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(LA Times)   George Romero suddenly has a strong craving for BRAAAAAAAAAAAAAINS   ( latimes.com) divider line
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2017-07-16 05:44:11 PM  
He should be climbing out soon.
 
2017-07-16 05:44:31 PM  
Good night, zombie man
 
2017-07-16 05:47:20 PM  
I wonder if they'll continue with his new movie about zombie race car drivers.  Hats off to him for his contribution to the genre, and I'll probably never tire of a good zombie flick, but he was out of his mind with that one.
 
2017-07-16 05:47:57 PM  
Dawn of the Dead is supremely underrated. Probably always will be.
 
2017-07-16 05:48:12 PM  
He's coming for you Barbara!
 
2017-07-16 05:49:46 PM  

Bslim: He should be climbing out soon.


A friend said, "Wonder when he's coming back."
 
2017-07-16 05:51:15 PM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Dawn of the Dead is supremely underrated. Probably always will be.


Can't let the anti-consumerism message be a buzzkill.
 
2017-07-16 05:52:02 PM  
Such an underrated director. He was as much a satirist of modern society as he was a horror filmmaker.
 
2017-07-16 05:53:23 PM  
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R.I.P Cesar Romero
 
2017-07-16 05:55:52 PM  

Snapper Carr: Such an underrated director. He was as much a satirist of modern society as he was a horror filmmaker.


Unfortunately, we needed more from satire than he was really capable of giving. I love the man, but sometimes a zombie movie is just a zombie movie, no matter how much he proclaims otherwise(or we proclaim for him).
 
2017-07-16 05:56:10 PM  
Godspeed you profound cultural influence and pioneer for every low budget working stiff in the pictures.

At least we still have Savini.
 
2017-07-16 05:59:31 PM  
R.I.P. Shaun of the Dead

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2017-07-16 05:59:55 PM  
Well, looks like it's Killing Floor 2 and scotch tonight.  Sleep well, then get up and eat some brains George.
 
2017-07-16 06:04:30 PM  
If we have learned anything from his movies I sincerely hope they removed the head or destroyed the brain before burying him.
 
2017-07-16 06:09:56 PM  
R.I.P. you zombie genius...
 
2017-07-16 06:11:59 PM  
Brains for dinner. Brains for lunch. Brains for breakfast. Brains for brunch. Brains at every single meal. Why can't we have some guts?
 
2017-07-16 06:14:27 PM  
H.G. Lewis finally has some company.
 
2017-07-16 06:14:49 PM  
<Nitpick>
brains would be Return of the Living Dead which was a satire on the zombie genre not any true zombie movie
</Nitpick>

RIP
 
2017-07-16 06:15:36 PM  
Though I should've probably linked to Night of the Living Dead.
 
2017-07-16 06:19:29 PM  

rikkards: <Nitpick>
brains would be Return of the Living Dead which was a satire on the zombie genre not any true zombie movie
</Nitpick>

RIP


You're not alone in your desire to nitpick sir. Return of the Living Dead was the creation of the guy who worked on Night with Romero and split afterwards due to creative differences.
 
2017-07-16 06:21:06 PM  
"I always used the zombie as a character for satire or a political criticism, and I find that missing in what's happening now."

Well that's too bad.  I love good satire or political criticism, but I'm not going to sit through a stupid farking zombie horror movie to see it.  I know this guy and zombies in general have a huge following - they can keep liking what I don't like - so good for him and may his cells rest gently.
 
2017-07-16 06:22:05 PM  
Oh man that sucks. I loved what he did for the genre, even though it has become over-saturated.

R.I.P.
 
2017-07-16 06:31:29 PM  

Far Cough: "I always used the zombie as a character for satire or a political criticism, and I find that missing in what's happening now."

Well that's too bad.  I love good satire or political criticism, but I'm not going to sit through a stupid farking zombie horror movie to see it.  I know this guy and zombies in general have a huge following - they can keep liking what I don't like - so good for him and may his cells rest gently.


