George A. Romero: Interviews

George A. Romero: Interviews

by Tony Williams (Editor)


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George A. Romero (b. 1940) has achieved a surprising longevity as director since his first film, Night of the Living Dead (1968). After recently relocating to Canada, he shows no signs of slowing up: his recent film, Survival of the Dead (2009), is discussed in a new interview conducted by Tony Williams for this volume, and still other films are awaiting release. Although commonly known as a director of zombie films, a genre he himself launched, Romero's films often transcend easy labels. His films are best understood as allegorical commentaries on American life that just happen to appropriate horror as a convenient vehicle. Romero's films encompass works as different as The Crazies, Hungry Wives, Knightriders, and Bruiser.

The interviews in this collection cover a period of over forty years. In whatever format they originally appeared-the printed page, the internet, or the video interview-these discussions illustrate both the evolution of Romero's chosen forms of technology and the development of his thinking about the relationship between cinema and society. They present Romero as an independent director in every sense of the word.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781617030291
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
Publication date: 03/04/2019
Series: Conversations with Filmmakers Series
Pages: 212
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

Chronology xi

Filmography xv

Night of the Living Dead-Inter/view with George A. Romero William Terry Ork George Abagnalo 1969 3

Filming Night of the Living Dead: An Interview with Director George Romero Alex Ben Block 1972 8

Romero: An Interview with the Director of Night of the Living Dead Sam Nicotero 1973 18

George Romero: From Night of the Living Dead to The Crazies Fran Lebowitz Pat Hackett Ronnie Cutrone 1973 36

Morning Becomes Romero Dan Yakir 1977 47

The George Romero Interview Richard Lippe Tony Williams Robin Wood 1979 59

Knight after Night with George Romero Dan Yakir 1981 69

George Romero: Revealing the Monsters within Us Tom Seligson 1981 74

The McDonaldization of America: An Interview George A. Romero John Hanners Harry Kloman 1982 88

George Romero on Directing Day of the Dead Paul Gagne 1985 101

George Romero: Monkeying with Horror Frederick C. Szebin 1988 104

George Romero vs. Hollywood Dennis Fischer 1989 107

George A. Romero Stanley Wiater 1992 111

George Romero on Bruiser, Development Hell, and Other Sundry Matters Dennis Fischer 1999 122

An Interview with George and Christine Romero Tony Williams 2000 134

Let Them Eat Flesh Giulia D'Agnolo-Vallan 2005 152

George A. Romero Interview Beth Accomando 2008 156

Turn Me On, "Dead" Man Peter Keough 2008 163

Interview with George Romero Peter Keough 2010 169

George A. Romero Survival of the Dead Tony Williams 2010 178

Index 185

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