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Dawn of the Dead


dawnofthedeadIn just one day, zombies wreak havoc on society and a group of survivors barricade themselves in a mall, hoping to come up with a rescue plan. Zack Snyder, a director of TV commercials at the time, got the chance to do this remake of the 1978 George A. Romero classic – and wowed everyone. Already in the first scene he’s got you by the balls and stays focused throughout the story, delivering one energetically gruesome zombie attack after another. The filmmakers abandon the consumerism critique of the original in favor of a general depiction of a society in rapid decline; at times the film is both funny and quite moving. The cast is very game.

2004-U.S. 99 min. Color. Widescreen. Produced by Marc Abraham, Eric Newman, Richard P. Rubinstein. Directed by Zack Snyder. Screenplay: James Gunn. Cast: Sarah Polley (Ana), Ving Rhames (Kenneth), Jake Weber (Michael), Mekhi Phifer, Ty Burrell, Michael Kelly.

Last word: “I wanted the cast that I got, I wasn’t sure that they’d be into it. I wasn’t sure that they’d want to do it. I think I made a pretty convincing argument for why they should do it, and I think that it worked. They ground the movie. They make the movie work because they believe in it. And I think that that helps the audience to make a jump. It’s hard, regardless. It was great to have them. I couldn’t have done it without them.” (Snyder, About.com)



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