What’s The Point?
The Cliché: Sure it’s a zombie movie about the dead returning to feast on the flesh of the living, but what’s it realy about?
From socio-political commentary to an exploration of the capitalist agenda, from communist treatise to big city rat race – zombie movies always have an underlying message.
Seen In: Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, Shaun of the Dead
Marc Price: "We decided with Colin to avoid social commentary, because Romero’s the master at that. We explored it on a more personal level, with more personal metaphors than social.
I suppose the global economic crisis would be the thing to look at but I’m not sure how you’d do that.
We already have people attacking zombies with pound coins in Colin, albeit pound coins with razorblades glued on – like money isn’t worth much anymore so you may as well use it to fight zombies.
Perhaps have ATMs turning people into zombies, or have a suicidal bankers coming back as zombies; if they can’t bleed you dry financially, then they’re literally trying to bleed you dry."
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