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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The political significance of 28 Days Later

Christian Thorne, an English professor at Williams College, has a freaking incredible four part essay on the politics of Danny Boyle's 28 Days Later. It's nothing new that zombies are inherently political metaphors, but I've never read anything that breaks it down so thoroughly and so brilliantly. This is must read for genre lovers, for movie lovers, for lover lovers.

You can read Part One of the essay here and then just follow the links through to the end. Also, when you're done, stick around and read all the other truly interestingt hings Mr. Thorne has to say about pop culture.