Saturday, September 20, 2008


is for lazy, apparently.

As She Crawled Across the Table by Johnathan Lethem was the "L" book I picked up, but I don't know how many pages it has nor what the final word was, because I didn't read the entire thing. I managed to get about 30 pages in - and it wasn't bad, my mind was simply elsewhere, and I wasn't able to focus on novel-reading this week. I didn't have a backup book, so for the first week in this experiment, I don't have a complete book to report on.

I grabbed two CDs from the band Liars ("They Were Wrong, So We Drowned" and "They Threw Us All in a Trench and Stuck a Monument on Top"). Both were standard CD fare - meaning that they were okay, but nothing outstanding.

I checked out two L movies - "The Last Man on Earth" which was a take on the novel I Am Legend (done before The Omega Man and I Am Legend). This movie came out in 1964, and had Vincent Price in the lead role. It was also completely cheesy and unintentionally hilarious. I loved the "acting" that the child who was dying of the disease portrayed. And the "nighttime" shots of him driving that are in broad daylight. And the montage of Vincent Price doing vampire hunting is classic.
It wasn't a bad movie overall, I mean, it entertained me, and that's all I'm asking for in a 60s horror flick, so kudos.

I also picked up "The Life of David Gale", but we didn't get around to watching it.


Anonymous said...

I've still never seen The Last Man on Earth though I've always meant to. It can't be worse than The Omega Man, it just can't. I half-intended to blog about I Am Legend (the Will Smith version) b/c I actually thought it was pretty good (if you ignore the ending and the fact that the creatures are ripped off from The Descent and/or 28 Days Later) but never got round to it.


P@ said...

I've not seen Omega Man, but I agree with you on your account of I Am Legend.