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John Carpenter

John Carpenter

Date of Birth: Jan 16, 1948

Country: USA

Biography: Not only a director, but also writer, editor and composer for his films, John Carpenter has worked in numerous film genres in his 4 decade carreer, but he is most commonly associated with horror and science fiction. His biggest success is Halloween, the movie that made the serial killer Michael Myers a cult character for horror fans.

Total Credits at Criticker: 34 (Actor), 26 (Director), 26 (Writer)

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    In Search Of Tomorrow (2022)
    A nostalgic journey through '80s sci-fi films, exploring their impact and relevance today, told by the artists who made them and by those who were inspired to turn their visions into reality.
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    In Search of Darkness (2019)
    An exploration of '80s horror movies through the perspective of the actors, directors, producers and SFX craftspeople who made them, and their impact on contemporary cinema.
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    The Rise of the Synths (2019)
    The Rise of the Synths is a documentary and a time travel about the universe of creating sounds and the Synthwave Music. (imdb)
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    Purgatory: Entering John Carpenter
    This documentary features interviews with Writer Nick Castle, cinematographer Dean Cundey, composer Alan Howarth, production designer Joe Alves, special visual effects artist/model maker Gene Rizzardi, production assistant David De Coteau, photographer Kim Gottleib-Walker, Carpenter biographer John Muir, visual effects historian Justin Humphreys, and music historian Daniel Schweiger.
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    John Carpenter: Christine (2017)
    A girl hitching a ride as her car is broken stumbles upon a familiar Plymouth Fury. (imdb)
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    John Carpenter: Distant Dream (2016)
    John Carpenter performs his instrumental track "Distant Dream" with a band, live, also directing the shoot. (imdb)
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    John Carpenter: Escape from New York (2016)
    John Carpenter performs the theme of his 1981 movie "Escape from New York" with a band, live, also directing the shoot. (imdb)
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    GUNSHIP: Tech Noir (2015)
    In a dystopian future, contained within the videocassette, hero tries to save his love, using old VHS tapes and a little bit of magic...
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    The Director
    Director Robert Rodriguez interviews some of the top movie directors. (imdb)
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    The Real History of Science Fiction (2014)
    The series heads to the very frontiers of space and science to produce the definitive television history of science fiction. The story of one of the liveliest and most stimulating genres in popular culture will be told through its impact on cinema, television and literature. Each
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    Top 40 Ultimate Action Movies (2014)
    Action film star Vinnie Jones presents a countdown of the biggest movie stars, car chases, catchphrases, stunts and baddies ever to blast their way onto the silver screen. From Raiders of the Lost Ark to Rambo 2, Top Gun to Taken and Predator to Point Break, the show takes a look at the big screen's biggest heroes as well as its most evil villains, and invites viewers to relish the million-dollar stunts and epic explosions that make each movie great.
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    Scary Girl (2011)
    Scary Girl (2011) - Short Film
    This is a 4-minute short film by Funnyordie starring Chloe Moretz as a child actress who is incredibly scary and thus plays ghost girls in a couple movies, even if she will not pick up the ball. But everything has to end at some point and she becomes too old for her character niche.
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    Nightmare Factory (2011)
    An inside look at the world of Hollywood special effects and the company paving the way, KNB Effects. (imdb)
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    Let There Be Light: The Odyssey of Dark Star (2010)
    Exploring the controversial story behind John Carpenter (Halloween & The Thing) and writer Dan O Bannon's (Alien & Return of the Living Dead) first feature film. (imdb)
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    A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss (2010)
    Mark Gatiss examines the history of the horror film, from classic Hollywood monsters to Hammer's glory days and beyond. (imdb)
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    The Master
    One hour documentary about main characteristics and elements about Hitchcock's cinema focussing in Warner movies: Strangers on a Train, North by Northwest, Suspicion, I Confess, The Wrong Man, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Dial M for Murder.
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    Nightmares in Red, White and Blue (2009)
    An exploration of the appeal of horror films, with interviews of many legendary directors in the genre. (imdb)
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    Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown (2008)
    A chronicle of the life, work and mind that created the Cthulhu mythos. (imdb)
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    Fantastic Flesh: The Art of Make-Up EFX (2008)
    This documentary delves into the art of make-up effects with industry legends Dick Smith, Rob Bottin, Tom Savini, John Landis, Frank Darabont, Joe Dante and many others with a strong focus on Greg Nicotero and Howard Berger of KNB Make-Up EFX. (imdb)
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    Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film (2006)
    A documentary on the history of the slasher film. (imdb)
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    Snake Plissken: Man of Honor (2005)
    Documentary with interviews with John Carpenter and Debra Hill
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    John Carpenter: Fear Is Just the Beginning... The Man and His Movies (2004)
    Filmmaker John Carpenter helped redefine the American horror film in 1978 with Halloween, a low-budget thriller which became a major box office success. Since then, Carpenter has devoted his career to bringing a fresh perspective to genre filmmaking, striving to maintain the freedom of an independent while working within the studio system. (All Movie Guide)
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    An Opera of Violence (2003)
    Part one in a documentary trilogy about the making of C'era una volta il West. An Opera of Violence begins with a biography of director Sergio Leone. A part about the difficult path Leone had to take to make this film, follows. Part one concludes with the decisions about casting. Who was asked to act in this film, why did Leone choose these actors? (imdb)
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    Do You Remember Laurie Zimmer? (2003)
    Whatever happened to this promising young actress from Hollywood? A search for "the woman in the car" through the never-ending suburbia of Los Angeles, where the myth of cinema reigns. A sort of thriller without a corpse. (imdb)
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    Boogeymen II: Masters of Horror (2002)
    More clips from horror movies, plus interviews with other horror legends. (imdb)
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    Mario Bava: Maestro of the Macabre (2000)
    Bava's illustrious career is explored in this 60 minute documentary that features rare film clips (including footage from "Danger Diabolik" and "Planet of the Vampires") and revealing interviews with Hollywood directors Tim Burton, Joe Dante and John Carpenter. (DVD Blurb)
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    The American Nightmare (2000)
    Horror films have often been more than simple scares. At their best, they reflect society's anxiety's and concerns. In this film, major horror film makers such as George Romero and Tobe Hooper discuss the creation of their films in the 1960s and '70s and how they related to contemporary events while interviewed intellectuals give their own opinions. (imdb)
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    The Thing: Terror Takes Shape (1998)
    A revealing and insightful look into the making of this underrated horror film. (imdb)
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    100 Years of Horror: Gory Gimmicks (1996)
    This entry in the series takes us on a rundown of the various gimmicks people would use to get folks into the theater. (imdb)
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    100 Years of Horror: Maniacs (1996)
    This is about slasher movie genre: Silence of the lambs, peeping tom, etc... (imdb)
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    Body Bags (1993)
    Body Bags (1993) - TV Movie
    Three short stories in the horror genre The first about a serial killer The second about a hair transplant going wrong The third about a base ball player (imdb)
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    Fear in the Dark (1991)
    A spine chilling study of the history of horror film and man's fascination with the unknown. (tagline)
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    Dark Star (1974)
    Low-budget story of four astronauts in deep space, whose mission is to destroy unstable planets in star systems which are to be colonised... (imdb)
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