Five he­roes of the post-apoc­a­lypse

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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.

MADMAX2( 1981)

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.

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