June 2, 2004, 4:17 a.m. CST
It's really bizarre cuz yesterday the Texas Chainsaw Massacre Special Edition came out in Holland and I bought it instantly especially for the 72 min. making of documentary from which a large part was dedicated to Rovert Burns. He really put a lot of effort into making giving the movie a realistic look ( like with the stuffing of an armadillo). He will indeed be missed.
June 2, 2004, 4:35 a.m. CST
by Cash Bailey
His work in that film was truly extraordinary. Listening to him pay out on the film and its makers was even better.
June 2, 2004, 5:11 a.m. CST
...so I wrote a song about him.
June 2, 2004, 5:52 a.m. CST
While I do admit to not knowing much of this man....I read his filmography and know all I need to, this man worked on the low budget stuff. The stuff that was not about the big trailers, the hot stars, and the return tallies. This was a man who did it because he loved his work. He cared about making something look good and "scaring the bejesus out of the kids" as they would be at the drive-ins on the weekend. This is a man who would probably get his satisfaction from young boys staying up late on a Saturday night, watching channel 23 play these movies on the show "The Only Thing On" at 2am while taking breaks for a skit with a puppet named "Grumpy the Tomato". His name would flash by, and he would only get his applause at a film fan convention or a film school lecture. Yet, he would nevr give up his craft, and he would extend it to a birthday party for a child. That is more than a man who loves his work, that is a man who loves his fans, loves his family and loves his friends. Harry...I thank you for the obit of Robert A. Burns and I thank you for an ultra cool story about that party....and for Mr. Burns, I hope wherever you go....you find peace, happiness, and a whole lot of latex and rancid meat to play with.....And thus, I am sad. - - - George, The 7th Chicken.
June 2, 2004, 6:36 a.m. CST
Another great one passes on...
June 2, 2004, 10:25 a.m. CST
Now you're making ME sad, too. ------- Harry & Father Geek, my condolences, he sounds like a wonderful man.
June 2, 2004, 2:23 p.m. CST
Nice use of the lower case there George.
June 2, 2004, 8:14 p.m. CST
June 2, 2004, 10:52 p.m. CST
by Bourne GreyElf
good post. It sucks when someone who knew what it actually meant to make a quality movie with the intent to entertain,not blow stuff up in bullet time, passes on. sigh...
June 3, 2004, 12:52 a.m. CST
Kudos to harry for making sure the world knew of robert a. burns and his passing. I must have seen his movies a million times yet I never knew his name. No, his name was'nt big enough to score even a crawling mention on CNN or foxnews yet he was a visionary by the work he's done. Way to go harry you big 'ol bastard you...Thanks for making this mans name known. ~Ethan.
June 3, 2004, 2:24 a.m. CST
I mourn. I will always remember the room full bones....who knew anything could be so frightening in the daylight hours...exquisite!
June 4, 2004, 11:59 a.m. CST
Robert bought some camera equipment from me back when I lived in Austin. In our conversations, he told me about his experiences on the set of TCM. Interesting fellow. I really enjoyed talking to him. He will be missed...