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Posted: Mon Sep 01, 2008 11:09 am
This looks really good, although I was a little bemused at Stuart Gordon's theory that 9-11 is responsible for the number of apocalyptic/zombie movies...
Posted: Mon Sep 01, 2008 12:15 pm
Actually I think it is comments like his which will make this production stand out.
I really enjoyed the American Nightmares documentary from a few years back, which suggested the raging Vietnam war created a climate in which Last House was made, and a climate in which people wanted to see such movies.
A simplistic way of putting it: the films - while being escapism - were also a way of facing up to a violent world. And the zombie genre today being a fine example.
However some comments on American Nightmares angle were that this was all just bollocks :P
At the very least, I believe it's times like these when it's harder for censors to make cuts - because whatever's onscreen, far worse is happening for real elsewhere.
So is it worth making a new documentray which examines the post 9/11 /Gulf War 2/ Zombie revival/ Torture Porn years of our lives..?
I'd say so, yes!
Posted: Mon Sep 01, 2008 1:26 pm
scrobble wrote:This looks really good, although I was a little bemused at Stuart Gordon's theory that 9-11 is responsible for the number of apocalyptic/zombie movies...
it's the same way that made me think that the obliteration of Hiroshima and Nagasaki shaped the face of japanese cinema and anime.
Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:49 pm
Will be interesting to see if the doc' will have any new light to shed on this over analysed genre.
I think Paul and Johanna's relationship with many of the interviewees will at least give us a much more candid talking heads pic than we usualy get. The GDT footage already confirms thats possibly the case.