Adaptation #47: World War Z Lies and Propaganda

header047In this episode, Kendyl and Dorin discuss World War Z by Max Brooks and applaud the plausibility. With everything from social politics to war tactics to black market organs, the girls agree that this book covers all the angles of a zombie apocalypse and it’s after-math. And then they discuss where they would run if the book became reality.

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For more zombie adaptation discussions check out our episodes on Warm Bodies (novel and film) and Resident Evil.


Music: Brave New World by Weezer

Upcoming Films

Much Ado About Nothing

-Release: June 7 (US), June 14 (UK)

-Screenwriter and Director: Joss Whedon

-Starring: Alexis Denisof, Amy Acker, Clark Gregg, Nathan Fillion, Sean Maher and Tom Lenk

-Based on William Shakespeare’s play

Main Discussion

World War Z

-By Max Brooks

-Published in 2006


-education means little, labor is needed pg138

-shame is powerful (punishment for crime) pg 149

-quislings pg 155

-ADS and films of hope pg 160

–‘There’s a word for that kind of lie. Hope.” pg 168

-lying to the people (drugs, documentaries)


-boat/ship community

-brain, irony pg 272

-war tactics, total war pg 272


-voice- all the different people

World War Z (2013)

Release: June 21 (US and UK)

Screenwriter: Matthew Michael Carnahan, Drew Goddard and Damon Lindelof

Director: Marc Forster

Starring: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, James Badge Dale and Matthew Fox

Stay tuned for episode #48 on The Leaf Men by William Joyce and Chris Wedge’s film Epic!

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