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Author Bishop, Kyle William, 1973-

Title American Zombie Gothic : the rise and fall (and rise) of the walking dead in popular culture / Kyle William Bishop ; foreword by Jerrold E. Hogle.

Publication Info. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., [2010]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Moline PL Adult Non-Fiction - MPLG-6  791.4367 BIS    AVAILABLE
Description vii, 239 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Summary "This book provides a cultural and critical analysis of the cinematic zombie tradition. Closely examining influential works Victor Halperin's White Zombie, Jacques Tourneur's I Walked with a Zombie, Lucio Fulci's Zombi 2, Dan O'Bannon's The Return of the Living Dead, Danny Boyle's 28 Days Later, and, of course, Romero's entire "Dead" series, it establishes Zombies in Gothic tradition"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Includes filmography.
Contents Introduction : the zombie film and its cycles. Raising the living dead : the folkloric and ideological origins of the voodoo zombie -- The return of the native : imperialist hegemony and the cinematic voodoo zombie -- The rise of the new paradigm : Night of the living dead and the zombie invasion narrative -- The dead walk the earth : the triumph of the zombie social metaphor in Dawn of the dead -- Humanizing the living dead : the evolution of the zombie protagonist -- Conclusion : the future shock of zombie cinema.
Subject Zombie films -- History and criticism.
Films de zombis -- Histoire et critique.
Zombie films. (OCoLC)fst01184593
United States.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
ISBN 9780786448067 softcover alkaline paper
0786448067 softcover alkaline paper

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