Hi, I’m Liz and I’m pretty new here. I’ve liked Quentin for a couple years now and today I got to see him in person in my hometown of Pitsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was one of the coolest things in my entire life.
George A. Romero, along with Steeltown Entertainment, held a premier of George’s new movie Land of the Dead at our Byham theater. The movie takes place here in Pittsburgh so I thought it was even cooler that they decided to hold the premier here. Anyway, Quentin was confirmed to be there as well as Tom Savini and Robert Rodriguez. I saw this in the paper and knew I had to get tickets to go. So today finally arived and I got there about an hour before it was supposed to start and found a good place to stand. There were a lot of volunteers dressed like zombies that were made up by some of Tom Savini’s students from the Douglas Education Center’s make-up effects program.The one guy who was dressed as a zombie hurse driver kept following me and gave me and the person I was with fake body parts. I got a fake eyeball and the person I was with got a ear with hair on it and what I think to be a kidney. They’re really awesome souvenirs.
Quentin and Robert showed up in a black limo about 15 minutes before the movie was going to start and went down the line of t.v. people while I was snapping pictures. He finally got down to my end and was signing this guy’s picture right in front of me and I was frozen. I just stared at him and was thinking oh my God Quentin Tarantino is right in front of me and I can see every pore on his face!!! He was being hurried into the theater by some woman so I did’t even get to say anything to him but nonetheless I got to see him in person and hopefully got some good pictures of him. Robert didn’t come over to where I was but I got a couple good pics of him as well. Tom Savini, the Sex Machine, wasn’t outside for too long before he went in to be seated as well. Finally, George A. Romero showed up and I got a few pics of him before we went in the theater to get our seats.
Greg Nicotero was there and said some words about growing up around here (North Hills) and how George influenced and inspired him to persue a career in film. Finally, a city councilman awarded George with his very own day so June 22 is George A. Romero Day. The movie’s blood and gore were amazing thanks to Greg. Tom Savini had a cameo in the movie which was kick ass. In all my dreams I never thought Quentin would come to this city and I would be able to say that I was able to see him in the flesh.Ã‚Â So all around it was a very cool night that I will remember for the rest of my life.