George A. Romero Essays

  • Romero vs Brooks

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    with the increase of novels and films recently produced. George Romero and Maximillian “Max” Brooks are two popular screenwriters focusing on zombie stories and horror films. George Romero is an American-Canadian film director and producer best known for his horror film Night of the Living Dead (Staff, 2012). Max Brooks is an American horror author and screenwriter best known for his novel and now film World War Z (Staff, 2012). Romero and Brooks are both zombie fanatics who have many similar

  • Night Of The Living Dead Film Analysis

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    What would you do if you were put in an extreme life or death situation in an area that you did not know with only complete strangers to trust? In George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead, that nightmare becomes reality. Seven people are trapped inside a secluded house with no means of escaping the zombies attempting to break in (Romero). It is a simple plotline; however, Romero’s film is revolutionary in how it reveals the disparity between races during the time and how it shatters the picture

  • Night Of The Living Dead

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    This film was directed by George A. Romero who also wrote the screenplay, with the help of John A. Russo. From the beginning to end, this film captures its audience leaving

  • Night Of The Living Dead Research Paper

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    though. George A. Romero merged the old-forgotten zombie into the standardized version we see today. James Conroy writes, “With his 1968 film Night of the Living Dead, George Romero brought the concept of the slow-moving, flesh-eating zombie into mainstream American culture.” (1) Night of the Living Dead not only set an iconic image for zombies, but it also brought issues you would not normally see in a Zombie film, dealing with race and gender stereotypes. Night of the Living

  • Analysis Of Dawn Of The Dead

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    Dead (1978) Introduction This paper dwells on historical analysis of the horror on Dawn of the Dead film. This film is also known as Zombi. It is an American independent action horror film produced under the directorship of George A. Romero. The script was written by Romero and Dario Argento and produced by Claudio Argento, Alfredo Cuomo, and Richard P. Rubinstein. The film presents phenomena of an unidentified source that has caused the reanimation of the dead who eat human flesh and thereby causes

  • Dawn Of The Dead And World War Dead

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    commentary on consumerism through one of her story protagonists named Mary Jo Miller, an upper middle-class wife and mother of two children residing in Troy, Montana of U.S. This paper will criticize consumerism in an economic sense and how it relates to George Andrew Romero’s work -an American-Canadian film producer best known for his series of satirical horror films about zombie apocalypse- in the ways that his concerns about consumerism can be the most easily persuaded from his Dawn of the Dead. In Dawn

  • Zombies: 'Warm Bodies And Night Of The Living Dead'

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    A New Kind of Zombie The movie Night of the Living Dead, created by George Romero, and the book, Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion, are completely different stories with completely different zombies. They might both be categorized under what is called the zombie genre, but both have different plots, themes, and were told from completely different viewpoints. The zombies from the movie Night of the Living Dead and the book Warm Bodies are completely different kinds of zombies according to their physical

  • Night Of The Living Dead Essay

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    Thomas Dawicki Sep/19/17 Honors English Number of sentences: 125 Night of the Living Dead Essay In the movie “Night of the Living Dead” by George A. Romero, we are thrust in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. During this apocalypse, many themes and aspects of human nature are present. This conflict seems to bring out the aspects of humans that show how imperfect we are, in addition to how we function in groups

  • The Crazies: Review

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    Based on George Romero’s 1973 original, Sheriff David Dutton watches as the denizens of Ogden Marsh, Iowa start going … well, crazy as you can ascertain by the title. Starting with a lone old coot gunned down on the baseball field after brandishing a shotgun, more and more people begin acting erratically and lashing out with extreme prejudice against their families and the neighbors. Before long, the entire town is affected by the water supply tainted with a military-grade biological weapon and all

  • A Comparison Of George Romero And Max Brooks

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    opinions. George Romero and Max Brooks have several similarities and differences in their zombie works. Brooks is known for World War Z which involves fast moving zombies that do not stop for anything. As for Romero, he is known for Night of the Living Dead associating with slow zombies. Even though Romero started off with using slow zombies he changed to using fast zombies in some of his later works. In the different interviews Brooks is professional and respects the Romero’s work; however, Romero talks

