I was exceptionally impressed with our first edition of the Pajiba Movie Club, which was on Good Night, and Good Luck. The conversation was astounding: Thoughtful, smart, and articulate. And it never devolved into blue peen. Hats off to the participants. It was definitely successful enough to warrant another edition.
The next movie selection for the Pajiba Movie Club comes from myysharona, who was one of the more active members of the last Tuesday night’s discussion. And because the next movie club meeting won’t be until October, she’s wisely chosen an appropriate film, both for the month, and for this particular audience: Night of the Living Dead, the original 1968 George Romero movie. Night of the Living Dead, made for only $114,000, spawned a series of sequels and, essentially, gave rise to the zombie subgenre. Were it not for Night of the Living Dead, there’d be no Shaun of the Dead. And there’d be no Zombieland to look forward to.
I’m going to move the day and times around to catch different audiences. We have readers in all time zones, so it’s not exactly an easy feat. The next Pajiba Movie Club, however, will take place on Tuesday, October 6th, at 3 p.m., EST. While it does catch North American during work hours, it should also be early enough for our European readers, as well. Also, there’s no time limit on the Movie Club — you can come in and out of the thread all day long, or even well until the next day.
Note, also, that Night of the Living Dead is available to watch instantly on Netflix. And we will offer a few reminders of the next PMC date and time between now and October 6th.
Check out the movie. Stop by for the discussion. It should be interesting.