Golden oldie: the story behind George Romero’s long-lost rebuke to ageism
The Amusement Park was a public-service movie made when the horror maestro was a struggling novice.
His widow explains why ‘it’s more Romero than all his other films’Until the final month of his life, there was one film that George A Romero never mentioned to his wife.The couple were sent a copy of The Amusement Park three weeks before his death in 2017 by the curator of a retrospective planned in Torino.
It was a public information film about ageism but the charity that commissioned it decades earlier had been so disturbed by the final product they cancelled the release and shelved the prints.
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