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

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

by Tony Williams
     
 

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The Cinema of George A. Romero: Knight of the Living Dead is the first in-depth study in English of the career of this foremost auteur working at the margins of the Hollywood mainstream. Placing Romero's oeuvre in the context of literary naturalism, the book explores the relevance of the director's films within American cultural traditions and thus explains the… See more details below

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The Cinema of George A. Romero: Knight of the Living Dead is the first in-depth study in English of the career of this foremost auteur working at the margins of the Hollywood mainstream. Placing Romero's oeuvre in the context of literary naturalism, the book explores the relevance of the director's films within American cultural traditions and thus explains the potency of such work beyond 'splatter movie' models. The author explores the roots of naturalism in the work of Emile Zola and traces this through to the EC Comics of the 1950s and on to the work of Stephen King. In so doing, the book illuminates the importance of seminal Romero texts such as Night of the Living Dead (1968), Creepshow (1982), Monkey Shines (1988), The Dark Half (1992) and Bruiser (2000).

Editorial Reviews

Film Quarterly

One can look to Tony Williams' indispensable book for an abundance of enlightening observations about this important American director.

Film Quarterly - Jim Hemphill

One can look to Tony Williams' indispensable book for an abundance of enlightening observations about this important American director.

New York Times

[A] fascinating book.

Robin Wood

This thorough, searching and always intelligent overview does full justice to Romero's 'Living Dead' trilogy and also at last rectifies the critical neglect of Romero's other work, fully establishing its complexity and cohesion.

Xavier Mendik

The definitive account of this horror movie master which combines a detailed examination of the director's production career and literary influences with fascinating observations on the wider cultural and social issues in Romero's work...Set to become a must read for critical reader and horror film fan alike

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781903364628
Publisher:
Wallflower Press
Publication date:
11/05/2003
Series:
Directors' Cuts Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.36(h) x 0.78(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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