci-fi films via out of place humor Smith would be the money.
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[20] .Lawrence, whose film Constantine was produced by Goldsman, was fascinated by empty urban environments.^ I can bring myself to overlook the ending for the rest of the film which I think is really quite good and kudos to Lawrence for the remarkable jump from Constantine to this.
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^ From one reliable source fiction means; "A literary work (or film) whose content is produced by the imagination and is not necessarily based on fact."

^ Film: I Am Legend , adapted by Mark Protosevich and Akiva Goldsman, directed by Francis Lawrence, 2007 .
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.He said, "Something's always really excited me about that...^ But for alternate endings to classic adaptations, why don't they give film junkies something they can actually get excited about?
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^ As for the candy thing, my Mom always had something to say about that on Halloween.
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^ I have never read the book or seen other incarnations of the movie…The Will Smith I Am Legend is the only reference for this story that I have - that said, I really enjoyed about 50% of this movie.
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to have experienced that much loss, to be without people or any kind of social interaction for that long."[19]
.Goldsman took on the project as he admired the second I Am Legend film adaptation, The Omega Man.^ It is the third feature film adaptation of Richard Matheson's 1954 novel of the same name, following 1964's The Last Man on Earth and 1971's The Omega Man.
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^ In the end, I AM LEGEND was, as described very early on, a combination between the original novel and OMEGA MAN (a film with Charleton Heston that scared this little kid quite badly) from 1971; another adaptation of author Richard Matheson's novel.

^ Says: December 26th, 2007 at 8:18 pm this movie wasn’t so much an adaptation of the book “I am Legend” as it was a remake of the older movie “The Omega Man” which was only passingly based on the same book.
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[21] .A rewrite was done to distance the project from the other zombie films inspired by the novel,[16] as well as from the recently released 28 Days Later.^ Ghostbusters 2 24 - 28 Days Later .
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^ The British film 28 Days Later touched on the eerie wretchedness of a world abandoned by humanity with its opening sequence of empty, silent London -- other similarities to that film will crop up later -- but I Am Legend is, for much of its running time, one long, lonely riff on the plight of the sole survivor.
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^ As would a filmmaker who was - like Danny Boyle, helming the superior 28 Days Later - forced to operate on a considerably more limited budget.
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[21] .A forty-page scene-by-scene outline of the film was developed by May 2006. When delays occurred on Will Smith's film Hancock, which was scheduled for 2007, it was proposed to switch the actor's films.^ Negative - I looked forward to seeing this film as I really enjoy Will Smith as an actor.
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^ June 2005 July 2005 October 2005 November 2005 December 2005 January 2006 March 2006 April 2006 May 2006 June 2006 July 2006 August 2006 September 2006 October 2006 November 2006 December 2006 January 2007 February 2007 March 2007 April 2007 May 2007 July 2007 August 2007 September 2007 October 2007 November 2007 December 2007 January 2008 February 2008 March 2008 April 2008 May 2008 June 2008 July 2008 August 2008 September 2008 October 2008 November 2008 December 2008 January 2009 February 2009 March 2009 April 2009 May 2009 June 2009 July 2009 August 2009 September 2009 .

^ As the only actor in the majority of the film, Smith’s subdued turn is remindful of Tom Hank’s efforts in Cast Away .

.This meant filming would have to begin in sixteen weeks: production was green lit, using Goldsman's script and the outline.^ Considering that the film was co-written by Akiva Goldsman who also wrote I, Robot, I knew this version would stray from the source material just as I, Robot did.
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^ The script, acting, special effects - whatever - have NOTHING to do with it, so in a way, those things do not matter except as elements to use in marketing the film.

^ For instance, in the first picture, he had never used a boom before, and I had a boom shot in (the script), so he used a boom in HOUSE OF USHER. I don't think any of the Poe films are first-rate.

[19] Elements from Protosevich's script were introduced, while the crew consulted with experts on infectious diseases and solitary confinement.[21] .Rewrites continued throughout filming, because of Smith's improvisational skills and Lawrence's preference to keep various scenes silent.^ The first indoor sequence when his dog runs off is one of the scariest scenes in a film in a long time, and Smiths portrayal of paralysing fear is truly convincing.
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^ Will Smiths' acting skills which he premoted brilliantly in this film, probally his best so far) .
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^ Not just for a better ending, but because it keeps the rest of the film together within itself.
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[19] .The director had watched Jane Campion’s film The Piano with a low volume so as to not disturb his newborn son, and realized that silence could be very effective cinema.^ Obviously, you shouldn’t watch this if you haven’t seen the film and/or are worried about spoilers, but if you weren’t happy with the film as released, you really should check this out .
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^ Whilst I agree it's nothing to rave about and could have been done better, does it really affect the film that much?
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^ The film doesn't really delve into the historical coincidence of the silencing of the Douglas case and MGM's embrace of the Production Code at nearly precisely the same historical moment.
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[22]

Casting

.Will Smith signed on to play Robert Neville in April 2006.[23] He said he took on I Am Legend because he felt it could be like "Gladiator [or] Forrest Gump—these are movies with wonderful, audience-pleasing elements but also uncompromised artistic value.^ All in all, I liked the movie…but it could have been better.
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^ In the movie ending, he could be considered a legend.
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^ We could keep watching these movies on and on.

[This] always felt like it had those possibilities to me."[21] .The actor found Neville to be his toughest acting challenge since portraying Muhammad Ali in Ali (2001).^ Keeping Neville alive somehow couldve set up a part 2 or something, since they messed up the 3rd act.
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.He said that "when you're on your own, it is kind of hard to find conflict."^ You go your own way.
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^ You should “review” some disney movies, they’re a little bit more your speed I think.
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^ You’re trying way too hard chief.
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.The film's dark tone and exploration of whether Neville has gone insane during his isolation meant Smith had to restrain himself from falling into a humorous routine during takes.^ This film does not fall into that category.
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^ I would have ended it with Neville taking out the darkseekers with the grenade, leaving it to the audience’s imagination whether or not Anna escapes and finds other survivors.
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^ The original ending makes Smith's character into a suicidal idiot who kills himself for no good reason.
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[24] To prepare for his role, Smith visited the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Georgia. .He also met with a person who had been in solitary confinement and a former prisoner of war.^ In order to prepare for that, we sat with former POWs and we sat with people who had been in solitary confinement.
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[25] .Smith compared Neville to Job, who lost his children, livelihood and health.^ Will Smith was fine as Robert Neville, the scientist soldier who is immune to the virus that have plagued the whole world.
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^ Will Smith did a superb job as Robert Neville.
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^ Much like Tom Hanks' version of Forrest Gump, who was much more likeable in the film verses the movie, Will Smith gave a kindler, gentler Neville.
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.Like the Book of Job, I Am Legend studies the questions, "Can he find a reason to continue?^ How disappointing - like you said, the twist at the end of “I Am Legend” is what really made the book so fantastic.
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^ Mr Coelho`s books gives me inspiration to find my own legend.
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^ I did not read the book, which is probably one of the main reasons why I liked the theatrical ending better, but all in all, the theatrical ending was WAYYYY better.
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Can he find the hope or desire to excel and advance in life? .Or does the death of everything around him create imminent death for himself?"^ In the book, one of them gives him the chance to kill himself before he is tortured to death for the murders he's committed.
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^ Like the teaser poster, it’s main goal is to graphically explain to the viewer that he is very much alone in the world and does that by dwarfing him compared to the city around him.
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^ I loved the thought of him facing up to everything not just the death of the mutants but the way things were too.
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[16] .He also cited an influence in Tom Hanks' performance in Cast Away (2000).^ For them, Neville’s interaction with mannequins recalls Tom Hanks’ performance as Noland in Cast Away (2000) when he paints a face on a volleyball and talks to it to stave off loneliness.
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^ While Tom Hanks struggles to keep his sanity by talking to a volleyball in "Cast Away," Neville (Will Smith) maintains his sanity through his companionship with Sam, his dog, and through other methods with varying success.

^ Tom Hanks spent 2 hours talking to a volleyball and got nominated and I think Wills performance is on par with that.
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[21]
.Abbey and Kona, both three-year-old German Shepherd dogs, played Neville's dog Sam.^ Is any of it more than three years old?
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^ If Robert Neville and Sam were in fact only a food source why had the mutants set the dog mutants on them, when they could have had them for breakfast?
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^ You all thought he was stupid by just going up and not realizing it was a trap, but he's going mad, people, he has been alone, except for his dog, for three years.
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[26] .The rest of the supporting cast consists of Salli Richardson as Zoe, Robert's wife,[27] and Alice Braga as a survivor named Anna.^ When Neville produces a vaccine, he sacrifices himself so that two other recently discovered survivors, Anna (Alice Braga) and a young boy named Ethan (Charlie Tahan), can escape with it to a survivor’s colony in Bethel, Vermont.
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^ It makes the movie infinitely sadder, but that is balanced by Alice Braga's character (forgive me, I forget her name) reaching the human outpost and delivering the serum.
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^ Robert prays with his wife and child in a touching flashback, and in the end, the survivors of the ‘plague’ are living in a complex that features a large, white, steepled church in the center.
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[27] .Willow Smith, Will Smith's daughter, makes her film debut as Marley, Neville's daughter.^ It's more than just COINCIDENCE that that Will Smith's character is named Robert "Bob" Neville and Marley's real name is Robert "Bob" Nesta Marley.
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^ Will Smith's portrayal of Col. Robert Neville was much more dynamic and well-rounded than one might expect for a sci-fi/action film.

^ Despite some setbacks with the MPAA and differences in opinion over storylines "Autopsy," makes a North American debut at the "After Dark Films," film festival in 2009.

[28] Emma Thompson has an uncredited role as Dr. Alice Krippin, who appears on television explaining her vaccine for cancer that mutates into the virus.[29] .Singer Mike Patton provided the guttural screams of the infected "hemocytes," and Dash Mihok provided the character animation for the "alpha male" infected.^ The final showdown with Dash Mihok's alpha male character was a sham, as was the terrible monologue at the end by Hannah.
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^ (I can imagine that to other Infected, the Alpha Male would be analogous to a Gabriel Van Helsing - the vampire hunter :P).
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^ When the Alpha Male comes into the light to scream at Neville, he thinks they have lost all rationality, but he was really angry that his “mate” had been captured.
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.There were several filler characters with uncredited roles in old news broadcasts and flashbacks, such as the unnamed President's voice, and the cast of The Today Show.^ Briefly introducing some new characters in the form of several disbelieving psychology students "Boogeyman 3," provides several scares and laughs before dispatching most of the main characters.

^ Features: An Original Cast of Characters – The Jericho Squad consists of several team members, each with their own special weapons and paranormal powers: Capt.
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^ Even though McCarthy could have done more with the idea of creating a new culture by burying the old, it succeeds by truly exploring the characters.
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Filming

A below view of a large suspension bridge over a river connecting to an area covered with tall buildings. Another bridge and other buildings can be seen in the background.
The Brooklyn Bridge served as a location in I Am Legend, at which there was a $5 million scene filmed, the most expensive scene to date in New York City.
.Akiva Goldsman decided to move the story from Los Angeles to New York City to take advantage of locations that would more easily show emptiness.^ I was more scared of empty New York City than the zombies.
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^ New York City NY USA location .
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^ I am a survivor living in New York City.
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[7] .Goldsman explained, "L.A. looks empty at three o'clock in the afternoon, [but] New York is never empty .^ I have never been to New York but i have heard of tunnels!
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^ The redemption of mankind, Will Smith's faith, and hope do not fit this motiff, because mankind is not redeemed, Will Smith is plunged into despair, and hope is never restored in New York.
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^ Supposed to be a scene at St patricks Cathedral and scenes of Robert Anna and Ethan walking around the city in numerous places which looked really symbolic specially in the empty New york and the cathedral was really spooky.
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. . it was a much more interesting way of showing the windswept emptiness of the world."[24] Warner Bros. initially rejected this idea because of the logistics,[19] but .Francis Lawrence was determined to shoot on location, to give the film a natural feel that would benefit from not shooting on soundstages.^ The opening segments give the impression that we are going to see a masterpiece here, but the second half of the film never matches the first half and it feels very rushed.
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^ If you don't give a rat's ass would you really pay money to sit through 4 1/2 hours of film?

