Social Issues In George A Romero's Day Of The Dead

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George A. Romero’s Day of the Dead is a part of the trilogy while still being a perfect example of the social issues during the eighties. It was the Reagan era and therefore most horror filmmakers at the time were dealing with oppressive nature. Romero successfully portrays the social issues in his movies of the respective times of their releases. He shows the domestic racism and the Vietnam War in the movie Night of the Living Dead (1968), he also comments on the society’s obsessions with consumerism in the seventies with his movie Dawn of the Dead (1978). The movie is not different when it comes to criticizing the social issues. The Day of the Dead concentrates on societal concerns and humanity in general, although Romero’s main fight is amount of power and control given to military and judging if this is a good idea. This film is regarded as one of the most political zombie movie. Day of the Dead is the most gore cinema when compared to the previous two in the trilogy saga, but the humor is mild in this film compared to others. The audience also witness the evolution of zombies. The film is a direct address to the nature of human emotions and prejudices that tear the society apart.
The movie is set in one location much like Night of the Living Dead. The zombies continue to live and have now overtaken the population of human beings. Fragments of the government and its military remain, forced into hiding in fortified bunkers with scientists trying to find a cure. In Fort

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