January 18th, 2014: Logan’s Run (1976)

Logan's Run

Cast and Crew: Michael Anderson (Director); Saul David (Producer); David Zelag Goodman (Screenplay); William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson (Novel); Jerry Goldsmith (Score); Michael York, Jenny Agutter, Richard Jordan, Roscoe Lee Browne, Farrah Fawcett, Peter Ustinov

What It’s About:  In the year 2274, upon reaching 30 years of age, all citizens must undergo a ritual of population control renewal called Carrousel. Logan 5 hunts down people who try to avoid this compulsory event, but when he gets a new assignment it not only changes his life, but affects the future of humankind.

Why Watch it Today?:   Quoting a scene from the film: “Lastday, Capricorn 29’s. Year of the City: 2274. Carrousel begins.” If you do the math, the 29th day in the Capricorn period of the zodiac is January 18th.

4 comments on “January 18th, 2014: Logan’s Run (1976)

  1. geelw says:

    Hey! I shaved my head yesterday for Lisa and the Devil! You can back-date a post and I won’t tell. Oh yeah, on today’s film: Ken Levine (of BioShock series fame and a bunch of other popular video games) is busy writing a Logan’s Run remake. I trust him, as the games he’s worked on are celebrated for their stories and characters. And he’s a big fan of the original LR. We’ll see what happens, of course…

    Off to find a lollipop…

    • T.A. Gerolami says:

      I recall rumors of a remake maybe 20 years ago that didn’t come to fruition; I know that the film is a pretty long way from the book.

  2. T.A. Gerolami says:

    One thing I love about our man David Cole is this guy’s eagle eyes and ears…and willingness to do math to figure out what day a movie takes place on. Welcome back, God Damned Partner!

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