Zombies on Film: The Definitive Story of Undead Cinema


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ZOMBIES ON FILM chronicles popular cultureÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_?Ì_åÇ_ÌÎ_?s greatest and most terrifyingly intriguing monsters in the very medium their shuffling, rotting, flesh-eating characteristics were shapedÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_?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 overlookedÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_?and of course, the most gory and terrifyingÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_?films featuring zombies.

Author Ozzy InguanzoÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_?Ì_åÇ_ÌÎ_?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 LugosiÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_?Ì_åÇ_ÌÎ_?s White Zombie (1932), George RomeroÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_?Ì_åÇ_ÌÎ_?s landmark Night of the Living Dead (1968), and Lucio FulciÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_?Ì_åÇ_ÌÎ_?s cult classic Zombie (1979), as well as offerings from blockbuster directors such as Peter JacksonÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_?Ì_åÇ_ÌÎ_?s Dead Alive (1990), Zack SnyderÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_?Ì_åÇ_ÌÎ_?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.

About the Author

Ozzy Inguanzo is a writer and filmmaker whose work in the motion picture industryspans all facets of moviemaking, from development and production through post-production and marketingHis experience includes Sam Raimi'sSpider-Mantrilogy,Green Lantern(2011),Oz the Great and Powerful(2013), andThe Wolverine(2013). Ozzy's documentary Tomas Milian: Acting on Instinct (2013)is featured on the newly restored release of the Spaghetti Western cult classic The Big Gundown (1966). He is the author of Constructing Green Lantern: From Page to Screen(Universe, 2011). Max Landis is a writer and filmmaker with nearly a dozen projects in development and production in various mediums. He became best known for the hit filmChronicle (2012) and for his short Internet parodies The Death and Return of Superman(2011) and most recently, The Slap (2014). He has also scripted American Ultra (2015),Frankenstein (2015), and his forthcoming feature film directorial debut Me Him Her(2014).

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