An Autopsy of the Dead Films, Part 2

In our second part in this series, we have an interview with director Jeff Carney and producer Jim Cirronella, two independent filmmakers who pooled together their enthusiasm and research to make Autopsy of the Dead, the latest documentary on George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead.

The chief difference between Autopsy and some of the previous docs - Night of the Living Dead: 25th Anniversary Documentary (1993), for example – is its focus on the people not named Romero, Hardman, or Russo.

Many of the interviews consist of participants whose involvement with filmmaking may have been this one-time 1968 project, but collectively they present views and stories that are sometimes strikingly different from the standard replies in the usual anniversary docs and featurettes fans expect DVD producers to assemble every time a year ends with the number “0” or “5.”

Part 1 of this Q&A focuses on the making of Autopsy of the Dead, whereas Part 2 addresses the new soundtrack album produced by Cirronella, and details of the little-known Capitol Hi-Q stock music library from which Romero assembled his striking score.

Mark R. Hasan, Editor


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