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John Carpenter

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John Carpenter

American film director, screenwriter, producer, editor, composer, and occasional actoradd

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1948.

Countries: United States (73%), Kentucky (6%), (6%)

Main connections: Debra Hill, Stephen King, Jamie Lee Curtis

Linked to: Western Kentucky University, Los Angeles Times, Universal Studios, USC School of Cinematic Arts

 

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John Carpenter was born in 1948 add something


1951

Carpenter's film used the same source material as the 1951 Howard Hawks film, The Thing from Another World, Carpenter's version is more faithful to the John W. Campbell, Jr. novella, Who Goes There?, upon which both films were based. add something


1953

He and his family moved to Bowling Green, Kentucky in 1953. add something


1954

Henry Brandon (actor) - He played a French army captain in Robert Aldrich's "Vera Cruz" and "Officer Chaney" in John Carpenter's 1976 film Assault on Precinct 13


1968

He attended Western Kentucky University where his father chaired the music department, transferred to the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts in 1968, but later dropped out to make his first feature. add something


1969

In a beginning film course at USC Cinema in 1969, Carpenter wrote and directed an 8-minute short film, Captain Voyeur. add something


1970

Marilyn Eastman - Slasher films of the 1970s and 80s such as John Carpenter's "Halloween" , Sean S. Cunningham's "Friday the 13th" , and Wes Craven's "A Nightmare on Elm Street" "owe much to the original "Night of the Living Dead", according to author Barry Keith Grant

 

Judith Ridley - Slasher films of the 1970s and 80s such as John Carpenter's "Halloween" , Sean S. Cunningham's "Friday the 13th" , and Wes Craven's "A Nightmare on Elm Street" "owe much to the original "Night of the Living Dead", according to author Barry Keith Grant


1973

Johnny Ace - Ace's song "Pledging My Love" appears in the 1973 Martin Scorsese film "Mean Streets" and John Carpenter's 1983 movie "Christine", based on Stephen King's novel


1974

Arthur Malet - He went on to play a village elder in Mel Brooks' "Young Frankenstein" in 1974, the graveyard keeper in John Carpenter's "Halloween" in 1978 and Tootles in "Hook" in 1991


1975

Debra Hill - Hill first worked with John Carpenter in 1975, as the script supervisor and assistant editor of "Assault on Precinct 13"


1976

Tony Burton - Burton is known for his role as Wells, one of the prisoners trapped in the besieged police station, Precinct 9, Division 13, in John Carpenter's 1976, Howard Hawks-inspired action film "Assault on Precinct 13"

 

Tommy Lee Wallace - In 1976 he worked as sound effects editor and art director on "Assault on Precinct 13", directed by longtime friend John Carpenter, with whom he had previously worked on 1974's "Dark Star", a low budget science fiction comedy that started life as a student film and took years to make

 

Jean-Francois Richet - It is a loose remake of John Carpenter's 1976 film of the same name, with an updated plot

 

Darwin Joston - Joston is known for his iconic portrayal of Napoleon Wilson, the sardonic, shotgun-toting, anti-hero in "Assault on Precinct 13", John Carpenter's 1976, Howard Hawks-inspired, action film


1977

The film was originally released in the United States to mixed critical reviews and lackluster box-office earnings, but after it was screened at the 1977 London Film Festival, it became a critical and commercial success in Europe and is often credited with launching Carpenter's career. add something


1978

Carpenter both wrote and directed the Lauren Hutton thriller Someone's Watching Me/ in 1978. add something

 

Carpenter met his future wife, actress Adrienne Barbeau, on the set of his 1978 television movie, Someone's Watching Me. Carpenter was married to Barbeau from January 1, 1979 to 1984. add something

 

Dean Cundey - Cundey already had several low-budget films under his belt when he met Debra Hill, who in 1978 recruited him to work on "Halloween", a film she co-wrote with director John Carpenter

 

Charles Cyphers - He is known in the horror movie community for his work in the films of John Carpenter, especially his role as Sheriff Leigh Brackett in Carpenter's 1978 hit horror movie "Halloween"

 

Nancy Stephens - She is best known for her appearances in John Carpenter films; her most well-known being in the 1978 hit horror movie "Halloween" as Nurse Marion Chambers, who assisted Dr. Loomis in treating Michael Myers and in the manhunt when he escaped

 

Halloween (1978 film) - "'Halloween"' is a 1978 American independent slasher horror film directed and scored by John Carpenter, co-written with producer Debra Hill, and starring Donald Pleasence and Jamie Lee Curtis in her film debut


