Steve T Power wrote:Is it only now that people realize that Emperor Romero has no clothes?
Andrew Forbes wrote:Steve T Power wrote:Is it only now that people realize that Emperor Romero has no clothes?
He's definitely lost the grasp on the genre he once had. I know you're no Romero fan, Steve, but I think when separated from the more excessive praise surrounding his better films, Romero was an important creator of some very entertaining movies. He's the first to point out that Dawn of the Dead is anything but subtle. I dig the overall tone of Dawn, and it has some brilliant moments, so I can look beyond the shoddy makeup and workmanlike direction. The Crazies and Night of the Living Dead actually benefit from Romero's sloppy shooting style (he once said his approach was to get as much footage as time would allow and sort it out in editing). He's never been much of a writer, nor is he a strong director of actors, and his ability to construct coherent action is non-existent. Nevertheless, his ability to create an atmosphere of dread and paranoia was, up until the early 80s, tremendously effective.
And Creepshow rules.
Steve T Power wrote:Romero and Argento can suck it. Overrated crazy people, both of em.
Andrew Forbes wrote:Steve T Power wrote:Romero and Argento can suck it. Overrated crazy people, both of em.
I hope you're not judging Argento solely on Suspiria. I don't hate it like you and Mercer do, but it's crazy overrated. The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, Deep Red and Tenebre are so very much better.
Andrew Forbes wrote:And Creepshow rules.
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