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In the mid 1980s, a wave of British directors, including Ridley Scott, Alan Parker, Adrian Lyne and Tony Scott (with the latter directing a number of Don Simpson films) ushered in a new era of blockbusters using the crowd-pleasing skills they had honed in UK television commercials. The '80s also saw the golden age of "teen flicks" and also spawned the Brat Pack films, many of which were directed by John Hughes. Films such as Class, The Breakfast Club, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Mannequin, Porky's, Pretty in Pink, Sixteen Candles, St.


Some of the more famous daybills include: Halloween (John Carpenter, 1978). Features a unique image of villain Michael Myers. Australia was the only country to depict Myers on the poster. The Empire Strikes Back (George Lucas, 1980). Features artwork developed in Japan, but considered superior among many collectors.

List of retroactive continuities

The film Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998) is a direct sequel to Halloween and Halloween II, dismissing the events that take place in the sequels Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988), Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989) and Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995). The subsequent film Halloween: Resurrection (2002) follows the new continuity of Halloween H20; however, it retcons that film's ending in order to do so. The film, Halloween (2018), is a direct sequel to the original film while disregarding the previous sequels from canon, and retconing the ending of the first film.

Boogeymen: The Killer Compilation

. * Legends of the Boogeymen- biographies and histories for Pinhead, Freddy Krueger, Leatherface, Chucky, Candyman, Simon Cartwright, Wishmaster, The Tall Man, Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers, and Norman Bates. Audio commentary by Robert Englund. Name That Frame- trivia game featuring over 100 movie stills from Hellraiser, Child's Play 2, Candyman, Leprechaun, Halloween, Puppet Master, Phantasm, The Ugly, Wishmaster, The Guardian. Theatrical trailers for Hellraiser, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Child's Play 2, Candyman, Leprechaun, The Ugly, Wishmaster, The Guardian, The Dentist, Phantasm, Puppet Master, and Halloween. DVD-ROM Feature: Brain Crusher Trivia Game.

Typecasting (acting)

Tony Curtis was known as "...Hollywood's most handsome matinee idol"; as such, he was cast against type when he played "...serial killer Albert DeSalvo" in The Boston Strangler. (1968). Jamie Lee Curtis is a former scream queen who was cast in horror films including Halloween (1978) and The Fog (1980). She was cast against type in comedies and dramas starting with Trading Places (1983). Jack Black was best known for comedy roles, but took the lead role of Carl Denham in the remake of King Kong (2005). Kajol was best known for playing Bollywood heroines. She took the role of playing an obsessive lover and killer in the movie Gupt: The Hidden Truth (1997).

List of Criterion Collection releases

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The sets contain between two and seven films and focus on a specific director, film studio, or theme. The list is ordered by series number, which have been released sequentially. The films within each set are ordered chronologically by original theatrical or television release date. The following is a list of LaserDiscs released by the Criterion Collection from 1984 to 1998. These LaserDiscs are now out of print. Films that have appeared on Criterion Collection DVD releases are noted with their corresponding DVD spine numbers in the following list. However, not all Criterion LaserDiscs have been re-issued by Criterion on DVD, and not all Criterion DVD releases appeared on LaserDisc.

Assault on Precinct 13 (1976 film)

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In 2002, the film inspired Florent Emilio Siri's 2002 quasi-remake The Nest, As a result of this film, John Carpenter would go on to work with producer Irwin Yablans on Halloween, the most successful film of Carpenter's career. Due to the success of Assault in London, Carpenter named the Shape in Halloween after Michael Myers of Miracle Films, the British distributor for Assault. Myers's son Martin considered the tribute as a "tremendous honor" and "a lasting memorial to his late father". Donald Pleasence would go on to star in Carpenter's Halloween because his daughters were big fans of Assault.

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Halloween: Resurrection - actor, co-stunt coordinator, Michael Myers (2002). Smallville - stunt performer (2001,2002). Los Luchadores - stunt double (2001). Cats & Dogs - stunt performer (2001). Get Carter - stunt performer (2000). Mission to Mars - stunt performer (2000). Shanghai Noon - stunt performer (2000). Reindeer Games - stunt performer (2000). The 13th Warrior - stunt performer (1999). Futuresport - actor (1998). Timecop - actor (1994). Highlander: The Watchers - actor (1993).

Scream Queens (2015 TV series)

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In September 2015, it was revealed that scream queen Heather Langenkamp is behind the special effects for the series. In December 2014, it was reported that Emma Roberts and Jamie Lee Curtis would be featured as series regulars. In January 2015, Lea Michele, Joe Manganiello, Keke Palmer, and Abigail Breslin joined the series' main cast, as well as actress/singer Ariana Grande in a recurring capacity. Later that month, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Nick Jonas would recur throughout the first season. In February 2015, newcomer Billie Lourd and Skyler Samuels joined the series' main cast.

