History Film / LogansRun

19th Mar '16 11:38:15 PM Mdumas43073
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While the movie was successful for its time, and is often mentioned in the same breath as other classic, dystopian, late-60's to pre-''Star Wars'' sci-fi films like ''Film/PlanetOfTheApes'', ''Film/SoylentGreen'', and ''Film/SilentRunning'', it bears very little resemblance to its source material.

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While the movie was successful for its time, and is often mentioned in the same breath as other classic, dystopian, late-60's to pre-''Star Wars'' sci-fi films like ''Film/PlanetOfTheApes'', ''Film/SoylentGreen'', and ''Film/SilentRunning'', it bears very little resemblance to its source material. \n A short-lived [[Series/LogansRun TV adaptation]] followed a year later.
19th Mar '16 11:35:28 PM Mdumas43073
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A 1976 science fiction film, film based on the [[Literature/LogansRun novel of the same name]] by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson, depicting a future where everyone is young and healthy, no-one needs to work, and people look forward to the chance for "renewal" (presumably some sort of rebirth or reincarnation) in the "Carrousel" at the age of 30, a privilege given to those who have obeyed the rules faithfully. However, there is a darker side to this apparent utopia: no-one has ever survived Carrousel. Resource management and population control are simply maintained by mandating the death of everyone who reaches the age of 30.

Logan 5 is a 26-year-old Sandman whose job it is to hunt down and kill "Runners" -- those who reach 30 but don't report for Carrousel. When he learns that the Runners are trying to reach a place called Sanctuary outside the domed city, he is assigned to find this place and destroy it. In order to do this, he will masquerade as a Runner. His life-clock is adjusted accordingly -- with no assurance that he'll get his 4 lost years back -- and he finds himself pursued by his fellow Sandmen as he searches for the truth behind Sanctuary.

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A 1976 science fiction film, film directed by Michael Anderson and based on the [[Literature/LogansRun novel of the same name]] by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson, depicting a future where everyone is young and healthy, no-one needs to work, and people look forward to the chance for "renewal" (presumably some sort of rebirth or reincarnation) in the "Carrousel" at the age of 30, a privilege given to those who have obeyed the rules faithfully. However, there is a darker side to this apparent utopia: no-one has ever survived Carrousel. Resource management and population control are simply maintained by mandating the death of everyone who reaches the age of 30.

Logan 5 (Michael York) is a 26-year-old Sandman whose job it is to hunt down and kill "Runners" -- those who reach 30 but don't report for Carrousel. When he learns that the Runners are trying to reach a place called Sanctuary outside the domed city, he is assigned to find this place and destroy it. In order to do this, he will masquerade as a Runner. His life-clock is adjusted accordingly -- with no assurance that he'll get his 4 lost years back -- and he finds himself pursued by his fellow Sandmen as he searches for the truth behind Sanctuary.
19th Mar '16 11:32:56 PM Mdumas43073
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->Sometime in the 23rd century... the survivors of war, overpopulation and pollution are living in a great domed city, sealed away from the forgotten world outside. Here, in an ecologically balanced world, mankind lives only for pleasure, freed by the servo-mechanisms which provide everything. There's just one catch: Life must end at thirty unless reborn in the fiery ritual of Carrousel.

A 1976 science fiction film, film based on [[Literature/LogansRun a novel of the same name]] by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson, depicting a future where everyone is young and healthy, no-one needs to work, and people look forward to the chance for "renewal" (presumably some sort of rebirth or reincarnation) in the "Carrousel" at the age of 30, a privilege given to those who have obeyed the rules faithfully. However, there is a darker side to this apparent utopia: no-one has ever survived Carrousel. Resource management and population control are simply maintained by mandating the death of everyone who reaches the age of 30.

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->Sometime ->''"Sometime in the 23rd century... the survivors of war, overpopulation and pollution are living in a great domed city, sealed away from the forgotten world outside. Here, in an ecologically balanced world, mankind lives only for pleasure, freed by the servo-mechanisms which provide everything. There's just one catch: Life must end at thirty unless reborn in the fiery ritual of Carrousel.

Carrousel."''

A 1976 science fiction film, film based on the [[Literature/LogansRun a novel of the same name]] by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson, depicting a future where everyone is young and healthy, no-one needs to work, and people look forward to the chance for "renewal" (presumably some sort of rebirth or reincarnation) in the "Carrousel" at the age of 30, a privilege given to those who have obeyed the rules faithfully. However, there is a darker side to this apparent utopia: no-one has ever survived Carrousel. Resource management and population control are simply maintained by mandating the death of everyone who reaches the age of 30.
19th Mar '16 11:31:23 PM Mdumas43073
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'''''Logan's Run''''' is a movie based on [[Literature/LogansRun a novel of the same name]] by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson, depicting a future where everyone is young and healthy, no-one needs to work, and people look forward to the chance for "renewal" (presumably some sort of rebirth or reincarnation) in the "Carrousel" at the age of 30, a privilege given to those who have obeyed the rules faithfully. However, there is a darker side to this apparent utopia: no-one has ever survived Carrousel. Resource management and population control are simply maintained by mandating the death of everyone who reaches the age of 30.