  • Dawn Of The Living Dead Analysis

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    the nuclear bomb, to the collective fears of humanity in general, such as the fear of death and of dying. Zombies have also been represented as a physical manifestation of the flaws of humanity, such as mindless, joyless consumerism. (McGregor) George R. Romero modernized the concept of the “zombie” in the film “Night of the Living Dead”, which revitalized the genre and reintroduced it to mainstream audiences. In Romero’s films, zombies are not the main antagonist, and instead, the villains are usually

  • Attack Of The Killer Tomatoes Essay

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    The movie The Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (1978) by John DeBello is defined as a musical-horror-black-comedy, but most importantly it is known as a cult film. The movie depicts a world in which tomatoes are killers. Due to attacks, the president must create a specialist team to take down the killer vegetable. The team, composed of a lieutenant who never abandons his parachute, an underwater expert, and a master of disguise, must try and fight the seemingly indestructible tomatoes across the world

  • Zombie Apocalypse Dbq

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    Zombie Apocalypse In recent times, people have debated whether or not we would survive the zombie apocalypse. Though zombies do not actually exist in our world at this moment, people wonder if we would survive in case of such an event. As a matter of fact, here are many existing articles on the subject of zombies like “From CDC - Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse” by Public Affairs, “These States Are Totally Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse” by the Huffington Post, and “Pentagon document lays

  • A Zombie Manifesto Article Analysis

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    In the article, “A Zombie Manifesto: The Nonhuman Condition in the Era of Advanced Capitalism” by Sarah Juliet Lauro and Karen Embry, the authors’ evaluate the idea of the zombie and its connection to capitalism and post-humanism. According to the authors, the zombie represents much more than just a fear, it represents a loss of oneself to many different things, primarily to a capitalist society. The authors have come to the conclusion that humans have a fear of what they cannot control, and that

  • Comparing Zombies In Zombieland And World War Z

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    Throughout the last couple decades pop culture has surrounded itself around Zombies. A lot of movies and tv shows have been created such as Shaun of the Dead, The Walking Dead, Pontypool and many more. Additionally, zombie video games have been created and each year many kids dress as zombies for halloween. If you ever talk with a zombie fanatic, you will without a doubt hear about the movies Zombieland, and World War Z. Even though they are both scary films, World War Z contains a lot more suspense

  • Rob Zombie: The Next Cult Auteur

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    When I think of cult, the “I don’t care if you’re offended, I’m being me” attitude comes to mind. When that comes to mind, the very first film director I could imagine is Rob Zombie. Rob Zombie holds some of the most intensely weird films you could think of. When I began watching cult films, I was reminded of Zombie and the way he has no shame in putting things out there that many would disapprove of. Most cult films are made for people who like weird things, not for those who enjoy the Hollywood

  • Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Zombies

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    Zombies have established a hold on the people of the twenty-first century. There are books, movies, TV shows, and video games about zombies. AMC’s “The Walking Dead” is a TV show about a group of people trying to survive the zombie apocalypse. While fans of the show may already love zombies, some fans watch the show with little knowledge on what zombies really are. Matt Mogk’s “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Zombies” is a book that is written to inform readers on everything they would want

  • The Loving Dead

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    Love, Lust and Death are universal human experiences and perpetual literary themes. "The Loving Dead" blends them in a way that I have never seen before. Amelia Beamer's debut novel involves: Oakland California, twenty-something slackers, their angsts and relationships, and a zombie apocalypse. Its characters are realistically self-centered, its apocalypse realistically dealt with more through text messaging and comment threads than through the main stream media, and its ending is different than

  • Analysis Of Dying Light And Dead Island

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    Zombies; cannibalistic monsters; decomposing corpses brought back to life; the walking dead. We all know of them. They are one of the most popular doomsday themes to pull from for movies, games, and tv shows. We are all familiar with what your standard zombie would look and act like, despite them being a fictional creature. The zombie franchise is booming and with so many zombie centralized medias out there for consumer enjoyment, it’s to be expected to see some variation within the monsters themselves

  • Left 4 Dead

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    "Left 4 Dead" for the XBox 360 combines the action of shooter games with the violence of a survival horror game. Four protagonists must battle their way to safety after a zombie outbreak has taken over the world. Each mission offers unique challenges, different and brutal infected enemies, and a wide array of weapons to find. Left 4 Dead is a shooter action game that was released in 2008 for the XBox 360. It was developed by Turtle Rock Studios and Valve. Just as the title suggests, "Left 4 Dead"