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Sun Jul 16, 2017, 06:23 PM

George A. Romero, 'Night of the Living Dead' creator, dies at 77

Source: LA TIMES

Legendary filmmaker George A. Romero, father of the modern movie zombie and creator of the groundbreaking “Night of the Living Dead” franchise, has died at 77..

Romero died Sunday in his sleep following a “brief but aggressive battle with lung cancer,” according to a statement to The Times provided by his longtime producing partner, Peter Grunwald. Romero died while listening to the score of one his favorite films, 1952’s “The Quiet Man,” with his wife, Suzanne Desrocher Romero, and daughter, Tina Romero, at his side, the family said.

Read more: https://www.google.com/amp/www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-me-george-romero-20170716-story,amp.html

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Reply George A. Romero, 'Night of the Living Dead' creator, dies at 77 (Original post)
trailmonkee Jul 16 OP
htuttle Jul 16 #1
kairos12 Jul 16 #2
nolabear Jul 16 #7
PoliticAverse Jul 16 #12
edbermac Jul 16 #13
Solly Mack Jul 16 #3
Catmusicfan Jul 16 #4
VermontKevin Jul 16 #5
jpak Jul 16 #6
exboyfil Jul 16 #8
NCjack Jul 16 #10
C Moon Jul 16 #11
C Moon Jul 16 #9
nuxvomica Jul 16 #14
trailmonkee Jul 17 #19
BumRushDaShow Jul 16 #15
longship Jul 16 #16
sandensea Jul 16 #17
retrowire Jul 16 #18
flamingdem Jul 17 #20
Doug the Dem Jul 17 #21
NBachers Jul 17 #22
yallerdawg Jul 17 #23

Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 06:25 PM

1. Are they sure?

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Response to htuttle (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 06:30 PM

2. LOL.

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Response to htuttle (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 06:46 PM

7. Best thing anyone could say.

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Response to htuttle (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 07:13 PM

12. Not until they shoot 'em in the head. n/t

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Response to htuttle (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 07:16 PM

13. Reminds me of a story about Bela Lugosi's death.

According to Vincent Price, when he and Peter Lorre went to view Bela Lugosi's body during Bela's funeral, Lorre, upon seeing Lugosi dressed in his famous Dracula cape, quipped, "Do you think we should drive a stake through his heart just in case?".


RIP

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 06:35 PM

3. Long may he unlive!



Thank you, Sir.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 06:35 PM

4. He put Western PA on the movie map.

Safe journey wonderful creative mind and fellow lover of the Quiet Man.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 06:37 PM

5. Somebody better make sure. Real sure.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 06:46 PM

6. Has he turned yet?

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 06:51 PM

8. He launched a genre

Nothing quite like his zombies before Night of the Living Dead. Now you have numerous television shows, movies, and video games.

I suspect several comics and The Walking Dead will due some sort of tribute.

I first saw Night of the Living Dead at 15-16 while alone in my house at night. I had seen many horror movies, but it left a lasting impression on me. The only time that I wished I was not alone.

Also his movie had an African American hero that was not defined by his race, just his nobility and desire to survive.

Great job with a limited budget.

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #8)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 07:04 PM

10. I heard that investors were given roles as zombies in TWD. If so, they

will live on forever (or should that be unlive on forever?).

Anyway, George, RIP (or should that be Unlive in Turmoil?)

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #8)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 07:05 PM

11. I agree...I saw it by myself on tv one weekend evening when I was 15.

Scared the hell out of me. I had to change channels more than a few times.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 07:03 PM

9. Oh man!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 07:21 PM

14. Way back in '74, he came to my college

They had a 16mm showing of Night of the Living Dead on a fold-up screen in the school's cafeteria and Romero was there to give a talk beforehand. He told how they made it on a shoestring and were lucky to have a local butcher among the investors as he supplied the cow or pig entrails for the feeding scenes. It was all very funny, insightful, inside-independent filmmaking stuff. Then the lights were turned down and we saw the cheaply produced flick he described. It scared the bejeezus out of me and I was afraid to even walk back across campus to my dorm room. I had just heard every detail about the movie's production, with its creator sitting in the same room, and it still packed a punch and suspended my disbelief. Romero was one of the greats, I think.

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Response to nuxvomica (Reply #14)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 12:50 AM

19. wonderful story :)

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 07:32 PM

15. Wow. R.I.P.

His was a classic film that essentially updated the genre and gave us a cultural icon of the zombie.

Condolences....

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 08:15 PM

16. Like is suggested. We may never know for sure.


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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 08:20 PM

17. God speed, George. Thanks for the chills, thrills - and laughs.

His creations would be left a little hungry by today's GOP congresscritters.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 08:55 PM

18. THE inventor of the Zombie as we know it today.

Wow. Thank you for your contributions sir.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 12:55 AM

20. A filmmaking genius

They don't make them like that anymore.

At the local art theater they were protesting him though.

I'll have to investigate -- simulated rape scene was the reason I believe

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 01:19 AM

21. He'll be Back

 

And yeah, he'll want to eat us, but nobody's perfect!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 03:50 AM

22. They're coming to get you Donald!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 10:23 AM

23. There was a greatness in George Romero.

Created a modern iconic genre. (duh)

First black main lead in a horror movie.

A bleak nihilism seldom seen in movies with the arbitrary death of said black main lead at the end.

Zombies as a political statement, blatantly noted as they all begin to gather at the mall in "Day of the Dead."

George Romero left a mark.

Rest in peace, Mr. Romero.

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