^ The film’s “anamorphic advertising” weaves its consuming public into this fantasy world to naturalize neoliberalism as if to say, “the world as we know it will never end, and we will always feel fine.” .
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Lawrence went to the city with a camcorder, and filmed areas filled with crowds. .Then, a special effects test was conducted to remove all those people.^ The special effects are so easily done with all these digital operations that they go crazy, and they forget that they're telling a story about people.

^ As in he redeems himself by stopping all the killing of those innocent people.
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^ The realization really hits home when he looks up at his photos of all the test subjects and realizes he killed all these "people" to find the cure.
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.The test had a powerful effect on studio executives.^ That may be, but test audiences and focus groups and the desires of studio executives regarding a movie's ending are a different issue entirely.
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[22] .Michael Tadross convinced authorities to close busy areas such as the Grand Central Terminal viaduct, several blocks of Fifth Avenue and Washington Square Park.^ Then you are, like, "why doesn't he just park the car, walk a block, and shoot one of the many deer that are just standing around Time's Square?"
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^ We shut down six blocks of Fifth Avenue on a Monday morning.
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^ And he hangs out in my neck of the woods - Times Square, Washington Square Park - so I know those streets and avenues intimately.
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[19] The film was shot primarily in the anamorphic format, with flashback scenes shot in Super 35.[30]
.Filming began on September 23, 2006.[31] The Marcy Avenue Armory in Williamsburg was used for the interior of Neville's home,[24] while Greenwich Village was used for the exterior.^ New York City would be in worse condition due to water and fire damage, and Neville would run into problems with powering his home that the film glosses over.
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^ Sep 22nd, 2006 01:24:23 PM .
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^ The late, great Japanese film director Akira Kurosawa (March 23, 1910 – September 6, 1998) is one of the greatest and most influential film directors in cinema history.

[16] Other locations include the Tribeca section of Lower Manhattan, the aircraft carrier Intrepid, the Kingsbridge Armory in the Bronx and St. Patrick's Cathedral.[7] .Weeds were imported from Florida and were strewn across locations to make the city look like it had overgrown with them.^ Link cause that one sucks he looks like he is half dead, the world loves Zelda so please make a good movie sorry and awesome movie of it.
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^ Before I stop writing I wonder what the the king bulbin and king bulbo will look like and last but not least my favorite enemy the legendary DARKNUT. Makes u wonder huh?
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^ Sure, but then it makes neivel look like the asshole and infact all those damn "vampires" killed off everyone else….
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[19] The closure of major streets was controversial with New Yorkers. .Will Smith said, "I don't think anyone's going to be able to do that in New York again any time soon.^ I think that’s a bit of a distance from New York.
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^ I don't think he was invited but I'm not going to rub it in.
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^ The redemption of mankind, Will Smith's faith, and hope do not fit this motiff, because mankind is not redeemed, Will Smith is plunged into despair, and hope is never restored in New York.
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People were not happy. .That's the most middle fingers I've ever gotten in my career."^ Just getting him to the starting line was probably the most difficult thing I've ever done in my career."

^ Number 3 on the list is actually true, I’ve seen them in my high school, and before even in my middle school.
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^ I honor the filmmaker for the brutal honesty of the whole endeavor -- the scene on the airplane is one of the most incredible depictions of the humiliations of elder care that I've ever seen.
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[16]
.A bridge scene was filmed for six consecutive nights in January on the Brooklyn Bridge to serve as a flashback scene in which New York's citizens evacuate the city.^ I am a survivor living in New York City.
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^ Somehow immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City and maybe the world.
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^ A military scientist, Neville lives all alone in a desolate New York City where wild animals roam freely on the streets.

.Shooting the scene consumed $5 million of the film's reported $150 million budget, which was likely the most expensive shot in the city to date.^ The Bonus disc has ‘an alternate theatrical cut of the film’ (the alternate ending, most likely) .
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^ The Misses: (1) The most glaring problem with this film, in my view, is the CGI effects for the vampire-like survivors of the plague.
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^ It sounds like, from reading reviews that the look of the film is full of dark tones with some great exterior shots.

The scene, which had to meet requirements from fourteen government agencies, involved 250 crew members and 1,000 extras, including 160 National Guard members.[32][33] .Also present were several Humvees, three Stryker armored vehicles, a 110-foot (34 m) cutter, a 41-foot (12 m) utility boat, and two 25-foot (7.6 m) Response Boat Small craft, as well as other vehicles including taxis, police cars, fire trucks, and ambulances.^ As well, several subliminal messages including the ability of science to open a portal to the underworld are part of the film.

^ There are several rows of bright automobiles, sports cars, jeeps, a few pick-up trucks, a single armored car.
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^ All other vehicles used are Ford as well.
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[34] Filming concluded on March 31, 2007.[31]
.Reshoots were conducted around November 2007. Lawrence noted, "We weren't seeing fully rendered shots until about a month ago.^ C.A. Clark about 1 month ago .
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^ Josh Tucker about 1 month ago .
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^ I've been so anxious to see this movie but i waited until i could find out about the fate of the dog.
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.The movie starts to take on a whole other life.^ When the movie started I was excited to see a new take on the genre, which usually follows an average person during the zombie/monster take-over.
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^ This one takes the movie to a whole new level.
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^ Second Life, iPhones and other tools are all used to lend the movie’s brand an instant association in the audience’s mind with being on the forefront of technology.
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.It's not until later that you can judge a movie as a whole and go, 'Huh, maybe we should shoot this little piece in the middle, or tweak this a little bit.'^ Maybe I should go read the book?
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^ Keep going until you die?
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^ Maybe you should just write to her.
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.It just so happened that our re-shoots revolved around the end of the movie."^ This ending sucked just like the movie….
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^ The end of the movie just wasn’t enough.
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^ Then you are, like, "why doesn't he just park the car, walk a block, and shoot one of the many deer that are just standing around Time's Square?"
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[35]

Effects

.A week into filming, Francis Lawrence felt the infected (referred to as "Dark Seekers" or "hemocytes" in the script), who were being portrayed by actors wearing prosthetics, were not convincing.^ He is surrounded by "the Infected"-victims of the plague who have mutated into carnivorous beings who can only exist in the dark and who will devour or infect anyone or anything in their path.
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^ Instead of utilizing live actors to portray the primary enemies of the film, director Francis Lawrence opted to make the Dark Seekers as CG figures, deeming the real actors as appearing too unconvincing.

^ Those who have survived are transformed into vicious, feral killing machines called Dark Seekers, as they are physically adverse to sunlight.

.His decision to use computer-generated imagery (CGI) resulted in an increased budget and extended post-production, although the end results were not always well-received.^ But in this alternate ending, they use the butterfly-aspect in a more believable way (well, "believable" within the consideration that this is a movie about a post-apocaliptic vampire society… ha!
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^ WB would have gotten better results at the box office if they had used this ending instead.
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^ I can't understand the decision to put this ending on the shelf and used the original.
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[36][37] .The concept behind the infected was that their adrenal glands were open all of the time and Lawrence explained, "They needed to have an abandon in their performance that you just can’t get out of people in the middle of the night when they’re barefoot.^ NEVILLE So that's where they were all the time, .
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^ Just them breathing out, as if they were all one.
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^ Or do you all just agree that you're in it together?
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.And their metabolisms are really spiked, so they’re constantly hyperventilating, which you can’t really get actors to do for a long time or they pass out."^ You know, they're schemers.

^ If you're longing for real war, then Star Defender 4 is for you!
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^ Hopefully you all had a chance to check out the Chlotrudis Society's picks for the 100 Funniest Films of All Time that was published earlier this week.
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[19] .The actors remained on set to provide motion capture.^ Norton and Roth also provided the motion capture work for their characters.

[24] ."The film's producers and sound people wanted the creatures in the movie to sound somewhat human, but not the standard," so Mike Patton, lead singer of Faith No More, was engaged to provide the screams and howls of the infected.^ In the movie they were infected humans who mutated.
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^ I understand that giving these characteristics to, at least one of, the zombies gave the movie a more intimate understanding to the movie, but it just screams inconsistency.
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^ Moving on: Aside from one well-crafted (though oddly Blair Witch -like) foray into a hive of darkseekers, the otherwise barely scary baddies have just one thing going for them — former Faith No More frontman Mike Patton’s vocals.
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[38]
.In addition, CGI was used for the lions and deer in the film, and to erase pedestrians in shots of New York.^ Director Francis Lawrence’s extraordinary, computer-generated images of a decaying New York City reveal weeds growing through the cracks of familiar streets that are also overrun by deer and prowled by lions.
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^ Plus we'll catch it in on serving during the New York Film Festival hopefully.

^ One of several interesting additions to the film is the use of shadowy lighting and especially the lack of any lighting to immerse the viewer into an increasingly darker cinemascape.

Workers visible in windows, spectators and moving cars in the distance were all removed. .In his vision of an empty New York, Lawrence cited John Ford as his influence: "We didn't want to make an apocalyptic movie where the landscape felt apocalyptic.^ A roaring red car streaks down an empty street interrupting the tranquility of the post-apocalyptic landscape.
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^ I haven’t read the book either so I didn’t have any preconceptions, but I watched this movie and felt like the director spent too much time watching The Omega man.
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^ However, the CG zombies was near sacrilege, and other flaws cited above make this movie a single-viewing only for me.
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.A lot of the movie takes place on a beautiful day.^ A lot of drama takes place in the house.
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^ I'll take the book over both endings any day, honestly the book kicked the movies ass.
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^ They could have just called the movie independence day 2 and explained that the virus was the alien's last attempt at destroying us and saved themselves a lot of money.
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.There's something magical about the empty city as opposed to dark and scary that was the ideal that the cast and crew wanted."^ Which makes a bit of sense because there's something cynical about releasing this iteration of the Bootleg series in three different packaging and pricing variations .

^ SLI: Is there anything you want known about this for the article?
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^ I also wanted more development about his sense of personal responsibility for what happened (We saw the magazine cover, but I felt there was more to the story as to why he repeatedly said “I can fix this”?
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[21]

Release

I Am Legend was originally slated for a November 21, 2007 release in the United States and Canada,[39] but was delayed to December 14, 2007.[40] The film opened on December 26, 2007 in the United Kingdom,[41] and the Republic of Ireland having been originally scheduled for January 4, 2008.[24]
.In December 2007, China banned the release of American films in the country,[42] which is believed to have delayed the release of I Am Legend.^ The theatrical ending leaves Neville intact as a believable, sympathetic hero who in confronting the demise he has sough to delay throughout, finds release and grants hope.
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^ Release Date: October 17, 2007 (Screamfest Film Festival).

^ Yes No Stan-Lee December 19, 2007 at 2:43 pm For me the film seemed to have been cut short.
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Will Smith spoke to the chairman of China Film Group about securing a release date, later explaining, "We struggled very, very hard to try to get it to work out, but there are only a certain amount of foreign films that are allowed in."[25]

Marketing

.A tie-in comic from DC Comics and Vertigo Comics has been created, I Am Legend: Awakening.^ Also on the site is a preview of “Awakening,” the tie-in series of short comic stories that tell the story of the world as it awakes (natch) to the threat of the virus.
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^ COMIC LEGEND : John Byrne had a promo in DC's History of the DC Universe Portfolio for what would be known as Next Men.
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[43] .The project draws upon collaboration from Bill Sienkiewicz, screenwriter Mark Protosevich, and author Orson Scott Card.^ I hope screenwriters Akiva Goldsman and Mark Protosevich both opt for early retirement, because they fucked up what could have been a good adaptations with this drivel.
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.The son of the original book's author, Richard Christian Matheson, also collaborated on the project.^ In the end, I AM LEGEND was, as described very early on, a combination between the original novel and OMEGA MAN (a film with Charleton Heston that scared this little kid quite badly) from 1971; another adaptation of author Richard Matheson's novel.

