In case you missed it, George Romero, the father of the modern zombie movie, was the guest of honor on Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me…, NPR’s humorous weekly news quiz show. Here’s the way this game works, for those who are unfamiliar: George is interviewed for the audience and then he’s asked three questions on a subject or topic completely unrelated to their perceived expertise, so in this case George Romero, Mr. Zombie, gets three questions about Disney.
But wait! There are some great tidbits about George and his career contained in the interview. And the game portion isn’t that bad either. For instance, apparently Romero never explicitly called his monsters “zombies” in Night of the Living Dead, it was the press coverage that started calling them such. It’s neat little things like that. You’ll hear a lot about George’s early career and his thoughts on his zombies versus the new zombie trend. Give it a listen, I think you’ll be entertained.
From NPR’s Site:
In honor of Halloween we’re talking zombies with legendary movie director George Romero — how to recognize them, how to defend against them, and—since this is Public Radio—how to try to reason with them, and come to mutual understanding and respect.
Romero is the man behind Dawn of the Dead and Night of the Living Dead. He’s made a career out of zombies and exploding brains and dismemberment, so we’ve invited him to play a gamed called “Bippity-boppityBRAAAAAINS!” Three questions about nice, cuddly Disney movies.
Source: NPR.org, Director George Romero Plays ‘Not My Job’