George A. Romero on political subtext

SCOTT FOUNDAS: Michael Moore notwithstanding, it still seems risky to make a movie [George A. Romero’s Land of the Dead] this political in what is effectively a risk-averse Hollywood climate. I’m thinking particularly of those scenes where we see captive zombies turned by their human captors into Abu Ghraib-style sideshow freaks.

GEORGE A. ROMERO: I’m not sure if you showed this movie at the White House that anybody would get it, except when the money burns at the end — then they might feel a little pang of sadness.

From “Dead Director Rises Again” in the LA Weekly