^ Comments from non-viewers …I have read the original book by Richard Matheson… What the reviewer said about the film lacking the chess scene from “Omega Man,” that is because that never happened in the book.
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^ Richard Matheson's 1954 "I Am Legend" is my favorite of all books.
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The project will advance from the comic to an online format in which animated featurettes (created by the team from Broken Saints) will be shown on the official website.[44]
.In October 2007, Warner Bros.^ Post Published: 13 December 2007 Author: Chris Found in section: Movie Marketing Madness , Warner Bros.
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.Pictures in conjunction with the Electric Sheep Company launched the online multiplayer game I Am Legend: Survival in the virtual world Second Life.^ I recently had the good fortune to be given a tour of the I Am Legend Survival game by ESC members Cory Edo and NeoBokrug Elytis.
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^ An execution within the virtual world of Second Life, the Survival Game allowed people to enter the game’s playing area and take on the role of either a survivor or a Dark Seeker, the ghoulish bad guys.
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^ A very nice effort that was just as interactive in the real world as the Survival Game was in the virtual one.
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.The game is the largest launched in the virtual world in support of a film release, permitting people to play against each other as the infected or the uninfected across a replicated 60 acres (240,000 m2) of New York City.^ I am a survivor living in New York City.
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^ Somehow immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City and maybe the world.
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^ Will Smith is the last human being in New York, and maybe the world, who is also a military geneticist (what great luck) who works tirelessly to not only survive in this new nightmare world, but also struggles to find a cure for the rest of those who are infected.
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[45] The studio also hired the ad agency Crew Creative to develop a website that would be specifically viewable on the iPhone.[46]

Box office

.I Am Legend grossed $77,211,321 on its opening weekend in 3,606 theaters, averaging $21,412 per venue, and placing it at the top of the box office.^ The U.S. Box office was a disgrace yet again this weekend.

^ The prestige release of Kit Kittredge: An American Girl went smashingly as it topped the per theater chart with an outstanding average of $44,059, which bodes very well for its expansion on Friday.

^ She started it herself last month when her big-screen debut broke box-office records in its opening wee...

.This set a record for highest grossing opening for a film for the month of December.^ She started it herself last month when her big-screen debut broke box-office records in its opening wee...

^ For a film that reportedly cost $150 to make it has grossed a disappointing $228 after a month at the box-office.
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^ She started it herself last month when her big-screen debut broke box-office records in its opening weekend.

[47] .As of May 11, 2008, the film has grossed $256,393,010 in North America and $584,015,483 worldwide.^ Andrew on May 11, 2008 .
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^ Jennifer on May 11, 2008 .
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^ May 11, 2008 .
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[1] .The film was the 6th highest grossing movie of 2007 in North America, and as of July 2009 stands among the top 50 all-time highest grossing films both domestically and worldwide.^ Labels: 2007 , movies , top 10s .
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^ Hopefully you all had a chance to check out the Chlotrudis Society's picks for the 100 Funniest Films of All Time that was published earlier this week.
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^ In fact, one of these free sites advertises the 2007 movie but shows the Price film instead.
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[1]

DVD release

.The film was released on DVD on March 18, 2008 in two editions: a one-disc release, including the movie with four animated comics ("Death As a Gift," "Isolation," "Sacrificing the Few for the Many," and "Shelter"), and other DVD-ROM features; and a two-disc special edition that includes all these extras, an alternative theatrical version of the movie with an alternate ending,[48] and a digital copy of the film.^ I only got the one disc version so I had the theatrical version with the original ending.
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^ The Bonus disc has ‘an alternate theatrical cut of the film’ (the alternate ending, most likely) .
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^ The interesting aspect is that they are releasing a two disc special edition, only available in Blu-ray or HD DVD; that includes the original theatrical release as well an alternative theatrical version with a controversial ending.
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[49] .On the high-definition end, the movie has been released on the Blu-ray Disc format and HD DVD format along with the DVD release; with the HD-DVD version being released later on April 8, 2008.[50] Both HD releases include all the features available in the two-disc DVD edition.^ WAS I WRONG! THIS is definitely the ending the movie deserved.
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^ This definitely is the ending the movie deserved.
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^ The interesting aspect is that they are releasing a two disc special edition, only available in Blu-ray or HD DVD; that includes the original theatrical release as well an alternative theatrical version with a controversial ending.
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[50] The film also received a three-disk Ultimate Collector's Edition was released on December 9, 2008.[51]
.The film has sold 7.04 million DVDs and earned $126.2 million in revenue, making it the sixth best-selling DVD of 2008.[52] However, Warner Bros was reportedly "a little disappointed" with the film's performance on the DVD market.^ I am however, a little disappointed that it didn’t make the top 3 in the Christmas Competition.
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^ However, this weekend, Warner Bros .

^ The earnings so far have been largely in overseas markets but the film also had the largest opening weekend of any musical in U.S. history (well, just barely beating out "Hairspray" ) .

[53]

Critical reception and awards

Reviews were mostly favorable.[54] .The consensus among favorable reviews was that Will Smith's performance overcame questionable special effects.^ I gotta say I dissagree with this review,I think 6.5 is way to low,this was a great film(despite its drop off ending).Will Smith played his character perfectly.There was great acting,great story,great special effects.Whats not to like.
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[55] A. O. Scott wrote that Will Smith gave a "graceful and effortless performance" and also noted the "third-act collapse". He felt that the movie "does ponder some pretty deep questions about the collapse and persistence of human civilization".[56] Dana Stevens of Slate wrote that the movie lost its way around the hour mark, noting that "the Infected just aren't that scary."[29] NPR critic Bob Mondello noted the film's subtext concerning global terrorism and that this aspect made the film fit in perfectly with other, more direct cinematic explorations of the subject.[57] Richard Roeper gave the film a positive review on the television program At the Movies with Ebert & Roeper, commending Will Smith as being in "prime form," also saying there are "some amazing sequences" and that there was "a pretty heavy screenplay for an action film."[58] On the negative side, the film has been criticized for diverging from Matheson's novel, especially in its portrayal of a specifically Christian theme.[59] .Much of the negative criticism has concerned the film's third act,[36][37][60] some critics favoring the alternative ending in the DVD release.^ Yes the alternative end is much much better.
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^ It is the ending the film deserves, and if they release a version of the film on DVD with that ending.
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^ And how much better the alternative ending was.
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[48]
Popular Mechanics published an article on December 14, 2007[61] addressing some of the scientific issues raised by the film:
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  1. the rate of deterioration of urban structures, infrastructure, and survival of fauna and flora
  2. the plausibility of a retrovirus spreading out of control as depicted in the film.^ Overall, I rate the film an eight or nine out of ten.
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    .(The measles virus depicted in the film, however, is not a retrovirus, but is in fact a part of the Paramyxovirus family.^ In the film however, Nevile was a man who wanted nothing more to save the world from the pain and torment he and his family had to feel.
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    )
  3. the mechanics of the Brooklyn Bridge's destruction
.The magazine solicited reactions from Alan Weisman, author of The World Without Us, virologist W. Ian Lipkin, M.D., and Michel Bruneau, Ph.D., comparing their predictions with the film's depictions.^ No noise -- the world without us, without humans, is bone-chilingly quiet.
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^ Franceschi's Hilary seduces the film's "wicked" Leroy and, without condescension, Franceschi clues us in that Hilary's erotic rebellion against her Park Avenue privilege is complicated.
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.The article raised the most questions regarding the virus' mutation and the medical results, and pointed out that a suspension bridge like the Brooklyn Bridge would likely completely collapse rather than losing only its middle span.^ Both bridges span from Manhattan to Brooklyn.
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^ It just feels like a natural reaction to be weirded out at the complete silence up there.
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^ I would like to point out that this movie actually sucked a fat one.
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.Neville's method of producing power using gasoline-powered generators seemed the most credible: "This part of the tale is possible, if not entirely likely," Popular Mechanics editor Roy Berendsohn says.^ That also seems to be what most people liked least (or not at all) about the movie.
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^ I was prepared to wear the "updating" of the story, even the "making Neville part-responsible for the outbreak" angle which seemed a needless development at best- but to sanitise the ending is unforgivable.
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^ Basically, I say if any of you haven't seen this movie yet go rent it (because it is decent for the most part) but turn it off with 10 minutes to go.
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.I Am Legend earned four nominations for the Visual Effects Society Awards,[62] and was also nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble at the Screen Actors Guild Awards,[63] Outstanding Film and Actor at the Image Awards,[64] and Best Sound at the Satellite Awards.^ In 2006, he wrote the score the well-nominated and awarded film VOLVER and was nominated for an Academy Award for his score for THE CONSTANT GARDENER in 2005.

^ Winner of the 2006 Boston Jewish FIlm Festival Audience Award for Best Documentary Film, this fascinating documentary is back at the MFA by popular demand for a 5-screening run, beginning Thursday, January 24 at 1:30pm.
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^ TDK is already getting serious Oscar buzz for Best Film as well as best supporting actor for Heath Ledger.

.In June 2008, Will Smith won a Saturn Award for Best Actor.^ Wall-E is certainly the film to beat in the 2008 Best Animation Feature category come awards season.

^ The Christoper Nolan -directed crime saga won for Best picture, Director, Adapted Screenplay, Supporting actor ( Heath Ledger naturally), and Score.

^ While Sundance 2008 is just getting underway, the film that won the festival's best special dramatic award last year, Teeth , is just making its way to theathers this month.

[65] .Will Smith also won the MTV Movie Awards for Best Male Performance.^ Will Smith performed very well, the best I’ve ever seen from him.
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^ Reply Devon says: May 27, 2008 at 6:22 pm I Am Legend Spoof called I AM LITTLE – MTV Movie Award nominated spoof has Will Smith as a 3-foot dwarf!!
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^ Side thought: Why wasn't Will Smith nominated for Best Actor for his performance as Neville?
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[66]

Differences from the novel

.The movie follows the plot of the novel very loosely.^ Written half a century ago; still very affecting; and the wellspring for a host of images and themes that have been used heavily in novels and movies ever since.
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^ As much as I disliked the fact that the movie followed a very formulaic pattern, one cannot completely switch modes of a movie in the last 10 minutes.
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.Many have pointed out that the only similarities between the novel and the film are the title, the main character's name, and the fact that he is isolated in a city full of monsters.^ Lastly, note to the two film titles seem to be just a formality at this point.

^ I also didn't like the fact that Smith's character flat-out denied the existence of God.
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^ Character background, development of story, and a plot are necessary to give a film an entertaining quality, none of characteristics can be found in "While She Was Out," or any scares.

