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Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film and TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?”, can be found at the end of this post.)
This week’s question: In honor of the bone-crunching “Atomic Blonde,” what is the greatest movie fight scene?
I’ve got a soft spot for wuxia so the “best fight scene” immediately evokes Zhang Yimou in my mind. I could list every fight in “Hero,” sequences so spellbindingly beautiful and graceful you forget you’re watching violence. The bamboo forest battle from “House of Flying Daggers” is another all-timer, a mesmerizing fight that almost entirely takes place in the air. And the bone-crunching, table-smashing »
- David Ehrlich
Chicago – The man that practically invented the modern Zombie film genre had met his own demise. Director George A. Romero passed away on July 16th, 2017, in Los Angeles. He was 77. Romero launched a whole new wave of horror with “Night of the Living Dead” in 1968, and put Pittsburgh (Pa) on the film location map.
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He was born in the Bronx, New York, and graduated from the Carnegie Institute of Technology, which began his Pittsburgh connection. He stayed there afterwards, and formed Image Ten Productions, which shot commercials and (famously) a segment for the broadcast-from-Pittsburgh “Mister Rogers Neighborhood.” On a shoestring budget and using local settings, “Night of the Living Dead” was released in 1968. Directed and co-written (with John Russo) by Romero, it would immediately cause a sensation in the horror genre. After some cult »
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George A. Romero, Night of the Living Dead director, died Sunday following a battle with lung cancer. He was 77. George Romero Dead At 77 In a statement provided by Romero’s manager Chris Roe, Romero’s family said Romero died in the presence of his wife Suzanne Desrocher and daughter Tina Romero, while listening to the score of The Quiet Man. […]
- Hillary Luehring-Jones
George Romero's death on Sunday at age 77 inspired tributes from scores of directorial peers and acolytes praising the pioneering horror director. For Guillermo del Toro, who earlier on Sunday called Romero "one of the greatest ever," the filmmaker's contribution to cinema transcended the genre he helped conceive.
"George created an entire subgenre in cinema," del Toro tells Rolling Stone. "He singlehandedly forged the tale of the cannibalistic undead Zombies.
"Before him, the Zombie existed mainly as a vague Afro-Caribbean myth about the powers of Voodoo and such," he adds. »
On Sunday, horror movie icon George A. Romero died after a battle with lung cancer, surrounded by his family.
Now, With his creative flame extinguished, many of his friends, colleagues and admirers are paying tribute to the beloved director, and sharing the ways in which his career and legacy impacted their own lives.
Horror author Stephen King -- who worked with Romero several times over the years, including their collaboration on the cult classic Creepshow in 1982 and The Dark Half in 1993 -- took to Twitter to share a few words of love for his friend.
"Sad to hear my favorite collaborator--and good old friend--George Romero has died," King wrote. "George, there will never be another like you." »
By Lee Pfeiffer
George A. Romero, the maverick independent filmmaker who changed the movie industry forever with his low-budget, high grossing 1968 film "Night of the Living Dead", has passed away at age 77 from lung cancer. Romero represented the true "guerilla filmmaker" when he and his partners cobbled together the meager production budget for "Night of the Living Dead", which was shot locally in Pittsburgh, where Romero had attended college, and used non-seasoned actors in starring roles. The movie, shot in B&W, quickly became infamous for its unprecedented grisly depiction of flesh eating zombies preying upon people trapped in a remote country house. Most critics were aghast but audiences responded with enthusiasm. Romero's film inspired a generation of young horror moviemakers but although it grossed many millions in profits, a snafu regarding the copyright prevented Romero and his investors from fully capitalizing on the phenomenal success of the movie. »
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Tony Sokol Jul 17, 2017
Director George A Romero, who changed horror films forever, has died at the age of 77.
The legendary director George A Romero, who changed the landscape of horror films with his low-budget, independent black and white 1968 zombie masterpiece Night of the Living Dead, has died at the age of 77.
