The Cinema of John Carpenter: The Technique of Terror
John Carpenter is a seminal figure in the history of horror and science fiction filmmaking. His work in these genres has been highly influential in their ongoing development. This book gives Carpenter's output the sustained critical treatment it deserves. It comprises essays that address the whole of Carpenter's work, as well as others which focus on a smaller number of key films. Some essays take on wide-ranging issues such as Carpenter's approach to remakes and the question of genre, while others are organized around a specific theme or technical aspect of Carpenter's film-making. The text's key strength is that it draws upon an international group of scholars offering a variety of expertise. Films discussed include Assault on Precinct 13 (1976), Halloween (1978) and its subsequent sequels, Escape from New York (1981), Escape from L.A.(1996), The Fog (1980), The Thing (1982), Village of the Damned (1995) and Ghosts of Mars(2001). The book also features an exclusive interview with John Carpenter.
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Personally, I didn't enjoy this book. It was very scary and almost depressing. Me being a student at Julliard, New York. I found much to gruesome for my sensitive mind. But I don't personally enjoy horror. My room mate gave it to me. Im a transfer Student.
Cassie Lenard from Dallas Texas
John Carpenter and the Question of Genre
Authority and Identity in Carpenters Films
A Siege Mentality? Form and Ideology in Carpenters Early Siege Films
Fast and Cheap? The Film Music of John Carpenter
Carpenters Widescreen Style
Carpenter and the Gothic
Masculinity Kurt Russell and the Escape Films