There are quite a few noticeable differences:
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  • The main character in the novel is not black.
  • In the book, Neville is a relatively uneducated man, as opposed to Will Smith's portrayal of a certified virologist.^ At the end of the book, you learn that the main character has become legend among the vampires he’s been killing; he’s become the monster to their society – the expected roles have been turned on their heads.
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    ^ The main character first appears as a man that forsakes God and egotistically insists that it is up to him to find a cure for the plaque.
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    ^ I am reading a book right now about a man who went to China with his cousin to find him a black market kidney.
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    .He is also an alcoholic, who drinks for hours during the night when he is constantly taunted by gatherings of vampires outside his house, including women who try to sexually entice him.
  • Neville does not focus on finding a cure in the book-it becomes more of a way to pass time.^ The movie shows him as more of trying to find a cure.
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    ^ Neville flinched when the other Vampire creatures tried to spook him.
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    ^ ZACHARY I got more time than he does.
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    .He dedicates himself to killing vampires living close to him, and staying alive as long as he can.
  • In the movie, Neville needs to get home before dark so that he can "lock-down" the heavily fortified house to safely survive the night, and also so that the vampires don't follow him and discover where he lives.^ He has told them before that he can bring Neville down.
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    ^ As for the movie, they could have easily incorporated the vampire/infected becoming the regular race, Neville giving the girl vampire/infected back.
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    ^ He started reading the beginning of the book before seeing the movie, and it wasn't long before he took it back to the library.
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    .In the novel, the vampires know where Neville lives, but can't come too close to his house because of his effective use of garlic, rather than military fortifications.
  • There are no pure-human survivors besides Neville.^ NEVILLE There's no time now.
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    ^ There’s no reason vampires can’t be intelligent.
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    ^ In the novel the vampires took Neville to be executed.
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    .The book describes a group of people infected with the virus, but slowing its effects using a combination of medication and blood.
  • In the novel, Anna is actually a woman named Ruth, a survivor who is infected with the virus.^ And the virus-infected people being symbolic of us (who were once in the darkness) of “sin,” twisting and mutating our desires.
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    ^ In the book there are actually two types of zombies and the lead charachter is captured and executed by one group because he has killed so many of them.
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    ^ 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.
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    .She is sent to spy on Neville by others like herself.
  • The novel takes place in Los Angeles, whilst the film takes place in New York City.
  • The meaning of the title is changed dramatically in the film.^ It completely changes the meaning of the fucking title.
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    ^ Was Neville in the book ever able to change his situation like that?
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    ^ Starting today, the film will open in New York City and Los Angeles, opening wider in the following weeks.

    .While the film presents it as Neville becoming a legend, a potentially religious figure among the remaining humans for sacrificing his life to allow Anna to escape with the cure, the novel has a much darker meaning.^ Robert Neville dedicated his life to the discovery of a cure, and the restoration of humanity.
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    ^ In Legend , when Neville gives his life to restore humanity, he becomes the source of salvation.
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    ^ I prefer the old ending in which Smith sacrifice himself for Anna and her son and for the cure which really makes him The Legend.
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    .He is captured at the end of the novel, realizing that he truly is the last man on Earth.^ The last man on earth is not alone.
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    ^ Last man on earth and omega man, both had the same ending.
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    ^ The last man on earth is not alone.” .
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    .The vampires, who have become quite intelligent, have formed their own society and are getting ready to execute Neville.^ In the novel the vampires took Neville to be executed.
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    ^ As for the movie, they could have easily incorporated the vampire/infected becoming the regular race, Neville giving the girl vampire/infected back.
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    ^ The intelligent (book) vampires might have been capable of such an act; allowing Neville to live in return for one their own back.
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    .'I am legend' refers to the fear that the vampires have of the vampire-hunting Neville.^ In the book, Neville is a legend in the vampire world.
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    ^ Her brief outro completely ruins the darkly clever play of the book’s original plot — that Neville is a legend, hated and feared, among the vampiric society as a vampire killer, as vampires were once a legend in human folklore.
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    ^ The idea of Neville being a legend to the vampires is dramatic enough in itself.
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    .Neville, by killing off so many of them, had become a legend among their race, much like Dracula is to humans.
  • Neville never actually owns a dog.^ I like the fact that Neville dies and becomes a legend for all of humanity in the future.
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    ^ At the end of the book, you learn that the main character has become legend among the vampires he’s been killing; he’s become the monster to their society – the expected roles have been turned on their heads.
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    ^ As for the movie, they could have easily incorporated the vampire/infected becoming the regular race, Neville giving the girl vampire/infected back.
    • Must Watch: I Am Legend's Original Ending - This is Amazing « FirstShowing.net 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    In the novel, he finds a stray, and takes weeks to convince it that he is harmless. .The dog dies soon after Neville finally brings it into his home.
  • In the film, the vampirism is caused by a mutated virus, whilst in the novel, it is a bacterium.
  • In the film, the monsters are all pretty much the same; primitive, unintelligent, and monstrous.^ And in that way, Neville in the novel is just a monster, as far as the vampires are concerned.
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    ^ I guess it’s pretty much the same.
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    ^ It all pretty much reads like this: .
    • Book Vs. Film Special Mega Bonus Edition: I Am Legend | Books | Book vs. Film | The A.V. Club 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.avclub.com [Source type: General]

    .The novel presents two different kinds.^ I love a movie that can present a complex problem and show two sides – this is the kind of ending that has you thinking about it for days and weeks afterwords.
    • I Am Legend alternate ending | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC blogs.discovermagazine.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .There are the ones who are truly dead, only moving because of the bacteria that controls their corpses.^ I the only one who found this resemblance?
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    ^ The teen's uncle or somesuch is an attorney, the only one in town who'd be willing to defend a black man accused of killing a white man.
    • StinkyLulu: January 2008 17 September 2009 9:16 UTC www.stinkylulu.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Am I the only one who thinks that the theater version sounds like a scientology liberation plan for the world?
    • Must Watch: I Am Legend's Original Ending - This is Amazing « FirstShowing.net 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Then there are the live humans who got the bacteria into their blood (dust-storms were largely attributed to the spread of the bacteria), and are primitive but still have intelligence to a certain degree.^ The people who are already living there?
    • Must Watch: I Am Legend's Original Ending - This is Amazing « FirstShowing.net 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The Dark Seekers are a fraction of the humans who have been infected by the virus who lived but were mutated into bloodthirsty bad CGI effects with an aversion to ultraviolet radiation that prevents them from venturing outside during daylight hours.
    • HTF DVD REVIEW: I Am Legend: Ultimate Collector's Edition - Home Theater Forum Community 17 September 2009 9:16 UTC www.hometheaterforum.com [Source type: General]

    ^ John Wayne living up to his caricatures but, even with him, Page's intelligence and clarity provides a palpably human anchor to the generalized genre absurdity.
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    However, the live ones will eventually die from the bacteria. .But even that changes in the novel when the bacteria mutates, and the live vampires can actually live with the bacteria.
  • In the book, Neville's wife and daughter die from the bacteria.^ His wife, daughter, and even his dog died.
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    ^ Was Neville in the book ever able to change his situation like that?
    • Must Watch: I Am Legend's Original Ending - This is Amazing « FirstShowing.net 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ In the book, Neville is a legend in the vampire world.
    • Must Watch: I Am Legend's Original Ending - This is Amazing « FirstShowing.net 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Later, his wife comes back in order to drink Neville's blood.^ As the youngsters climb back into truck, one, a little girl, comes to Neville who stands with Lisa.
    • I AM LEGEND By John William Corrington Revised: 7/18/70 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.dailyscript.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ They're light-sensitive and they drink blood, but they're also hairless, scrawny CGI creatures that have as much in common with the zombies of 28 Days Later as they do with vampires.
    • Book Vs. Film Special Mega Bonus Edition: I Am Legend | Books | Book vs. Film | The A.V. Club 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.avclub.com [Source type: General]

    ^ NEVILLE Wait...come back...wait...
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    [67]

Prequel

.Francis Lawrence confirmed that there will be a prequel and that Will Smith will be reprising his role.^ Interesting from wikipedia: Will Smith stars in the film directed by Francis Lawrence, released on December 14, 2007.
  • Must Watch: I Am Legend's Original Ending - This is Amazing « FirstShowing.net 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Neville , Francis Lawrence , Will Smith , Contagious and Infectious Diseases , Health and Fitness , Medical Treatments and Procedures Stumble ShareThis .
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.He stated that this movie would reveal what happens to Neville before the infected take over New York.^ As for the movie, they could have easily incorporated the vampire/infected becoming the regular race, Neville giving the girl vampire/infected back.
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^ Third, the existence of God is strongly questioned to the point of denial by Neville, but the end of the movie would lead one to believe that there is a God without explicitly saying so.
  • I Am Legend (2007) …review and/or viewer comments | Christian Spotlight™ on the Movies | ChristianAnswers.Net 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.christiananswers.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Neville states that, "Evil men (don't take) a day off so why should I?" All the while Neville relates his own story to Bob Marley's life.

.D. B. Weiss has been recruited to write the script, while Lawrence would direct "if we figure out the story". Smith stated the film would have Neville and his team going from New York City to Washington, D.C. and back again, as they made their last stand.^ I am a survivor living in New York City.
  • I Am Legend (2007) …review and/or viewer comments | Christian Spotlight™ on the Movies | ChristianAnswers.Net 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.christiananswers.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • "Children of Men" and "I Am Legend" text version 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.ejumpcut.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ WILL SMITH walks around the deserted NEW YORK CITY. .
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^ Actor: Will Smith Director: Francis Lawrence ( less ) Tags: action • i am legend • monsters • new york • sci-fi • trailer • virus • will smith Posted By: jcpov Videos: 2190 Articles: 94 More From User Act 4 .
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[68] The film will again explore the premise of what it's like to be alone, as Lawrence explained, "... the tough thing is, how do we do that again and in a different way?"[69]

Bibliography

  • I Am Legend, Richard Matheson, Tor Books; Reissue edition (October 30, 2007), ISBN 0765318741

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I Am Legend
File:I am legend
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Francis Lawrence
Produced by Akiva Goldsman
David Heyman
James Lassiter
Neal H. Moritz
Tracy Torme
Written by Screenplay:
Akiva Goldsman
Mark Protosevich
Novel:
Richard Matheson
Starring Will Smith
Music by James Newton Howard
Cinematography Andrew Lesnie
Editing by Wayne Wahrman
Studio Village Roadshow Pictures
Weed Road Pictures
Overbrook Entertainment
Heyday Films
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Release date(s) December 14, 2007
Running time Theatrical cut:
100 min.
Alternate cut:
105 min.
Country United States
Language English
Budget $150,000,000
Gross revenue $585,349,010[1]

I Am Legend is a 2007 science fiction film directed by Francis Lawrence and starring Will Smith. It is the third feature film adaptation of Richard Matheson's 1954 novel of the same name, following 1964's The Last Man on Earth and 1971's The Omega Man.[2] Smith plays virologist Robert Neville, who is immune to a vicious man-made virus originally created to cure cancer. He works to create a remedy while living in Manhattan in 2012, a city inhabited by violent victims of the virus. The film's plot is an example of a "Last Man on Earth" story.

Warner Bros. began developing I Am Legend in 1994, and various actors and directors were attached to the project, though production was delayed due to budgetary concerns related to the script. Production began in 2006 in New York City, filming mainly on location in the city, including a $5 million scene[3] at the Brooklyn Bridge, the most expensive scene ever filmed in the city at the time.

I Am Legend was released on December 14, 2007, in the United States, and opened to the largest ever box office (not counting for inflation) for a non-Christmas film released in the U.S. in December. The film was the seventh highest grossing film of 2007, earning $276 million domestically and $329 million internationally, for a total of $585 million.

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Plot

The film begins in the fall of 2009 on an interview talking about a cure for cancer with a 100% success rate. The cure is a genetically engineered version of the measles virus, called the Krippin Virus (named after the scientist (Emma Thompson) who created it).

In September 2012, U.S. Army virologist Lieutenant Colonel Robert Neville (Will Smith) is left as the last healthy human in New York City. The engineered virus mutated into a lethal strain that spread worldwide and killed 5.4 billion people (90% of humanity). Of the 600 million survivors, only 12 million people were naturally immune to the virus. The rest degenerated into bald, pale, aggressive beings referred to as "Darkseekers,"[4] who hunted down the immune humans as prey. The "Darkseekers" are so-called for hiding in buildings and dark places during the day due to a painful intolerance to UV radiation. The infected exhibit increased speed, agility, aggression, and strength. These abilities stem from an increased metabolic rate, which also consumes the infected with an overwhelming hunger which makes them resort to cannibalism. Despite their primal behavior, the Darkseekers seem to retain some basic problem-solving intelligence, animalistic cunning, and the capacity to organize themselves.

