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  1. 'Night of the Living Dead' is Still About So Much More Than ZombiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 3 | KQED

    ... way Romero kept the focus on the people in Night of the Living Dead was by casting an African-American actor, Duane Jones, in the lead role. His performance is raw and realistic as he fights to keep himself and Barbra alive. "Look, I know you're ...

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  2. When An Undead Apocalypse First Swept America In The 'Night Of The Living Dead'Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 3 | New Hampshire Public Radio -

    ... way Romero kept the focus on the people in Night of the Living Dead was by casting an African-American actor, Duane Jones, in the lead role. His performance is raw and realistic as he fights to keep himself and Barbara alive. "Look, I know you're ...

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  3. The Advantage of Diverse Casting That We Don't Talk AboutRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 2 | Film School Rejects

    Would George Romero's Night of the Living Dead be the cultural icon it is if Ben had been played by a white man? In researching the history of horror films for another project, a clear answer appeared: no, it would not. The racial subtext of the group dynamics within the film that continues to be subject to significant critical attention, the infuriating continued relevance of the film's famous conclusion, in which Ben, the lone survivor, is shot and killed by the armed posse that should have been his salvation-all of this would disappear if the role of Ben had gone to a white actor instead of Duane Jones .

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  4. 1968's Night of the Living Dead created zombie genre, mirrored troubled AmericaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 12 | North County Public Radio

    ... stories have always been more about the humans and the mistakes they make. Zombies are just sort of out there." Duane Jones offered audiences a strong African American lead character at a time when racial tensions in the US were boiling over. One ...

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  5. 'Night of the Living Dead' will get a sequel from original creators' scriptRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 6, 2018 | Digital Trends

    ... rising from the grave and terrorizing humanity. The film was particularly noteworthy for casting a Black actor, Duane Jones, as the film's male lead. According to Romero, Jones simply had the best audition of all the potential actors. The film ...

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  6. Put the Glasses OnRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2018 | Style Weekly

    ... by the civil rights movements. The first modern zombie film is also a story of an African-American man, Ben (Duane Jones), who's stuck in a farmhouse with a dysfunctional assortment of squabbling, venal white folks. The zombies - generally elderly, ...

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  7. Beauty vs Beast: She's Got the BrainnnsssssssRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 1, 2018 | Filmexperience.blogspot.com

    ... of that original 1968 nightmare. Facing down the horde I was torn between choosing our hero Ben (the magnificent Duane Jones) or his leading (comatose) lady Barbra (Judith O'Dea) - I went with the latter because Barbra gets a bad rap if you ask me. ...

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  8. The Lingering Horror of 'Night of the Living Dead'Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 28, 2018 | Hollywood Reporter

    ... DNA. Of course central to any discussion of the politics and history buried in Night of the Living Dead is Ben (Duane Jones) and his place in an America undergoing massive change as a result of the Civil Rights Movement. Romero said that the

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  9. The Real-World References of 'The First Purge'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 8, 2018 | Hollywood Reporter

    ... racism and race relations. The film, which Jordan Peele has cited an inspiration for Get Out, sees a black man (Duane Jones) as the hero of a group of white people as they fend off bloodthirsty zombies - only to be shot dead by an all-white militia ...

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  10. Bill Gunn's Revolutionary Ganja & Hess Gets the Restoration It DeservesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 31, 2018 | Denver Westword

    ... from the accomplished playwright and actor, despite a story about a prominent anthropologist Dr. Hess Green (Duane Jones), who gets stabbed by his crazed assistant George Meda (Gunn), becomes immortal, then falls in love with the assistant's wife ...

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  11. Kissing Cousins: Night of the Living DeadRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 2, 2018 | Taliesin meets the vampires

    ... the house she finds, eventually, a mangled corpse and runs out again. Headlights blind her and a man, Ben (Duane Jones, Ganja and Hess , Fright House & Vampires (1986) ), gets her back into the house and safety. Given when the film was made, casting ...

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  12. American Horror: On Criterion's "Night of the Living Dead" and "The Silence of the Lambs"Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2018 | Chicago Sun-Times

    ... if George A. Romero long-claimed that it was largely accidental and that casting a black actor in the lead role, Duane Jones, was merely because they wanted the best actor for the job. Whatever the reason, it creates an undeniable racial subtext to ...

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  13. How 'Get Out' Puts 'Night of the Living Dead' in a New LightRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2018 | Hollywood Reporter

    The first time you watched the late, great George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead , you probably puzzled over its ending, made ambiguous both by the text and by Romero himself , who back in 2016 denied that he cast his lead, Duane Jones, because of his skin color. Do the men scouring the Pennsylvania countryside kill the film's hero, Ben, because they mistake him for one of "those things," the cast's preferred nomenclature for zombies, or because they're gun-toting racists empowered by the state's undead panic to shoot innocent black men? Odds are you've never satisfactorily answered the question for yourself, and if that's not proof of the movie's indispensability, nothing is.

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  14. 'Black Panther' is not the first black superhero filmRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2018 | New York Post

    ... from five decades of cinema." From George Romero's 1968 zombie classic "Night of the Living Dead" - starring Duane Jones as "the hero of the day," says Clark, "radical in terms of what it represented in that time to have a black man playing that ...

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