movie talk

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So I've been a laazy blogger! Although I can't apologize for spending all last week working on two politics essays (20 pages total!) that I finally handed in yesterday. Such a great weight lifted! I'm so relieved that my next assignment isn't due for another...11 days. Because when you're forced to write two essays in five days, 11 days is an absolute luxury in comparison. :D

I've got a new addiction: zombie apocalypse! It's not a genre that I've ever really taken seriously, but I downloaded the first episode of 'The Walking Dead' on a whim, and it's just taken off from there. I've just finished 28 Days Later, and am currently on 28 Weeks Later...

I've never been very interested horror/slasher movies, because (I know this might come off a little snobbish) I don't want to watch a movie for the sole purpose of seeing people get killed in ridiculous and/or fantastical way; I simply want to get more out of it. Movies with human conflict, difficult choices, thought-provoking or uncomfortable questions, morally ambiguous behavior backed by the very best intentions.

That's why I'm so fascinated with 'The Walking Dead' and 28 Days Later. They retain that human drama, and there's a genuine poignancy that you don't really find in horror films. I also appreciate that they recognize the fact that in frightening circumstances, the monsters aren't the only things we end up fearing...sometimes we're our own worst enemy.

So I realize that this has nothing to do with outfit photos, but it's something that's been on my mind late, and I felt like sharing. :)

(And I'd love some good zombie film recs if you have them!)

Photos by Cassie