Resurrect in Peace.
A courageous hero of cinema. He will be missed.
So weird, I just listened to your Romero podcast this morning, literally a couple of hours ago. I really want to watch Dawn of the Dead now. So sad.
Rest in peace to the man who made everyone afraid they wouldn't rest in peace
Good night, sweet undead Prince.
This is the roughest one yet for me. Maybe because it still feels like he wasn't really given proper credit. He really made two masterpieces of film, not just horror, and the Walking Dead is still ripping him off and doing a shitty job of it.
Damn, damn, damn. Another legend goes down.The opening to Night of the Living Dead is still one of the creepiest things on film. "They're coming to get you, Barbara..."
"Stop it. Your Ignorant."
I've been rewatching his movies this summer (well, the first four) and have been looking at his smiling face in the extra features almost daily. So, this hurts. Main observation: Land Of The Dead is super-underrated. I think it has aged really well and handily sits on the same shelf as the first three. Diary and Survival not so much, but I don't think they were trying to. But, yeah, this is a stupid day.
Fifty years ago a small film crew and local actors went out into rural western Pennsylvania to make a low-budget drive-in movie. We are still talking about that movie and a filmmaking career that it jump-started. Sadly, flesh is mortal, yet the images will endure. Maybe Romero did not get a lot of critical respect during his career, but the fans of his films and countless imitators have vindicated the value of his work.
I try not to get too worked up over the deaths of famous people, because I didn't know them personally, and want to remember that my involvement I have with them is limited strictly to the work they produced; and that's what makes this one hurt. Even though he'd been creating and innovating constantly across his entire long career, it didn't feel like he was done yet. We know he was waiting for the opportunity to get his seventh, "noir" dead movie off the ground, and I believe he had a whole 'nother trilogy in him. Here's hoping that somebody who's capable of doing them justice is able to get his remaining projects completed.
It's really time now for that Night of the Living Dead podcast you and JB were just talking about.