ByDerrick Elder, writer at

Logan's Run is a 1976 science fiction film directed by Michael Anderson. The screenplay by David Zelag Goodman was based on the novel of the same name by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson. It depicts a frightening future society in which population and the consumption of resources are maintained in equilibrium by the simple scheme of killing everyone who reaches the age of thirty, preventing overpopulation. The story follows the actions of Logan 5, a "Sandman", as he runs from society's lethal demand.

The film was shot primarily in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex – between June and September 1975. The film only uses the basic premise from the novel, that everyone must die at a specific age and Logan runs with Jessica as his companion while being chased by Francis. The motivations of the characters are quite different in the film. It was the first film to use Dolby Stereo on 70mm prints.

In 1977, a short-lived TV series was made, though only 14 episodes were produced. Since 1994, there have been several unsuccessful efforts to remake the film. Logan's Run was nominated for two Academy Awards and won a Special Academy Award for its visual effects, and won six Saturn Awards including Best Science Fiction Film. I am really looking forward to watching this film after studying on it. I really enjoy the idea of "over-population," something I already agree on and believe before I read what the film was about.


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