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olliecollie



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 8:30 am    Post subject: World War Z anyone? Reply with quote

Knowing you lot are well into zombies, death, mayhem (and biscuits) Laughing has any of you fine people read the above?

Is it any kop? (Sounds as though it'll be a bit like The Stand, I enjoyed that)

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've read it a couple of times and I really enjoyed it. It's written by Max Brooks, author of

"The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead"

The book is a collection of short interviews with survivors of a world wide Zombie outbreak so its not just Americans with even us Brits getting a mention (Hurrah), its also being made into a film due out in 2010.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Dr (judging by your avatar - are you in the cast of said film Laughing )

I always feel a bit Crying or Very sad regarding film adaptations of books, I'll have to read it prior to the undoubted disappointment is released.......
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some book-to-screen jobbies are done quite well... Misery, Green Mile, Shawshank, It... - you can see a theme here? - if the author is allowed to have his say... although Pullman was a script editor in Golden Compass, look how that turned out...
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another exception to the general rule is on later - The Omen (the Gregory Peck original, not the inexcusable remake).
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Having never read the book, and only seen the movie when i wasn't quite sober, i don't really have an opinion on that one! I try and avoid the book if a see a movie based-on, or vice versa
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The author (David Seltzer) also was the scriptwriter for the film, so I suppose there was less chance of 'Artistic License' being taken with his work.

VJ, if you are sober Confused , I'd recommend another viewing - class, jumpy, psychological horror at it's best (with Hugo Rune playing Jennings Very Happy )
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I found Omen 2 slightly more disturbing than the first one. The 3rd one is a bit silly but good fun. Never read the books though.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I get then all mixed up to be honest. One good jump is as good as another really Thumbs Up
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apologies for bringing this thread back from the dead (pun intended), but I found a link to this on the IMDB. It's a kind of "choose your own adventure", with zombies Cool
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