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RIP George Romero
(1940-2017)


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#1 Rubin Farr

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 03:52 PM

The horror icon has passed away at age 77:

http://www.latimes.c...0716-story.html

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 03:58 PM

Creepshow is a favourite of mine, will definitely be giving it a watch this week.

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 03:59 PM

My favorite Romero film and score



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Posted 16 July 2017 - 04:45 PM

rest in peace sir. 

 

sad to see you go



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Posted 16 July 2017 - 05:08 PM

Damn it.



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Posted 16 July 2017 - 05:27 PM

Roberto Bolano lovingly describes one of his films in 2666. Think its Return of the Living Dead. Bolano and Romero and the sound of a bottle of single malt just opened.

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 05:54 PM

 

rip



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Posted 16 July 2017 - 06:42 PM

no jokes about him coming back?



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Posted 16 July 2017 - 06:44 PM

That sucks. Maybe he'll make a comeback though who knows? Night of the living dead on VHS was one of, if not the first horror movie I ever saw. 



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Posted 16 July 2017 - 06:46 PM

RIP.

 

wonder what he thought of the trash circus that is The Walking Dead.



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Posted 16 July 2017 - 06:47 PM

btw, since Land of the Dead there were like 2 or 3 movies after that? are they any good?



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Posted 16 July 2017 - 07:51 PM

btw, since Land of the Dead there were like 2 or 3 movies after that? are they any good?

 

not at all, sadly.


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Posted 16 July 2017 - 07:59 PM

Sad news. RIP.

 

Got the dvd's primed and ready for a marathon, just need a day off and more booze.



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Posted 17 July 2017 - 02:41 AM

btw, since Land of the Dead there were like 2 or 3 movies after that? are they any good?


not at all, sadly.
True, stay far away from them, they're just sad. RIP.

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 02:53 AM



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Posted 17 July 2017 - 02:55 AM

RIP

 

 

Best. Scene. Ever.



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Posted 17 July 2017 - 09:50 AM

gutted ,r.i.p mr romero,always came across like such a nice guy as well,always wore a smile,day of the dead is my favourite,then night,then dawn



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Posted 17 July 2017 - 10:59 AM

Night of the Living Dead will always be one of my favorites. RIP. You were the best Romero.



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Posted 17 July 2017 - 12:38 PM

no jokes about him coming back?

This is a promo stunt for the Criterion Blu-Ray of Night of the Living Dead.

edit - RIP the big homie though

Edited by doublename, 17 July 2017 - 12:39 PM.


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Posted 17 July 2017 - 05:39 PM


Edited by Nebraska, 17 July 2017 - 05:39 PM.


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Posted 17 July 2017 - 07:00 PM

Roberto Bolano lovingly describes one of his films in 2666. Think its Return of the Living Dead. Bolano and Romero and the sound of a bottle of single malt just opened.

 

Return of the Living Dead is a hilarious comedy, but it's not one of Romero's (i think he never did full-on comedy with zombies), it's by O'Bannon who also wrote the  Alien screenplay (and came up with the original story).

 

RIP.

 

wonder what he thought of the trash circus that is The Walking Dead.

 

http://www.slashfilm...e-walking-dead/

 

 

However, the current craze has Romero reluctant to get too heavily involved.
 
Once they bleed out of pop culture I’ll be able to go back and do them again. I don’t want to touch them now. Gosh, they are all over the place. The Walking Dead is the number one television series in the States, World War Z, games, commercials… Ugh! It’s too much!
 
The filmmaker continued:
 
It feels like I don’t have a horse in the race. They asked me to do a couple of episodes of The Walking Dead but I didn’t want to be a part of it. Basically it’s just a soap opera with a zombie occasionally. I always used the zombie as a character for satire or a political criticism and I find that missing in what’s happening now.
 
To be fair, his last movie also moved zombies to background story.
 
Here's his list of all-time favourite movies from 2002 Sight & Sound poll with comments:
 


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Posted 17 July 2017 - 08:41 PM

 

RIP.

 

wonder what he thought of the trash circus that is The Walking Dead.

 

http://www.slashfilm...e-walking-dead/

 

 

ma nibba.



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Posted 17 July 2017 - 09:50 PM

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R.I.P. Romero

 

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Godfather of Shadowrun and Wolfenstein 2009



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Posted 17 July 2017 - 11:04 PM

Not only was Romero an icon in his own right, like Roger Corman, he gave countless other directors and professionals their start in Hollywood. (Edgar Wright and Tom Savini among them)

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 03:24 PM

Not only was Romero an icon in his own right, like Roger Corman, he gave countless other directors and professionals their start in Hollywood. (Edgar Wright and Tom Savini among them)

 

Here's a blog post Edgar Wright wrote about him

 

http://www.edgarwrig...-george-romero/