Back from the Dead
  • Release Date : 25 July 2011
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Pages : 252 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9780786487219
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Download or read book entitled Back from the Dead by author: Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr. which was release on 25 July 2011 and published by McFarland with total page 252 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Since 1968, the name of motion picture director George Romero has been synonymous with the living dead. His landmark film Night of the Living Dead formed the paradigm of modern zombie cinema; often cited as a metaphor for America during the Vietnam War and the Civil Rights movement, the film used the tenets of the drive-in horror movie genre to engage the sociophobics of late–1960s culture. Subsequently Romero has created five more zombie films, and other directors, including Tom Savini and Zack Snyder, have remade Romero’s movies. This survey of those remakes examines ways in which the sociocultural contexts of different time periods are reflected by changes to the narrative (and the zombies) of Romero’s original versions.