emfizz.com January 20, 2018

Hollywood mourns the death of horror icon George A. Romero

17 July 2017, 02:42 | Anna Nguyen

Legend… Stephen King among those paying tribute to the late George A Romero – Credit APMore

Legend... Stephen King among those paying tribute to the late George A Romero- Credit AP

George Romero, the genre-defining director whose films took zombie fiction out of the fringes and into the mainstream, died Sunday at the age of 77.

Peter Grunwald, Romero's longtime producing partner, told The Los Angeles Times the director died while listening to the score to "The Quiet Man" with his wife and daughter.

In addition to the Dead series, Romero made a number of other movies beloved by horror fans, such as The Crazies (1973), Martin (1978), and the Stephen King collaboration Creepshow (1982).

Mr Romero's casting of Duane Jones, a black actor, as the lead role in Night Of The Living Dead was also considered a breakthrough and the movie is considered an important handling of race in the US. Night of the Living Dead is often regarded as a criticism of capitalism.

RIP George A. Romero, you will be missed.

PM urges opposition to shun corrupt politicians
The meeting of the parties will deliberate on the issues that are likely to be discussed in the upcoming Monsoon session . Modi also called upon all parties to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Quit India movement, which falls on August 9.

Tiemoue Bakayoko happy to join "biggest English club"
I grew up in the Chelsea games and the signing of the contract with this club has become commonplace for me as I love him. Yet history suggests that when Chelsea splash out on a central midfielder, they generally know what they are doing.

Assam flood toll mounts to 59
Jorhat Deputy Commissioner said that health as well as veterinary camps have been organised in the district. Almost 1.2 million people were affected by the floods in 24 of the state's 32 districts.

Speaking to the Associated Press almost a decade ago, Romero spoke of why he loved the genre: "The zombies, they could be anything", he said "They could be an avalanche, they could be a hurricane". Robert Kirkman, the mastermind behind The Walking Dead, claims that seeing the Living Dead trilogy was his biggest guiding light, though Romero has been dismissive of TWD in return, calling it "a soap opera with a zombie occasionally". The 77-year-old Romero is survived by current wife Suzanne Desrocher Romero and several children from previous marriages.

The director and writer was ever the philosopher when it came to the horror genre.

Romero co-wrote and directed the film that started the zombie series Night of the Living Dead in 1968.

"I just think it's a nice reminder that they're us". He went to Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, graduating in 1960.

All of the movies were shot in or around Pittsburgh, where Romero had attended Carnegie-Mellon University after moving away from his hometown NY where he was born in 1940 to a Cuban father and a Lithuanian-American mother.

Other News

Trending Now

2nd Test, Day 2 in Trent Bridge
Certainly, Root has been learning the harsh realities of captaincy in this match after the victorious breeze at Lord's last week. Root added another milestone to his impressive career, making the fastest 50 from an England captain in just 40 balls.

Rookie Sung Hyun Park Captures First Win at US Women's Open
She added four birdies and two more bogeys in her final 15. "But I had the 1-under yesterday and I felt better about everything". It is a very exciting championship even if it makes me go to bed a little late! American Brittany Lang was the defending champ.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) Earns Coverage Optimism Score of 0.18
Amica Retiree Medical Trust's holdings in Bristol-Myers Squibb Company were worth $541,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. It is focused on managing special populations, complete pharmacy benefits and other specialty areas of healthcare.

Call of Duty: WWII Zombies mode trailer leaks ahead of SDCC debut
The final version of the trailer will be officially shown at San Diego Comic Con on July 20 , so we only have three days to wait. It probably shouldn't come as much of a surprise considering Schofield and Condrey were responsible for games like Dead Space.

Marvel vs Capcom Infinite Adds Darkstalkers' Jedah to Roster
Gamora shows up in the earlier portions of the video, while we get out first look at Jedah at around 5 minutes and 40 seconds in. He is a 6,000 years old dark messiah, and he is also one of the youngest high nobles in the world of Makai.

Szeryk competes in US Women's Open
However, there was no reaction, as such, from the 1 p.m. lunchtime crowd to the protest , which lasted for less than five minutes. President Donald Trump has been showered with fanfare since he stepped on his property at Trump National Friday for the U.S.

Herrera: 'I started to think I'd be playing with Morata'
According to ESPN FC , Manchester United are expecting Real Madrid to lodge another bid for the goalkeeper. The club tried to sell Álvaro Morata as well and United were interested at first.

Stock Traders Purchase High Volume of Call Options on Gap, Inc
Finally, Foster & Motley Inc. purchased a new position in Gap, Inc. (The) during the fourth quarter valued at about $269,000. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link .

101-year-old Louisiana woman sets new record for 100-meter run
She has four children, three grandchildren and one great grandchild she likes to impress, she told the Washington Post . Hawkins, who was born in Wisconsin in 1916, said she likes "the feeling of being independent", as well as the challenge.

Shinkwin, two more qualify for Open at Birkdale
The other players to earn a start in the year's third Major were Matthieu Pavon of France and Andrew Dodt of Australia. Dodt fell out contention on the back nine, carding a one-over par 73 to finish at eight-under.