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 Obituary: Master of the Living Dead...

George A Romero, notable horror director, dies aged 77

Link Here 18th July 2017
George Romero Between Night And Dawn Limited Edition Blu-ray George A (for Andrew) Romero has dies aged 77. He was an American-Canadian filmmaker, writer and editor, best known for his series of gruesome and satirical horror films about an imagined zombie apocalypse, beginning with Night of the Living Dead (1968), which is often considered a progenitor of the fictional zombie of modern culture. Other films in the series include D awn of the Dead (1978) and Day of the Dead (1985).

Aside from the Dead series, his works include The Crazies (1973), Martin (1978), Creepshow (1982), Monkey Shines (1988) and The Dark Half (1993).

Romero is often noted as an influential pioneer of the horror film genre, and has been called an icon and the Father of the Zombie Film.

1968 Night of the Living Dead [II]
1971 There's Always Vanilla [II]
1973 Season of the Witch [II]
1973 The Crazies
1978 Martin
1978 Dawn of the Dead
1981 Knightriders
1982 Creepshow
1985 Day of the Dead
1988 Monkey Shines
1990 Two Evil Eyes
1993 The Dark Half [I]
2000 Bruiser
2005 Land of the Dead
2007 Diary of the Dead [I]
2009 Survival of the Dead


 Update: Holy Cow Batman!...

Crazed Indian film censor bans the use of the word 'cow'

Link Here 16th July 2017  full story: Indian Film Censor Pahlaj Nihalani...Loony film censor wants to ban everything
The Argumentative Indian: Writings on Indian History, Culture and Identity India's film censors have ordered that a documentary about the economist and Nobel laureate Amartya Sen be altered to remove words including 'Hindu' 'India' and 'cow', the director has said.

Suman Ghosh said he was told by censor board officials that his one-hour documentary about Sen, a Harvard professor and essayist, could be released only if certain words were bleeped out. Those words reportedly included cow, Hindu India, Hindutva, a reference to the religious nationalist ideology of India's ruling party, and Gujarat, the home state of the country's prime minister, Narendra Modi .

I was quite shaken, Ghosh said of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) decision, against which he said he would be appealing. I was shocked but I thought, I have to argue.

In the documentary, named after his book of essays The Argumentative Indian, Sen criticises what he sees as the restricted vision of India espoused by Modi's rightwing nationalist party.  In one reportedly censored scene, Sen lauds the value of vigorous argument and debate, in contrast to chastising people for having mistreated a cow or some such thing.