John Carpenter

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John Howard Carpenter (born January 16, 1948) is an American filmmaker, screenwriter and composer.wikipedia
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Halloween (1978 film)

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Most films of Carpenter's career were initially commercial and critical failures, with the notable exceptions of Halloween (1978), The Fog (1980), Escape from New York (1981), and Starman (1984).
Halloween is a 1978 American slasher film directed and scored by John Carpenter, co-written with producer Debra Hill, and starring Donald Pleasence and Jamie Lee Curtis in her film debut.

Escape from New York

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Most films of Carpenter's career were initially commercial and critical failures, with the notable exceptions of Halloween (1978), The Fog (1980), Escape from New York (1981), and Starman (1984).
Escape from New York (also known as John Carpenter's Escape from New York) is a 1981 American science fiction action film co-written, co-scored and directed by John Carpenter.

The Fog

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Most films of Carpenter's career were initially commercial and critical failures, with the notable exceptions of Halloween (1978), The Fog (1980), Escape from New York (1981), and Starman (1984).
The Fog is a 1980 American supernatural horror film directed by John Carpenter, who also co-wrote the screenplay and created the music for the film.

Starman (film)

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Most films of Carpenter's career were initially commercial and critical failures, with the notable exceptions of Halloween (1978), The Fog (1980), Escape from New York (1981), and Starman (1984).
Starman is a 1984 American science fiction romance film directed by John Carpenter that tells the story of a humanoid alien (Jeff Bridges) who has come to Earth in response to the invitation found on the gold phonograph record installed on the Voyager 2 space probe.

The Thing (1982 film)

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The cult classics that Carpenter has directed include Dark Star (1974), Assault on Precinct 13 (1976), The Thing (1982), Christine (1983), Big Trouble in Little China (1986), Prince of Darkness (1987), They Live (1988), and In the Mouth of Madness (1995).
The Thing is a 1982 American science fiction horror film directed by John Carpenter and written by Bill Lancaster.

Dark Star (film)

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The cult classics that Carpenter has directed include Dark Star (1974), Assault on Precinct 13 (1976), The Thing (1982), Christine (1983), Big Trouble in Little China (1986), Prince of Darkness (1987), They Live (1988), and In the Mouth of Madness (1995).
Dark Star is a 1974 American science fiction comedy film directed by John Carpenter and co-written with Dan O'Bannon.

Prince of Darkness (film)

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The cult classics that Carpenter has directed include Dark Star (1974), Assault on Precinct 13 (1976), The Thing (1982), Christine (1983), Big Trouble in Little China (1986), Prince of Darkness (1987), They Live (1988), and In the Mouth of Madness (1995).
Prince of Darkness is a 1987 American supernatural horror film directed, written and scored by John Carpenter.

In the Mouth of Madness

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The cult classics that Carpenter has directed include Dark Star (1974), Assault on Precinct 13 (1976), The Thing (1982), Christine (1983), Big Trouble in Little China (1986), Prince of Darkness (1987), They Live (1988), and In the Mouth of Madness (1995).
In the Mouth of Madness is a 1994 American horror film directed and scored by John Carpenter and written by Michael De Luca.

They Live

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The cult classics that Carpenter has directed include Dark Star (1974), Assault on Precinct 13 (1976), The Thing (1982), Christine (1983), Big Trouble in Little China (1986), Prince of Darkness (1987), They Live (1988), and In the Mouth of Madness (1995).
They Live is a 1988 American science-fiction action thriller film written and directed by John Carpenter, and based on the 1963 short story "Eight O'Clock in the Morning" by Ray Nelson.

Lost Themes

Carpenter has released three studio albums, titled Lost Themes (2015), Lost Themes II (2016), and Anthology: Movie Themes 1974–1998 (2017).
Lost Themes is the debut studio album by American film director and composer John Carpenter.

Halloween (franchise)

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He returned to the Halloween franchise as both composer and executive producer for the horror sequel Halloween (2018).
The original Halloween, released in 1978, was written by John Carpenter and Debra Hill, and directed by Carpenter.

