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Old 07-16-2017, 03:27 PM   #1
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George A. Romero, Father of the Zombie Film, Dies at 77


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George A. Romero, the legendary writer-director from Pittsburgh who made the 1968 cult classic Night of the Living Dead for $114,000, thus spawning an unrelenting parade of zombie movies and TV shows, has died. He was 77.

Romero, who put out five other zombie movies after a copyright blunder cost him millions of dollars in profits on his wildly popular first one, died Sunday in his sleep after a battle with lung cancer, his producing partner, Peter Grunwald, told the Los Angeles Times. Romero's family confirmed his death to the newspaper as well.

Romero's 1978 sequel Dawn of the Dead was made for $1.5 million and grossed $55 million. He followed that by writing and directing Day of the Dead (1985), Land of the Dead (2005), Diary of the Dead (2007) and Survival of the Dead (2009), a decomposing body of work that earned him the nickname Father of the Zombie Film.
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Old 07-16-2017, 04:45 PM   #2
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His influence will live on for ages. Pretty amazing legacy.
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Old 07-16-2017, 05:06 PM   #3
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One of the best. A legend. I will NEVER forget the first time I saw Night of the Living Dead. An amazing film and underlying social commentary. Its funny but we are the zombies. RIP. Tip my hat to your legacy. Thank you.
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Old 07-16-2017, 05:26 PM   #4
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oh no! RIP... (it's too soon isn't it?).
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Old 07-16-2017, 07:29 PM   #5
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Martin Landau died today, too.

It's been a rough day.
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Old 07-16-2017, 08:53 PM   #6
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Martin Landau too? That is totally unexpected and sad.

Of course as I've seen in other places today: Do you think Romero will come back as one of his classic zombies or a modern fast zombie?

You don't think after all this he's died the final death, do you?
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Old 07-16-2017, 11:48 PM   #7
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As I read on twitter, some directors work inside a genre, Romero CREATED a genre where none existed before.

Sad news and such a bummer right after he announced a new project.
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Old 07-17-2017, 01:15 AM   #8
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Sad news. He hasn't made a good movie in literally decades but that said he created a genre and also one of the very best movies ever made in Dawn of the Dead.
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Old 07-17-2017, 03:36 AM   #9
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RIP and I made sure to play 7 Days to Die with friends today just to thank you for the wonderful creation.
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Old 07-17-2017, 04:54 AM   #10
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Bummer. I love his work!
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Old 07-17-2017, 09:40 AM   #11
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He made all those movies and still had time to co-found id Software and create Doom? Amazing.

(psst...has anyone made this joke before?)
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Old 07-17-2017, 02:50 PM   #12
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He also directed Creepshow, The Dark Half and Knightriders. Credit where it's due. RIP.
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