Monday, August 5, 2013

Zombies Ho!

While considering the state of the American dream in current pop culture, Paul Cantor sees elements from the classic Westerns of the 1950s and 60s in The Walking Dead:

The Walking Dead gives us what the Western used to provide in American pop culture—an image of frontier existence, of living on the edge, of seeing what it is like to manage without a settled government, of facing the challenge of protecting oneself and one’s family on one’s own, of learning the meaning of indepenence and reliance.”

(Shout-out: The Dish)

(Image: The Walking Dead Season 2 cast members, AMC)

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