Dawn Of The Dead

Synopsis: Ana goes home to her peaceful suburban residence, but she is unpleasantly surprised the morning that follows when her husband is brutally attacked by her zombified neighbor. In the chaos of her once picturesque neighborhood, Ana flees and stumbles upon a police officer named Kenneth, along with more survivors who decide that their best chances of survival would be found in the deserted Crossroads Shopping Mall. When supplies begin running low and other trapped survivors need help, the group comes to the realization that they cannot stay put forever at the Shopping Mall, and devise a plan to escape.
Director(s): Zack Snyder
Production: Universal Pictures
  1 win & 17 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
101 min

''What do l think''? Who cares that much?

lt's great. l really like that.

This is where Sarah discovered

how physical this job would be.

Yeah, here. She actually...

When she ran to the car,

l made her run three times.

And she said, ''l've never run in a movie,

an entire film,

''as much as l just ran

in those last three takes.''

l said, ''Get used to that,

cos this is the easy day.''

That's it. Yeah.

- That's a little Mr. .

- There's a little... ''Here's Johnny.''

Didn't want to rip it off too much.

Another stuntwoman. Different one.

lf you know Sarah, you'd know

she shouldn't land on her back like that.


Here's the friendly neighbour.

When did this get into the script?

We had talked about

all these different ways of revealing...

bad stuff.

That was a match cut.

You can go through that slowly and see...

lt's at the point of impact

where the dummy takes over.

lt's nice. He's still moving to the last second.

We had all these ideas -

a helicopter machine-gunning a family

and car crashes, a bunch of great stuff.

lt was really important to sell some chaos.

Something as absurd as an ambulance

running a guy over is awesome.

That told the story in one moment.

l love it when he peels off.

That's gold. Everybody says,

''l love when he peels off for the neighbour.''

That tells you what kind of a movie you're in.

You know now what you're in for.

- Yeah, what you're in for.

- You're like, ''OK.''

There's a guy crawling

in the background, l love that.

You saw it in the other angle,

he was crawling on the ground.

- That was almost an accident.

- The cop car got loose and almost hit us.

We were following...

l was laying down in the back seat.

- Tell them how you did the rig.

- lt's a thing called the R1 ...

- Oh, here comes the helicopter.

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James Gunn

James Gunn is an American filmmaker, actor, novelist, and musician. He started his career as a screenwriter in the mid-1990s, writing the scripts for Tromeo and Juliet, Scooby-Doo and its sequel Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004), and the 2004 version of Dawn of the Dead. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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