John Carpenter

"Carpenter’s ongoing fascination with Hawksian themes permeates the narrative of ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 and most of his films thereafter: heroes that are trustworthy professionals pitted with impossible odds against an evil wrongdoer, the strong bond between seemingly opposed characters, the continuing battle of the sexes, and the collapse of authoritarian institutions. Visually, the elegant composition and framing of ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 are a result of Carpenter’s enduring preference for the Panavision format. In all of his films, Carpenter takes full advantage of this widescreen format to create stylish setups and elegantly framed compositions which present to the audience a clear layout of the space where the cinematic action is taking place. At the same time, Carpenter has an inclination for highly economical camera setups and movements, elements which tend to maximize the development of the narrative"
-Marco Lanzagorta

  • Prince of Darkness

    1

  • The Fog

    2

  • Escape from New York

    3

  • Halloween

    4

  • Big Trouble in Little China

    5

  • Ghosts of Mars

    6

  • Assault on Precinct 13

    7

  • In the Mouth of Madness

    8

  • The Thing

    9

  • Christine

    10

  • They Live

    11

  • Body Bags

    12

  • Cigarette Burns

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