Vampires (1998 film)

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He won a Saturn Award for Best Music for the film Vampires (1998).
Vampires (also known as John Carpenter's Vampires) is a 1998 American independent neo-western action horror film directed and scored by John Carpenter and starring James Woods.

Anthology: Movie Themes 1974–1998

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Carpenter has released three studio albums, titled Lost Themes (2015), Lost Themes II (2016), and Anthology: Movie Themes 1974–1998 (2017).
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.

Howard Hawks

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He was interested in films from an early age, particularly the westerns of Howard Hawks and John Ford, as well as 1950s low-budget horror films such as The Thing from Another World and high-budget science fiction like Forbidden Planet, and began filming horror short films with 8 mm film even before starting high school.
His work has influenced various popular and respected directors such as Martin Scorsese, Robert Altman, Jean-Luc Godard, John Carpenter, and Quentin Tarantino.

Halloween (2018 film)

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He returned to the Halloween franchise as both composer and executive producer for the horror sequel Halloween (2018).
In May 2016, a new installment was officially announced, with original co-creator John Carpenter's involvement as a composer, executive producer, and creative consultant.

Lost Themes II

Carpenter has released three studio albums, titled Lost Themes (2015), Lost Themes II (2016), and Anthology: Movie Themes 1974–1998 (2017).
Lost Themes II is the second studio album by American film director and composer John Carpenter.

Assault on Precinct 13 (1976 film)

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The cult classics that Carpenter has directed include Dark Star (1974), Assault on Precinct 13 (1976), The Thing (1982), Christine (1983), Big Trouble in Little China (1986), Prince of Darkness (1987), They Live (1988), and In the Mouth of Madness (1995).
Assault on Precinct 13 is a 1976 American action thriller film written, directed, scored and edited by John Carpenter.

Debra Hill

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The film was the first time Carpenter worked with Debra Hill, who played prominently in the making of some of Carpenter's most important films.
Debra Hill (November 10, 1950 – March 7, 2005) was an American film producer and screenwriter, best known for producing various works of John Carpenter.

Science fiction film

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Although Carpenter has worked with various movie genres, he is associated most commonly with horror, action, and science fiction films of the 1970s and 1980s.
The science fiction comedies of the 1970s included Woody Allen's Sleeper (1973), and John Carpenter's Dark Star (1974).

Saturn Award for Best Music

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He won a Saturn Award for Best Music for the film Vampires (1998).

Austin Stoker

The two main actors were Austin Stoker, who had appeared previously in science fiction, disaster, and blaxploitation films, and Darwin Joston, who had worked primarily for television and had once been Carpenter's next-door neighbor.
Austin Stoker (born October 7, 1943) is a Trinidadian-American actor known for his role as Lt. Ethan Bishop, the police officer in charge of the besieged Precinct 9, Division 13, in John Carpenter's Howard Hawks-inspired, 1976 film, Assault on Precinct 13.

Someone's Watching Me!

Carpenter both wrote and directed the Lauren Hutton thriller Someone's Watching Me!.
Someone's Watching Me! (also known as High Rise) is a 1978 American made-for-television horror film written and directed by John Carpenter and starring Lauren Hutton and Adrienne Barbeau.

Kurt Russell

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During 1979, Carpenter began what was to be the first of several collaborations with actor Kurt Russell when he directed the television film Elvis.
In the 1980s, he starred in several films directed by John Carpenter, including anti-hero roles such as army hero-turned-robber Snake Plissken in the futuristic action film Escape from New York (1981), and its sequel Escape from L.A. (1996), helicopter pilot R.J. MacReady in the remake of the horror film The Thing (1982), and truck driver Jack Burton in the dark kung-fu comedy action film Big Trouble in Little China (1986), all of which have since become cult films.

Carthage, New York

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Carpenter was born on January 16, 1948 in Carthage, New York, the son of Milton Jean (née Carter) and Howard Ralph Carpenter, a music professor.

Elvis (1979 film)

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During 1979, Carpenter began what was to be the first of several collaborations with actor Kurt Russell when he directed the television film Elvis.
Elvis is a 1979 American made-for-television biographical film directed by John Carpenter, and starring Kurt Russell as Elvis Presley, originally aired on ABC.