Friends, today marks the 1st year Anniversary of the passing of George A Romero. So it only felt proper for the Projectionist and myself to get together and record a new episode of the Saturday Frights Podcast. Much like we did when discussing the late and great Tobe Hooper, we have tried to cover the films of George A Romero as well as providing personal thoughts on his legacy.
While I mention it in the podcast itself, in my youth I was influenced by the films of George A Romero. The first film I watched in my youth by the Director… well, it might surprise you. At the very least it caused no small amount of laughter from the Projectionist, which should come as no shock to you whatsoever.
In addition this podcast is a little longer than our standard fare – clocking in at just a little over an hour. During that time we share some vintage audio treats for your listening pleasure. While of course trying to give you some entertaining information about George’s early career in the field of television commercials!
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Besides being joined by Rockford Jay of the Saturday Frights Facebook Page. We share some interesting trivia regarding Romero as well as interviews – such as the Director’s entry in Robert K. Elder’s The Film That Changed My Life: 30 Directors On Their Epiphanies In The Dark. Furthermore we also share a brief snippet of the interview with George by Tim Robey of The Telegraph. What reason? Why Romero wasn’t exactly a fan of AMC’s The Walking Dead.
If you have any suggestions for topics you would like for us to cover in a future special. Or possibly you have comments on the current show, email them to me at VicSage@Retroist.com. You can also contact me on Twitter and on Facebook. In addition I certainly hope you will take the time to visit the Saturday Frights Facebook Page. There you can find posts from Rockford Jay, Preston Griffith and myself on a daily basis.
The theme used at the beginning of this episode was provided by Peachy, if you have musical needs why not contact him at peachy@Retroist.Com. And be sure to “like” him on his Facebook Page. Before he begins the long and dangerous trek to Fiddler’s Green.
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Also on this tribute episode to George A Romero – we discuss his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Which you can certainly check out for yourself by watching the video below.