In France, I’m an auteur; in Germany, a filmmaker; in Britain, a genre film director; and in the USA, a bum. - John Carpenter
I saw this movie, Big John (2005), last week. I wasn’t aware of it, and, as a big John Carpenter fan, I was very surprised to learn about it only now.
It is REALLY good !
Carpenter drives us around L.A., commenting on all and everything, taking us to the Halloween/Hadonfield street, talking about his work and his love for music. Good stuff.
Staying on topic, here are two awesome books about him:
John Carpenter - Prince of Darkness
On set with John Carpenter
Also, Cinephilia and Beyond, an INCREDIBLE website about everything-cinema, made this beautiful piece on Escape from New-York (btw, if, like me, you’re in awe of the work put into this website, you can support them and make a donation right here).
Finally, the video below was uploaded last week; it’s about Escape from New-York’s score and is essentially an interview with Alan Howarth. It is very well researched and done admirably.