Neville, who lost his wife Zoe (Salli Richardson) and daughter Marley (Willow Smith) in a helicopter accident during the chaotic quarantine of Manhattan in December 2009, has a daily routine that includes experimentation on infected rats to find a cure for the virus and trips through an empty, decaying Manhattan to collect supplies from abandoned homes and hunt deer that have moved into the city. He also waits each day for a response to his continuous recorded AM radio broadcasts, which instruct any uninfected survivors to meet him at mid-day at the South Street Seaport. Neville's isolation is broken only by the companionship of his female German Shepherd Samantha ("Sam") and interaction with mannequins he has set up as patrons of a video store.

When one of his experiments on rats shows a promising treatment, Neville sets a snare trap and captures an infected woman, as an enraged Darkseeker, the alpha male of the pack, locks eyes with him. Back in his laboratory, located in the basement of his heavily fortified Washington Square Park home, Neville attempts to cure the infected woman without success.

The next day, after finding one of his mannequins was apparently moved to the front of Grand Central Terminal, he is caught in a trap and passes out. When Neville regains consciousness and manages to get free, it is dusk and he is attacked by a pack of infected dogs set on him by the alpha male. Although Neville and Sam manage to kill the dogs, one of them bites Sam. The dogs are immune to the virus when it is airborne but not when there is blood contact. Initially Neville brings Sam home and injects her with a strain of his serum, but when she shows signs of infection and tries to attack him, Neville is forced to euthanize her by strangulation.

The next night, overcome by grief and rage after burying Sam, Neville attacks a group of the infected with his car, intending to end his misery by killing as many as he can. Despite killing a large number of Darkseekers, they overwhelm Neville and nearly kill him before he is rescued by a pair of immune survivors, an adult woman named Anna (Alice Braga) and a young boy named Ethan (Charlie Tahan), who have heard his radio broadcasts. Anna and Ethan take the injured Neville back to his home, where Anna explains that they are making their way to a putative survivors' camp in Bethel, Vermont.

The next night, the alpha male leads a large group of infected Darkseekers in an attack on the house, having followed Anna and Neville back the night before. The Darkseekers begin by charging at the house. Neville tries to use strong UV light to push them back, but the infected easily tear through the lights and continue to charge. Neville then uses planted mines and manages to stave off the infected. At first it works, but there are more Darkseekers than Neville thought, and they start getting closer to Neville's home. Neville tries to find Anna and Ethan. Before he can, he faces off one-on-one against the alpha male, nearly losing before forcing him to fall back. Neville realizes that this was just to distract him as another Darkseeker got into the house and tore at the roof from the inside so that the other infected can gain entry. After saving Anna and Ethan they hear the infected climbing the house, so they retreat into the basement laboratory. They seal themselves in a room with the infected woman, where they discover that Neville's treatment is working: the subject has reverted to a more human form. Unfortunately, the infected break in and the alpha male begins to break through the plexiglass separating them. Discovering that the last treatment has been successful, Neville draws a vial of the infected woman's blood and gives it to Anna before shutting Anna and Ethan in the coal chute. He uses an M67 hand grenade to wipe out the attackers at the cost of his own life. Anna and Ethan escape to Vermont and locate the survivors' colony, where Anna hands over the cure. In a voice-over, Anna claims that the survivors are Neville's legacy, as his fight for a cure became legend.

Original alternate ending

Due to test audience dislike of the film's original ending, several scenes were significantly altered before the film's release, especially the stand-off between Neville and the infected in his laboratory. Visual effects supervisor Janek Sirrs recounts the original ending starting with the stand-off: "At that point, Neville's - and the audience's - assumptions about the nature of these creatures are shown to be incorrect. We see that they have actually retained some of their humanity. There is a very important moment between the alpha male and Neville. The alpha male slapped his hand on the glass and smeared it revealing a butterfly shaped imprint." Neville realizes that the alpha male is identifying the infected woman he was experimenting on by a butterfly tattoo, and that the alpha male wants her back. Demonstrating that he will cease fighting and return her, Neville is allowed to approach them, with the alpha male ordering the infected not to touch him. Neville brings the alpha female back to consciousness, still infected due to him having removed the cure, and the alpha male embraces her; Travis Schaub stated, "Then, when Neville finally turns the alpha female over to the alpha male, there is this little love moment between the two of them." Neville and the alpha male then exchange stares; Neville apologizes to them, which the alpha male acknowledges before the infected leave. He then looks at the photos of the infected he has experimented on and killed, and he realizes that he is the monster of their legends: the infected think of him as someone who hunts down and kills their people, making the ending closer to the original novel's. The original final shot follows Neville, Anna, and Ethan as they cross the remnants of the George Washington Bridge accompanied by a recording from Anna telling possible survivors that there is hope, and Neville knows the compounds of the cure, meaning he can recreate it and help humanity survive and rebuild, thus establishing his legend.[5]

Cast

Production

Development

The late 1990s brought a reemergence of the science fiction horror genre.[6] In 1995, Warner Bros. began developing the film project, having owned the rights to Richard Matheson's 1954 novel I Am Legend since 1970[7] and The Omega Man. Mark Protosevich was hired to write the script after the studio was impressed with his spec script of The Cell. Protosevich's first draft took place in the year 2000 in San Francisco, California, and contained many similarities with the finished film, though the Darkseekers (Called 'Hemocytes') were civilized to the point of the creatures in The Omega Man and Anna was a lone morphine addict; as well as the fact that there was a Hemocyte character named Christopher who joined forces with Neville. Warner Bros. immediately put the film on the fast track, attaching Neal H. Moritz as producer.[6]

Actors Tom Cruise, Michael Douglas,[8] and Mel Gibson[6] had been considered to star in the film,[8] using a script by Protosevich and with Ridley Scott as director; however, by June 1997 the studio's preference was for actor Arnold Schwarzenegger. In July, Scott and Schwarzenegger finalized negotiations,[9] with production slated to begin the coming September,[8] using Houston as a stand-in for the film's setting of Los Angeles.[10] Scott had Protosevich replaced by a screenwriter of his own choosing, John Logan, with whom he spent months of intensive work on a number of different drafts. The Scott/Logan version of I Am Legend was a bold, artistic mash of scifi action and psychological thriller, without dialogue in the first hour and with a sombre ending.[6] The creatures in Logan's Legend were similar to the Darkseekers of the finished film in their animalistic, barbaric nature. The studio, fearing its lack of commercial appeal and merchandising potential, began to worry about the liberties they had given Scott - then on a negative streak of box office disappointments - and urged the production team to reconsider the lack of action in the screenplay. After an "esoteric" draft by writer Neal Jimenez, Warner Bros. reassigned Protosevich to the project, reluctantly working with Scott again.[6]

In December 1997, the project was called into question when the projected budget escalated to $108 million due to media and shareholder scrutiny of the studio in financing a big-budget film.[11] Scott rewrote the script in an attempt to reduce the film's budget by $20 million,[12] but in March 1998, the studio canceled the project due to continued budgetary concerns,[13] and quite possibly to the box office disappointment of Scott's last three films, 1492: Conquest of Paradise, White Squall, and G.I. Jane.[6] Likewise, Schwarzenegger's recent films at the time (Eraser and Warner Bros. own Batman & Robin) underperformed, and the studio's latest experiences with big budget sci-fi movies Sphere and The Postman were negative as well.[6] In August 1998, director Rob Bowman was attached to the project,[14] with Protosevich hired to write a third all new draft, far more action-oriented than his previous versions,[6] but the director (who reportedly wished for Nicolas Cage to play the lead) moved on to direct Reign of Fire[15] and the project did not get off the ground.

In March 2002, Schwarzenegger became the producer of I Am Legend, commencing negotiations with Michael Bay to direct and Will Smith to star in the film.[16] Bay and Smith were attracted to the project based on a redraft that would reduce its budget.[17] However, the project was shelved due to Warner Bros. president, Alan F. Horn's dislike of the script.[18] In 2004, Akiva Goldsman was asked by head of production Jeff Robinov to produce the film.[19] In September 2005, director Francis Lawrence signed on to helm the project, with production slated to begin in 2006. Guillermo del Toro was originally approached to direct by Smith but turned it down in order to direct Hellboy II: The Golden Army.[20] Lawrence, whose film Constantine was produced by Goldsman, was fascinated by empty urban environments. He said, "Something's always really excited me about that... to have experienced that much loss, to be without people or any kind of social interaction for that long."[19]

Goldsman took on the project as he admired the second I Am Legend film adaptation, The Omega Man.[21] A rewrite was done to distance the project from the other zombie films inspired by the novel,[16] as well as from the recently released 28 Days Later.[21] A forty-page scene-by-scene outline of the film was developed by May 2006. When delays occurred on Will Smith's film Hancock, which was scheduled for 2007, it was proposed to switch the actor's films. This meant filming would have to begin in sixteen weeks: production was green lit, using Goldsman's script and the outline.[19] Elements from Protosevich's script were introduced, while the crew consulted with experts on infectious diseases and solitary confinement.[21] Rewrites continued throughout filming, because of Smith's improvisational skills and Lawrence's preference to keep various scenes silent.[19] The director had watched Jane Campion’s film The Piano with a low volume so as to not disturb his newborn son, and realized that silence could be very effective cinema.[22]

Casting

Will Smith signed on to play Robert Neville in April 2006.[23] He said he took on I Am Legend because he felt it could be like "Gladiator [or] Forrest Gump—these are movies with wonderful, audience-pleasing elements but also uncompromised artistic value. [This] always felt like it had those possibilities to me."[21] The actor found Neville to be his toughest acting challenge since portraying Muhammad Ali in Ali (2001). He said that "when you're on your own, it is kind of hard to find conflict." The film's dark tone and exploration of whether Neville has gone insane during his isolation meant Smith had to restrain himself from falling into a humorous routine during takes.[24] To prepare for his role, Smith visited the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Georgia. He also met with a person who had been in solitary confinement and a former prisoner of war.[25] Smith compared Neville to Job, who lost his children, livelihood, and health. Like the Book of Job, I Am Legend studies the questions, "Can he find a reason to continue? Can he find the hope or desire to excel and advance in life? Or does the death of everything around him create imminent death for himself?"[16] He also cited an influence in Tom Hanks' performance in Cast Away (2000).[21]

Abbey and Kona, both three-year-old German Shepherd dogs, played Neville's dog Sam.[26] The rest of the supporting cast consists of Salli Richardson as Zoe, Robert's wife,[27] and Alice Braga as a survivor named Anna.[27] Willow Smith, Will Smith's daughter, makes her film debut as Marley, Neville's daughter.[28] Emma Thompson has an uncredited role as Dr. Alice Krippin, who appears on television explaining her vaccine for cancer that mutates into the virus.[29] Singer Mike Patton provided the guttural screams of the infected "hemocytes," and Dash Mihok provided the character animation for the "alpha male" infected. There were several filler characters with uncredited roles in old news broadcasts and flashbacks, such as the unnamed President's voice, and the cast of The Today Show.

