John Carpenter appreciation thread

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John Carpenter appreciation thread

Post by Micke » Fri Dec 05, 2008 7:30 pm

I've said it before and I'm sayin' it again - I absolutely love the movies and synth music of John Carpenter.

Below I've compiled a bunch of video clips--with accompanying music-- from my favorite JC movies/scores

So sit back, relax, have a beer and ENJOY!


Dark Star (1974)

[youtube]EKT7AKxnMJs[/youtube][youtube]jH0vrb3hrd4[/youtube]


Assault on precinct 13 (1976)

[youtube]o6Fka78_2wA[/youtube][youtube]LPcBJQn7vt4[/youtube]


Halloween (1978)

[youtube]3Ifbce6vDpc[/youtube] [youtube]s_DsAZahCeg[/youtube]


The Fog (1979)

[youtube]ocOm4YffLsU[/youtube][youtube]ayaY8fB0cR8[/youtube]
[youtube]2WOSr38mZ5s[/youtube]


Escape from New York (1981)

[youtube]7csMKe0JEeA[/youtube] [youtube]_E31HluCz6E[/youtube]

[youtube]bsQ__TiXXWE[/youtube] [youtube]bDy78v2RXnM[/youtube]


Halloween II (1981)

[youtube]bH75cbTA1gc[/youtube] [youtube]mo2nqnwlh2E[/youtube]
[youtube]x_kQaipU0wU[/youtube]


The Thing (Ennio Morricone & John Carpenter, 1982)

[youtube]QUb66gZ5Uws[/youtube]


Halloween III (1982)

[youtube]64BZ3jz0Pm4[/youtube]

Chariots Of Pumpkins - Horror homage:



Christine (1983)

[youtube]bI009Fee0Zc[/youtube]


Big trouble in little China (1986)

[youtube]EVJ0F5DBuXI[/youtube] [youtube]rG06_V_X3PQ[/youtube]

[youtube]ngXN6Y8Z928[/youtube] [youtube]VSX56-P0QkE[/youtube]


Prince of darkness (1987)

[youtube]n1OSAYwslu4[/youtube] [youtube]dMTfNk3YtcU[/youtube]


They Live (1988)
[youtube]oRP5p-WOkTs[/youtube] [youtube]CxY7lNdjvo8[/youtube]


cheers,
Micke
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Re: John Carpenter appreciation thread

Post by SteelWav » Fri Dec 05, 2008 7:33 pm

Awesome! Thanks to you this afternoon will be fun!

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Re: John Carpenter appreciation thread

Post by Johnny Lenin » Fri Dec 05, 2008 7:43 pm

Gee, thanks, Micke. Now I'll never get back to work!

The frightening thing is that I have three of these, and Ghosts of Mars, on DVD. I have more Carpenter DVDs than any other director... except Francois Truffaut.

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Re: John Carpenter appreciation thread

Post by xibalba » Fri Dec 05, 2008 8:19 pm

glad i cant view videos while at work!!

many thanks upon my arrival when i am home! :D

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Re: John Carpenter appreciation thread

Post by Syn303 » Fri Dec 05, 2008 8:44 pm

Yeah John Carpenter, one of my influences,
and i also have a lot of the soundtracks on
CD (Varese Sarabande) all classics in their
own right.


Dark Star

Assualt On Precinct 13

Halloween (20th Anniversary Edition),

Halloween II

Halloween III

The Fog - Expanded Edition

Escape From New York - Expanded Edition

Big Trouble In Little China
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Re: John Carpenter appreciation thread

Post by donaldm » Fri Dec 05, 2008 9:34 pm

I'm currently working on a Rock Opera setting of "Dark Star". Love the Carpenter Soundtracks.

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Re: John Carpenter appreciation thread

Post by Jabberwalky » Fri Dec 05, 2008 10:54 pm

Ah, ear wax build up
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Re: John Carpenter appreciation thread

Post by otto » Fri Dec 05, 2008 11:03 pm

I like John Carpenter but I like Motorhead more...
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Re: John Carpenter appreciation thread

Post by obsidious » Sat Dec 06, 2008 5:29 am

otto wrote:I like John Carpenter but I like Motorhead more...
yeah right cause lemmy's quite the auteur... :?:

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Re: John Carpenter appreciation thread

Post by Black Tomorrow » Sat Dec 06, 2008 6:53 am

A John Carpenter thread, and yet there's no mention of In the Mouth of Madness, his greatest film.
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Re: John Carpenter appreciation thread

Post by lhm1138 » Sat Dec 06, 2008 7:36 am

Black Tomorrow wrote:A John Carpenter thread, and yet there's no mention of In the Mouth of Madness, his greatest film.
Probably because as far as Carpenter soundtracks go, that one kinda sucks. Like someone copping Metallica riffs on a portastudio in their basement. Awesome movie though.

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Re: John Carpenter appreciation thread

Post by Jack Spider » Sat Dec 06, 2008 12:34 pm

I couldn't imagine many of Carpenter's films being the same if anyone else did the music for them. His soundtracks were almost always very sparse and added to the atmosphere rather than intruding on it.
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Re: John Carpenter appreciation thread

Post by Black Tomorrow » Mon Dec 08, 2008 6:41 am

Yeah, good point, lhm. Awesome film, but thinking back to it, the music wasn't his best.
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Re: John Carpenter appreciation thread

Post by killedaway » Mon Dec 08, 2008 8:18 am

lhm1138 wrote:
Black Tomorrow wrote:A John Carpenter thread, and yet there's no mention of In the Mouth of Madness, his greatest film.
Probably because as far as Carpenter soundtracks go, that one kinda sucks. Like someone copping Metallica riffs on a portastudio in their basement. Awesome movie though.
i love a good "oh, i see... okay, wow, that's crazy... see, 'cause he... oh yeah..."-type ending as much as the next guy, but man, that movie absolutely DID NOT stick the landing. i loved every second of it right up until the end, but the "wrap up" was borderline offensive.

Carpenter sure can bang together a brilliant score when he wants to though, that's for dang sure.
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Re: John Carpenter appreciation thread

Post by philbar » Mon Dec 08, 2008 8:20 pm

some great stuff here.... good times

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