George A. Romero Net Worth

George A Romero Net Worth

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George A. Romero online worthy of: George A. Romero was an American film movie director and manufacturer who acquired a net worthy of of $35 million. George A. Romero was created on Feb 4, 1940 in the Bronx, NEW YORK. His career started in Pittsburgh, his followed house after he went to Carnegie Mellon School. He graduated in the school’s University of Great Arts in 1960 after that continued to direct advertisements and shows of Mr. Rogers’ Community. George is perhaps most obviously for reviving the zombie film genre. His 1968 film “Nights the Living Deceased” would inspire years of future filmmakers and a large number of zombie knockoffs. That film, with an frequently imitated but hardly ever completely recaptured mixture of artwork and schlock, has truly gone on to be looked at perhaps one of the most important horror movies available, totally changing the genre permanently. It had been originally released in dark and white and was ultimately colorized. He implemented up Nights the Living Deceased with not merely sequels to his Living Deceased series (which continues even today), but various other horror movies with least one intimate comedy entitled ALMOST ALWAYS THERE IS Vanilla. Romero’s perhaps most obviously work is still his Deceased series, which today contains 6 entries. George A. Romero passed away on July 16, 2017 in Toronto, at age 77 after a short struggle with lung cancer.

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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Has three children; Cameron G. Romero, director of Staunton Hill, from his first marriage to Nancy Romero from 1974- 1978. Daughter Tina and youngest son Andrew (who are both in the club scene of Bruiser at the end of the film) are from his second marriage to Christine Forrest Romero. Tina is a dancer on the side of the stage while The Misfits are playing; Andrew is a little devil with laser pointer rod riding on another character's shoulders.
2Among the scripts that Romero was developing in the 90's that went into development hell was a ghost story called "Before I Wake" for MGM. At the same time, he was also developing the script for The Mummy for Universal before they eventually went with Stephen Sommers' version of The Mummy (1999).
3According to Romero's former producing partner Richard P. Rubinstein on the DVD commentary of Dawn of the Dead (1978) (The Extended Cut Version), that he had offered Romero to make his fourth zombie in the early 90's. Rubinstein offered Romero $3 million and he can go make the film however he wanted it. However, Romero was at the time developing the scripts for The Mummy for Universal and the ghost story "Before I Wake" for MGM. Romero decided that he wanted to pursue those projects instead of his fourth zombie film. In the end however, "Before I Wake" ended up in development hell and Universal decided to scrap his version and went with Stephen Sommers' version. However, Romero finally made his fourth zombie film, Land of the Dead (2005).
4Spent the years between The Dark Half (1993) and Bruiser (2000) working on several projects which never escaped from development hell.
5He is known for his affability and remaining good friends with former collaborators with whom he has ceased collaboration due to creative or financial reasons.
6His favorite of his own films, saying its closest to the vision he had for it, is Martin (1977). He spent much of the time since his smash directorial debut, Night of the Living Dead (1968), trying to distance himself from the horror genre but has said the satisfying experience of creating 'Martin' energized him to make Dawn of the Dead (1978), which would become his greatest financial and critical success.
