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Lynn McGuire
2019-06-05 19:41:40 UTC
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_World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War_ by Max Brooks
https://www.amazon.com/World-War-Oral-History-Zombie/dp/0307888681/

A singular book, no prequel or sequel that I know of. There are several
other books published in the universe by the author though. I read the
well printed and bound MMPB even though the type was little small. The
original hardback of this book was published in 2006. I doubt that
there will be any follow-on books but, who knows ? BTW, the author is
the youngest son of Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft.

The book inspired a movie starring Brad Pitt. Just about the only
similarity between the book and the movie is the name of the work and
that the subject matter is about zombies.

I would call this book the perennial work on zombies. First, just
getting bit by a zombie does not cause people to turn to a zombie in
eleven seconds. People still have to get sick and die in days to weeks
after the bite. Then the rise of the undead takes a day or so.

The book is a series of many short stories in which the author
interviewed various survivors of the zombie apocalypse. The zombie
apocalypse was devastating on the worlds population with a death toll in
the several billions. The living won, but at a horrible cost.

My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Amazon rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (5,586 reviews)

Lynn
Dimensional Traveler
2019-06-05 22:45:24 UTC
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_World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War_ by Max Brooks
https://www.amazon.com/World-War-Oral-History-Zombie/dp/0307888681/
A singular book, no prequel or sequel that I know of. There are several
other books published in the universe by the author though. I read the
well printed and bound MMPB even though the type was little small. The
original hardback of this book was published in 2006. I doubt that
there will be any follow-on books but, who knows ? BTW, the author is
the youngest son of Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft.
The book inspired a movie starring Brad Pitt. Just about the only
similarity between the book and the movie is the name of the work and
that the subject matter is about zombies.
I would call this book the perennial work on zombies. First, just
getting bit by a zombie does not cause people to turn to a zombie in
eleven seconds. People still have to get sick and die in days to weeks
after the bite. Then the rise of the undead takes a day or so.
The book is a series of many short stories in which the author
interviewed various survivors of the zombie apocalypse. The zombie
apocalypse was devastating on the worlds population with a death toll in
the several billions. The living won, but at a horrible cost.
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Amazon rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (5,586 reviews)
You may want to read 'The Zombie Survival Guide - Recorded Attacks'
(2008), also by Max Brooks. (As is 'The Zombie Survival Guide' from
2003.) In Recorded Attacks he lists "historical" zombie outbreaks with
descriptions. At the end he covers a recent incident that if you read
between the lines is probably the prequel to 'World War Z'.
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instinct are running screaming.
Dorothy J Heydt
2019-06-05 23:12:01 UTC
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_World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War_ by Max Brooks
https://www.amazon.com/World-War-Oral-History-Zombie/dp/0307888681/
A singular book, no prequel or sequel that I know of. There are several
other books published in the universe by the author though. I read the
well printed and bound MMPB even though the type was little small. The
original hardback of this book was published in 2006. I doubt that
there will be any follow-on books but, who knows ? BTW, the author is
the youngest son of Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft.
The book inspired a movie starring Brad Pitt. Just about the only
similarity between the book and the movie is the name of the work and
that the subject matter is about zombies.
I would call this book the perennial work on zombies. First, just
getting bit by a zombie does not cause people to turn to a zombie in
eleven seconds. People still have to get sick and die in days to weeks
after the bite. Then the rise of the undead takes a day or so.
The book is a series of many short stories in which the author
interviewed various survivors of the zombie apocalypse. The zombie
apocalypse was devastating on the worlds population with a death toll in
the several billions. The living won, but at a horrible cost.
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Amazon rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (5,586 reviews)
You may want to read 'The Zombie Survival Guide - Recorded Attacks'
(2008), also by Max Brooks. (As is 'The Zombie Survival Guide' from
2003.) In Recorded Attacks he lists "historical" zombie outbreaks with
descriptions. At the end he covers a recent incident that if you read
between the lines is probably the prequel to 'World War Z'.
To say nothing of the zombie stories of Mira Grant (no, I haven't
read them, I don't do zombies).
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J. Clarke
2019-06-06 06:19:05 UTC
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_World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War_ by Max Brooks
https://www.amazon.com/World-War-Oral-History-Zombie/dp/0307888681/
A singular book, no prequel or sequel that I know of. There are several
other books published in the universe by the author though. I read the
well printed and bound MMPB even though the type was little small. The
original hardback of this book was published in 2006. I doubt that
there will be any follow-on books but, who knows ? BTW, the author is
the youngest son of Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft.
The book inspired a movie starring Brad Pitt. Just about the only
similarity between the book and the movie is the name of the work and
that the subject matter is about zombies.
I would call this book the perennial work on zombies. First, just
getting bit by a zombie does not cause people to turn to a zombie in
eleven seconds. People still have to get sick and die in days to weeks
after the bite. Then the rise of the undead takes a day or so.
The book is a series of many short stories in which the author
interviewed various survivors of the zombie apocalypse. The zombie
apocalypse was devastating on the worlds population with a death toll in
the several billions. The living won, but at a horrible cost.
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Amazon rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (5,586 reviews)
You may want to read 'The Zombie Survival Guide - Recorded Attacks'
(2008), also by Max Brooks. (As is 'The Zombie Survival Guide' from
2003.) In Recorded Attacks he lists "historical" zombie outbreaks with
descriptions. At the end he covers a recent incident that if you read
between the lines is probably the prequel to 'World War Z'.
To say nothing of the zombie stories of Mira Grant (no, I haven't
read them, I don't do zombies).
You might want to give them a try. They're not your typical zombie
apocalypse.
Ted Nolan <tednolan>
2019-06-06 06:39:30 UTC
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_World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War_ by Max Brooks
https://www.amazon.com/World-War-Oral-History-Zombie/dp/0307888681/
A singular book, no prequel or sequel that I know of. There are several
other books published in the universe by the author though. I read the
well printed and bound MMPB even though the type was little small. The
original hardback of this book was published in 2006. I doubt that
there will be any follow-on books but, who knows ? BTW, the author is
the youngest son of Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft.
The book inspired a movie starring Brad Pitt. Just about the only
similarity between the book and the movie is the name of the work and
that the subject matter is about zombies.
I would call this book the perennial work on zombies. First, just
getting bit by a zombie does not cause people to turn to a zombie in
eleven seconds. People still have to get sick and die in days to weeks
after the bite. Then the rise of the undead takes a day or so.
The book is a series of many short stories in which the author
interviewed various survivors of the zombie apocalypse. The zombie
apocalypse was devastating on the worlds population with a death toll in
the several billions. The living won, but at a horrible cost.
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Amazon rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (5,586 reviews)
You may want to read 'The Zombie Survival Guide - Recorded Attacks'
(2008), also by Max Brooks. (As is 'The Zombie Survival Guide' from
2003.) In Recorded Attacks he lists "historical" zombie outbreaks with
descriptions. At the end he covers a recent incident that if you read
between the lines is probably the prequel to 'World War Z'.
To say nothing of the zombie stories of Mira Grant (no, I haven't
read them, I don't do zombies).
You might want to give them a try. They're not your typical zombie
apocalypse.
I suspect she would not like the issue revealed in book two.