According to a statement from his longtime producing partner, Peter Grunwald, Romero died Sunday in his sleep while listening to the soundtrack of one his favorite films, The Quiet Man from 1952, following a “brief but aggressive battle with lung cancer.” Romero was surrounded by family, his wife, Suzanne Desrocher Romero, and daughter, Tina Romero.
What a body of work he leaves behind.
Night Of The Living Dead was made by Romero and his friends in Pittsburgh on a budget of $114,000 and went on to become an iconic statement of horror, pulling in $30 million. The movie was based on Richard Matheson »
Pioneering director George Romero died on Sunday, at the age of 77, after a battle with lung cancer. His manager Chris Roe tells Et in a statement, “Legendary filmmaker George A. Romero passed away on Sunday July 16, listening to the score of ‘The Quiet Man,’ one of his all-time favorite films, with his wife, […] »
- Aynslee Darmon
Pioneering director George Romero died on Sunday, at the age of 77, after a battle with lung cancer.
His manager Chris Roe tells Et in a statement, "Legendary filmmaker George A. Romero passed away on Sunday July 16, listening to the score of 'The Quiet Man,' one of his all-time favorite films, with his wife, Suzanne Desrocher Romero, and daughter, Tina Romero at his side. He died peacefully in his sleep, following a brief but aggressive battle with lung cancer, and leaves behind a loving family, many friends, and a filmmaking legacy that has endured, and will continue to endure, the test of time.'
In 1968, his revolutionary film Night of the Living Dead single-handedly launched the zombie film genre. Shot in black and white, it focuses on a group of people trapped in farmhouse as the undead begin wandering the earth. The film is notable for its gory special effects and featuring an African-American protagonist, a rarity »
George A. Romero, the legendary filmmaker who terrified America with the 1968 zombie cult classic Night of the Living Dead, has died at the age of 77 after a battle with lung cancer, his manager confirms to People.
Romero had a “brief but aggressive battle with lung cancer, and leaves behind a loving family, many friends and a filmmaking legacy that has endured, and will continue to endure, the test of time, »
- Yvonne Juris
George Romero died on Sunday at the age of 77, Variety reports.
The legendary director, who is the father of zombie movies, passed away following a battle with lung cancer.
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- Sadie Gennis
The horror filmmaker died following a "brief but aggressive battle with lung cancer" while listening to the score of the 1952 film The Quiet Man, his producing partner Peter Grunwald told the Los Angeles Times.
In addition to Romero's revered, influential Zombie Trilogy – 1968's Night of the Living Dead, 1978's Dawn of the Dead and 1985's Day of the Dead – the director also helmed horror films like The Crazies, »
The team here at Daily Dead is incredibly saddened to share the news that George A. Romero, the Godfather of the Living Dead, has passed away at the age of 77.
According to a statement provided to the La Times from Romero's producing partner, Peter Grunwald, Romero passed away after a “brief but aggressive battle with lung cancer." He was with his family at the time of his passing, and was listening to the score to 1952's The Quiet Man, one of his favorite films.
Romero's influence on the horror genre is both immortal and immeasurable. His 1968 film Night of the Living Dead invented the modern zombie as we know it, paving the way for countless films and shows like The Walking Dead.
His films—both the living dead ones and otherwise—always had a lot on their minds and intriguingly reflected and commented on pressing societal issues. He »
- Derek Anderson
Legendary horror filmmaker George A. Romero, best known for creating the “Night of the Living Dead” and catapulting the zombie film genre, has passed away. George had been battling lung cancer. He died Sunday in his sleep surrounded by his family as the score to his favorite film “The Quiet Man" played, according to the L.A. Times who reported it first. George's 1968 cult classic "Night of the Living Dead" spawned a bunch of sequels including “Dawn of the Dead, »
- TMZ Staff
George A. Romero, famed horror director who invented the modern zombie movie with 1968’s “Night of the Living Dead,” died Sunday at age 77, according to a statement from his manager, Chris Roe. According to the statement, Romero died after a brief battle with lung cancer, with his wife, Suzanne, and his daughter, Tina, at his side. He passed away while listening to music from his favorite film, John Ford’s “The Quiet Man.” Romero is best known for starting the modern zombie subgenre in horror movies with “Night of the Living Dead.” Released in 1968, the film helped push the boundaries. »
- Jeremy Fuster
The director died in his sleep following a battle with lung cancer, according to a statement from his manager Chris Roe.