7At age 19, he worked briefly as a page-boy on the set of North by Northwest (1959). He later said he was unimpressed by Alfred Hitchcock's directing style while there, saying that it seemed mechanical and passionless.
8The Tales of Hoffmann (1951) inspired Romero to become a director.
9A big fan of The Archers' (aka the British team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger) movie The Tales of Hoffmann (1951), based on Jacques Offenbach's operetta. He is interviewed at length about his love for the film and especially its artistic direction, use of color, and use of fantasy/horror themes in a special feature included on the Criterion Collection's 2005 DVD release of the film. Before video tape and DVD versions of the film were available, Romero would frequently rent a 16-millimeter film copy--as would Martin Scorsese, he subsequently learned, from the very same New York City rental company. Alas, Romero reported that the two fans have not yet become aware of each other.
10Of Cuban and Lithuanian descent.
11Was originally attached to write and direct Resident Evil (2002), but left the project in 1999 due to creative differences over the script.
12When discussing his influences, he has that the Universal horror classic made a strong impression on him and his favorite horror film as a child was The Thing from Another World (1951). However, the film he said made him want to be a director was The Red Shoes (1948). While discussing the directors who made a strong impression on him, he said that Orson Welles and Howard Hawks were his favorites, surpassing Alfred Hitchcock.
13Father of Tina Romero and George Cameron Romero.
14Was originally set to direct two Stephen King stories that would later turn into TV features: Salem's Lot (1979) & The Stand (1994).
15Became a Canadian citizen in 2009 and resides in Toronto, Ontario.
16He has two children, a son and a daughter (who will be attending Tisch, NYU in the Fall 2006 to study film-making).
17Dawn of the Dead (2004), the remake of his movie Dawn of the Dead (1978), was released before the fourth part of his Zombie-series, Land of the Dead (2005), was even filmed.
18Is good friends with stuntman/special-effects artist/actor/director Tom Savini. The two have worked together on many films.
19Began making movies at the age of 14 with an 8mm camera.
20Originally set to direct Pet Sematary (1989), but when filming was delayed, he dropped out and Tom Savini was given the opportunity to direct the film but passed. Finally, Mary Lambert stepped in.
21The 2002 Sight & Sound Greatest Films Poll (2002) listed his Top Ten films as The Brothers Karamazov (1958), Casablanca (1942), Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964), High Noon (1952), King Solomon's Mines (1950), North by Northwest (1959), The Quiet Man (1952), Repulsion (1965), Touch of Evil (1958), and The Tales of Hoffmann (1951).
22In 1968, he reinvented the horror genre with his Night of the Living Dead (1968), a cult classic that made its way onto the prestigious National Film Registry of the Library of Congress.
23Frequently casts African-Americans as the heroes of his films, although the parts aren't usually written specifically for any particular race, going against the stereotype of the Black character dying early in horror films.
24Was slated to direct a theatrical version of Stephen King's novel "The Stand," adapted for the screen by Rospo Pallenberg. The film never materialised. Instead, the novel was adapted into a TV mini-series, The Stand (1994).
25Was originally slated to write and direct Resident Evil (2002).
26Prior to Night of the Living Dead (1968), he was better known as an industrial film-maker, who created TV commercials, promotional featurettes and industrial training films. One of his assignments was to shoot short films that were used in the TV show "MisteRogers' Neighborhood".
27Education: Carnegie-Mellon Institute (art, theatre, design).


