Five heroes of the post-apocalypse
LA JETEE( 1962)
One of the few films in cinema history that created its own genre, Chris Marker’ s cerebral post-apocalyptic tale–concerning time travel from a wasted Paris – is composed almost entirely of stills.
THE OMEGA MAN( 1971)
In probably the best adaptation of Richard Ma the son’ s I Am Legend, Charlton Hes ton stars as one of the last humans ina Los Angeles overtaken by vampires. Nice and bleak.
A BOY AND HIS DOG( 1975)
Jeez. This terrific adaptation of Harlan Ellison’ s bleak story is so old that Don Johnson( then 25) was able to pass for “aboy”. LQ Jones’s picture sends the kid into the wild with a telepathic dog more civil is ed than his companion.
Mel Gibson keeps his head while the out back gives into post-Apocalyptic anarchy. Fury Road runs it close, but Max doesn’ t get enough alone time thereto make this particular list.
28 DAYS LATER( 2002)
The scenes that find C ill ian Murphy walking about a deserted London alone qualify this nightmare movie for inclusion. An early multiplex film shoton DV, itmight still be Danny Boyle’s best.