The Cinema of George A. Romero: Knight of the Living Dead, Second Edition

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Columbia University Press, 14 апр. 2015 г. - Всего страниц: 304
In this comprehensive portrait of horror's definitive director, Tony Williams ties George A. Romero's films to the development of literary naturalism and American culture, expanding the artist's creative footprint beyond his mastery of the "splatter movie" genre. Williams locates Romero's influences in the work of Emile Zola, the Entertainment Comics of the 1950s, and the novels of Stephen King, revealing the interdisciplinary depth of his seminal films Night of the Living Dead (1968), Creepshow (1982), Monkey Shines (1988), and The Dark Half (1992). For this second edition, Williams reads Romero's Bruiser (2000) against his more recent Land of the Dead (2005) and takes a fresh look at Diary of the Dead (2007) and Survival of the Dead (2009), two overlooked films that feature Romero's greatest achievements yet.
 

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Introduction to the First Edition
1
Introduction to the Second Edition
5
1 A Director and His Traditions
9
2 Night of the Living Dead
26
3 Theres Always Vanilla
38
4 Jacks Wife
52
5 The Crazies
65
6 Martin
80
12 One Evil Eye and The Dark Half
162
13 From Bruiser to Land of the Dead
177
14 Diary of the Dead
195
15 Survival of the Dead
215
Epilogue
234
The Romero Screenplays and Teleplays
239
Chronology
249
Notes
253

7 Dawn of the Dead
90
8 Knightriders
105
9 Creepshow
120
10 Day of the Dead
134
11 Monkey Shines
147

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Tony Williams is professor and Area Head of Film Studies at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He has published widely in the areas of horror and American independent cinema, including the book Hearths of Darkness: The Family in the American Horror Film.

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