Birth of the Living Dead

Synopsis: In 1968, Pittsburgh native, George Romero, would direct a low budget film that would revolutionize the horror genre forever, Night of the Living Dead. Through interviews with the talents involved, the story of this film creation is told and how it reflected its time with a grotesque and powerful immediacy. Furthermore, the film's difficult and controversial release to an unsuspecting film public is also recounted as it survived the early revulsion to become a landmark cinematic creation with a profound effect on popular culture.
Genre: Documentary
Director(s): Rob Kuhns
Production: First Run Features
Rotten Tomatoes:
76 min

as soon as the film

walked in the door

I'd sit there

until it was edited.

I'd sit there sometimes

36, 48 hours, get it done.

You know I basically

lived there.

And I just lived, breathed

and drank the stuff.

No thought

for family or whatever;

I just was, making movies, man.

Preview films presents,

"The Calgon Story."

We did this thing called,

"The Calgon Story."

It was a knock off

of, "Fantastic Voyage."

Add the Calgon!

And it was the biggest

commercial that we've ever done.

It's working!

The grey is gone!

The fibers are clean!

Let's get out of here.

I think I'm in love with you.

And they wanted 35

so we sacrificed our profit

and went out

and bought a 35mm camera.

We started to think

that we could actually

make movies, you know.

When we finally

had the equipment

and we thought we could

make a movie, I wanted,

I had this really high minded

idea to this Bergmanesque

sort of "Virgin Spring"

kind of a movie.

And so I wrote this thing

about two teenagers

in the middle ages.

I mean, boy, talk about reaching

for the moon, right?

Romero's search

for investors for his first

feature-length screenplay,

"Whine of the Fawn,"

ultimately failed.

Eventually we abandoned

it and decided to do,

maybe we should do something

a little more commercial.

And, so we decided

to do a horror flick.

And I had read a novel

called, "I am Legend."

A Richard Matheson novel.

And it seemed to me that it

was about revolution underneath.

But we were also

very aware of the time,

you know, and the sort

of anger of the 60s.

The year was 1967.

The U.S. was fighting

an increasingly unpopular war

in Vietnam.

At home in the U.S.,

despite historic strides made

during the civil rights era,

rampant racism still ruled.

After suffering continued

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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