John Carpenter (Creative Essentials)
- Publish Date: 2011-04-28
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Michelle Le Blanc;Colin Odell
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From his hands-on filmmaking style to hiswriting and his composingan indispensable guide to the ultimate cult auteur
One of the most iconic directors of American cinema, John Carpenter has astonished audiences the world over with his tightly crafted horror, thriller, and science-fiction films. Not just a director, Carpenters talents also extend to writing the screenplays and soundtracks to many of his films, and this guidecovers hiswork as a director, composer, writer, and producer. It examines Carpenters influences and style and the films that have, in turn, been influenced by him. From the existential comedy classic Dark Star through to the terrifying smash hit Halloween, the taut siege of Assault on Precinct 13 to the visceral Vampires theres action and tension all around. But its not all ghosts from The Fog or horrific mutations in The Thing, theres time for romance in the science-fiction road movie Starman and even for the King himself in the superior bio-pic Elvis: The Movie. John Carpenters films are always memorable, distinctive, and unashamed of their genre roots.
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