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Gospel of the living dead : George Romero's visions of hell on earth

Author: Kim Paffenroth
Publisher: Waco, Tex. : Baylor University Press, ©2006.
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"For nearly forty years the zombie films of George A. Romero have presented viewers with hellish visions of our world overrun by flesh-eating ghouls. This rigorous but entertaining study shows how these films use Christian imagery from the Bible and Dante to probe deeper questions of human nature and purpose, while also giving a chilling and darkly humorous critique of modern, secular America that should be heeded  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Paffenroth, Kim, 1966-
Gospel of the living dead.
Waco, Tex. : Baylor University Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2006021263
(OCoLC)70230671
Named Person: George A Romero; George A Romero; George A Romero; George A Romero
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kim Paffenroth
ISBN: 9781429467780 1429467789 9781433709173 1433709171 1280705248 9781280705243
OCLC Number: 124043579
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Awards: Winner of Bram Stoker Awards (Nonfiction) 2006
Runner-up for IndieFab awards (Popular Culture) 2006
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 195 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction : the themes of the current zombie movie genre --
Night of the living dead (1968) : Romero's first look at Hell, sin, and human nature --
Dawn of the dead (1978) : consumerism, materialism, and the fourth circle of hell --
Day of the dead (1985) : violence, perverted reason, and the lower circles of Hell --
Dawn of the dead (2004) : Limbo and the partial victory of reason and virtue --
Land of the dead (2005) : the deepest abyss of Hell and the final hope --
Conclusion : the meaning and future of zombie movies.
Responsibility: Kim Paffenroth.

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Connects American social and religious views with the classic American movie genre of the zombie horror film. This study proves that Romero's films, like apocalyptic literature or "Dante's Commedia",  Read more...

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