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'''''Logan's Run''''' is a movie A 1976 science fiction film, film based on [[Literature/LogansRun a novel of the same name]] by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson, depicting a future where everyone is young and healthy, no-one needs to work, and people look forward to the chance for "renewal" (presumably some sort of rebirth or reincarnation) in the "Carrousel" at the age of 30, a privilege given to those who have obeyed the rules faithfully. However, there is a darker side to this apparent utopia: no-one has ever survived Carrousel. Resource management and population control are simply maintained by mandating the death of everyone who reaches the age of 30.
19th Mar '16 11:30:28 PM Mdumas43073
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10th Mar '16 6:54:02 PM Eagal
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* BlackDudeDiesFirst: Averted. Aside from the glaring lack of black dudes everywhere else, there is one:[[spoiler: Box, portrayed by Roscoe Lee Brown]] and he is actually one of the last on-screen fatalities.
4th Feb '16 2:50:01 PM Abbreva
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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: The city's central computer implemented its own destruction. Had it not instructed Logan to go undercover as a runner to find and destroy Sanctuary, life would have continued following the established status quo.
20th Dec '15 6:04:44 PM roxana
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* FreeLoveFuture

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* FreeLoveFutureFreeLoveFuture: Logan and Jessica meet when he picks her off 'the Circuit' a sort of electronic hook-up system. As it turns out Jessica isn't really in the mood, she's upset over losing a friend to Carrousel. She and Logan spend the night talking and bonding instead of having sex.
3rd Dec '15 11:15:04 AM Nohbody
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Multiple attempts to remake the film (and to adapt it more closely to the novel) from notable directors like Bryan Singer (''Film/XMen'') and Nicolas Winding Refn (''Film/{{Drive}}''), have all been unsuccessful. Recently, Warner Bros. hired ''Franchise/BioShock'' lead designer [[http://www.deadline.com/2013/06/bioshock-creator-ken-levine-takes-on-logans-run-script-for-warner-bros/ Ken Levine]] to write the script for yet another try at a remake.

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Multiple attempts to remake the film (and to adapt it more closely to the novel) from notable directors like Bryan Singer (''Film/XMen'') and Nicolas Winding Refn (''Film/{{Drive}}''), have all been unsuccessful. Recently, Warner Bros. hired ''Franchise/BioShock'' ''VideoGame/BioShock'' lead designer [[http://www.deadline.com/2013/06/bioshock-creator-ken-levine-takes-on-logans-run-script-for-warner-bros/ Ken Levine]] to write the script for yet another try at a remake.
25th Aug '15 12:29:59 PM TexaCaliDeeDub
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* AfterTheEnd: The world outside the domed City is all ruins, including an overgrown Washington, D.C. [[spoiler:But inhabitable, and unpolluted... showing that whatever disaster occurred that the dome city and population controls were designed to protect people against is now moot.]]

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* AfterTheEnd: The world outside the domed City is all ruins, including an overgrown Washington, D.C. [[spoiler:But inhabitable, [[spoiler:that turns out to be unpolluted and unpolluted... showing that whatever inhabitable. Whatever disaster occurred that the dome city and population controls were designed to protect the people against is now moot.]]



* TheCakeIsALie: "Renewal" is an utter fiction, Carrousel is just a murderous show. (Also Sanctuary is equally fictious, the cyborg Box is just killing and freezing the runners.)

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* TheCakeIsALie: "Renewal" is an utter fiction, Carrousel is just a murderous show. (Also Sanctuary is equally fictious, fictitious; the cyborg Box is just killing and freezing the runners.)Runners.



* ChristmasCake: Largely a non-issue, since no-one lives past thirty. No-one gets married, either. [[spoiler:Until Logan and Jessica make it ouside of the city and see gravestones talking about husbands and wives.]]

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* ChristmasCake: Largely a non-issue, since no-one no one lives past thirty. No-one gets married, either. [[spoiler:Until Marriage is unheard of, as well, [[spoiler:until Logan and Jessica make it ouside outside of the city and see gravestones talking about referring to husbands and wives.wives. After learning from the Old Man what the words mean, they bestow the titles on each other.]]
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