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Dec 18, 2009

RIP Dan O'Bannon

I'm not usually one to do obituary-type posts here (those are best left to the folks who excel at 'em, namely Arbogast and Amanda by Night), but I wanted to not the passing of the great Dan O'Bannon, much too soon at the age of 63.

O'Bannon had a hand in some of the best horror films of all time, from writing Alien to writing and directing Return of the Living Dead, not to mention some lesser-known but no less enjoyable flicks like Lifeforce and Dead & Buried. I haven't watched that last film in a while- think it'll make a nice tribute tonight.

3 comments:

Stacie Ponder said...

Not to be too cheeky in an RIP post, but as an aside...there have been a lot of boobs on FG this week.

Chicken Wire, the Harbinger of Heavenly Annotation said...

Shame about Mr. O'Bannon, though -if anything- I'm tempted to venture that he'd wholeheartedly approve of the boobs.

Prospero said...

Just posted my own tribute. I went to college with O'Bannon's cousin, and always hoped I'd get to meet to meet him some day. A great loss to to genre cinema.