In Dawn, it was just the entire setting -- the Zombies at the Mall.  I'm not particularly sure what the satire or criticism was in the others.

Anyone who might dig up the old PC FPS game, "Land of the Dead: Road To Fiddler's Green", I maintain the master server list that has kept it running multiplayer for the last 12 years  (i've had it about 7 of those years, I think), give it a shot.  It's not exactly a great game, but they released the mod tools for it, and so there's a ton of extra content available out there particularly in multiplayer.
 
2017-07-16 06:35:00 PM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Dawn of the Dead is supremely underrated. Probably always will be.


I've always thought that one was held in near-universal high esteem.

Day Of The Dead is the one that doesn't get enough love, IMHO. Great movie with some thoughtful concepts. And Bub is one of the best zombie characters ever.
 
2017-07-16 06:36:12 PM  

ekdikeo4: Far Cough: "I always used the zombie as a character for satire or a political criticism, and I find that missing in what's happening now."

Well that's too bad.  I love good satire or political criticism, but I'm not going to sit through a stupid farking zombie horror movie to see it.  I know this guy and zombies in general have a huge following - they can keep liking what I don't like - so good for him and may his cells rest gently.

In Dawn, it was just the entire setting -- the Zombies at the Mall.  I'm not particularly sure what the satire or criticism was in the others.

Anyone who might dig up the old PC FPS game, "Land of the Dead: Road To Fiddler's Green", I maintain the master server list that has kept it running multiplayer for the last 12 years  (i've had it about 7 of those years, I think), give it a shot.  It's not exactly a great game, but they released the mod tools for it, and so there's a ton of extra content available out there particularly in multiplayer.


Sadly, the copy I had was stolen by movers when I got out of the military along with several other games and a bunch of DVD's. I actually enjoyed that game quite a bit but not enough to pay 30 bucks for a used copy on Amazon.
 
2017-07-16 06:40:37 PM  
Well, at least he won't make any more sequels.
 
2017-07-16 06:44:35 PM  

thatguyoverthere70: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Dawn of the Dead is supremely underrated. Probably always will be.

I've always thought that one was held in near-universal high esteem.

Day Of The Dead is the one that doesn't get enough love, IMHO. Great movie with some thoughtful concepts. And Bub is one of the best zombie characters ever.


I think Dawn of the Dead is well regarded within a certain generation, but I feel it will wane in time. Its production values are fairly poor and mall are too dated to truly be understood. I fear it is too dated.
 
2017-07-16 06:47:53 PM  
Oh, man. Big hero of mine. :(
 
2017-07-16 06:50:22 PM  
 RIP. George Romero was the first film director whose work I ever followed. The Dark Half is a sadly overlooked gem.
 
2017-07-16 06:53:00 PM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: I think Dawn of the Dead is well regarded within a certain generation, but I feel it will wane in time. Its production values are fairly poor and mall are too dated to truly be understood. I fear it is too dated.


The satire, if it was really intended as such, was moronic even then.
"They're CONSUMERS, get it?" Yeah, and...?
 
2017-07-16 06:54:55 PM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Dawn of the Dead is supremely underrated. Probably always will be.


Has been my favorite movie since I was 10, I know it so well that I even quote the sound/musical cues.

/went on the Monroeville Mall zombie walk/tour every year, until the mall was so different that it consisted of "here's where the fountain used to be, here's where the escalators used to be..."
//last Steel City Con was LOADED with DotD cast
///3 for Day
 
2017-07-16 06:59:15 PM  
He probably had no idea what he was starting back in '68.
 
2017-07-16 07:02:26 PM  
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"During memorial threads, members on Fark frequently post pictures of individuals who are not the deceased, but have names closely similar to the deceased."
 
2017-07-16 07:05:11 PM  
"Send more cops."
 
2017-07-16 07:07:24 PM  

EdwardTellerhands: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: I think Dawn of the Dead is well regarded within a certain generation, but I feel it will wane in time. Its production values are fairly poor and mall are too dated to truly be understood. I fear it is too dated.