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Towering height
2Strong minority and female characters
3Films often contain extreme carnage with make-up effects by Tom Savini
4Zombie films with an underlying social commentary
5Often features radio or television news broadcasts playing in the background.


Quotes

#Quote
1(On The Tales of Hoffman) It was the filmmaking, the fantasy, the fact that it was a fantasy and it had a few frightening, sort of bizarre things in it. It was everything. It was really a movie for me, and it gave me an early appreciation for the power of visual media-the fact that you could experiment with it. He was doing all his tricks in-camera, and they were sort of obvious. That made me feel that, gee, maybe I could figure this medium out. It was transparent, but it worked.
2[on Night of the Living Dead (1968)] At first I didn't think of them as zombies, I thought of them as flesh-eaters or ghouls and never called them zombies in the first film. Then people started to write about them, calling them zombies, and all of a sudden that's what they were: the new zombies. I guess I invented a few rules, like kill the brain and you kill the ghoul, and eventually I surrendered to the idea and called them zombies in Dawn of the Dead (1978), but it was never that important to me what they were. Just that they existed.
3I always thought of the zombies as being about revolution, one generation consuming the next.
4I don't think you need to spend $40 million to be creepy. The best horror films are the ones that are much less endowed.
5I guess in my pictures you're either doomed or you've got yourself a hell of a job.
6I don't try to answer any questions or preach. My personality and my opinions come through in the satire of the films, but I think of them as a snapshot of the time. I have this device, or conceit, where something happens in the world and I can say, 'Ooo, I'll talk about that, and I can throw zombies in it! And get it made!' You know, it's kind of my ticket to ride.
7Just because I'm showing somebody being disemboweled doesn't mean I have to get heavy and put a message round it.
8I'll never get sick of zombies. I just get sick of producers.
9Yeah, I'm seen by the studios as a genre guy. I've made several non-genre films, but nobody went to see them. I guess I'll never be a member of that club.
10I'll never live long enough to arrive at some sort of peaceful co-existence of some kind. That's probably the only way you could end it on a note of promise, which would mean the zombies would learn how to eat Spam or chicken livers, instead of your liver. But I'll never get to that point.
11My zombie films have been so far apart that I've been able to reflect the socio-political climates of the different decades. I have this conceit that they're a little bit of a chronicle, a cinematic diary of what's going on.
12I'm like my zombies. I won't stay dead!
13If you have 60 people dress like zombies and you show them something that you like, you get 60 people doing the exact same thing. My opinion of a good zombie walk is to loll your head as if it's a little too heavy and the muscles have begun to atrophy.
14If one horror film hits, everyone says, "Let's go make a horror film!" It's the genre that never dies.
15[on his fourth installment of the "Living Dead" series, Land of the Dead (2005)]: The idea of living with terrorism - I've tried to make it more applicable to the concerns Americans are going through now.
16If I fail, they [the film industry] write me off as another statistic. If I succeed, they pay me a million bucks to fly out to Hollywood and fart.


Pictures

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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008Critics AwardGérardmer Film FestivalDiary of the Dead (2007)
2007Honorary Grand PrizeSitges - Catalonian International Film Festival
2005Vanguard DirectorCineVegas International Film Festival
2002Lifetime Achievement AwardNew York City Horror Film FestivalLife Achievement Award
1993Best FilmFantafestivalThe Dark Half (1993)
1993Career AwardFantafestival
1989Antennae II AwardAvoriaz Fantastic Film FestivalMonkey Shines (1988)
1989International Fantasy Film AwardFantasportoBest FilmMonkey Shines (1988)
1989Critics' AwardFantasportoMonkey Shines (1988)
1988Best DirectorSitges - Catalonian International Film FestivalMonkey Shines (1988)
1988Best ScreenplaySitges - Catalonian International Film FestivalMonkey Shines (1988)
1988Prize of the Catalan Screenwriter's Critic and Writer's AssociationSitges - Catalonian International Film FestivalMonkey Shines (1988)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2009Golden LionVenice Film FestivalSurvival of the Dead (2009)
2006Chainsaw AwardFangoria Chainsaw AwardsBest ScreenplayLand of the Dead (2005)
1994Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest DirectorThe Dark Half (1993)
1988Best FilmSitges - Catalonian International Film FestivalMonkey Shines (1988)


Filmography

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Into the Dark: Exploring the Horror FilmDocumentary executive producer post-production
Deadtime Stories 22011executive producer
The Crazies2010executive producer
Deadtime Stories2009executive producer
Survival of the Dead2009executive producer
One for the Fire: The Legacy of 'Night of the Living Dead'2008Documentary executive producer
Chill Factor: House Call2004Video short executive producer
The Dark Half1993executive producer
Night of the Living Dead1990executive producer
Tales from the Darkside1984-1988TV Series executive producer - 77 episodes
Magic at the Roxy1976TV Special co-executive producer
The WinnersTV Series documentary executive producer - 1 episode, 1974 producer - 1 episode, 1973

