4 Shots From 4 Films is just what it says it is, 4 shots from 4 of our favorite films. As opposed to the reviews and recaps that we usually post, 4 Shots From 4 Films lets the visuals do the talking.
Today, Through the Shattered Lens wishes a happy 72nd birthday to one of the patron saints of the movies, John Carpenter! Though often criminally underrated, John Carpenter is one of the most important filmmakers in modern film.
Every sci-fi spoof that you’ve seen owes a debt to Dark Star. For that matter, so do quite a few serious sci-fi films, like Alien.
Every horror film owes a debt to Carpenter’s direction of Halloween.
How many apocalyptic, dystopian films have been influenced by Escape From New York? While today it’s somewhat of a cliché for people to say that they have to escape from New York, John Carpenter imagined it long before Bill De Blasio made it into a reality.
Prince of Darkness and In The Mouth of Madness are two of the only films to capture the feelings of existential dread and the ominous atmosphere of H.P. Lovecraft’s most effective stories.
They Live may have been critically dismissed when it was released but today, many see it as being a work of prophecy.
“I wanted a vanilla twist.” With Assault on Precinct 13, John Carpenter taught viewers that sometimes, it’s better to just take whatever ice cream you can get.
Meanwhile, films like The Thing, Big Trouble In Little China, The Fog, and others continue to find new fans every day.
Christopher Nolan may have Hans Zimmer but John Carpenter needs only himself to create a memorable musical score!
Even a film like Carpenter’s remake of Village of the Damned has a few undeniably effective moments!
Our point is that John Carpenter is one of the best around and, today, on his birthday, we’re going to honor him. It’s not just 4 shots from 4 films for John Carpenter! Instead, it’s time for….
18 Shots From 18 John Carpenter Films