Plus books 2 & 3 weren't very good.
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Lynn McGuire
2019-06-06 18:13:10 UTC
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_World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War_ by Max Brooks
https://www.amazon.com/World-War-Oral-History-Zombie/dp/0307888681/
A singular book, no prequel or sequel that I know of. There are several
other books published in the universe by the author though. I read the
well printed and bound MMPB even though the type was little small. The
original hardback of this book was published in 2006. I doubt that
there will be any follow-on books but, who knows ? BTW, the author is
the youngest son of Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft.
The book inspired a movie starring Brad Pitt. Just about the only
similarity between the book and the movie is the name of the work and
that the subject matter is about zombies.
I would call this book the perennial work on zombies. First, just
getting bit by a zombie does not cause people to turn to a zombie in
eleven seconds. People still have to get sick and die in days to weeks
after the bite. Then the rise of the undead takes a day or so.
The book is a series of many short stories in which the author
interviewed various survivors of the zombie apocalypse. The zombie
apocalypse was devastating on the worlds population with a death toll in
the several billions. The living won, but at a horrible cost.
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Amazon rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (5,586 reviews)
You may want to read 'The Zombie Survival Guide - Recorded Attacks'
(2008), also by Max Brooks. (As is 'The Zombie Survival Guide' from
2003.) In Recorded Attacks he lists "historical" zombie outbreaks with
descriptions. At the end he covers a recent incident that if you read
between the lines is probably the prequel to 'World War Z'.
To say nothing of the zombie stories of Mira Grant (no, I haven't
read them, I don't do zombies).
You might want to give them a try. They're not your typical zombie
apocalypse.
I would not advise Dorothy to read those books. Her squick level is high.

