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World War Z: Battle for Supremacy Between Book and Film

Obstructed Views: Zombie stories remain a major attraction in the realm of entertainment. Even since George Romero scared audiences with Night of The Living Dead back in the sixties, America has wanted more from the shambling masses of the undead. One of the most recent literary entry into zombie lore came from Max Brooks and his oral history of the zombie war, World War Z. Naturally, the book developed into a massive success and came the movie deal. With Brad Pitt signed on to star in the movie, the necessary star power was there to make this an excellent addition to the zombie genre. World War Z opened to impressive numbers this past weekend, proving that combining the box office draws of zombie flicks and Brad Pitt is a remarkable combination. However, the name and the general zombie shenanigans are where the similarities stop between the two properties.

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