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Night of the Living Dead

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George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead (1968) is widely acknowledged as one of the most influential horror films of all time.  Shot on a low budget on black and white film, Night depicts an America under siege from reanimated corpses.  The action centres around a motley group of survivors holed up in a suburb of Pittsburgh, besieged by flesh-eating ghouls.  Romero’s f ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published July 15th 2008 by British Film Institute
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Donna
Feb 03, 2010 Donna rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: film geeks, anyone who enjoyed the movie
This is a good overview of the production and impact of the movie that introduced our modern pop culture's view of zombies. If you've never seen the original 1968 Night of the Living Dead (not the remake, and never the butchered 30th Anniversary Edition), then you're missing out on a very, very good film.

In addition to giving a lot of information about the movie itself, this little book focuses on the events of the time that likely influenced both the filmmakers and the audiences who reacted to
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Ryan Splenda
Jul 15, 2012 Ryan Splenda rated it really liked it
A very nice criticism of George Romero's monumental horror classic. Hervey draws parallels to 1950s McCarthyism and 1960s anti-war/Vietnam and Civil Rights eras. A great read for horror fans and historians.
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