Friday the 13th (1980 film)

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Friday the 13th is a 1980 American slasher film produced and directed by Sean S. Cunningham, written by Victor Miller, and starring Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Harry Crosby, Laurie Bartram, Mark Nelson, Jeannine Taylor, Robbi Morgan, and Kevin Bacon. The film tells the story of a group of teenage camp counselors who are murdered one by one by an unknown killer while attempting to re-open an abandoned summer camp. Prompted by the success of John Carpenter's Halloween (1978), director Cunningham put out an advertisement to sell the film in Variety in early 1979, while Miller was still drafting the screenplay.

Compass International Pictures

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Their first, and most notable film release was Halloween in 1978 with Falcon Films. The company closed down in 1981, before re-emerging four years later under the name Trancas International Films. As of 2016, they are the copyright holders of the Halloween film series, and have produced every film in the series to date. Appointment with Fear (1985). Free Ride (1986). Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988). Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989). Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995). Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998). Halloween: Resurrection (2002). Made in Brooklyn (2007). Halloween (2007). Halloween II (2009). Free Fall (2014). Halloween (2018).

Howard Hawks

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In 1951, Hawks produced, and according to some, directed, a science-fiction film, The Thing from Another World. Director John Carpenter stated: "And let's get the record straight. The movie was directed by Howard Hawks. Verifiably directed by Howard Hawks. He let his editor, Christian Nyby, take credit. But the kind of feeling between the male characters—the camaraderie, the group of men that has to fight off the evil—it's all pure Hawksian." He followed this with the 1952 western film The Big Sky, starring Kirk Douglas. Later in 1952, Hawks worked with Cary Grant for the fifth and final time in the screwball comedy Monkey Business, which also starred Marilyn Monroe and Ginger Rogers.


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, and last is the director, telling the actors "action!". The AD may echo "action" louder on large sets. A take is over when the director calls "cut!" and the camera and sound stop recording. The script supervisor will note any continuity issues, and the sound and camera teams log technical notes for the take on their respective report sheets. If the director decides additional takes are required, the whole process repeats. Once satisfied, the crew moves on to the next camera angle or "setup," until the whole scene is "covered." When shooting is finished for the scene, the assistant director declares a "wrap" or "moving on," and the crew will "strike," or dismantle, the set for that scene.

A Fish Called Wanda

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A Fish Called Wanda is a 1988 British-American heist comedy film directed by Charles Crichton and written by John Cleese. It stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline and Michael Palin as a gang of diamond thieves who double-cross one another to find stolen diamonds hidden by the gang leader. A barrister (Cleese) becomes a central figure as femme fatale Wanda (Curtis) uses him to locate the loot. It was Crichton's last film. The film was released to positive reviews and was nominated for three Academy Awards including Best Director and Best Original Screenplay, winning Best Supporting Actor for Kline.

Tenebrae (film)

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Tenebrae has come to be considered one of Argento's best films by many fans and critics, with some calling it his last great film. AllMovie refers to the film as "one of Dario Argento's best thrillers". In her 1994 book on the director, Broken Mirrors/Broken Minds: The Dark Dreams of Dario Argento, Maitland McDonagh maintains that Tenebrae is "in many respects ... the finest film that Argento has ever made." Richard Dyer, writing for the Directory of World Cinema: Italy, describes the film as a "tease", one which is "perhaps the apotheosis of one of the core pleasures of detective fiction: being outwitted, wrong-footed, led up the garden path".

Phenomena (film)

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Phenomena is a 1985 Italian horror film directed by Dario Argento and starring Jennifer Connelly, Daria Nicolodi, and Donald Pleasence. Its plot focuses on a girl at a remote Swiss boarding school who discovers she has psychic powers that allow her to communicate with insects and uses them to pursue a serial killer who is butchering young women at and around the school. After its release in Italy, Phenomena was purchased for distribution in the United States by New Line Cinema, who cut over twenty minutes and released it under the title Creepers. After missing a bus in the Swiss countryside, a tourist, Vera Brandt, tries looking for help.

Film producer

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During this stage of the production process, producers bring together people like the film director, cinematographer, and production designer. Unless the film is supposed to be based on an original script, the producer has to find an appropriate screenwriter. If an existing script is considered flawed, they are able to order a new version or make the decision to hire a script doctor. The producer also has the final say on hiring the film director, cast members, and other staff. In some cases, they also have the last word when it comes to casting questions.

