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« on: December 18, 2009, 07:28:32 AM »

R.I.P. to one of the most creative and just plain cool screenwriters of all time. You will be missed Mr. O'Bannon. 63 is still too soon to go.

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« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2009, 07:34:34 AM »

I am very sorry to hear this.

Thanks for all the great movies and great memories.  R.I.P.
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« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2009, 07:38:16 AM »

That's too bad, I really enjoyed his work.  Thanks Mr. O'Bannon, RIP.

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« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2009, 08:41:05 AM »

A sad day.  We've been robbed.  Thank you Mr. O'Bannon.  May your works live forever.

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« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2009, 11:13:00 AM »


Whenever I am asked to name my favorite movies, I always put Return of the Living Dead in my top 5. I truly love that film.

So long, Dan O'Bannon, and thanks for all the fish.

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« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2009, 01:08:16 PM »

NOOOOOO!  Buggedout

r.i.p.  Bluesad

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« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2009, 01:22:53 PM »

One more of my greatest cinematic heroes passes on Bluesad

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« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2009, 08:17:19 PM »

R.I.P. to a true legend. And mch too soon too.  Bluesad

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« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2009, 08:44:32 PM »

:( That's too bad.  The Resurrected is one of the best Lovecraft adaptations anyone has ever made.  R.I.P.

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« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2009, 08:50:26 PM »

RIP  Bluesad

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« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2009, 09:38:01 PM »

A true talent has left us too soon, but he's left a wonderful legacy of screen thrills.  Goodnight, DAN.

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« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2009, 10:16:31 PM »

RIP Dan, truly a guy of enormous talent. The majority of the productions he was involved with were top notch. Alien alone insures his place in film history. Here's hoping his vision/script for the 2011 prequel to Alien remains in close spirit to the original.

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« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2009, 08:19:01 PM »

Definitely RIP. A damn good scriptwriter and I've always enjoyed his performance as "Lt Pinback" in "Dark Star".

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« Reply #13 on: December 23, 2009, 03:17:29 AM »

Geez, loads of sad news of deaths this week.  He wrote one of the best sci-fi/horror films of all time with Alien and he wrote and directed one of the best zombie films of all time with Return of the Living Dead.  Sorry to see him go.

I'd watch Dark Star right now if I wasn't so sleepy.

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« Reply #14 on: December 23, 2009, 01:22:44 PM »

I saw this on another site, damn near ruined my night... 63 is still too soon for such a creative guy if you ask me Bluesad
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