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RandomThoughts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 04:07 PM
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Good point TnT
Edited on Sat Dec-11-10 04:15 PM by RandomThoughts
It is the meaning of the Ramero zombie films,

not the movies.

I am Legend, or Omega man.

There are many ways to look at many things. Note that in I am Legend, he was about healing, where in some of the Ramero styler films it was about destruction or control.
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 04:21 PM
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1. Well, Night of the Living Dead is more about civil rights/racism than anything else.
The images at the end of the film with zombies being lynched by rednecks in grainy black and white photos drives the message home for anyone who didn't get it during the film.

The 2nd film, Dawn of the Dead, is more about consumerism and the mall mentality that was sweeping the nation at that time.

The beauty of zombies, and one of the reasons they're still so popular, is that they can be a metaphor for any number of things. We can project all kinds of fears and insecurities onto them.
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RandomThoughts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 04:43 PM
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2. Thinking of a group as Zombies allows breaking of empathy.
many metaphors, posted on it many times.
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 04:47 PM
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3. Well yes, but what if they really are zombies?
Is this a guy you want to have empathy with?



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