Lynn
Lynn McGuire
2019-06-06 01:20:31 UTC
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_World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War_ by Max Brooks
    https://www.amazon.com/World-War-Oral-History-Zombie/dp/0307888681/
A singular book, no prequel or sequel that I know of.  There are several
other books published in the universe by the author though.  I read the
well printed and bound MMPB even though the type was little small.  The
original hardback of this book was published in 2006.  I doubt that
there will be any follow-on books but, who knows ?  BTW, the author is
the youngest son of Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft.
The book inspired a movie starring Brad Pitt.  Just about the only
similarity between the book and the movie is the name of the work and
that the subject matter is about zombies.
I would call this book the perennial work on zombies.  First, just
getting bit by a zombie does not cause people to turn to a zombie in
eleven seconds.  People still have to get sick and die in days to weeks
after the bite.  Then the rise of the undead takes a day or so.
The book is a series of many short stories in which the author
interviewed various survivors of the zombie apocalypse.  The zombie
apocalypse was devastating on the worlds population with a death toll in
the several billions.  The living won, but at a horrible cost.
My rating:  5 out of 5 stars
Amazon rating:  4.3 out of 5 stars (5,586 reviews)
You may want to read 'The Zombie Survival Guide - Recorded Attacks'
(2008), also by Max Brooks.  (As is 'The Zombie Survival Guide' from
2003.)  In Recorded Attacks he lists "historical" zombie outbreaks with
descriptions.  At the end he covers a recent incident that if you read
between the lines is probably the prequel to 'World War Z'.
You would not consider that book just another book in the same universe ?

Lynn
Dimensional Traveler
2019-06-06 03:41:03 UTC
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_World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War_ by Max Brooks
https://www.amazon.com/World-War-Oral-History-Zombie/dp/0307888681/
A singular book, no prequel or sequel that I know of. There are several
other books published in the universe by the author though. I read the
well printed and bound MMPB even though the type was little small. The
original hardback of this book was published in 2006. I doubt that
there will be any follow-on books but, who knows ? BTW, the author is
the youngest son of Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft.
The book inspired a movie starring Brad Pitt. Just about the only
similarity between the book and the movie is the name of the work and
that the subject matter is about zombies.
I would call this book the perennial work on zombies. First, just
getting bit by a zombie does not cause people to turn to a zombie in
eleven seconds. People still have to get sick and die in days to weeks
after the bite. Then the rise of the undead takes a day or so.
The book is a series of many short stories in which the author
interviewed various survivors of the zombie apocalypse. The zombie
apocalypse was devastating on the worlds population with a death toll in
the several billions. The living won, but at a horrible cost.
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Amazon rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (5,586 reviews)
You may want to read 'The Zombie Survival Guide - Recorded Attacks'
(2008), also by Max Brooks. (As is 'The Zombie Survival Guide' from
2003.) In Recorded Attacks he lists "historical" zombie outbreaks
with descriptions. At the end he covers a recent incident that if you
read between the lines is probably the prequel to 'World War Z'.
You would not consider that book just another book in the same universe ?
It is set in the same universe but as I said there is a direct
connection to 'World War Z', so its more than "just another book" in the
same setting.
--
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instinct are running screaming.
Ted Nolan <tednolan>
2019-06-06 03:44:02 UTC
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_World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War_ by Max Brooks
https://www.amazon.com/World-War-Oral-History-Zombie/dp/0307888681/
A singular book, no prequel or sequel that I know of. There are several
other books published in the universe by the author though. I read the
well printed and bound MMPB even though the type was little small. The
original hardback of this book was published in 2006. I doubt that
there will be any follow-on books but, who knows ? BTW, the author is
the youngest son of Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft.
The book inspired a movie starring Brad Pitt. Just about the only
similarity between the book and the movie is the name of the work and
that the subject matter is about zombies.
I would call this book the perennial work on zombies. First, just
getting bit by a zombie does not cause people to turn to a zombie in
eleven seconds. People still have to get sick and die in days to weeks
after the bite. Then the rise of the undead takes a day or so.
The book is a series of many short stories in which the author
interviewed various survivors of the zombie apocalypse. The zombie
apocalypse was devastating on the worlds population with a death toll in
the several billions. The living won, but at a horrible cost.
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Amazon rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (5,586 reviews)
You may want to read 'The Zombie Survival Guide - Recorded Attacks'
(2008), also by Max Brooks. (As is 'The Zombie Survival Guide' from
2003.) In Recorded Attacks he lists "historical" zombie outbreaks
with descriptions. At the end he covers a recent incident that if you
read between the lines is probably the prequel to 'World War Z'.
You would not consider that book just another book in the same universe ?
It is set in the same universe but as I said there is a direct
connection to 'World War Z', so its more than "just another book" in the
same setting.
Too bad it's too late in the day for his dad to do a zombie movie sendup..
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Lynn McGuire
2019-06-06 18:12:30 UTC
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_World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War_ by Max Brooks
https://www.amazon.com/World-War-Oral-History-Zombie/dp/0307888681/
A singular book, no prequel or sequel that I know of. There are several
other books published in the universe by the author though. I read the
well printed and bound MMPB even though the type was little small. The
original hardback of this book was published in 2006. I doubt that
there will be any follow-on books but, who knows ? BTW, the author is
the youngest son of Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft.
The book inspired a movie starring Brad Pitt. Just about the only
similarity between the book and the movie is the name of the work and
that the subject matter is about zombies.
I would call this book the perennial work on zombies. First, just
getting bit by a zombie does not cause people to turn to a zombie in
eleven seconds. People still have to get sick and die in days to weeks
after the bite. Then the rise of the undead takes a day or so.
The book is a series of many short stories in which the author
interviewed various survivors of the zombie apocalypse. The zombie
apocalypse was devastating on the worlds population with a death toll in
the several billions. The living won, but at a horrible cost.
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Amazon rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (5,586 reviews)
You may want to read 'The Zombie Survival Guide - Recorded Attacks'
(2008), also by Max Brooks. (As is 'The Zombie Survival Guide' from
2003.) In Recorded Attacks he lists "historical" zombie outbreaks
with descriptions. At the end he covers a recent incident that if you
read between the lines is probably the prequel to 'World War Z'.
You would not consider that book just another book in the same universe ?
It is set in the same universe but as I said there is a direct
connection to 'World War Z', so its more than "just another book" in the
same setting.
Too bad it's too late in the day for his dad to do a zombie movie sendup..
IIRC, Max Brooks was an Executive Producer for the World War Z movie. I
have no idea where I saw this though so I may be wrong.

