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4 weeks ago by heyyouapp
In George Romero’s Zombie Films, the Living Were a Horror Show, Too - The New York Times
The director George A. Romero, whose six zombie movies represent a towering landmark of horror, died on Sunday of lung cancer. Our critics Jason Zinoman and A.O. Scott dig into his legacy and influence.
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12 weeks ago by brendanmcfadden
George A. Romero, 'Night of the Living Dead' creator, dies at 77 - LA Times
RT : George Romero, whose Night of the Living Dead made modern horror possible, has died.
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july 2017 by deckard67
» The Running of the Dead, Part 2 Christian Thorne • Commonplace Book
"Slow-zombie movies are a meditation on consumer society—on a certain excess of civilization, as it were; and fast-zombie movies are pretty much the opposite. So the simple question: In the Dawn remake, how do the zombies look? They look like rioters or encamped refugees. If you say that zombie movies are always about crowds, a person might respond: Yeah, I see, the mob—but if you’re talking about George Romero and the slow-zombie movie, the word “mob” isn’t quite right, since white people in formal wear aren’t exactly the mob, and, casting a glance at Romero’s original Dawn, shoppers aren’t either, except on the day after Thanksgiving...Romero is worried that the crowd isn’t democratic enough, and one of his more remarkable achievements, back in 1968, was to start a cinematic conversation about the dangers of crowds that ducked the problem of “the mob,” that bracketed that concept out. This couldn’t have been easy to do, since the one term substitutes so easily for the other."
zombies  politics  georgeromero  crowds  authoritarianism  thomashobbes  film  society  class  from delicious
january 2011 by arosner
Acidemic- Film: DAWN OF THE DEAD (1978) Twilight of the Betamax
"The undead seem to bring out the best in us. They remind us that life is a day to day struggle, they force us to remember our countless previous times as hunted prey, gazelles, rabbits, little fishes, forever on the run from hungry predators. They force us to confront our mortality by removing "the dubious comforts that a funeral service will give." Unlike other threats, such as sharks, the cool thing with zombies is they cannot be escaped, they are the social order with its masked off, as inseparable from our bodies as our own organs. Sooner or later you're bound to slip, get careless, get bitten. You can let go of the idea of reaching old age, no worries about retirement, and providing for future generations, and taxes. Freed from the restraints and castrations of the now obliterated social order, citizens are forced to prioritize and move fully into the moment, or die."
zombies  georgeromero  erichkuersten  film  horror  television 
january 2011 by arosner
Fresh Meat - Film Society of Lincoln Center
"From the beginning, George Romero’s Living Dead movies have been at once mesmerizing, tantalizing, and oddly frustrating. One always has the sense that, beneath the surface shock/horror level, they are making a statement about - what, exactly? What do the Living Dead represent? Our culture, what we used to think of as our civilization, human life itself in all its confusions and unsatisfactoriness? All of the above?...Looking over the five films, one is struck by an inherent contradiction: one cannot believe that they were planned as a sequence, each having its own individual characteristics (there are no carry-overs from one film to the next). Yet the more one reflects upon them the more one is struck by an inherent logic in the overall structure, a logic confirmed by the remarkable new film: the first four in the series cover and demolish, systematically, the central structures of what we still call our civilization, establishing Romero as the most radical of all horror directors."
georgeromero  zombies  film  culture  civilization  collapse  criticism 
june 2010 by arosner
Socialism and/or barbarism: Through the motions, wrongly
"Romero's Night of the Living Dead (1968), the real launching point of zombies in mass culture, is one of those odd "foundational" films. But like other horror films that seemingly start a trope (Nosferatu, Frankenstein, etc), they are already weirder and more sharply knowing about their absent source material than they "should" be: they seem to play with and off of an established template that cannot be found....Think here of the beginning of Night of the Living Dead, where the first zombie we see - the first recognizable zombie of late capitalism - looks like nothing so much as a homeless drifter of sorts, a gaunt raggedy man. Tellingly, Barbara and Johnny, her soon-to-be-killed-and-zombified brother, hardly pay him a second glance: at worst, he'll ask them to spare some change. Even to the end of the encounter, we can practically read on Johnny's face the bourgeois frustration: funny, it's not usually this hard to kill the poor..."
zombies  georgeromero  film  horror  capitalism  class  evanwilliams 
september 2009 by arosner
Night of the Living Dead @ Internet Archive
For a number of reasons, the original film is now public domain and thus free to download.
georgeromero  zombies  film  nightofthelivingdead 
july 2005 by davextreme
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Turns out Night of the Living Dead is in the public domain. So you can download it. Sweet!
zombies  georgeromero  movies 
june 2005 by cote
Knight of the Living Dead
Piece about George Romero and his upcoming Land of the Dead, about which I'm getting more excited by the hour. Also, I love that there's a debate about how zombies in newer movies like 28 Days Later and the Dawn of the Dead Remake run, while old-school zo
zombies  film  landofthedead  georgeromero 
june 2005 by davextreme

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