Filmography: John Carpenter Always Hated The Man

A dissection of Assault on Precinct 13, Someone's Watching Me!, and both Escapes

  • assaultAssault on Precinct 13 (1976)
  • someoneSomeone's Watching Me! (1978)
  • new yorkEscape From New York (1981)
  • escape laEscape From L.A. (1996)

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    Our third season of Filmography on the Master of Horror John Carpenter continues, as Film Editor Dominick Suzanne-Mayer is joined for this week’s third episode, John Carpenter vs. The Man, by The A.V. Club‘s Katie Rife and Daily Grindhouse‘s Mike Vanderbilt.


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    Together, they examine Carpenter’s perceptions of latter-20th century America, the emergence of some of his most prevalent themes and filmmaking approaches, and how the director’s politics have manifested in his work in subtle, unsubtle, and really unsubtle ways.

    This week’s discussion is focused around the following features:

    Chapters: Introduction (0:09), The Man: A Discussion (0:35), Assault on Precinct 13 (4:18), Someone’s Watching Me! (17:05), Escape From New York (33:57), Escape From L.A. (45:04), Intermission (58:01), Sight [Cinematography/Editing] (58:04), The Lasting Image (1:12:02), Music & Score (1:16:53), Closing Remarks (1:29:46)

    We’ll see you next Thursday, October 18th for part four of Filmography: John Carpenter. In case you missed it, full seasons are currently available surrounding the filmographies of both Wes Anderson and Stanley Kubrick.


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