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Night of the Living Dead is not only a masterpiece of horror, but of film in general. But whatever your thoughts on Romero or his flesh-eating-turned-social-behemoth debut, they will surely increase once you see this ultra-smart and infectiously loving documentary.
This documentary chronicles the production of the first living dead film. Mainly interesting to film buffs, the film does have a few great personal stories by Romero.
Really entertaining documentary on the making of Romero's "Night of the Living Dead". There's lots of footage from the films, critical interpretations, and fun behind the scenes stories from Romero himself. A must for fans of the film, or horror fans in general.
To see the impact the Night of the Living Dead had on the people of the U.S. at the time is very interesting and the efforts that George A Romero and Co. went through to make this movie is inspiring.
All you have to know about this landmark film.
This documentary is basically a glamorized DVD extra, but it entertains as it details the anecdote-rich production history of â??Night of the Living Deadâ?? and, most crucially, its enormous impact. Assembled talking heads (none too well-known) add context, particularly in regard to the movieâ??s unusual racial dynamic. Best, though, is 73-year-old Bronx native Romero, the horror master who got his start making Mister Rogers shorts and still concludes his sentences with a hippie-ish â??... man.â?? Despite not making a decent movie in 20 years, the guy remains a national treasure.
The backstory behind the creation and popularity of George A. Romero's groundbreaking cult hit Night of the Living Dead is explored in the documentary Birth of the Living Dead. The film looks at Romero's early career in commercials and at how he came up with the idea behind Night of the Living Dead. His guerrilla filmmaking style is also discussed, along with how he marketed the film in order to get it distributed in grindhouse theatres. And, historians and other experts look at the counterculture movement of the late '60s and at how it influenced Romero's work. Additional, the film reviews Night of the Living Dead's cinematic journey, from drive-in theatres to European art houses to the public domain, and how it continually increased in popularity and won over audiences and critics alike. Extraordinarily informative and comprehensive, Birth of the Living Dead is the definitive word on Romero's seminal zombie classic.
A fantastic making of documentary of Night of the Living Dead that not only goes through the behind the scenes, but also parallels the political issues of that time. What makes this better than some other movie documentaries like that awful Room 237 is straightforward truth. Overall, a must see if you're a horror fan or a fan of movies in general.
Birth of the Living Dead is an engrossing documentary film. I was very interested in this film which is rare as I find documentary films to be boring. George A. Romero is the best part in this as he is very funny, and very interesting. It goes to other people about their perspectives on the first zombie film, and they're not bad either. The only problem with this is that when the other thing that's kind of related to the zombie film shows up, the movie focused more on the other thing than the zombie film. I would've been fine if it did show up, but it just lingers on it for a bit too long. When it gets it right, it really gets it right, and I'm glad I saw this film.