Lynn
Robert Carnegie
2019-06-06 20:55:42 UTC
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_World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War_ by Max Brooks
https://www.amazon.com/World-War-Oral-History-Zombie/dp/0307888681/
A singular book, no prequel or sequel that I know of. There are several
other books published in the universe by the author though. I read the
well printed and bound MMPB even though the type was little small. The
original hardback of this book was published in 2006. I doubt that
there will be any follow-on books but, who knows ? BTW, the author is
the youngest son of Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft.
The book inspired a movie starring Brad Pitt. Just about the only
similarity between the book and the movie is the name of the work and
that the subject matter is about zombies.
I would call this book the perennial work on zombies. First, just
getting bit by a zombie does not cause people to turn to a zombie in
eleven seconds. People still have to get sick and die in days to weeks
after the bite. Then the rise of the undead takes a day or so.
The book is a series of many short stories in which the author
interviewed various survivors of the zombie apocalypse. The zombie
apocalypse was devastating on the worlds population with a death toll in
the several billions. The living won, but at a horrible cost.
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Amazon rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (5,586 reviews)
You may want to read 'The Zombie Survival Guide - Recorded Attacks'
(2008), also by Max Brooks. (As is 'The Zombie Survival Guide' from
2003.) In Recorded Attacks he lists "historical" zombie outbreaks
with descriptions. At the end he covers a recent incident that if you
read between the lines is probably the prequel to 'World War Z'.
You would not consider that book just another book in the same universe ?
It is set in the same universe but as I said there is a direct
connection to 'World War Z', so its more than "just another book" in the
same setting.
Too bad it's too late in the day for his dad to do a zombie movie sendup..
IIRC, Max Brooks was an Executive Producer for the World War Z movie. I
have no idea where I saw this though so I may be wrong.
Max Brooks or Mel Brooks? Not either according to:
<https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0816711/fullcredits/?ref_=tt_ov_st_sm>

You can have your name taken off a film...

...and what does an Executive Producer do anyway?

Wikipedia for that says: counts the money, mainly.
Going out, not coming in.

But, hang on. That was _The Producers_.

