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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Steph Reviews The Making of George A. Romero's Day of the Dead by Lee Karr

Publisher: Plexus Publishing Limited
Format Read: Ebook
Source: From the Publisher for an honest review
Release Date: September 23, 2014
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Blurb from goodreads:

Released in 1985, Day of the Dead was the final film of George A. Romero's classic zombie trilogy, which forever changed the face of horror filmmaking. Set in an apocalyptic world where the living-dead epidemic has wiped out most of humanity, the movie quickly acquired cult status, and — with one remake released in 2008 and another planned for 2014 — its influence on popular culture can still be felt today. Now, for the first time, the full history of the making of the iconic original film is revealed. Drawing on a wealth of exclusive interviews with the cast and crew, author Lee Karr leaves no stone unturned in detailing the movie's preproduction, shoot, release, and legacy. Filled with behind-the-scenes gossip and previously unpublished stories from the set, as well as over 100 full-color photos, this book gives Day of the Dead the resurrection it deserves.


Steph's Thoughts:

Before The Walking Dead there was George Romero with his zombies and these movies are classics. The first time I saw Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead and Day of the Dead was at a drive-in. It was classic horror movie night and my date was hoping I would cower in his arms. HA! It was that night I fell in love...with zombies.

So when Bea sent me the option to review this book, I was dying to get my hands on it. First, the pictures are AWESOME! I had an ebook but I am dying to get my hands on a full size paperback because they can only get better. There are lots on interviews and stories from lots of people that worked on the film. However, my favorite part was when they were talking about Romero’s first vision of Day of the Dead. I was reading this part and was thinking, “This is not the movie I remember”. So I backtracked a bit a saw that this was his first vision and not what actually made it to the screen. This alone made it worth reading this book. It gave such a perspective on how much an original vision can change from conception to what really hits the screen.

This book is probably not for the average reader but more for those of us that are zombie addicts or movie buffs. If you love the Dead movies, you will LOVE this book.

1 comment:

  1. his movies always scare the crap out of me, doesn't stop me from watching though, lols.

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