Beowulf

Beowulf is an Old English epic poem the author is anonymous. Its creation dates between the 8th and the 11th century, the only surviving manuscript dating to 1010. At 3183 lines, it is notable for its length. It has risen to national epic status in England.

In the poem, Beowulf, a hero of the Geats, battles three antagonists:

Grendel, boundary-land walker,who is attacking the Danish mead hall called Heorot and its inhabitants;

Grendel’s mother she is never given a name in the text, later in life after returning to Geatland (modern southern Sweden) and becoming a king, an unnamed dragon.

He is mortally wounded in the final battle, and after his death he is buried in a barrow in Geatland by his retainers.

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Beowulf is a 2007 animated film adaptation by Robert Zemeckis, the film was created through motion capture.

beowolfposter.jpgThe film adaption differs from the epic poem but ties all three parts of the poem into a cohesive story. written by Neil Gaiman

if you have not scene this film take a night off and see it for yourself.

the only way to see this film is in 3d its worth the extra couple of bucks for the plastic glasses

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there have been a few movies made about beowulf

Beowulf & Grendel (2005) buy this dvd here

Beowulf (1999)
Starring: Christopher Lambert

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Beowulf and the Anglo-Saxons (2003)

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Beowulf (2006)
Starring: Benjamin Bagby

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I AM LEGEND

I Am Legend is a science fiction novel written in 1954 by Richard Matheson. it tells the story of Robert Neville the last man alive in Los Angeles, California.

The story takes place between 1976 and 1979. the book opens with the monotony and horror of the daily life of the protagonist, Neville is apparently the only survivor of an apocalypse caused by a pandemic of a bacterium, the symptoms of which are very similar to vampirism.

Much of the story is devoted to Neville’s struggles to understand the plague that has infected everyone around him, and the novel details the progress of his discoveries. Instead of asking the reader to accept a supernatural explanation for vampire phenomena, the author strives to offer scientific basis for such symptoms as aversion to garlic, craving of fresh blood, and resistance to bullets but vulnerability to stakes and sunlight.

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this the original cover of the book

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the first film made based on I am Legend was:

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Last Man on Earth,

StarringVincent Price as Richard Morgan, Franca Bettoia as Ruth Collins,Emma Danieli as Virginia Morgan,Giacomo Rossi-Stuart as Uncle Ben Cortman, Christi Courtland as Kathy Morgan

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the next film was

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The Omega Man

Charlton Heston Robert Neville
Anthony Zerbe Matthias
Rosalind Cash Lisa
Paul Koslo Dutch

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check out the trailer for the 2007 flick here

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DC comics releasing stories for the film check out trailer here

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