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Warwick Student Cinema: Shaun of the Dead

Event from Warwick Student Cinema

Fri 01 October 2021 18:00-20:00
01/10/2021, 18:00 - 01/10/2021, 20:00

Friday 01 October 2021, 6.00PM - Friday 01 October 2021, 8.00PM

L3, Science Concourse 

Come see Shaun of the Dead presented on 35mm film on the big screen in L3!

Shaun (Pegg) is 30, stuck in a dead-end job and with a very dissatisfied girlfriend, Liz (Ashfield). His life consists of work, visiting his mother and unbearable stepfather and going to The Winchester, his favourite pub, with his best friend and housemate, Ed (Frost). When dumped by Liz and told to sort his life out, he stumbles drunk out of the pub with Ed, failing to notice the uprising of the undead within London. When he finally realises the truth, he resolves to win Liz back by rescuing her and her friends, all of whom hate him. The zombies follow Shaun and Ed around the town, to his mum's house, Liz's flat, and finally back to The Winchester, where the film reaches its dramatic climax.

Similarly to Hot Fuzz, writers Pegg and Wright follow the formula of creating a film along the lines of its American and more serious counterparts. In this case, they have drawn heavily on Dawn of The DeadNight of The Living Dead, and The Thing, while also citing British film 28 Days Later as a major influence. The overall message seems to be that anything that the Americans can do, we can make better, and far funnier.

With an all-British cast boasting some of the best stand-up talent in the country, the quality of the acting makes the idea of a zombie attack seem real. It's crammed with witty one-liners, head-splitting (literally) visual humour, and plenty of inside jokes that will keep fans of Pegg and Frost's TV show Spaced happy. This will surely please casual audience members and delight fans of the genre.

Michael Buttigieg


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