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John Carpenter

FULL NAME John Howard Carpenter
BORN 16 January 1948, Carthage, New York, USA
ASSOCIATION

Director, screenwriter, producer, composer, editor

NATIONALITY American
REVIEWED ENTRIES 7
MAX. RATING
MIN. RATING
AVERAGE RATING (DIRECTOR) 3.00

 

FILMOGRAPHY (ONLY REVIEWED ENTRIES)

YEAR TITLE ASSOCIATION

FILM RATING

1976 Assault on Precinct 13 Director/Writer/Composer/Editor

1978 Halloween Director/Writer/Composer

1981 Escape from New York Director/Writer/Composer

1982 The Thing Director

1983 Christine

Director/Composer

1987 Prince of Darkness

Director/Writer/Composer

1995 Village of the Damned

Director/Composer

 

BIO

A real movie buff who broke onto the scene as one of the directors of New Hollywood during the 1970s, first with the tense and stylistically impressive low-budget thriller/drama Assault on Precinct 13 (1976), and then with the slasher hit Halloween (1978). One of the most impressive aspects of Carpenter's filmmaking was his distinctive, synth-based musical scores, which not only elevated his films but were also groundbreaking in their own respect. From the early 1980s, Carpenter was tempted by larger studios and bigger budgets, which slowly evaporated the characteristic style of his earlier films. But he still continued to make films that have since gained a cult following for various reasons, such as Escape from New York, The Fog, The Thing, Starman, and Prince of Darkness.

 

AWARDS

No Academy Award nominations...