1979

In 1979, John Carpenter began what was to be the first of several collaborations with actor Kurt Russell when he directed the TV movie Elvis. add something


1980

George Buck Flower - Director John Carpenter gave Flower a cameo role in almost every film he made throughout the 1980s

 

Midnight Special (film) - I really wanted to make a 1980s John Carpenter film like "Starman"

 

The Fog - "'The Fog"' is a 1980 American horror film directed by John Carpenter, who co-wrote the screenplay and composed the music for the film


1981

Hunter von Leer - Hunter appeared in the 1981 John Carpenter horror movie "Halloween II" as Deputy Gary Hunt

 

Nancy Stephens - The other John Carpenter film she starred in was in the 1981 movie "Escape from New York" as a revolutionary hijacking Air Force One over New York City


1982

Moreover, unlike the Hawks film, The Thing was part of what Carpenter later called his "Apocalypse Trilogy," a trio of films with bleak endings for the film's characters, and being a graphic, sinister horror film, it did not appeal to audiences in the summer of 1982, especially when E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, which would have illustrated a much more light-hearted picture of alien visitation, was released two weeks prior. add something

 

Carpenter hired Bill Lancaster to adapt the novel into a script, which was completed in mid-1982. add something

 

Eric Heisserer - He rewrote the prequel to director John Carpenter's 1982 remake "The Thing"

 

Drew Struzan - The poster artwork for John Carpenter's 1982 remake of "The Thing" was created literally overnight


1983

Ironically, Carpenter's next film, Christine, was the 1983 adaptation of the Stephen King novel of the same name. add something

 

Roberts Blossom - Blossom is known for starring in the 1983 horror "Christine", a film directed by John Carpenter which is an adaptation of the book by Stephen King

 

John Stockwell (actor) - His well known roles came in the 1983 comedy film "Losin' It" as Spider; later that year, he starred in the John Carpenter horror film "Christine" as Dennis Guilder and the 1985 comedy film, "My Science Project" as Michael Harlan


1984

One of the high points in Carpenter's career came in 1984 with the release of Starman, a film that was critically praised but was only a moderate commercial success. add something

 

Robert Phalen - Robert appeared in the other hit John Carpenter movie "Starman" in 1984

 

Starman (film) - "'Starman"' is a 1984 American romantic science fiction film, directed by John Carpenter, that tells the story of an alien who has come to Earth in response to the invitation found on the gold phonograph record installed on the Voyager 2 space probe


1986

Denise Michele - She had some minor movie roles such as the nude model in "Tai-Pan," a 1986 film based on the second novel in James Clavell's Asian Saga, and stunt work in "Big Trouble in Little China," a 1986 comedy/action film, directed by John Carpenter

 

Big Trouble in Little China - "'Big Trouble in Little China"' is a 1986 American action film directed by John Carpenter, and stars Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall, Dennis Dun and James Hong


1987

Thom Bray - He has appeared in other films like the 1987 comedy film "Burglar" as a shoplifter, in 1987, he appeared in the John Carpenter film "Prince of Darkness", his other films include "DeepStar Six" , and "The Horror Show", in 1989

 

Alice Cooper - In 1987, Cooper made a brief appearance as a vagrant in the horror movie "Prince of Darkness", directed by John Carpenter


1988

They Live - "'They Live"' is a 1988 American science fiction film written and directed by John Carpenter


1989

Carpenter was offered The Exorcist III in 1989, and met with writer William_Peter_Blatty over the course of a week. add something


1990

Carpenter has been married to producer Sandy King since 1990. add something


1991

Steve Vai - In 1991's "Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey", the introductory riff to KISS' "God Gave Rock 'n' Roll to You II", as performed by the Wyld Stallyns in the Battle of the Bands, was performed by Vai. He composed and performed the soundtrack to "PCU" , and made contributions in 2001 to the score for John Carpenter's "Ghosts of Mars", performing on the tracks "Ghosts of Mars" and "Ghost Poppin'"


1992

Shirley Walker - In 1992, Walker became the first female composer to earn a solo score credit on a major Hollywood motion picture - for John Carpenter's "Memoirs of an Invisible Man"


1994

Frances Bay - In 1994, she played Mrs. Pickman in John Carpenter's "In the Mouth of Madness"

 