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Day of the Dead2017characters post-production
Night of the Living 3D Dead2013
Another Night of the Living Dead2011
The Crazies20101973 motion picture "The Crazies"
Survival of the Dead2009written by
Day of the Dead2008Video motion picture "Day of the Dead"
Diary of the Dead2007written by
Il pianto della statua2007short story "Passion and Extasy"
Night of the Living Dead 3D20061968 screenplay
Benefit for the Living Dead2005Video 1968 screenplay
Land of the Dead2005written by
Dawn of the Dead20041978 screenplay
Bruiser2000
The Dark Half1993screenplay
Night of the Living Dead1990earlier screenplay / screenplay
Tales from the Darkside: The Movie1990screenplay - segment "Cat From Hell"
Two Evil Eyes1990segment "The Facts in the Case of Mr. Valdemar"
Monkey Shines1988screenplay
Creepshow 21987screenplay
Tales from the DarksideTV Series teleplay - 2 episodes, 1986 writer - 2 episodes, 1983 - 1985
Day of the Dead1985written by
Knightriders1981written by
Dawn of the Dead1978written by
Martin1977written by
The Crazies1973screenplay
Hungry Wives1972
Night of the Living Dead1968screenplay - as George Romero

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Survival of the Dead2009
Diary of the Dead2007
Land of the Dead2005
Bruiser2000
The Dark Half1993
Two Evil Eyes1990segment "The Facts in the Case of Mr. Valdemar", as George Romero
Monkey Shines1988
Day of the Dead1985
Creepshow1982
Knightriders1981
Dawn of the Dead1978
Martin1977
Magic at the Roxy1976TV Special
O.J. Simpson: Juice on the Loose1974TV Movie documentary as George Romero
The Winners1973-1974TV Series documentary 8 episodes
The Crazies1973
Hungry Wives1972
There's Always Vanilla1971
Night of the Living Dead1968
Expostulations1962Short

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Phineas and Ferb2014TV SeriesDon Adaded
A Fish Story2013Nick's dad
Zombie Squash2012Video GameDr. B. E. Vil
Call of the Dead2011Video GameGeorge Romero (voice)
Diary of the Dead2007Police Chief Arthur Katz (uncredited)
Dead Eyes Open2006Wissenschaftler
Land of the Dead2005Puppeteer (voice, uncredited)
The Silence of the Lambs1991FBI Agent in Memphis (uncredited)
Flight of the Spruce Goose1986Gromero
Day of the Dead1985Zombie with Scarf (uncredited)
Dawn of the Dead1978TV Director / Nick - Biker in Santa Claus Suit (uncredited)
Martin1977Father Howard
The Crazies1973Extra at Dance / High School Infirmary (uncredited)
There's Always Vanilla1971Beer Comercial Director (voice)
Night of the Living Dead1968Washington Reporter (uncredited)

Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Creepshow1982segment "Something To Tide You Over"
Knightriders1981
Dawn of the Dead1978
Martin1977
O.J. Simpson: Juice on the Loose1974TV Movie documentary as George Romero
The Crazies1973
The Winners1973TV Series documentary 1 episode
Hungry Wives1972
There's Always Vanilla1971
Night of the Living Dead1968uncredited

Cinematographer

Cinematographer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hungry Wives1972
There's Always Vanilla1971
Night of the Living Dead1968uncredited

Camera Department

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Winners1973TV Series documentary photography - 2 episodes

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
It Happened to Jane1959crew - uncredited