Opera (film)

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Opera (also known and released as Terror at the Opera ) is a 1987 Italian giallo film co-written and directed by Dario Argento, with music composed and performed by Brian Eno, Claudio Simonetti, and Bill Wyman. Starring Cristina Marsillach, Urbano Barberini, and Ian Charleson, the plot focuses on a young soprano (Marsillach) involved in a series of murders being committed inside an opera house by a masked assailant. The film was one of Argento's most commercially successful, seeing 1,363,912 ticket sales in his native country of Italy. This is the second Dario Argento horror film to have THX audio certified and picture quality.

True Lies

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True Lies is a 1994 American action comedy film written, directed and co-produced by James Cameron and executive produced by Lawrence Kasanoff. It stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Arnold, Art Malik, Tia Carrere, Bill Paxton, Eliza Dushku, Grant Heslov and Charlton Heston. It is based on the 1991 French comedy film La Totale! The film follows U.S. government agent Harry Tasker (Schwarzenegger), who struggles to balance his life as a spy with his familial duties.

Anthology: Movie Themes 1974–1998

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Anthology: Movie Themes 1974–1998 is the third studio album by American film director and composer John Carpenter, released on October 20, 2017, through Sacred Bones Records. The album features re-recordings of Carpenter's best known film score themes, and was created in collaboration with Carpenter's son Cody Carpenter and his godson Daniel Davies. To coincide with the album's release, a remix of "Halloween" by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross was also released. Upon its release, Anthology: Movie Themes 1974–1998 received positive reviews from music critics. Included with the deluxe limited edition vinyl releases was a 7" single that had two tracks that were left off of the album.

Goblin (band)

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By chance, after three or four days of recording, Gaslini left the film after a conflict with Dario Argento, so Argento decided to try the band's hand at composing, giving them one night to write a score, and one day to record it. To distinguish this new release from their first LP which was just about to be marketed, the band changed their name again, this time to Goblin. Their success exceeded all expectations: more than one million copies sold, enjoying 52 weeks on the Italian hit charts and ranking first in both the singles and LP categories.

Irwin Yablans

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Carpenter took the idea and another suggestion from Yablans that it take place during Halloween and developed them into a story. Along with noted film producer and financier Moustapha Akkad, Yablans put forward $300,000 for the film's production, filming in Pasadena, California over the course of 20 days. Released in late October 1978, the film was an unprecedented success, making $70 million in its initial theatrical run, becoming the highest grossing independent film of all time until it was surpassed by Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, released 12 years later.

Bianca Kajlich

She has since appeared in the films Bring It On, 10 Things I Hate About You, Halloween: Resurrection, and 30 Minutes Or Less. Kajlich also had recurring roles in the television series Boston Public as Lisa Grier and in Dawson's Creek as Natasha Kelly, as well as roles in UPN's Rock Me Baby and the Fox drama Vanished. Kajlich appeared in an episode of the USA Network's Psych entitled "Psy vs. Psy" as a psychic FBI agent who ends up not being who she appears to be. She appeared as a major character in an episode of Fox's short-lived action TV show, Fastlane, as a prostitute named Bree whose pimp wants her dead.

Daria Nicolodi

Nicolodi starred in five films directed by Dario Argento between 1975 and 1987: Deep Red (1975), Inferno (1980), Tenebrae (1982), Phenomena (1985), and Opera (1987). She also has a co-writing credit on Suspiria. Notably, Nicolodi starred in Shock, the final film of Italian horror auteur Mario Bava. After her relationship with Argento ended in 1985, Nicolodi participated in a few occasional thriller/horror films (Paganini Horror, The Picture of Joy), exploiting her aura of dark lady of the genre in some films (Macaroni, The End Is Known, Notes of Love), and in recent years, movies directed by her daughter Asia Argento.

National Film Registry

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Director & Screenwriter. John Singleton was only 34 years old when his feature film, Boyz n the Hood, was inducted in 2002. Directors. Steven Spielberg (12), Alfred Hitchcock (11), George Stevens (11), Howard Hawks (11), John Huston (11), King Vidor (11), William Wyler (11), Don Siegel (10), George Cukor (10), Billy Wilder (10). Actors/Actresses. Bert Stevens (24), Harold Miller (24), Jeffrey Sayre (23), William H. O’Brien (23), Gino Corrado (22), Arthur Tovey (22), Franklyn Farnum (21), Frank Mills (20), Kenneth G. Kemp (20), Bert Moorhouse (19), Chet Brandenburg (19). Producers. Darryl F. Zanuck (17), Carl Laemmle (14), Irving Thalberg (13), Jesse L. Lasky (13), Hal B.