Not of the Living Dead
The Non-Zombie Films of George A. Romero
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About the Book
A killer monkey. Suburban witchcraft. Motorcycle jousting. A cockroach invasion. Despite this enticing list of other subjects, George A. Romero is best known for the genre-defining 1968 film Night of the Living Dead and subsequent zombie films. The non-zombie films in his decades-long career have gotten varied degrees of critical examination, but as a collective, they remain underexamined compared to the Dead flicks.
This book focuses on Romero’s “other” work, highlighting lesser-known films such as Always There’s Vanilla (1971) and Bruiser (2000), as well as more popular films such as Martin (1977) and The Crazies (1973). It examines how Romero’s extensive body of work participates in social critique by delving into issues such as capitalism’s pitfalls and excesses, domestic and racial power imbalances, and our patriarchal culture’s expectations of masculinity, femininity, and sexuality.
About the Author(s)
Noah Simon Jampol, Cain Miller, Leah Richards and John R. Ziegler
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 10 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2022