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Radical2017very special thanks post-production
Night of the Living Dead: Darkest Dawn2015very special thanks
No Ordinary BJ2015TV Series very special thanks - 1 episode
¡Matalos!2015Short special thanks
The Zombie Squad2014Short special thanks
Lazarus: Apocalypse2014original inspiration
Nosferatu vs. Father Pipecock & Sister Funk2014special thanks
The Undead2013Short very special thanks
Rakugo eiga2012grateful acknowledgment
Days of Infection2012thanks
Fidelium2012Short grateful thanks
The Cohasset Snuff Film2012very special thanks
Abed2012Short special thanks
ParaNorman2012thanks
Moxina2012Short grateful thanks
Super Black Market: I Won't Forget You2012Video short special thanks
Blood Lodge2012the producers wish to thank
A Little Bit Zombie2012acknowledgment to the works of
Chronicles of the Dead2012/ITV Series acknowledgment
Getting Past the Bull2011Short very special thanks
My Pure Joy2011acknowledgment to the works of
To Romero with Love2011Documentary short very special thanks
Hirsch!2011Short thanks
Petals2010inspiration from the works of
The Infected2010Video short grateful thanks
A Chemical Skyline2010dedicatee
The United Monster Talent Agency2010Short thanks
Puzzled2010Video short acknowledgement: director of "Night of the Living Dead" 1968
Crank Up2010Short dedicatee
Little Red Riding Hood2009/IVideo short special thanks
Angora Napkin2009TV Movie special acknowledgement and appreciation
Staunton Hill2009Video special thanks
Frankenpimp2009special thanks
The Outlaw Emmett Deemus and the Porno Queen2008Short very special thanks
Decadere2008Short special thanks
Episode #2472008Short thanks
Dead Country2008dedicatee
Face Eater2008dedicatee
O.C. Babes and the Slasher of Zombietown2008Video special thanks
Ten Dead Men2008inspiration: thanks and love to the works of
Aaah! Zombies!!2007special thanks
The Curse of Blanchard Hill2006Video special thanks
Vampira: The Movie2006Video documentary thanks - as George Romero
Delivery2006Video acknowledgment
The Dead Live2006Video thanks
Brunch of the Living Dead2006Short special thanks
House of the Dead 22005TV Movie special thanks - as George Romero
Land of the Dead: Road to Fiddler's Green2005Video Game special thanks
Proof2005acknowledgement: director of "Night of the Living Dead 1968
The Lost Tape: Andy's Terrifying Last Days Revealed2004Video short special thanks
Zombiegeddon2003Video inspiration
The Mental Dead2003Video special thanks
I'll See You in My Dreams2003Short thanks
At Twilight Come the Flesheaters1998Video special thanks
Frankenstein and Me1996special thanks
Kids of the Round Table1995special thanks - as Georges A. Romero
Waxwork1988dedicated to - as Romero
Document of the Dead1985Documentary special thanks
Escape from New York1981special thanks
Effects1980special thanks - as George Romero

