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Zombies On Film

Author: Ozzy Inguanzo
Publisher: Rizzoli Universe Promotional Books
ISBN: 9780789325990
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ZOMBIES ON FILM chronicles popular culture's greatest and most terrifyingly intriguing monsters in the very medium their shuffling, rotting, flesh-eating characteristics were shaped--at the movies! Spanning nearly a century, the zombie genre has been built by a creative and cultural transfer of influences from generation to generation of storytellers, filmmakers, and artists. This book tells the remarkable true story behind the creative and independent-spirit that shaped a legacy, from its cinematic inception and evolution to its ultimate rise to pop culture prominence, covering the most popular, most influential, most overlooked--and of course, the most gory and terrifying--films featuring zombies. Author Ozzy Inguanzo's insightful, witty, and informative text is complemented by more than 300 photographs, movie posters, and behind-the-scenes images spanning nine decades of classic films including Bela Lugosi's White Zombie (1932), George Romero's landmark Night of the Living Dead (1968), and Lucio Fulci's cult classic Zombie (1979), as well as offerings from blockbuster directors such as Peter Jackson's Dead Alive (1990), Zack Snyder's Dawn of the Dead (2004), and more recent entries like the breakthrough series The Walking Dead (2010) and the international sensation World War Z (2013). Expertly curated and filled with images spanning the breadth of cinematic history, ZOMBIES ON FILM is ideal for film fans, students, and pop culture junkies.

Zombie Movies

Author: Glenn Kay
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1613744250
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Featuring chronological reviews of more than 300 zombie films--from 1932's "White Zombie" to the AMC series "The Walking Dead"--""this thorough, uproarious guide traces the evolution of one of horror cinema's most popular and terrifying creations. Fans will learn exactly what makes a zombie a zombie, go behind the scenes with a chilling production diary from "Land of the Dead," peruse a bizarre list of the oddest things ever seen in undead cinema, and immerse themselves in a detailed rundown of the 25 greatest zombie films ever made. Containing an illustrated zombie rating system, ranging from "Highly Recommended" to "Avoid at All Costs" and "So Bad It's Good," the book also features lengthy interviews with numerous talents from in front of and behind the camera. This updated and expanded second edition contains more than 100 new and rediscovered films, providing plenty of informative and entertaining brain food for movie fans.

How Zombies Conquered Popular Culture

Author: Kyle William Bishop
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476622086
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Since the early 2000s, popular culture has experienced a “Zombie Renaissance,” beginning in film and expanding into books, television, video games, theatre productions, phone apps, collectibles and toys. Zombies have become allegorical figures embodying cultural anxieties, but they also serve as models for concepts in economics, political theory, neuroscience, psychology, computer science and astronomy. They are powerful, multifarious metaphors representing fears of contagion and doom but also isolation and abandonment, as well as troubling aspects of human cruelty, public spectacle and abusive relationships. This critical examination of the 21st-century zombie phenomenon explores how and why the public imagination has been overrun by the undead horde.

Romancing The Zombie

Author: Ashley Szanter
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 147666742X
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 The zombie--popular culture's undead darling--shows no signs of stopping. But as it develops to suit changing audience tastes, its characteristics transform. This collection of new essays examines the latest incarnation, the romantic zombie, a re-humanized monster we want to help, heal and connect with rather than destroy. The authors discuss our increasingly sympathetic view of the reanimated dead as more than physical bodies devoid of life and personality. Their essays cover a range of topics, including audience obsession with Apocalyptic love; the problem of a kinder, gentler undead; the millennial reinvention of the "sexy zombie"; and "uncanny valley romance."

Living With Zombies

Author: Chase Pielak
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476665842
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Depictions of the zombie apocalypse continue to reshape our concept of the walking dead (and of ourselves). The undead mirror cultural fears--governmental control, lawlessness, even interpersonal relationships--exposing our weaknesses and demanding a response (or safeguard), even as we imagine ever more horrifying versions of post-apocalyptic life. This critical study traces a shift in narrative focus in portrayals of the zombie apocalypse, as the living move from surviving hypothetical destruction toward reintegration and learning to live with the undead.

Investigating Zombies And The Living Dead

Author: Mary-Lane Kamberg
Publisher: Britannica Educational Publishing
ISBN: 1622758765
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For nearly a century, big-screen tales of zombies have fascinated viewers, shambling their way from horror films to action thrillers and comedies. In recent years, there have even been news reports of real zombie-like behavior. But few know the truth behind Haitian folklore’s biggest contribution to global imagination. These pages get to the bottom of the origins of the zombie legend and its changes and development over time. The possible sources of “zombification,” including tropical drugs and poisons, are examined, and real stories of zombies are debunked. Real or not, zombies have invaded pop culture and there’s no escape.

Zombie

Author: Joyce Carol Oates
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783442727421
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Die Berufene

Author: M. R. Carey
Publisher: Knaur eBook
ISBN: 3426423014
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Spannender Endzeit-Horror-Roman vom internationalen Bestsellerautor M.R. Carey. Großbritannien, in nicht allzu ferner Zukunft: Ein Parasit hat einen Großteil der Bevölkerung in menschenfressende Zombies verwandelt. Auf einer Militärbasis erforschen Wissenschaftler an infizierten Kindern, die trotz des Befalls noch logisch denken und ihr Verhalten kontrollieren können, den Verlauf der Infektion. Eines von ihnen ist Melanie, die Intelligenteste von allen. Kurz bevor auch sie auf dem Seziertisch landen kann, wird die Basis von einer Meute hungriger Infizierter angegriffen. Nur eine kleine Gruppe aus Soldaten und Wissenschaftlern überlebt. Verzweifelt kämpfen sie gemeinsam mit Melanie gegen die Infizierten – und gegeneinander. Denn auch wenn Melanie sich gegen ihre Instinkte wehrt, macht ihr Hunger sie sehr, sehr gefährlich ... »Wer auf The Walking Dead steht, für den ist dieses Buch was.« Radio 1 LIVE »M.R. Carey ist eine Klasse für sich.« Daily Mail »Einer der originellsten, spannendsten und stärksten Romane der letzten Zeit.« The Guardian

Der Zombie Survival Guide

Author: Max Brooks
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 364108248X
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Zombies sind längst unter uns. Ein Grund mehr, vorbereitet zu sein! Der Zombie Survival Guide ist der Schlüssel zur erfolgreichen Abwehr von Untoten, die eine ständige Bedrohung für den Menschen darstellen. Mittels hilfreicher Illustrationen und umfassender Informationen deckt dieser Überlebensführer das ganze Spektrum möglicher Angriffs- und Abwehrtechniken ab. Er gibt Ratschläge zu zombiesicherem Wohnen, erläutert Physiologie und typische Verhaltensmuster von Zombies und beschreibt die wichtigsten Utensilien im Kampf gegen diese hinterhältigen Gegner.