Filming

File:Brooklyn Bridge - New York
The Brooklyn Bridge, where a $5 million scene was filmed
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Marcy Avenue Armory

Akiva Goldsman decided to move the story from Los Angeles to New York City to take advantage of locations that would more easily show emptiness.[7] Goldsman explained, "L.A. looks empty at three o'clock in the afternoon, [but] New York is never empty . . . it was a much more interesting way of showing the windswept emptiness of the world."[24] Warner Bros. initially rejected this idea because of the logistics,[19] but Francis Lawrence was determined to shoot on location, to give the film a natural feel that would benefit from not shooting on soundstages. Lawrence went to the city with a camcorder, and filmed areas filled with crowds. Then, a special effects test was conducted to remove all those people. The test had a powerful effect on studio executives.[22] Michael Tadross convinced authorities to close busy areas such as the Grand Central Terminal viaduct, several blocks of Fifth Avenue and Washington Square Park.[19] The film was shot primarily in the anamorphic format, with flashback scenes shot in Super 35.[30]

Filming began on September 23, 2006.[31] The Marcy Avenue Armory in Williamsburg was used for the interior of Neville's home,[24] while Greenwich Village was used for the exterior.[16] Other locations include the Tribeca section of Lower Manhattan, the aircraft carrier Intrepid, the Kingsbridge Armory in the Bronx and St. Patrick's Cathedral.[7] Weeds were imported from Florida and were strewn across locations to make the city look like it had overgrown with them.[19] The closure of major streets was controversial with New Yorkers. Will Smith said, "I don't think anyone's going to be able to do that in New York again any time soon. People were not happy. That's the most middle fingers I've ever gotten in my career."[16]

A bridge scene was filmed for six consecutive nights in January on the Brooklyn Bridge to serve as a flashback scene in which New York's citizens evacuate the city. Shooting the scene consumed $5 million of the film's reported $150 million budget, which was likely the most expensive shot in the city to date. The scene, which had to meet requirements from fourteen government agencies, involved 250 crew members and 1,000 extras, including 160 National Guard members.[32][33] Also present were several Humvees, three Stryker armored vehicles, a 110-foot (34 m) cutter, a 41-foot (12 m) utility boat, and two 25-foot (7.6 m) Response Boat Small craft, as well as other vehicles including taxis, police cars, fire trucks, and ambulances.[34] Filming concluded on March 31, 2007.[31]

Reshoots were conducted around November 2007. Lawrence noted, "We weren't seeing fully rendered shots until about a month ago. The movie starts to take on a whole other life. It's not until later that you can judge a movie as a whole and go, 'Huh, maybe we should shoot this little piece in the middle, or tweak this a little bit.' It just so happened that our re-shoots revolved around the end of the movie."[35]

Effects

A week into filming, Francis Lawrence felt the infected (referred to as "Dark Seekers" or "hemocytes" in the script), who were being portrayed by actors wearing prosthetics, were not convincing. His decision to use computer-generated imagery (CGI) resulted in an increased budget and extended post-production, although the end results were not always well-received.[36][37] The concept behind the infected was that their adrenal glands were open all of the time and Lawrence explained, "They needed to have an abandon in their performance that you just can’t get out of people in the middle of the night when they’re barefoot. And their metabolisms are really spiked, so they’re constantly hyperventilating, which you can’t really get actors to do for a long time or they pass out."[19] The actors remained on set to provide motion capture.[24] "The film's producers and sound people wanted the creatures in the movie to sound somewhat human, but not the standard," so Mike Patton, lead singer of Faith No More, was engaged to provide the screams and howls of the infected.[38]

In addition, CGI was used for the lions and deer in the film, and to erase pedestrians in shots of New York. Workers visible in windows, spectators and moving cars in the distance were all removed. In his vision of an empty New York, Lawrence cited John Ford as his influence: "We didn't want to make an apocalyptic movie where the landscape felt apocalyptic. A lot of the movie takes place on a beautiful day. There's something magical about the empty city as opposed to dark and scary that was the ideal that the cast and crew wanted."[21]

Release

I Am Legend was originally slated for a November 21, 2007 release in the United States and Canada,[39] but was delayed to December 14, 2007.[40] The film opened on December 26, 2007 in the United Kingdom,[41] and the Republic of Ireland having been originally scheduled for January 4, 2008.[24]

In December 2007, China banned the release of American films in the country,[42] which is believed to have delayed the release of I Am Legend. Will Smith spoke to the chairman of China Film Group about securing a release date, later explaining, "We struggled very, very hard to try to get it to work out, but there are only a certain amount of foreign films that are allowed in."[25]

Marketing

A tie-in comic from DC Comics and Vertigo Comics has been created, I Am Legend: Awakening.[43] The project draws upon collaboration from Bill Sienkiewicz, screenwriter Mark Protosevich, and author Orson Scott Card. The son of the original book's author, Richard Christian Matheson, also collaborated on the project. The project will advance from the comic to an online format in which animated featurettes (created by the team from Broken Saints) will be shown on the official website.[44]

In October 2007, Warner Bros. Pictures in conjunction with the Electric Sheep Company launched the online multiplayer game I Am Legend: Survival in the virtual world Second Life. The game is the largest launched in the virtual world in support of a film release, permitting people to play against each other as the infected or the uninfected across a replicated 60 acres (240,000 m2) of New York City.[45] The studio also hired the ad agency Crew Creative to develop a website that would be specifically viewable on the iPhone.[46]

Box office

I Am Legend grossed $77,211,321 on its opening weekend in 3,606 theaters, averaging $21,412 per venue, and placing it at the top of the box office. This set a record for highest grossing opening for a film for the month of December.[47] The film grossed $256,393,010 in North America and $585,349,010 worldwide.[1] The film was the sixth highest grossing film of 2007 in North America, and as of April 2010 stands among the top 100 all-time highest grossing films both domestically and worldwide (unadjusted for ticket price inflation).[1]

Home media

The film was released on DVD on March 18, 2008 in two editions: a one-disc release, including the movie with four animated comics ("Death As a Gift," "Isolation," "Sacrificing the Few for the Many," and "Shelter"), and other DVD-ROM features; and a two-disc special edition that includes all these extras, an alternative theatrical version of the movie with an alternate ending,[48] and a digital copy of the film.[49] On the high-definition end, the movie has been released on the Blu-ray Disc format and HD DVD format along with the DVD release; with the HD-DVD version being released later on April 8, 2008.[50] Both HD releases include all the features available in the two-disc DVD edition.[50] A three-disk Ultimate Collector's Edition was also released on December 9, 2008.[51]

The film has sold 7.04 million DVDs and earned $126.2 million in revenue, making it the sixth best-selling DVD of 2008.[52] However, Warner Bros was reportedly "a little disappointed" with the film's performance on the DVD market.[53]

Critical reception and awards

Reviews were mostly favorable.[54] The consensus among favorable reviews was that Will Smith's performance overcame questionable special effects.[55] Review aggregate website Rotten Tomatoes reported that 69% of critics gave the film positive write-ups, based on 204 reviews.[56] At the similar website Metacritic, which assigns a rating out of 100 to each review, the film has received an average score of 65, based on 37 reviews.[57]

A. O. Scott wrote that Will Smith gave a "graceful and effortless performance" and also noted the "third-act collapse". He felt that the movie "does ponder some pretty deep questions about the collapse and persistence of human civilization".[58] Dana Stevens of Slate wrote that the movie lost its way around the hour mark, noting that "the Infected just aren't that scary."[29] NPR critic Bob Mondello noted the film's subtext concerning global terrorism and that this aspect made the film fit in perfectly with other, more direct cinematic explorations of the subject.[59] Richard Roeper gave the film a positive review on the television program At the Movies with Ebert & Roeper, commending Will Smith as being in "prime form," also saying there are "some amazing sequences" and that there was "a pretty heavy screenplay for an action film."[60] The film has been criticized for diverging from Matheson's novel, especially in its portrayal of a specifically Christian theme.[61] Much of the negative criticism has concerned the film's third act,[36][37][62] some critics favoring the alternative ending in the DVD release.[48]

Popular Mechanics published an article on December 14, 2007[63] addressing some of the scientific issues raised by the film:

  1. the rate of deterioration of urban structures, infrastructure, and survival of fauna and flora
  2. the plausibility of a retrovirus spreading out of control as depicted in the film. (The measles virus depicted in the film, however, is not a retrovirus, but is in fact a part of the Paramyxovirus family.)
  3. the mechanics of the Brooklyn Bridge's destruction

The magazine solicited reactions from Alan Weisman, author of The World Without Us, virologist W. Ian Lipkin, M.D., and Michel Bruneau, Ph.D., comparing their predictions with the film's depictions. The article raised the most questions regarding the virus' mutation and the medical results, and pointed out that a suspension bridge like the Brooklyn Bridge would likely completely collapse rather than losing only its middle span. Neville's method of producing power using gasoline-powered generators seemed the most credible: "This part of the tale is possible, if not entirely likely," Popular Mechanics editor Roy Berendsohn says.

I Am Legend earned four nominations for the Visual Effects Society Awards,[64] and was also nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble at the Screen Actors Guild Awards,[65] Outstanding Film and Actor at the Image Awards,[66] and Best Sound at the Satellite Awards. In June 2008, Will Smith won a Saturn Award for Best Actor.[67] Will Smith also won the MTV Movie Awards for Best Male Performance.[68]

Differences from the novel

The film follows the plot of the novel very loosely. Many have pointed out that the only similarities between the novel and the film are the title, the main character's name, and the fact that he is isolated in a city full of monsters. There are quite a few noticeable differences:

  • The main character in the novel is not African American, even being described as "a blonde haired, blue eyed man" throughout the book.
  • In the book, Neville is a relatively uneducated man, as opposed to Will Smith's portrayal of a certified virologist. He is also an alcoholic, who drinks for hours during the night when he is constantly taunted by gatherings of vampires outside his house, including women who try to sexually entice him.
  • Neville does not focus on finding a cure in the book-it becomes more of a way to pass time. He dedicates himself to killing vampires living close to him, and staying alive as long as he can.
  • In the movie, Neville needs to get home before dark so that he can "lock-down" the heavily fortified house to safely survive the night, and also so that the "Darkseekers" don't follow him and discover where he lives. In the novel, the vampires know where Neville lives, but can't come too close to his house because of his effective use of garlic, rather than military fortifications.
  • There are no pure-human survivors besides Neville. The book describes a group of people infected with the virus, but slowing its effects using a combination of medication and blood.
  • In the novel, Anna is actually a woman named Ruth, a survivor who is infected with the virus. She is sent to spy on Neville by others like herself.
  • The novel takes place in Los Angeles, while the film takes place in New York City.
  • The meaning of the title is changed dramatically in the film. While the film presents it as Neville becoming a legend, a potentially religious figure among the remaining humans for sacrificing his life to allow Anna to escape with the cure, the novel has a much darker meaning. He is captured at the end of the novel, realizing that he truly is the last man on Earth. The vampires, who have become quite intelligent, have formed their own society and are getting ready to execute Neville. 'I am legend' refers to the fear that the vampires have of the vampire-hunting Neville. Neville, by killing off so many of them, had become a legend among their race, much like Dracula is to humans.
  • Neville never actually owns a dog. In the novel, he finds a stray, and takes weeks to convince it that he is harmless. The dog dies soon after Neville finally brings it into his home.
  • In the film, the vampirism is caused by a mutated virus, while in the novel, it is a bacterium.
  • In the film, the monsters are all pretty much the same; primitive, unintelligent, and monstrous. The novel presents two different kinds. There are the ones who are truly dead, only moving because of the bacteria that controls their corpses. Then there are the live humans who got the bacteria into their blood (dust-storms were largely attributed to the spread of the bacteria), and are primitive but still have intelligence to a certain degree. However, the live ones will eventually die from the bacteria. But even that changes in the novel when the bacteria mutates, and the live vampires can actually live with the bacteria.
  • In the book, Neville's wife and daughter die from the bacteria. Later, his wife comes back in order to drink Neville's blood.[69]

