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The Cinema of George A. Romero: Knight of the Living Dead

Tony Williams

Abstract

In placing George A. Romero's oeuvre in the context of literary naturalism, this book explores the relevance of the director's films within American cultural traditions and thus explains the potency of such work beyond “splatter movie” models. The book explores the roots of naturalism in the work of Emile Zola and traces this through to the EC Comics of the 1950s and on to the work of Stephen King. In so doing, the book illuminates the importance of seminal Romero texts such as Night of the Living Dead (1968), Creepshow (1982), Monkey Shines (1988), and The Dark Half (1992). This study also in ... More

Keywords: literary naturalism, George A. Romero, American culture, naturalism, EC Comics, screenplays, teleplays, Emile Zola, films

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780231173551
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231173551.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tony Williams, author