^^ Well, Omega Man
was certainly contemporary-- but I suppose they all were.
I haven't seen the Will Smith version of LMOE yet.
Matheson's original novel was called I Am Legend
, not The Last Man on Earth
. The Smith movie is the only adaptation that didn't change the title, although it apparently changed a whole lot else, including the ending.
Yeah, I've got the book. I had so little interest in the Will Smith version that I wasn't even aware of the title.