The satire, if it was really intended as such, was moronic even then.
"They're CONSUMERS, get it?" Yeah, and...?


Yes, people mindlessly shopping with no idea of the world around them. What metaphor could be drawn from that?


Let me guess. You quit watching Walking Dead at some point because there wasn't enough people getting killed for your liking, right?
 
2017-07-16 07:10:36 PM  
Can't imagine a world without him
 
2017-07-16 07:10:37 PM  
God damn it. RIP George.
 
2017-07-16 07:11:31 PM  
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OREMOR NHOJ .P.I.R
 
2017-07-16 07:11:41 PM  
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/don't come back George
//but thanks for the scares
///BRAINSSS
 
2017-07-16 07:14:33 PM  
He was a Pittsburgher through and through, using the local areas and people for extras in his movies.

Goodnight, Zombie man, and RIP

/CSB My father was heavily involved in the Butler County (Pa) Historical Society back in the early to mid 90's.  The rule of finding archaeological sites is: If you find it, you get to name it.  He found a site on the location of the house used in the original "Night of the Living Dead."  True to Dad's everywhere, he called the site he found the "Site of the Living Dead."
 
2017-07-16 07:16:18 PM  

mrwknd: [img.fark.net image 600x469]

/don't come back George
//but thanks for the scares
///BRAINSSS


Romero's zombies never ate brains in any of his six movies, and they certainly never exclaimed BRRAAAIINNSS!
 
2017-07-16 07:16:32 PM  
I have a Judith O'dea signed NOTLD poster. RIP sir, and thanks for the scares
 
2017-07-16 07:23:14 PM  
Creature from the Haunted Sea is an underrated piece of surrealist humor
 
2017-07-16 07:24:03 PM  
I missed having drinks with him in in a bar by >< That Much!

Dawn of the Dead was opening and one of my Film School Teachers was Tony Buba.
He taught a class on Sound.
He was taking a week off because of the opening of the film (and he was in it, he gets his guts pulled out)
Tony told us to come to Ann Arbor if we could.

So, me and another guy decided to go. No plans on where to stay or anything.
Showed up at the hotel in the middle of the night with backpacks.  Sat on benches and chairs until we got told to move.  Did NOT have tickets to see the movie!
But we were in the hallway when it let out and George came out with Tony Buba!
Tony introduced us and George, impressed we came all that way, invited us to join him for drinks.
We said "sure!" and ran to get our backpacks that were stashed someplace.

By the time we got back they were gone and we had no clue what bar they were at.
 
2017-07-16 07:28:00 PM  
Check out," night of the living Steelers"
 
2017-07-16 07:28:25 PM  

EyeballKid: EdwardTellerhands: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: I think Dawn of the Dead is well regarded within a certain generation, but I feel it will wane in time. Its production values are fairly poor and mall are too dated to truly be understood. I fear it is too dated.

The satire, if it was really intended as such, was moronic even then.
"They're CONSUMERS, get it?" Yeah, and...?

Yes, people mindlessly shopping with no idea of the world around them. What metaphor could be drawn from that?


Shoppers look like zombies? OH SNAP NOW I GET IT.

Let me guess. You quit watching Walking Dead at some point because there wasn't enough people getting killed for your liking, right?

No, I quit watching WD because it's not on the air right now.
 
2017-07-16 07:30:54 PM  
Of all his zombie films, I liked Diary of the Dead (2007) the best.

Skeleton Man: mrwknd: [img.fark.net image 600x469]
Romero's zombies never ate brains in any of his six movies, and they certainly never exclaimed BRRAAAIINNSS!


Brraaiinnss! was Romero's writer partner John Russo's idea for The Return of the Living Dead (1985). There had been a lawsuit between the two men over ownership of Night of the Living Dead IP and after things were settled, Russo had the right to do his own zombie movies.
 
2017-07-16 07:31:28 PM  
Rest in peace, George. Seriously, REST IN PEACE.
 
2017-07-16 07:32:27 PM  
goodbye George.
 
2017-07-16 07:39:00 PM  
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/got nothin'
 
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