“Legendary filmmaker George A. Romero passed away on Sunday July 16, listening to the score of ‘The Quiet Man,’ one of his all-time favorite films, with his wife, Suzanne Desrocher Romero, and daughter, Tina Romero at his side,” the statement said. “He died peacefully in his sleep, following a brief but aggressive battle with lung cancer, and leaves behind a loving family, many friends, and a filmmaking legacy that has endured, and will continue to endure, the test of time.”
Made in Pittsburgh on a budget of $114,000, “Night of the Living Dead” made $30 million and became a cult classic. Romero’s friends and associates in his Image Ten production company pooled their funds »
- Pat Saperstein
Oscar Wilde Awards honoree Martin Short, known for his zingers and stinging observations, was asked if anyone in the current presidential administration is ripe for satire. “Everyone is ripe for satire,” he says, “particularly in this administration. But it’s hard to satirize, hard to go broader than what we have seen.”
Asked if his talk-show character Jiminy Glick would have anything to say about the current Trump administration, Short demurs. “I’m not going there.”
Short feels a connection to the Wilde Awards. “My mother was half-Irish, my father was 100%,” he offers. Short, who has credits going back to 1972, says his father introduced him to film. They watched Ireland-set films such as “The Quiet Man” and “Shake Hands With the Devil.”
And while fans admire his wit, the performer freely admits, “I don’t know that if I could compare to Oscar Wilde.”
The comic actor is one of »
- Will Thorne
This past weekend, the American Society of Cinematographers awarded Greig Fraser for his contribution to Lion as last year’s greatest accomplishment in the field. Of course, his achievement was just a small sampling of the fantastic work from directors of photography, but it did give us a stronger hint at what may be the winner on Oscar night. Ahead of the ceremony, we have a new video compilation that honors all the past winners in the category at the Academy Awards
Created by Burger Fiction, it spans the stunning silent landmark Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans all the way up to the end of Emmanuel Lubezki‘s three-peat win for The Revenant. Aside from the advancements in color and aspect ration, it’s a thrill to see some of cinema’s most iconic shots side-by-side. However, the best way to experience the evolution of the craft is by »
- Jordan Raup
Twenty-five days is not much. Are you ready? For today's special number, I thought we'd look back at the 25th annual Oscars, the first televised Academy Awards ever, but then I realized we'd already written a huge post about it with actresses falling on stairs and everything! So let's keep this simple. What's your choice for Best of 1952 (beyond Singin' in the Rain)?
The nominees were:
...and if there'd been three to five more nominees they would surely have included The Bad and the Beautiful which won 5 Oscars, the most ever won by a non Best Picture nominee), and Viva Zapata! which had 5 nominations, 3 of them major categories. If it had extended beyond 7 perhaps a combo of less loved or more divisive pictures like My Cousin Rachel (the remake is coming out this very year starring Rachel Weisz »
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At 90, President George H.W. Bush was wheelchair-bound yet made a parachute jump from a plane to celebrate his birthday. The following year, he recovered from a fall that had left him with a broken vertebra in his neck.
Now in stable condition in the ICU of Houston Methodist Hospital as he’s being being treated for pneumonia, Bush’s friends are convinced that the 92-year-old’s steely constitution will once again pull him through.
“He’s a very strong-minded individual, he would not have achieved all he has without being that way,” John H. Sununu, who served as White House »
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