Prequel

Francis Lawrence confirmed that there will be a prequel and that Will Smith will be reprising his role. He stated that this movie would reveal what happens to Neville before the infected take over New York. D. B. Weiss has been recruited to write the script, while Lawrence would direct "if we figure out the story". Smith stated the film would have Neville and his team going from New York City to Washington, D.C. and back again, as they made their last stand.[70] The film will again explore the premise of what it's like to be alone, as Lawrence explained, "... the tough thing is, how do we do that again and in a different way?"[71]

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.I Am Legend (2007) is an American post-apocalyptic science fiction horror film directed by Francis Lawrence and starring Will Smith.^ I Am Legend is a 2007 post-apocalyptic science fiction horror film directed by Francis ...
  • I Am Legend - Blog Toplist 17 September 2009 9:16 UTC www.blogtoplist.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A prequel to the Will Smith-starring post-apocalyptic blockbuster 'I Am Legend' is to be made.
  • RTÉ.ie Entertainment: I Am Legend prequel in the works 17 September 2009 9:16 UTC www.rte.ie [Source type: General]

^ Tags Francis Lawrence , i am legend .
  • i am legend » MTV Movies Blog 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC moviesblog.mtv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It is the third film adaptation of Richard Matheson's novel I Am Legend (1954), following The Last Man on Earth (1964) and The Omega Man (1971).^ The last man on earth is not alone.
  • I Am Legend - Trailer | SPIKE 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]
  • I Am Legend - Reviews and Movie Details 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.moviecollectorplus.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The novel was a success and was for the movie as the last man on Earth in 1964 as The Omega METN 1971 and againte in 2007 as I Am Legend.
  • A little bit of everything...: I Am Legend 17 September 2009 9:16 UTC www.unfabulouz.com [Source type: General]

^ I am legend – the last man on earth is not alone .
  • I am legend – the last man on earth is not alone | Dezzain Studio 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.dezzain.com [Source type: General]

Contents

Robert Neville

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I'm not gonna let this happen.
  • I can help you!^ Let me help you!"
    • In The Company Of Glenn: The greatest films never made 17 September 2009 9:16 UTC glennkenny.premiere.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Let me help you!'
    • I Am Legend (2007) …review and/or viewer comments | Christian Spotlight™ on the Movies | ChristianAnswers.Net 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.christiananswers.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I'm not gonna let this happen.
    • I Am Legend (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • I Am Legend (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    I can fix this! .LET ME SAVE YOU!
    • To the infected
  • Fred?^ Let me save you!"
    • "Children of Men" and "I Am Legend" by Kirk Boyle 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.ejumpcut.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • "Children of Men" and "I Am Legend" text version 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.ejumpcut.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ LET ME SAVE YOU! To the infected Fred?
    • I Am Legend (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • I Am Legend (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Let me save you!” .
    • I Am Legend (2007) …review and/or viewer comments | Christian Spotlight™ on the Movies | ChristianAnswers.Net 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.christiananswers.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .What the hell are you doing out here?!^ What the Fk are you doing here anyway?
    • The BitTorrent Legend Returns: I Am aXXo | TorrentFreak 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC torrentfreak.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ IMITATIVE BEHAVIOR Phrases: "What the hell are you doing here?"
    • SCREEN IT! PARENTAL REVIEW: I AM LEGEND 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.screenit.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I know I said it’s not gonna be everyday, but it turns out that you guys have nothing against it, I will just keep doing it daily these days.
    • Releaselog | RLSLOG.net » James Newton Howard-I Am Legend OST (Proper) 2008-MTD 17 September 2009 9:16 UTC www.rlslog.net [Source type: General]

    .If you're real, you better tell me right now!
    • To Fred, a mannequin.
  • This is ground zero.^ Now i realize I was right.
    • Must Watch: I Am Legend's Original Ending - This is Amazing « FirstShowing.net 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ If you’re real, you better tell me now,” he screams at a mannequin, at once fearful and aware of his fractured relationship with reality.
    • Boxoffice > The Business of Movies > Movie Reviews > I Am Legend 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC boxoffice.com [Source type: General]

    ^ NEVILLE Okay, you're right.
    • I AM LEGEND By John William Corrington Revised: 7/18/70 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.dailyscript.com [Source type: Original source]

    .This is my site.
    • To his wife, and later to Anna, on refusing to leave New York City.
  • Just fishin' in the dark son.
    • Frustration in reference to his efforts on finding a cure.
  • I'm not gonna let this happen.
    • To his wife, and later to Anna.
  • What should I say?^ Neville: Just fishin' in the dark, son.
    • I Am Legend Movie Quotes 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.themoviequotes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ He lives with his wife and son in Ithaca, New York.
    • I Am Legend | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Meanwhile, strange things are happening in New York City.
    • ShareFox.Info: March 2008 20 September 2009 15:35 UTC www.sharefox.info [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    "Hello. .You wanna see some infected rats?"^ You wanna see some infected rats?
    • I Am Legend Movie Quotes 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.themoviequotes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ You wanna see some infected rats?"
    • I Am Legend (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • I Am Legend (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ You’ll realize this isn’t your every day zombie or creature movie when you see how he captures one to do some testing.

    [pauses] .I'll say hello tomorrow.
    • Speaking with the dog about a mannequin at the DVD store
  • My name is Robert Neville.^ Producer’s Synopsis: “‘My name is Robert Neville.
    • I Am Legend (2007) …review and/or viewer comments | Christian Spotlight™ on the Movies | ChristianAnswers.Net 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.christiananswers.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I'll say hello tomorrow.
    • I Am Legend (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • I Am Legend (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Neville: Please say hello to me.
    • I Am Legend Movie Quotes 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.themoviequotes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .I am a survivor living in New York City.
    I am broadcasting on all AM frequencies.^ I am broadcasting on all AM frequencies.
    • I Am Legend (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • I Am Legend Movie Quotes 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.themoviequotes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • I Am Legend (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ In the ruins of New York city .
    • I am legend – the last man on earth is not alone | Dezzain Studio 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.dezzain.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I’m broadcasting on all AM frequencies.
    • BELSTAFF | Official Website - I am Legend 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.belstaff.com [Source type: General]

    .I will be at the South Street Seaport everyday at midday, when the sun is highest in the sky.^ I will be at the South Street Seaport everyday at mid-day, when the sun is highest in the sky.
    • I Am Legend Movie Quotes 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.themoviequotes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I will be at the South Street Seaport everyday at midday, when the sun is highest in the sky.
    • I Am Legend (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • I Am Legend (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • "Children of Men" and "I Am Legend" text version 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.ejumpcut.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ He and Sam spend part of each day at South Street Seaport: Hoping to find other survivors, Neville has announced, via radio, that he'll be waiting there, when the sun is highest, each day.
    • Stephanie Zacharek - Salon.com 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.salon.com [Source type: General]

    .If you are out there—if anyone is out there—I can provide food, I can provide shelter, I can provide security.^ If you’re out there, if anyone is out there.
    • BELSTAFF | Official Website - I am Legend 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.belstaff.com [Source type: General]

    ^ But while you're there, watch out.
    • I Am Legend - Second Life | UGO.com 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.ugo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ If you are out there...if anyone is out there...I can provide food, I can provide shelter, I can provide security.
    • "Children of Men" and "I Am Legend" text version 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.ejumpcut.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .If there's anybody out there—anybody—please, you are not alone.
    • Taped message on his daily radio broadcasts.
  • I promised my friend I'd say hello to you today...^ Please say hello to me," he says, as he starts to cry.

    ^ Neville: Please say hello to me.
    • I Am Legend Movie Quotes 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.themoviequotes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Anybody out there?
    • I Am Legend DVD Teaser Trailer - Trailer Addict 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.traileraddict.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    "Hello"... Hello. [pauses] .Please say hello to me...^ Please say hello to me,” he pleads with another, a video-store pickup line rendered devastating.
    • Boxoffice > The Business of Movies > Movie Reviews > I Am Legend 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC boxoffice.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Please say hello to me...
    • I Am Legend (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • I Am Legend (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Please say hello to me," he says, as he starts to cry.

    [pauses] .Please say hello to me...^ Please say hello to me,” he pleads with another, a video-store pickup line rendered devastating.
    • Boxoffice > The Business of Movies > Movie Reviews > I Am Legend 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC boxoffice.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Please say hello to me...
    • I Am Legend (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • I Am Legend (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Please say hello to me," he says, as he starts to cry.

    [pauses again and begins to weep] .Please say hello to me...^ Please say hello to me,” he pleads with another, a video-store pickup line rendered devastating.
    • Boxoffice > The Business of Movies > Movie Reviews > I Am Legend 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC boxoffice.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Please say hello to me...
    • I Am Legend (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • I Am Legend (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ I totally feel you on the "Please say hello to me..."
    • I Am Legend | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
    • To the mannequin at the DVD store right after the death of Sam
  • The Krippin virus is ...elegant.
  • [The "dark seekers" have moved one of Neville's DVD store mannequins outside in front of Grand Central Terminal] "What the hell are you doing out here, Fred?!^ What the hell are you doing out here?!
    • I Am Legend (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • I Am Legend (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ NEVILLE You stay here.
    • I AM LEGEND By John William Corrington Revised: 7/18/70 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.dailyscript.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ What the Fk are you doing here anyway?
    • The BitTorrent Legend Returns: I Am aXXo | TorrentFreak 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC torrentfreak.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .What the..what the hell are you — No!^ BA: no ofense, but you’re a hell of a scientist.
    • I Am Legend | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC blogs.discovermagazine.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ What the..what the hell are you — No!
    • I Am Legend (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • I Am Legend (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    NO!! NO!! .[Grabs his gun and points it at "Fred", yelling so frantically his voice goes hoarse] What the hell are you doing out here Fred?!^ What the hell are you doing out here?!
    • I Am Legend (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • I Am Legend (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ What the Fk are you doing here anyway?
    • The BitTorrent Legend Returns: I Am aXXo | TorrentFreak 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC torrentfreak.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ How did you get out here?!
    • I Am Legend (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • I Am Legend (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    .How did you get out here?!^ Here we go, out comes the tired old "you are just jealous" non-argument just because some posters don't find Colin hot.
    • Colin Farrell -- I Am Legend | TMZ.com 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.tmz.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Did his baby girl Willow stomp her feet, poke out her lips, and say, “Daddeeeeyyyy, Jaden got to be in a movie with you.
    • I Am Legend - Reel Marla - Movie Reviews 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.reelmarla.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ You know, he did get just as close to the lead vampire as those vampires that chased him out of the building at the beginning.
    • Must Watch: I Am Legend's Original Ending - This is Amazing « FirstShowing.net 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Fred, if you're real, you better tell me right now!^ Now i realize I was right.
    • Must Watch: I Am Legend's Original Ending - This is Amazing « FirstShowing.net 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ NEVILLE Okay, you're right.
    • I AM LEGEND By John William Corrington Revised: 7/18/70 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.dailyscript.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You're right.
    • FlickFilosopher.com: I Am Legend (review) 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.flickfilosopher.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .If you're real you better tell me right NOW! [shoots Fred the mannequin repeatedly; it falls down] ...^ Now i realize I was right.
    • Must Watch: I Am Legend's Original Ending - This is Amazing « FirstShowing.net 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ If you’re real, you better tell me now,” he screams at a mannequin, at once fearful and aware of his fractured relationship with reality.
    • Boxoffice > The Business of Movies > Movie Reviews > I Am Legend 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC boxoffice.com [Source type: General]

    ^ You're prob right.
    • A New Ending for I Am Legend - CHUD Forums 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC chud.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Dammit, Fred, dammit!"
  • There's no survivor's colony, no safe zone.^ There's no survivor's colony, no safe zone.
    • I Am Legend (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • I Am Legend (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Neville: There’s no colony, Anna.
    • "Children of Men" and "I Am Legend" by Kirk Boyle 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.ejumpcut.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ She heard his radio signals and found him, but said her plan was to go up to Vermont where "God told her" there was a colony of survivors.
    • I Am Legend 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.uwgb.edu [Source type: General]