But I remember, they did other things as well.
Lynn McGuire
2019-06-06 21:55:02 UTC
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_World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War_ by Max Brooks
https://www.amazon.com/World-War-Oral-History-Zombie/dp/0307888681/
A singular book, no prequel or sequel that I know of. There are several
other books published in the universe by the author though. I read the
well printed and bound MMPB even though the type was little small. The
original hardback of this book was published in 2006. I doubt that
there will be any follow-on books but, who knows ? BTW, the author is
the youngest son of Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft.
The book inspired a movie starring Brad Pitt. Just about the only
similarity between the book and the movie is the name of the work and
that the subject matter is about zombies.
I would call this book the perennial work on zombies. First, just
getting bit by a zombie does not cause people to turn to a zombie in
eleven seconds. People still have to get sick and die in days to weeks
after the bite. Then the rise of the undead takes a day or so.
The book is a series of many short stories in which the author
interviewed various survivors of the zombie apocalypse. The zombie
apocalypse was devastating on the worlds population with a death toll in
the several billions. The living won, but at a horrible cost.
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Amazon rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (5,586 reviews)
You may want to read 'The Zombie Survival Guide - Recorded Attacks'
(2008), also by Max Brooks. (As is 'The Zombie Survival Guide' from
2003.) In Recorded Attacks he lists "historical" zombie outbreaks
with descriptions. At the end he covers a recent incident that if you
read between the lines is probably the prequel to 'World War Z'.
You would not consider that book just another book in the same universe ?
It is set in the same universe but as I said there is a direct
connection to 'World War Z', so its more than "just another book" in the
same setting.
Too bad it's too late in the day for his dad to do a zombie movie sendup..
IIRC, Max Brooks was an Executive Producer for the World War Z movie. I
have no idea where I saw this though so I may be wrong.
<https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0816711/fullcredits/?ref_=tt_ov_st_sm>
You can have your name taken off a film...
...and what does an Executive Producer do anyway?
Wikipedia for that says: counts the money, mainly.
Going out, not coming in.
But, hang on. That was _The Producers_.
But I remember, they did other things as well.
Max Brooks. The film wiki page talks about reviewing the script several
times. It also said that he had zero control over the film.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_Z_(film)

Executive Producers do many things. Get actors, get scripts, get money,
etc.

Lynn
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2019-06-06 21:58:18 UTC
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_World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War_ by Max Brooks
https://www.amazon.com/World-War-Oral-History-Zombie/dp/0307888681/
A singular book, no prequel or sequel that I know of. There are several
other books published in the universe by the author though. I read the
well printed and bound MMPB even though the type was little small. The
original hardback of this book was published in 2006. I doubt that
there will be any follow-on books but, who knows ? BTW, the author is
the youngest son of Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft.
The book inspired a movie starring Brad Pitt. Just about the only
similarity between the book and the movie is the name of the work and
that the subject matter is about zombies.
I would call this book the perennial work on zombies. First, just
getting bit by a zombie does not cause people to turn to a zombie in
eleven seconds. People still have to get sick and die in days to weeks
after the bite. Then the rise of the undead takes a day or so.
The book is a series of many short stories in which the author
interviewed various survivors of the zombie apocalypse. The zombie
apocalypse was devastating on the worlds population with a death toll in
the several billions. The living won, but at a horrible cost.
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Amazon rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (5,586 reviews)
You may want to read 'The Zombie Survival Guide - Recorded Attacks'
(2008), also by Max Brooks. (As is 'The Zombie Survival Guide' from
2003.) In Recorded Attacks he lists "historical" zombie outbreaks
with descriptions. At the end he covers a recent incident that if you
read between the lines is probably the prequel to 'World War Z'.
You would not consider that book just another book in the same universe ?
It is set in the same universe but as I said there is a direct
connection to 'World War Z', so its more than "just another book" in the
same setting.
Too bad it's too late in the day for his dad to do a zombie movie sendup..
IIRC, Max Brooks was an Executive Producer for the World War Z movie. I
have no idea where I saw this though so I may be wrong.
<https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0816711/fullcredits/?ref_=tt_ov_st_sm>
You can have your name taken off a film...
...and what does an Executive Producer do anyway?
Wikipedia for that says: counts the money, mainly.
Going out, not coming in.
But, hang on. That was _The Producers_.
But I remember, they did other things as well.
Max Brooks. The film wiki page talks about reviewing the script several
times. It also said that he had zero control over the film.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_Z_(film)
Executive Producers do many things. Get actors, get scripts, get money,
etc.
Sometimes, especially in TV, they ARE the actors, deemed important
enough to be given some (at least titular) authority on how the
show should be run, especially after starring in the vehicle for
several seasons.

