Zombie Cliche Lookout: Looking Forward
There’s a certain satisfaction you get from looking backward. Not only is it old and familiar, but if you’re one of those special people (read: nearly everyone) who can remember a slightly better version of the past, better still. After all, conventional wisdom holds that those who can’t get a handle on the past are screwed. I’m paraphrasing here, but you get what I’m saying.
Of course, being stuck in the past comes with its own dangers, especially in the zombie apocalypse. People who wander around, being all nostalgic, are probably going to get eaten pretty quickly.
About this Episode:
When I build a set for the comic, I tend to do it a couple different ways. If the set is something that is going to call for a lot of reverse angles, I generally build three walls, and make them all removable.
Other times, when the set is going to be fairly static, I build it like a TV set. That is to say, I make half or two-thirds of a room. With these, I tend to get a little more detailed, like the kitchen here (also, I kind of like building kitchens).
So this time around, I built a half-set, but now that the dialog is piling on, I’m sort of regretting it. There’s room to squeeze people in, but having a full room to play with would make for slightly more interesting backgrounds. Of course, I also want the dialog to be the focus, so perhaps it’s for the best.
Discussion Question: Good, But Not Rewatchable
We’ve talked quite a bit before about zombie flicks that we love, and could watch again and again, but what about that other type of great movie: the one we see once, and never want to watch again despite thinking it was excellent? And let’s cast a wide net here, we’re talking movies, not specifically zombie or even horror films.
For me, it’s Blindness. Incredible film with an amazing story and fantastic characters. But I’ll never watch it again, because it was terribly disturbing.