    .Nothing happened the way it was supposed to happen.^ Nothing happened the way it was supposed to happen.
    • I Am Legend (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • I Am Legend (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Nothing worked the way it was supposed to work.
    • I Am Legend (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • I Am Legend (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Submitted 1 year 7 months ago by TheRudyStyle More Info Quote Link 0 points Neville: Nothin' happened the way it was supposed to happen.
    • I Am Legend Movie Quotes 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.themoviequotes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Nothing worked the way it was supposed to work.
    • To Anna,objecting to her plan to go to Vermont.
  • Everybody's dead!^ Nothing happened the way it was supposed to happen.
    • I Am Legend (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • I Am Legend (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ "Nothing worked the way it was supposed to work!"
    • 'I Am Legend': Remarkable sci-fi - thestar.com 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.thestar.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Nothing worked the way it was supposed to work.
    • I Am Legend (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • I Am Legend (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    Everybody is dead!
    [pauses, after his outburst] I need a minute. I just ... I was saving that bacon. I was saving it. .
    • To Anna, after being upset at her idea that there are other survivors in Vermont(and that she cooked his sacred bacon).
  • He had this idea.^ To Anna, after being upset at her idea that there are other survivors in Vermont(and that she cooked his sacred bacon).
    • I Am Legend (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • I Am Legend (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ She believes there is a community of survivors in Vermont.
    • I AM LEGEND | The Geek Movie Review 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC geekmoviereview.com [Source type: General]

    ^ So I had an idea that it couldve been other survivors.
    • I Am Legend Review | The Movie Blog 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.themovieblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .It was kind of a virologist idea.^ It was kind of a virologist idea.
    • I Am Legend (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • I Am Legend Movie Quotes 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.themoviequotes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • I Am Legend (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    .He believed that you could cure racism and hate — literally cure it, by injecting music and love into people's lives.

    One day he was scheduled to perform at a peace rally, gunmen came to his house and shot him down.^ He believed that you could cure racism and hate — literally cure it, by injecting music and love into people's lives.
    • I Am Legend (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • I Am Legend (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ You don't have to believe in this movie to believe in him.
    • I Am Legend Movie Review - I Am Legend Movie Trailer - The Boston Globe 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.boston.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Light - I Am Legend 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC my.opera.com [Source type: General]

    ^ And you believe him why Harry?
    • Update on the I AM LEGEND News! -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.aint-it-cool-news.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Two days later, he walked out on that stage and sang.^ Two days later he walked out on that stage and sang.
    • I Am Legend Movie Quotes 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.themoviequotes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Two days later, I still had a headache.''
    • `I Am Legend' Has Record $77 Million December Sales (Update1) - Bloomberg.com 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.bloomberg.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Two days later, he walked out on that stage and sang.
    • I Am Legend (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • I Am Legend (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]


    .Somebody asked him "why" he said: "The people that are trying to make this world worse are not taking a day off — how can I? — Light up the darkness.
  • God didn't do this, Anna.^ How can I? Light up the darkness."
    • I Am Legend Movie Quotes 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.themoviequotes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ We caught up with him again to talk about it.

    ^ How about off man?
    • I AM LEGEND By John William Corrington Revised: 7/18/70 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.dailyscript.com [Source type: Original source]

    We did.
    • Referring to the effects of the Krippin Virus.

Anna

.
  • We're going to Vermont.^ We're going to Vermont.
    • I Am Legend (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • I Am Legend (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    .To the survivor's colony.
  • Ethan, put the knife down.^ The sudden appearance of Anna and the child Ethan, really didn't explain how they survived this long, and how they knew about a colony of survivors.
    • I Am Legend (2007) …review and/or viewer comments | Christian Spotlight™ on the Movies | ChristianAnswers.Net 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.christiananswers.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I have not seen any mainstream 2007 movie with such a positive message as “I am Legend.” When Anna and Ethan reach the survivor's colony, church bells are being heard.
    • I Am Legend (2007) …review and/or viewer comments | Christian Spotlight™ on the Movies | ChristianAnswers.Net 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.christiananswers.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
    • Talking to Ethan after Robert scares them both and then goes upstairs.
  • In 2009 a deadly virus burned through our civilization, pushing humankind to the edge of extinction.^ "In 2009, a deadly virus burned through our civilization, pushing humankind to the edge of extinction.
    • "Children of Men" and "I Am Legend" by Kirk Boyle 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.ejumpcut.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • "Children of Men" and "I Am Legend" text version 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.ejumpcut.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The film, inspired by the 1954 novel by Richard Matheson, stars Will Smith as Robert Neville, the sole survivor of a deadly virus that decimates the human race.
    • Wayne Wahrman Edits 'I Am Legend', Staff 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.videography.com [Source type: General]

    ^ A retro-fitted virus, designed to cure cancer goes haywire in the year 2009, and 90% of the earth’s population dies.
    • I Am Legend » The Daily Blitz 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.thedailyblitz.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Dr. Robert Neville dedicated his life to the discovery of a cure, and the restoration of humanity. .On September 9th 2012, at approximately 8:49 PM he discovered that cure; and at 8:52 he gave his life to defend it.^ And at 8:52, he gave his life to defend it.
    • I Am Legend Movie Quotes 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.themoviequotes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ And at 8:52 he gave his life to defend it.
    • "Children of Men" and "I Am Legend" by Kirk Boyle 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.ejumpcut.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • "Children of Men" and "I Am Legend" text version 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.ejumpcut.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ But on September 9, 2012 at 8:49 PM Dr. Neville found a cure for the Krippin Virus.
    • I AM LEGEND (PG-13 [Hard PG]): CAP Movie Ministry Entertainment Media Analysis Report MAR28005 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.capalert.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    We are his legacy. This is his legend. Light up the darkness.

Marley

  • Mommy look, it's a butterfly!

Dialogue

  • Neville: [While watching a video of Shrek, softly recites all of the dialogue of an entire scene aloud as the lines are spoken on TV. Anna and Ethan stare at him] "I like Shrek."
    Anna: You're not so good with people anymore, are you?

  • Anna: The world is quieter now. We just have to listen. .If we listen, we can hear God's plan.^ If we listen, we can hear God’s plan.
    • "Children of Men" and "I Am Legend" by Kirk Boyle 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.ejumpcut.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ If we listen, we can hear God's plan.
    • I Am Legend (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • I Am Legend Movie Quotes 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.themoviequotes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • I Am Legend (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ I Am Legend may be the most religious movie to hit screens during the 2007 holiday season, with a character uttering lines like, "If we listen, you can hear God's plan."
    • I Am Legend - Movie Reviews for Parents 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.parentpreviews.com [Source type: General]


    .Neville: God's plan.^ All you have to do is listen' Neville then angrily tells the woman 'Let me tell you about your God's plan.'
    • I Am Legend (2007) …review and/or viewer comments | Christian Spotlight™ on the Movies | ChristianAnswers.Net 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.christiananswers.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Neville : All right, let me tell you about your "God's plan".
    • I Am Legend (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • I Am Legend (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ However, it is only with the introduction of Anna (Alice Bragga) that Neville begins to understand his greater purpose in, "God's plan," or his own destiny.


    Anna: Yeah.
    .Neville: All right, let me tell you about your "God's plan". Six billion people on Earth when the infection hit.^ Neville: All right, let me tell you about your "God's plan".
    • I Am Legend Movie Quotes 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.themoviequotes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Neville: God told you?
    • "Children of Men" and "I Am Legend" text version 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.ejumpcut.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Six billion people on Earth when the infection hit.
    • I Am Legend (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • I Am Legend Movie Quotes 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.themoviequotes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • I Am Legend (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    .KV had a ninety-percent kill rate, that's five point four billion people dead.^ As the film explains, the virus killed ninety percent of the entire human race, and the other ten percent were transformed into mere shells of people.

    ^ In the scene where Smith’s character is explaining the infection and casualty rate of the KV virus, he says that 10% of the 6 billion people on Earth “survive”.
    • I Am Legend | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC blogs.discovermagazine.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Crashed and bled out.^ Crashed and bled out.
    • I Am Legend (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • I Am Legend Movie Quotes 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.themoviequotes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • I Am Legend (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    Dead. .Less than one-percent immunity.^ Less than one-percent immunity.
    • I Am Legend (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • I Am Legend Movie Quotes 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.themoviequotes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • I Am Legend (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ And in terms of being a "powerful ending," the theatrical wasn't THAT much of one, but this one is far less than even that.
    • Must Watch: I Am Legend's Original Ending - This is Amazing « FirstShowing.net 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Reverse engineering a trap requires far less intelligence than inventing one yourself.
    • Slightly Remarkable » Blog Archive » I Am Legend. 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC slightlyremarkable.com [Source type: General]

    .That left twelve million healthy people, like you, me, and Ethan.^ That left twelve million healthy people, like you, me, and Ethan.
    • I Am Legend (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • I Am Legend Movie Quotes 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.themoviequotes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • I Am Legend (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Our mission is to help people like you find, and walk, a spiritual path that will bring comfort, hope, clarity, strength, and happiness.
    • I am Legend - Movie Mom 17 September 2009 9:16 UTC blog.beliefnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • God Still Loves Us/I Am Legend - Movie Mom 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC blog.beliefnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Kinda like Left 4 Dead, but on SL. :) Neo: If you keep on the move grabbing body bags, you'll have a whole bunch of ammo.
    • I Am Legend Gameplay In Depth - Second Life Insider 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.secondlifeinsider.com [Source type: General]

    .The other five hundred and eighty-eight million turned into your dark seekers, and then they got hungry and they killed and fed on everybody.^ They can't turn into bats or anything.
    • I Am Legend [Archive] - The Explosm Fora 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC forums.explosm.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The other five hundred and eighty-eight million turned into your dark seekers, and then they got hungry and they killed and fed on everybody.
    • I Am Legend Movie Quotes 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.themoviequotes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The other five hundred and eighty-eight million turned into your dark seekers, and then they got hungry and they killed and fed on everybody .
    • I Am Legend (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • I Am Legend (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    .Everybody! Every single person that you or I has ever known is dead!^ Every *single* person that you or I has ever known is dead!
    • I Am Legend Movie Quotes 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.themoviequotes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The ending in theaters was terrible and every single person I know who has seen the movie says they hated the ending.
    • Must Watch: I Am Legend's Original Ending - This is Amazing « FirstShowing.net 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ He finishes by dramatically saying 'Everyone that you and I has ever known is DEAD!!!'
    • I Am Legend (2007) …review and/or viewer comments | Christian Spotlight™ on the Movies | ChristianAnswers.Net 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.christiananswers.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .DEAD! THERE IS NO GOD!

  • Neville: I think this is why you're here.^ There was no evacuation plan… Anna: You’re wrong.
    • "Children of Men" and "I Am Legend" by Kirk Boyle 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.ejumpcut.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ NEVILLE Why don't you skip it.
    • I AM LEGEND By John William Corrington Revised: 7/18/70 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.dailyscript.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ NEVILLE Okay, you're right.
    • I AM LEGEND By John William Corrington Revised: 7/18/70 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.dailyscript.com [Source type: Original source]

    .[Places vial containing the KV antidote into Anna's hand as he prepares to face the "dark seekers."]
    Anna: What are you doing?
    ^ [Places vial containing the KV antidote into Anna's hand as he prepares to face the "dark seekers."
    • I Am Legend (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • I Am Legend (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Anna : What are you doing?
    • I Am Legend (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • I Am Legend (film) - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ The other five hundred and eighty-eight million turned into your dark seekers, and then they got hungry and they killed and fed on everybody.
    • I Am Legend Movie Quotes 2 February 2010 15:015 UTC www.themoviequotes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


    Neville: I'm listening.

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