Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Nebraska / Night of the Living Dead #atozchallenge

Movie poster for the 1968 film Night of the Li...
Movie poster for the 1968 film Night of the Living Dead (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

           Now for a post tax day double feature:

         The pacing, tension, and utter strangeness of Night of the Living Dead (1968) gives this film a very dreamy quality.  Also this version is in black and white.  For me all black and white film has a strange almost surrealistic quality.  Perhaps it also reminds me of my days in childhood when we only had a black and white television.   The original version is the best one, but the color remake of 1990 puts an interesting spin on the story.

         Academy Award nominee Nebraska (2013) is another film in black and white.  I see a lot of similarities between this film and Night of the Living Dead aside from the horror aspect and I suppose one could derive an element of horror in the relationships among the characters in the story. It's one of those thoughtful films that makes for a laid back night of reflective entertainment.

          Have you seen the original 1968 version of Night of the Living Dead  or Nebraska?   Do zombie movies appeal to you?    Do you like films about family relationships and aging?

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  1. I haven't seen Nebraska yet, but I've seen Night of the Living Dead many times!

  2. Night of the Living Dead kept me awake and with the lights on when I was a kid. I can't imagine what it would do to me now that I'm heading toward crone.

  3. Alex-- Dead is one of my favorites.

    C.Lee -- I was in college when I first saw Night of the Living Dead. It creeped me out but I loved it. I don't know how many times I've seen this movie now.


  4. Haven't seen Nebraska. I like some Zombie movies, like "Zombieland," and "Warm Bodies," and have to admit I like "The Walking Dead." I really liked the BOOK "World War Z" but won't see the movie as the only thing that's the same is the name. Now if they'd done the movie like the book I'd go see it.

  5. Lisa -- I didn't read the World War Z book but saw the film and it was not too bad, Nebraska of course was not really a zombie film but the pacing and characters put me in mind of the original Night of the Living Dead.



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