Kevin R
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_World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War_ by Max Brooks
https://www.amazon.com/World-War-Oral-History-Zombie/dp/0307888681/
A singular book, no prequel or sequel that I know of. There are several
other books published in the universe by the author though. I read the
well printed and bound MMPB even though the type was little small. The
original hardback of this book was published in 2006. I doubt that
there will be any follow-on books but, who knows ? BTW, the author is
the youngest son of Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft.
The book inspired a movie starring Brad Pitt. Just about the only
similarity between the book and the movie is the name of the work and
that the subject matter is about zombies.
I would call this book the perennial work on zombies. First, just
getting bit by a zombie does not cause people to turn to a zombie in
eleven seconds. People still have to get sick and die in days to weeks
after the bite. Then the rise of the undead takes a day or so.
The book is a series of many short stories in which the author
interviewed various survivors of the zombie apocalypse. The zombie
apocalypse was devastating on the worlds population with a death toll in
the several billions. The living won, but at a horrible cost.
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Amazon rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (5,586 reviews)
You may want to read 'The Zombie Survival Guide - Recorded Attacks'
(2008), also by Max Brooks. (As is 'The Zombie Survival Guide' from
2003.) In Recorded Attacks he lists "historical" zombie outbreaks
with descriptions. At the end he covers a recent incident that if you
read between the lines is probably the prequel to 'World War Z'.
You would not consider that book just another book in the same universe ?
It is set in the same universe but as I said there is a direct
connection to 'World War Z', so its more than "just another book" in the
same setting.
Too bad it's too late in the day for his dad to do a zombie movie sendup..
IIRC, Max Brooks was an Executive Producer for the World War Z movie. I
have no idea where I saw this though so I may be wrong.
<https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0816711/fullcredits/?ref_=tt_ov_st_sm>
You can have your name taken off a film...
...and what does an Executive Producer do anyway?
Wikipedia for that says: counts the money, mainly.
Going out, not coming in.
But, hang on. That was _The Producers_.
But I remember, they did other things as well.
Max Brooks. The film wiki page talks about reviewing the script several
times. It also said that he had zero control over the film.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_Z_(film)
Executive Producers do many things. Get actors, get scripts, get money,
etc.
Sometimes, especially in TV, they ARE the actors, deemed important
enough to be given some (at least titular) authority on how the
show should be run, especially after starring in the vehicle for
several seasons.
Kevin R
Yup, the wife has been binge watching "24" on Amazon Prime. Kiefer
Sutherland is listed as an Executive Producer on many episodes.
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000662/

