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Friday, May 28, 2010

Running On Empty

Imagine life without Henry Ford:


Beautifully apocalyptic:

I live in Los Angeles. I drive in Los Angeles. I think about traffic a lot in Los Angeles. A few months ago, I discovered Matt Logue’s Empty LA photographs. I didn’t think much about it at the time, but every time I was stuck in rush hour all-hour traffic, I found myself thinking, “What if tomorrow everyone’s car disappeared.”
One of my favorite comedians does a bit about what it was like to live in New York City right after 9/11 and how surreal it was to see streets normally bustling with people and traffic 24 hours a day suddenly standing completely empty. I found the movie I Am Legend to be similarly surreal (and the hyper-charged, meth-head zombies only contributed to this feeling).

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5 comments:

ex DLB said...

JBW, I didn't see Legend, but it reminded me of Omega Man only without the mutant vampires. Chuck Heston made some great B-movies for being such a knucklehead.

ex DLB said...

My bad, was Legend a re-make of Omega Man?

one L said...

The Omega Man is based on Matheson's 'I Am Legend'. The Will Smith vehicle is as well, though both stories differ from the original novel.

I read the book about a year ago. It was a short, but good read. If you're interested, there was also a script written in the 90s (meant to star Schwarzenegger, I hear) that's posted for free on the web. I actually started here.

ex DLB said...

Thanks, one L!

And good Memorial Day weekend to all the Brain Ragers here.

JBW said...

one L and I have discussed the various incarnations of I Am Legand before so I knew he was the man to handle that question, and right back atcha, ex DLB.