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Monday, October 17th, 2005
6:46 pm
For A2 Film Studies pretty much all of our coursework is on a "Auteur project" which we basically have to pick a film maker / actor etc and do research on them blah blah. For writing our coursework we need Primary and Secondary sources research so I've wrote a questionnaire for some primary sources of research.

Sorry for the obvious questions but this isn't the only place I'm going to post this so bare with me =).

Since you cant tick little boxes like my Microsoft word version just put your answers in bold.

Oh, and I'm not bothered about people replying to comment on peoples answers but try to keep it to a minimum...
John Carpenter SurveyCollapse )
Sunday, October 16th, 2005
10:46 pm
Saw The Fog remake last night...
I wasted 2 hours of my life last night watching this shitty remake. It's terrible, it completely butchers Carpenter's original, it's stupid, cheesy, the characters are dumb, and there's loads of CGI FOG for our viewing pleasure. Stevie Wayne and Nick Castle are both whores, Nick already knows Elizabeth and she's away so he sleeps around with Stevie (if I remember correctly Elizabeth and Stevie are related in this one), Father Malone's a drunk, and pointless characters are added to make a higher body count. The lepers, although a little creepy, looked like something out of Scooby Doo (people version, not cartoon). I kind of enjoyed the flashbacks that were shown about how the lepers met their doom, but that was it. In the original they csme back for revenge, an while they also did in this remake, Blake mainly came back for one thing, which is revealed at the end. Carpenter's score is replaced by songs from teenybopperbands, and for some reason there's no blood, even when there should be, there isn't any. Save youself the money and definately wait for video.

Friday, October 14th, 2005
10:14 pm
The Thing/Fog remake
I finally watched The Thing. It was really good, and the special effects were great, pretty sick too. I jumped onto my ceiling in the part where Kurt Russell is testing everyone's blood and one of the character's blood turns out to be infected, I was like "Holy shit!" lol. It was really creepy when that one guy's head sprouted legs and started crawling out of the room, and when after they tested the guy's blood and it turns out he's infected that he transforms into one of the things and bites Windows head (I loved this whole part). Good Alien movie.

8/10 (stars).

Oh and The Fog remake came out today, anyone planning to go see it?? I'm watching it tomorrow, so I'll let you guys know how it is.
Tuesday, October 11th, 2005
11:15 am
Friday, October 7th, 2005
12:50 pm
Cold Case... Halloween style.
For anyone interested, this week's episode of Cold Case is based on Halloween and shows clips from the movie. Cold Case airs on Sunday nights.

Posted at: kitty_shoes, halloweenmovies, johncarpenter, & mikemyersfans
1:14 pm
Halloween remake?
I'm pretty sure no one wants this

possible Halloween remake
Tuesday, September 27th, 2005
8:23 pm
Masters of Horror update
"I know where those of you lucky enough to have Showtime will be the night of October 28th, 2005 at 10pm EST: on your asses in front of your television to catch the premiere of Masters of Horror, specifically Don Coscarelli’s "Incident On and Off a Mountain Road"...but what about the subsequent Friday nights at 10pm?

You’re going to be in the same place, actually, and today Fangoria found out what you’ll be watching. The next four to air will be, in order, Stuart Gordon’s "Dreams in the Witch House", Dario Argento’s "Jenifer", John Landis’ "Deer Woman", and Mick Garris’ "Chocolate". The other 8 episodes are still in the final stages of post, but I’m sure the full lineup, which includes John Carpenter's "Cigarette Burns" (pictured), will be announced soon enough.

But the coolest part of this update is the picture which is from Carpenter's own "Cigarette Burns".  Who those people are and what they're doing...  I don't know, but I can't wait to find out.

Cigarette Burns

gotta love Dread Central
Thursday, September 8th, 2005
3:50 pm
Hey! I just joined the community yesterday and I thought I'd say hi. So, hi! *waves*

I'm Khara, a 22 year old cinema major--who decided to become a filmmaker because of John Carpenter.

In the spirit of John Carpenter, I bought a bunch of J.C. stuff--anyone have any opinions of these (books, not the movies, I've obviously seen the movies before..)?

+The Films of John Carpenter
+John Carpenter: Prince of Darkness
+The Cinema of John Carpenter
+John Carpenter
+The Fog
+Prince of Darkness
+The Thing
+Assault on Precinct 13

Current Mood: curious
Tuesday, August 9th, 2005
9:59 pm
Well Hello
I haven't seen all of John Carpenter's movies but I LOVE Halloween and The Fog, they're both great movies. Yeah....
Tuesday, August 2nd, 2005
9:25 pm

New DVD cover for The Fog...  what's with the lame-ass eyes they put on Blake?