Lynn
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A singular book, no prequel or sequel that I know of. There
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other books published in the universe by the author though. I
read the
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well printed and bound MMPB even though the type was little
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original hardback of this book was published in 2006. I doubt that
there will be any follow-on books but, who knows ? BTW, the author is
the youngest son of Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft.
The book inspired a movie starring Brad Pitt. Just about the only
similarity between the book and the movie is the name of the work and
that the subject matter is about zombies.
I would call this book the perennial work on zombies. First, just
getting bit by a zombie does not cause people to turn to a zombie in
eleven seconds. People still have to get sick and die in days
to weeks
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after the bite. Then the rise of the undead takes a day or so.
The book is a series of many short stories in which the author
interviewed various survivors of the zombie apocalypse. The zombie
apocalypse was devastating on the worlds population with a
death toll in
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the several billions. The living won, but at a horrible cost.
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Amazon rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (5,586 reviews)
You may want to read 'The Zombie Survival Guide - Recorded Attacks'
(2008), also by Max Brooks. (As is 'The Zombie Survival Guide' from
2003.) In Recorded Attacks he lists "historical" zombie outbreaks
with descriptions. At the end he covers a recent incident that if you
read between the lines is probably the prequel to 'World War Z'.
You would not consider that book just another book in the same
universe ?
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It is set in the same universe but as I said there is a direct
connection to 'World War Z', so its more than "just another book" in the
same setting.
Too bad it's too late in the day for his dad to do a zombie movie sendup..
IIRC, Max Brooks was an Executive Producer for the World War Z movie. I
have no idea where I saw this though so I may be wrong.
<https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0816711/fullcredits/?ref_=tt_ov_st_sm>
You can have your name taken off a film...
...and what does an Executive Producer do anyway?
Wikipedia for that says: counts the money, mainly.
Going out, not coming in.
But, hang on. That was _The Producers_.
But I remember, they did other things as well.
Max Brooks. The film wiki page talks about reviewing the script several
times. It also said that he had zero control over the film.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_Z_(film)
Executive Producers do many things. Get actors, get scripts, get money,
etc.
Sometimes, especially in TV, they ARE the actors, deemed important
enough to be given some (at least titular) authority on how the
show should be run, especially after starring in the vehicle for
several seasons.
Also especially, if they've contributed money to its making.
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Vallejo, California
djheydt at gmail dot com
www.kithrup.com/~djheydt/
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_World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War_ by Max Brooks
https://www.amazon.com/World-War-Oral-History-Zombie/dp/0307888681/
A singular book, no prequel or sequel that I know of. There are several
other books published in the universe by the author though. I read the
well printed and bound MMPB even though the type was little small. The
original hardback of this book was published in 2006. I doubt that
there will be any follow-on books but, who knows ? BTW, the author is
the youngest son of Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft.
The book inspired a movie starring Brad Pitt. Just about the only
similarity between the book and the movie is the name of the work and
that the subject matter is about zombies.
I would call this book the perennial work on zombies. First, just
getting bit by a zombie does not cause people to turn to a zombie in
eleven seconds. People still have to get sick and die in days to weeks
after the bite. Then the rise of the undead takes a day or so.
The book is a series of many short stories in which the author
interviewed various survivors of the zombie apocalypse. The zombie
apocalypse was devastating on the worlds population with a death toll in
the several billions. The living won, but at a horrible cost.
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Amazon rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (5,586 reviews)
You may want to read 'The Zombie Survival Guide - Recorded Attacks'
(2008), also by Max Brooks. (As is 'The Zombie Survival Guide' from
2003.) In Recorded Attacks he lists "historical" zombie outbreaks
with descriptions. At the end he covers a recent incident that if you
read between the lines is probably the prequel to 'World War Z'.
You would not consider that book just another book in the same universe ?
It is set in the same universe but as I said there is a direct
connection to 'World War Z', so its more than "just another book" in the
same setting.
Too bad it's too late in the day for his dad to do a zombie movie sendup..
IIRC, Max Brooks was an Executive Producer for the World War Z movie. I
have no idea where I saw this though so I may be wrong.
<https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0816711/fullcredits/?ref_=tt_ov_st_sm>
You can have your name taken off a film...
...and what does an Executive Producer do anyway?
Wikipedia for that says: counts the money, mainly.
Going out, not coming in.
But, hang on. That was _The Producers_.
But I remember, they did other things as well.
Max Brooks. The film wiki page talks about reviewing the script several
times. It also said that he had zero control over the film.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_Z_(film)
Executive Producers do many things. Get actors, get scripts, get money,
etc.
Sometimes, especially in TV, they ARE the actors, deemed important
enough to be given some (at least titular) authority on how the
show should be run, especially after starring in the vehicle for
several seasons.
Or more commonly, made "producers" so they can be given a pay raise that
doesn't require the other actors to also get a pay bump.
--
Inquiring minds want to know while minds with a self-preservation
instinct are running screaming.
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A singular book, no prequel or sequel that I know of. There are several
other books published in the universe by the author though. I read the
well printed and bound MMPB even though the type was little small. The
original hardback of this book was published in 2006. I doubt that
there will be any follow-on books but, who knows ? BTW, the author is
the youngest son of Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft.
The book inspired a movie starring Brad Pitt. Just about the only
similarity between the book and the movie is the name of the work and
that the subject matter is about zombies.
I would call this book the perennial work on zombies. First, just
getting bit by a zombie does not cause people to turn to a zombie in
eleven seconds. People still have to get sick and die in days to weeks
after the bite. Then the rise of the undead takes a day or so.
The book is a series of many short stories in which the author
interviewed various survivors of the zombie apocalypse. The zombie
apocalypse was devastating on the worlds population with a death toll in
the several billions. The living won, but at a horrible cost.
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Amazon rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (5,586 reviews)
You may want to read 'The Zombie Survival Guide - Recorded Attacks'
(2008), also by Max Brooks. (As is 'The Zombie Survival Guide' from
2003.) In Recorded Attacks he lists "historical" zombie outbreaks
with descriptions. At the end he covers a recent incident that if you
read between the lines is probably the prequel to 'World War Z'.
You would not consider that book just another book in the same universe ?
It is set in the same universe but as I said there is a direct
connection to 'World War Z', so its more than "just another book" in the
same setting.
Too bad it's too late in the day for his dad to do a zombie movie sendup..
IIRC, Max Brooks was an Executive Producer for the World War Z movie. I
have no idea where I saw this though so I may be wrong.
<https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0816711/fullcredits/?ref_=tt_ov_st_sm>
You can have your name taken off a film...
...and what does an Executive Producer do anyway?
Wikipedia for that says: counts the money, mainly.
Going out, not coming in.
But, hang on. That was _The Producers_.
But I remember, they did other things as well.
Max Brooks. The film wiki page talks about reviewing the script several
times. It also said that he had zero control over the film.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_Z_(film)
Executive Producers do many things. Get actors, get scripts, get money,
etc.
In the movie version of _The Mirror Cracked From Side to Side_, a
producer (played, if my memory has not completely failed me, by
Tony Curtis [!]), has a long spiel about what producers do and
what directors do (mostly, drive producers nuts). I will get out
the DVD, if I can find it, and transcribe it, 'cause it's a hoot.
--
Dorothy J. Heydt
Vallejo, California
djheydt at gmail dot com
www.kithrup.com/~djheydt/
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2019-06-06 23:23:54 UTC
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Executive Producers do many things. Get actors, get scripts, get money,
etc.
In the movie version of Christie's _The Mirror Crack'd_, a
producer (played, if my memory has not completely failed me, by
Tony Curtis [!]), has a long spiel about what producers do and
what directors do (mostly, drive producers nuts). I will get out
the DVD, if I can find it, and transcribe it, 'cause it's a hoot.
Ha! I not only found the DVD, I found that I had previously
transcribed the text I was talking about and tucked it into the
DVD case.

