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Shaun of the Dead

Shaun of the Dead

There is something intrinsically ridiculous about zombie movies. No matter how scary they want to be, the spectacle of famished corpses lurching and groaning with their insatiable hunger for flesh and blood is worth at least a titter. Shaun of the Dead skillfully plays off that ridiculousness by implying that Britain may already be populated with the living dead, metaphorically speaking. By treating the genre as a joke, this satire, whose title plays off George A. Romero's 1979 golden oldie, Dawn of the Dead, yields ironic dramatic dividends. (Stephen Holden)

European Panorama 2005

Edgar Wright

Great Britain 2004
35mm/1:2.35/Farbe
96 minutes
EF

Screenplay
Cinematography
David M. Dunlap
Editing
Chris Dickens
Music
Dan Mudford, Pete Woodhead
Cast
Simon Pegg, Kate Ashfield, Nick Frost, Lucy Davis, Dylan Moran, Nicola Cunningham, Keir Mills

Production

Working Title Films
Oxford House
76 Oxford Street
London W1D 1BS
Großbritannien
T +44 20 7307 3000
F +44 20 7307 3001
World Sales

Universal Pictures International
4th Floor, Oxford House
76 Oxford Street
London W1D 1BS
Großbritannien
T +44 20 7307 1300
www.universalstudios.com