Trainspotting_Lecture2 - Choosing Life and the Living Dead...

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Choosing Life and the Living Dead in Danny Boyle’s Trainspotting (1996) *borrowed from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kcx9HFRkVlo
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As you watch, note key auditory and visual details that make this scene so nightmarish. Which figures in this scene seem to be associated with Renton’s guilt? How are they represented?
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The ZOMBI : A History of Contact (Coastal) West African Vodou Caribbean via slave trade Saint Domingue (French empire) Haiti (1804) via slave U.S. occupation of Haiti (1915-1934) sensational travel narratives bring the zombi to North America (e.g. William Seabrook’s Magic Island , 1929) See also Zora Neale Hurston’s Tell My Horse (1938) and Dust Tracks on a Road (1942)
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White Zombie (1932) I Walked With a Zombie (1943) 1930s and 40s: Exploitation Haitian Vodou & zombi as figure of exploited labour become exotic backdrop for American melodrama
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Night of the Living Dead (1968) Francine: “Why do they come here [to the mall]?” Steve: “Some kind of instinct. Memory. What they used to do.
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This note was uploaded on 07/06/2011 for the course ENGLISH English 1A taught by Professor Brophy during the Winter '11 term at McMaster University.

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