Sunday, 30 January 2011

AM - Night of the Living Dead (1968)

Director: George A. Romero
IMdb rating: 8.0/10
Budget: $114,000
Box Office Takings: $12,000,000 (USA)        $30,000,000 (Worldwide)

The radiation from a fallen satellite might have caused the recently deceased to rise from the grave and seek the living to use as food. This is the situation that a group of people penned up in an old farmhouse must deal with.

At first we see an establishing shot of 3 men, 2 of whom are carrying a coffin, the shot is quite long and drawn out over a period of 20-30 seconds, we then see a few examples of the 180 degree rule. 

The film is in black and white, signifying that it was made quite a while ago.

The next shot/shots is of the pickup truck driving , these are long shots of the truck going around a series of bends, we also hear diegetic sound of the two men inside the truck talking while we watch the truck move.

Once the truck comes to a stop at the cemetery, we see some more examples of the 180 degree rule and then see a series of high angled shots of Arthur (the victims father, to who the man in the coffin killed) this shows power and authority.

This is a trailer from the original 1968 version of Night of the Living Dead by George A. Romero. 

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