Context: a movie crew are (for no reason that is explained)
shooting some scenes for a movie in the tiny English village of
St. Mary Mead. They hold a reception for the locals in the
mansion they're renting for a set, and somebody asks, "What does
a producer do?"

The producer (played, as I thought, by Tony Curtis) replies:

"The producer supplies the money; the director spends it. Then
the producer yells that the director is spending too much money;
the director doesn't pay any attention, and goes right on
spending. The director gets all the credit, and the producer
gets an ulcer. You see, it's all very simple."
--
Dorothy J. Heydt
Vallejo, California
djheydt at gmail dot com
www.kithrup.com/~djheydt/
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Executive Producers do many things. Get actors, get scripts, get money,
etc.
In the movie version of Christie's _The Mirror Crack'd_, a
producer (played, if my memory has not completely failed me, by
Tony Curtis [!]), has a long spiel about what producers do and
what directors do (mostly, drive producers nuts). I will get out
the DVD, if I can find it, and transcribe it, 'cause it's a hoot.
Ha! I not only found the DVD, I found that I had previously
transcribed the text I was talking about and tucked it into the
DVD case.
Context: a movie crew are (for no reason that is explained)
shooting some scenes for a movie in the tiny English village of
St. Mary Mead. They hold a reception for the locals in the
mansion they're renting for a set, and somebody asks, "What does
a producer do?"
"The producer supplies the money; the director spends it. Then
the producer yells that the director is spending too much money;
the director doesn't pay any attention, and goes right on
spending. The director gets all the credit, and the producer
gets an ulcer. You see, it's all very simple."
Except that today the producer (usually) gets final say in the editing
process. Any number of movies have disavowed the version the producers
or production company have created during editing. So now they both get
ulcers.
--
Inquiring minds want to know while minds with a self-preservation
instinct are running screaming.
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Executive Producers do many things. Get actors, get scripts, get money,
etc.
In the movie version of Christie's _The Mirror Crack'd_, a
producer (played, if my memory has not completely failed me, by
Tony Curtis [!]), has a long spiel about what producers do and
what directors do (mostly, drive producers nuts). I will get out
the DVD, if I can find it, and transcribe it, 'cause it's a hoot.
Ha! I not only found the DVD, I found that I had previously
transcribed the text I was talking about and tucked it into the
DVD case.
Context: a movie crew are (for no reason that is explained)
shooting some scenes for a movie in the tiny English village of
St. Mary Mead. They hold a reception for the locals in the
mansion they're renting for a set, and somebody asks, "What does
a producer do?"
"The producer supplies the money; the director spends it. Then
the producer yells that the director is spending too much money;
the director doesn't pay any attention, and goes right on
spending. The director gets all the credit, and the producer
gets an ulcer. You see, it's all very simple."
Except that today the producer (usually) gets final say in the editing
process. Any number of movies have disavowed the version the producers
or production company have created during editing. So now they both get
ulcers.
Sorry, that should have been "Any number of directors have disavowed".
--
Inquiring minds want to know while minds with a self-preservation
instinct are running screaming.
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