Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Jeff Kent, Jul 16, 2017.
George A. Romero, 'Night of the Living Dead' creator, dies at 77
He's coming to get you, Barbara!
Rest easy, Mr. Romero.
Thank you for your wonderful movies!!!! RIP George!
I think I'll board up my windows and doors tonight, just in case.
What a filmmaker. Watching Dawn Of The Dead for the first time and the times I spent in that mall with the group and those zombies will stay with me until I turn into one myself.
I'm going to watch Dawn of the Dead tonight.
He'll be back!
Night of the Living Dead was pretty much the bridge between classic and modern horror, especially given that the MPAA rating system came into effect shortly after the film's release. This guy was more important to horror than most people today may realize.
Carnegie Melon, Pittsburgh, Western Pennsylvania and Bosco will never forget you.
Loved gory George, a true maverick. Dawn Of The Dead remains 1 of my favorite films.
Ah, shoot. George was a great man who made some great films.
The Walking Dead/Fear the Walking Dead and such all owe a lot to this man's work... yes, there were zombie films (nowhere near as good) prior to Night of the Living Dead, and yes George admitted to being inspired by I Am Legend, but he certainly made something original by changing the rules and doing the unthinkable– injected social commentary in a horror film.
He was also one of my favorite directors to just listen to. An interview with George could be as entertaining as the films he made.
Finally met him in April. RIP
I truly enjoyed watching Land of the Dead on its opening day. This was back before my local theater went digital.
RIP seems to almost have a double meaning, in this case.
Thanks for all the great movies.
He changed the horror market with a low budget movie that also was well made and topical. RIP George you were bitten by the big one.
Can't wait for the sequel.
So weird. I was just reading the thread about Spielberg and Tobe Hooper doing Poltergeist, and people are dogging The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.
I was going to comment in that thread that what Hooper did for slasher films, Romero did for zombie films and horror in general. I didn't post it, but Romero was on my mind, and then I see that he passed.
Man, George, you elevated a genre. You really made your mark. Not everyone can say that in life.
So, no more Mad Max movies?
I kid. I echo what @wayneklein said. Cheers, George.
In the midst of a heated horror film battle here .... RIP George!
I love the original dead trilogy. Day of the Dead is my favourite zombie film ever.
Sad to hear this. I was lucky enough to see him speak at a movie screening about 10 years back. And a Romero quote I completely agree with from the OP's link:
In recent years, as the zombie genre had a resurgence, Romero wasn’t always a fan. He told a British newspaper in 2013 that he’d been asked to do some episodes of “The Walking Dead,” but had no interest. “Basically it’s just a soap opera with a zombie occasionally,” he told the Big Issue. “I always used the zombie as a character for satire or a political criticism, and I find that missing in what’s happening now.”
I don't like the walking dead either.
This was one of the first things I ever taped when I got a VCR..
Me too. Day of the Dead is underrated. RIP.
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