Oh well.  As far as I know the disc itself is identical to the previous release so no big deal
Monday, August 1st, 2005
11:54 am
a word from Carpenter's "Masters of Horror" installment
The AICN writer, known to some simply as Drew McWeeny, as that’s his "real" name, just celebrated the birth of his son, Toshiro, on July 6th (congrats, man!), and today he turned in a report from the shooting of the episode of Masters of Horror that he and Scott Swan wrote, "Cigarette Burns", and John Carpenter is directing.

Can you imagine? You struggle to be a screenwriter your whole life, and the first script you get produced is directed by John Freakin’ Carpenter? That’s some good karma right there.

So how does it look? Well, according to Moriarty pretty much exactly as it was written; "They shot what we wrote, except for moments where Carpenter came up with some great ideas that actually expanded upon what we wrote. They gave us complete creative freedom, and then they actually lived up to that promise. Once Carpenter came onboard as director, the producers never gave us another set of creative notes. When they say that this series is all about giving these directors room to play, they’re not kidding."



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12:42 am
The Resurretion of Broncho Billy
So has anyone ever actually seen The Resurretion of Broncho Billy?

I haven't but I would really like to
Tuesday, July 19th, 2005
11:28 am
Get out of town
The Fog (click "Hauk" under QuickTime on the left side)

Looks good to me...
Saturday, July 16th, 2005
12:43 pm
barely a mention, but it's good to hear
Dread Central posted an update on Masters of Horror in which Mick Garris mentions that our man Carpenter is currently shooting his segment called "Cigarette Burns"

Carpenter's involvement isn't news but it's still good to hear that Landis and Argento have finally finished filming and now it's Carpenter's turn

article here
Thursday, July 7th, 2005
2:58 am
Wednesday, July 6th, 2005
1:30 am
Carpenter on Scientology
Well Tom Cruise has been making an ass of himself in the media lately with his Scientology shenanigans so I figured I'd post an excerpt from this book where Gilles Boulenger asks Carpenter about Scientologists:

Carpenter: "I won't be speaking about that.  They may come and kill me.  [laughing]  I have some friends like Kirstie Alley who are members of that church.  All that stuff scares me: churches, self-help groups, groups that have an answer.  I run from them."
Tuesday, July 5th, 2005
8:59 am
Saturday, July 2nd, 2005
5:41 pm
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What's your favorite John Carpenter movie?

Mine is The Thing. Kurt Russell, Keith David and the entire cast are all excellent, and the movie's got some of Carpenter's scariest moments, such as the blood test scene. I'm pretty hard to scare, but that one got me completely. The barren surroundings add to the isolation and bleak outlook and the movie's ending is perfect. And then plenty can be said about the kickass special effects, like the spider-head.
Tuesday, June 28th, 2005
7:52 pm
The Cinema of John Carpenter: The Technique of Terror book
Has anyone read this book?

I ran into it today in Barnes and Noble but didn't buy it.  I might have considered it but it had no price on it.  But it looked like a good, full read and it's pretty recent (2004)

I might go back and pick it up later.  Apparently there are two other books in the series on David Lynch and George Romero, both of which I also want
3:21 am
Whee, two posts in a row for me.
So I figured I'd point out that John Carpenter's films are all available in SE in France, mostly, and a couple other places. It's aggravating that a considerable portion of them aren't released over here. Some that are available:

They Live
- Audio Commentary with John Carpenter and "Rowdy" Roddy Piper
- Film Presentation by John Carpenter (9:10)
- "A Quiet Man" Documentary (42:08)
- "Music of the Film" Featurette (0:52)
- Photo Gallery
- Cast and Crew Biographies
- Theatrical Trailer
- Exclusive 80-Page Booklet

- Audio Commentary with John Carpenter and Jeff Bridges
- "The Making of Starman" Featurette
- Jeff Bridges and Karen Allen's "All I Have to Do is Dream" Music Video
- Theatrical Trailer
- Bonus Trialers

Prince of Darkness
- Audio Commentary with John Carpenter and Peter Jason
- Film Presentation by John Carpenter
- Analysis of a Scene with John Carpenter
- Photo Gallery
- Cast and Crew Biographies
- Theatrical Trailer
- Exclusive 82-Page Booklet

Inside the Mouth of Madness has a handful of missing extras from the US disc, and the French Fog DVD (and likely others) also include 80-page booklets. I curse Universal until they release the SEs of Prince of Darkness and especially They Live on DVD in R1, and Columbia better hurry up with Starman.
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