The originator and mastermind behind the modern zombie film, George A. Romero has passed away at age 77.
The world has lost a visionary film maker, a man who through his storytelling fought stereotypes and racism with elegance and insight. A man who sparked an entire genre, without George, there would be no Walking Dead.
Unlike his great film creations however, may George rest peacefully forever more.
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And never forget, if you stop singing, your friends DIE!
The Flying Pincushion extends its sympathies to the family and friends of William Christopher on his passing.
For me, the character of Father Mulcahy, so masterfully played by William Christopher, in the hit TV show M*A*S*H, resonates over nearly a life-time.
Even with more than 30 years past since the show ended, whenever I watch an episode, something within it always seems to offer insight into our world now, though the conflicts are different, so much seems not so very much so.
Behind all the humor and insanity that often encompassed the lives of the members of the 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital, is a hard and unyielding look at the horrific effects of war.
Many of those parralells and revelations I owe to the character of Father Mulcahy, which for me is perhaps all the more interesting given my own very different religious views.
Christopher's Padre stood firm as a figure of mercy and compassion in a world turned terribly cruel and indifferent to suffering, and never needed a gun, just occasionally a good right hook.