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Rep2012DocumentaryHimself
The Future of Fear2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Hotel Bela2011TV SeriesHimself
Le Golden Show2011TV SeriesHimself
Nightmare Factory2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Deadtime Stories 22011Himself - Host
Cinemall2011Documentary shortHimself
The Walking Dead Girls2011DocumentaryHimself
Cinema Cool2011TV SeriesHimself
J'irai loler sur vos tombes2011TV SeriesHimself
Call of Duty: Black Ops I2010Video GameHimself (voice, uncredited)
A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss2010TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Saturday Nightmares: The Ultimate Horror Expo of All Time!2010VideoHimself
The Rotten Tomatoes Show2010TV SeriesHimself - Director
Under the Scares2010DocumentaryHimself
Deadtime Stories2009Himself - Host
Scream Awards 20092009TV SpecialHimself
Días de cine2009TV SeriesHimself
Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film2009DocumentaryHimself
Starz Inside: Fantastic Flesh2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Dead On: The Life and Cinema of George A. Romero2008DocumentaryHimself
The Lead Up to Diary: Romero Speaks2008Documentary shortHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2008TV SeriesHimself
Starz presents Zombie Mania2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
One for the Fire: The Legacy of 'Night of the Living Dead'2008DocumentaryHimself
Just Desserts: The Making of 'Creepshow'2007Video documentaryHimself
Comic-Con 2007 Live2007TV MovieHimself
30 Even Scarier Movie Moments2006TV Mini-SeriesHimself
50 Films to See Before You Die2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
When Shaun Met George2005Video documentary shortHimself
After Effects: Memories of Pittsburgh Filmmaking2005Video documentaryHimself
Ireland AM2005TV SeriesHimself
Digging Up the Dead: The Lost Films of George A. Romero2005Video shortHimself
Land of the Dead: Bringing the Dead to Life2005Video documentary shortHimself
Undead Again: The Making of 'Land of the Dead'2005Video documentary shortHimself
Shadows in the Dark: The Val Lewton Legacy2005Video documentaryHimself
Artworks Scotland2005TV Series documentaryHimself (interviewed)
Dream of the Dead2005TV Short documentaryHimself
Dream of the Dead: George Romero2005TV Short documentaryHimself
Make Your Own Damn Movie!2005Video documentaryHimself - Director
05 Spaceys2005TV SpecialHimself
Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream2005DocumentaryHimself (as George Romero)
The Dead Will Walk2004Video documentaryHimself
John Carpenter: Fear Is Just the Beginning... The Man and His Movies2004Video documentaryHimself
Behind the House: Anatomy of the Zombie Movement2004Video documentary shortHimself
Tales from the Crypt: From Comic Books to Television2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 100 Scariest Movie Moments2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Many Days of 'Day of the Dead'2003Video documentary shortHimself
Two Masters' Eyes2003Video documentary shortHimself
Masters of Horror2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Chiller Cinema2001TV SeriesHimself
Dario Argento: An Eye for Horror2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
The American Nightmare2000DocumentaryHimself
The Dead Walk: Remaking a Classic1999Video documentary shortHimself
A-Z of Horror1997TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
David Cronenberg and the Cinema of the Extreme1997TV Short documentaryHimself
The Directors1997TV Series documentaryHimself
The Anatomy of Horror1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
Night of the Living Dead: 25th Anniversary Documentary1993Video documentaryHimself
Zombie Jamboree: The 25th Anniversary of Night of the Living Dead1993Video documentaryHimself
Heartstoppers: Horror at the Movies1992TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Horror Hall of Fame1990TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Incredibly Strange Film Show1989TV Series documentaryHimself
Drive-In Madness!1987DocumentaryHimself
Stephen King's World of Horror1986TV Movie documentaryHimself
Scream Greats, Vol. 1: Tom Savini, Master of Horror Effects1986Video documentaryHimself
Document of the Dead1985DocumentaryHimself
Clapboard Jungle: Surviving the Independent Film Business2017Documentary filmingHimself
Into the Dark: Exploring the Horror FilmDocumentary post-productionHimself
Bizarre Transmissions from the Bermuda Triangle2015TV SeriesHimself
Smoke and Mirrors: The Story of Tom Savini2015DocumentaryHimself
Chronicles of the Living Dead2015DocumentaryHimself
Reelside2015TV Series documentaryHimself
An Experiment in Fear: The Making of Monkey Shines2014Documentary shortHimself
The Dark Half: The Sparrows Are Flying Again! - The Making of the Dark Half2014Documentary shortHimself
Why Horror?2014DocumentaryHimself
Doc of the Dead2014DocumentaryHimself
Zombie Town Hall: Knights of the Living Dead Q&A Session2013Video documentaryHimself
Birth of the Living Dead2013DocumentaryHimself - Filmmaker
The World's End: The Making of 'Day of the Dead'2013Video documentaryHimself
Undead Noise2013TV SeriesHimself
The Hour2012TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Welcome to the Basement2015TV SeriesHimself
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness2007-2013TV Series documentaryWashington Reporter / Police Chief Arthur Katz / Zombie with Scarf / ...
Zombies: A Living History2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
To Romero with Love2011Documentary shortHimself (uncredited)
Autopsy of the Dead2009Video documentaryHimself
Night of the Living Dead: Reanimated2009Washington Reporter (uncredited)
Cinema mil2005TV SeriesHimself
Something to Scream About2003Video documentaryHimself
Night of the Living Dead: 30th Anniversary Edition1999VideoWashington Reporter (uncredited)
100 Years of Horror1996TV Series documentaryHimself - Director, 'Night of the Living Dead'
Night of the Day of the Dawn of the Son of the Bride of the Return of the Terror1991Washington Reporter (uncredited)

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