Sheryl Lee - Other roles have included playing the part of Astrid Kirchherr in the 1994 movie "Backbeat", a bio-pic of the early career of The Beatles opposite Stephen Dorff, the part of Liza in Gary Walkow's 1995 adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky's novella "Notes from Underground" opposite Henry Czerny, the role of Katrina in John Carpenter's 1998 film "Vampires" opposite James Woods and Daniel Baldwin, and the role of Marlene Cadena in the 2003 television series "Kingpin" opposite Yancey Arias and Bobby Cannavale


1998

Thomas Ian Griffith - He appeared in the 1998 John Carpenter film "Vampires" as head vampire Jan Valek, and in the 2002 film "xXx", in which he portrayed Agent Jim McGrath


2000

Snake Plissken - In the early 2000s, John Carpenter, Kurt_Russell, and Debra Hill developed a proposed Snake Plissken television series that was ultimately turned down by all the major networks for being "too dark and bleak


2001

It was his first movie since 2001's Ghosts of Mars, and it premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 13, 2010. add something

 

Ghosts of Mars - "' John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars"' is a 2001 American science fiction action horror film composed, written, and directed by John Carpenter


2002

Carpenter has been the subject of the documentary film John Carpenter: The Man and His Movies, and American Cinematheque's 2002 retrospective of his films. add something

 

The Fog - Audio commentary by John Carpenter and Debra Hill in "The Fog", 2002 special edition DVD.

 

The Fog - It was released on DVD in 2002 complete with extra features including two documentaries and an audio commentary by John Carpenter and Debra Hill as well as trailers and galleries

 

Darwin Joston - Q & A session with John Carpenter and Austin Stoker at American Cinematheque's 2002 John Carpenter retrospective, included in the 2003 "Assault on Precinct 13" special edition R1 DVD.


2003

Halloween (1978 film) - In 2003, the film was released on a two-disc "25th Anniversary edition" with improved DiviMax picture and audio, along with an audio commentary by John Carpenter, Jamie_Lee_Curtis and Debra Hill, the "A Cut Above The Rest" documentary, "On Location: 25 Years Later" featurette, the trailer, TV spots, radio spots, poster and still gallery, and DVD-ROM content


2005

Carpenter returned to the director's chair in 2005 for an episode of Showtime's Masters of Horror series as one of the thirteen filmmakers involved in the first season. add something


2006

Moreover, in 2006, the United States Library of Congress deemed Halloween to be "culturally significant" and selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry. add something


2007

In 2007 Rob Zombie produced and directed Halloween, a re-imagining of Carpenter's 1978 film that spawned a sequel two years later. add something


2009

In February 2009, It was announced that Carpenter had planned for his newest project, called The Ward, starring Amber Heard. add something


2010

In 2010, writer and actor Mark Gatiss interviewed Carpenter about his career and films for his BBC documentary series A History of Horror. add something

 

On 10 October 2010 Carpenter received the Lifetime award from the Freak Show Horror Film Festival add something

 

John Kenneth Muir - On October 25, 2010, he was featured on the Biography Channel's "The Inside Story: Halloween" documentary about director John Carpenter's 1978 film, "Halloween"


2013

Halloween (1978 film) - On June 6, 2013, it was announced that a second, 35th anniversary, Blu-ray release for "Halloween" is in the works and that John Carpenter and Jamie Lee Curtis have recorded a new commentary


2014

Dean Cundey - On February 2, 2014, he was honored with a Lifetime Achievement *award by The ASC; John Carpenter introduced him


2015

On February 3, 2015, the indie label Sacred Bones Records released his album "Lost Themes" add something

 

All Tomorrow's_Parties_(music_festival) - On October 19, 2015, All Tomorrow's Parties announced that Carpenter will be performing old and new compositions in London and Manchester, England add something


2016

All Tomorrow's_Parties_(music_festival) - He will be performing live in 2016 as well, and is currently set to perform at All Tomorrow's Parties in Iceland and Primavera Sound in Spain add something

 

Lost Themes - In February 2016, Carpenter announced a follow up to "Lost Themes" titled "Lost Themes II", set to be released on April 15, 2016 add something

 

On May 23, 2016, it was announced that Carpenter would act as executive producer on a new film in the "Halloween" film series, titled "Halloween", planned for an October 2018 release add something


2018

Carpenter acted as executive producer, co-composer, and creative consultant on a new film in the "Halloween" film series, titled "Halloween", and released in October 2018 add something

 

David Gordon Green - Green will direct an untitled "Halloween" film, produced by Jason Blum and John Carpenter, which Green will co-write with Danny McBride, for a 2018 release