U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Entertainment and Arts > Movies
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 07-16-2017, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
13,438 posts, read 6,140,639 times
Reputation: 5991

Advertisements

Martin Landau, famous for his roles in Space 1999 and Mission Impossible,



and George Romero who created the original Night of the Living Dead,


and considered to be the grandfather of B movie horror films, both passed today.

RIP
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 07-16-2017, 10:37 PM
 
1,872 posts, read 413,080 times
Reputation: 1032
Quote:
Originally Posted by steven_h View Post
Martin Landau, famous for his roles in Space 1999 and Mission Impossible
Oh, wow. He lived a long life. Also, even though I never could get into Space 1999, I was a big fan of Mission Impossible and enjoyed him on that show. May he rest in peace.

Quote:
Originally Posted by steven_h View Post
and George Romero who created the original Night of the Living Dead,


and considered to be the grandfather of B movie horror films, both passed today.

RIP
I was thinking that perhaps you should have made two separate threads because I don't know that much about George Romero, and I didn't want it to look like I was ignoring him. However, I am a big fan of Michael Jackson's Thriller, and I think that video was kind of a tribute to Night of the Living Dead?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4V90AmXnguw
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-16-2017, 10:43 PM
 
1,872 posts, read 413,080 times
Reputation: 1032
Also, I was just thinking that Martin Landau was more of a TV star than a movie star... and his part of the thread would have been more suitable for the TV forum or the Celebrities forum.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-17-2017, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Annandale, VA
7,908 posts, read 6,448,180 times
Reputation: 4547
Quote:
Originally Posted by William Taylor View Post
Oh, wow. He lived a long life. Also, even though I never could get into Space 1999, I was a big fan of Mission Impossible and enjoyed him on that show. May he rest in peace.



I was thinking that perhaps you should have made two separate threads because I don't know that much about George Romero, and I didn't want it to look like I was ignoring him. However, I am a big fan of Michael Jackson's Thriller, and I think that video was kind of a tribute to Night of the Living Dead?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4V90AmXnguw

George Romero was a Pittsburgh filmmaker. He forgot to copywrite his movie "Night of the Living Dead". The result was that it was distributed by many people who got rich off of the movie. Sometimes they even changed the name and released it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-17-2017, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
13,438 posts, read 6,140,639 times
Reputation: 5991
Quote:
Originally Posted by kevinm View Post
George Romero was a Pittsburgh filmmaker. He forgot to copywrite his movie "Night of the Living Dead". The result was that it was distributed by many people who got rich off of the movie. Sometimes they even changed the name and released it.
The original movie cost $110k to make, and earned more than $30M worldwide. He was screwed.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-17-2017, 01:51 PM
 
3,535 posts, read 1,199,742 times
Reputation: 2016
Quote:
Originally Posted by William Taylor View Post
I was thinking that perhaps you should have made two separate threads because I don't know that much about George Romero
Leave the premises now!!!

Okay, you don't have to. But there is a separate thread for George (and another for Martin), in the Celebrities forum.

George A. Romero, Father of the Zombie Film, Dies at 77

Martin Landau has died, aged 89
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-17-2017, 03:15 PM
 
1,872 posts, read 413,080 times
Reputation: 1032
Quote:
Originally Posted by AFtrEFkt View Post
Leave the premises now!!!
lol

Quote:
Originally Posted by AFtrEFkt View Post
Okay, you don't have to. But there is a separate thread for George (and another for Martin), in the Celebrities forum.

George A. Romero, Father of the Zombie Film, Dies at 77

Martin Landau has died, aged 89
Yay! Yippe!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-18-2017, 12:54 PM
 
3,535 posts, read 1,199,742 times
Reputation: 2016
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-22-2017, 02:42 AM
 
2,534 posts, read 1,687,681 times
Reputation: 4775
Thanks for this. RIP.

I was a Landau fan, but losing Romero feels like losing a close friend. Back when they would play Night of the Living Dead on the USA network every couple of months, I would stay up all night watching it EVERY TIME. Of course I came to love Dawn and Day, and even though he did not approve, I know that when I watch the Walking Dead, I am watching something that owes its (un)life to George Romero.

As for Landau. Loved space 1999, but I will always remember Without Warning, and especially, Ed Wood, one of my favorite films.

RIP gents. Thanks for the memories.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-24-2017, 07:04 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
8,476 posts, read 4,524,713 times
Reputation: 16290
Quote:
Originally Posted by steven_h View Post
Martin Landau, famous for his roles in Space 1999 and Mission Impossible,
And...

North by Northwest (1959)
Nevada Smith (1966)
They Call Me Mister Tibbs! (1970)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Entertainment and Arts > Movies

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2017, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 - Top