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(Rolling Stone)   John Carpenter releases score for 2020. Actual, working "They Live" sunglasses likely to follow   (rollingstone.com) divider line
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2020-07-06 6:06:32 PM  
He dusted off the Casio keyboard.
 
2020-07-06 6:51:48 PM  
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2020-07-06 7:08:51 PM  
Benson Arizona Bill Taylor John Carpenter John Yager Dark Star
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2020-07-06 7:25:49 PM  
Skeleton sounds like it would fit in the next Deus Ex game. Video game detective/stealth stuff in current/near future era.

Unclean Spirit? Goes from something high-end, like checking out a refurbished, modernized Victorian house these days in the San Francisco Bay Area, before dipping into '80s horror synth at the last 30. Probably fits subby's thoughts on 2020 more than the first song.
 
2020-07-06 7:30:42 PM  
John Carpenter, fueled by synthesizers, cigarettes and video games in his later years.  Hasn't made many great movies in the last 25 years, but he's still relevant.   Cool guy.
 
2020-07-06 8:17:30 PM  

phedex: John Carpenter, fueled by synthesizers, cigarettes and video games in his later years.  Hasn't made many great movies in the last 25 years, but he's still relevant.   Cool guy.


Ghosts of Mars is vastly underappreciated, but yeah probably not "great" per se.
 
2020-07-06 8:26:45 PM  
WRONG.


This is the theme song for 2020. By Yoko Ono. The lyrics perfectly express how we all feel about this year.

Yoko Ono - Why
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2020-07-06 8:48:33 PM  

Leishu: phedex: John Carpenter, fueled by synthesizers, cigarettes and video games in his later years.  Hasn't made many great movies in the last 25 years, but he's still relevant.   Cool guy.

Ghosts of Mars is vastly underappreciated, but yeah probably not "great" per se.


ehhh... man thats hard. I couldn't finish that one. Got halfway through it and.. well, ya can't win em all.
when i think about his output, mouth of madness kind of signals his last great suspenseful movie that hit all the notes. Thats just my opinion though.
But he legit has such a great 20 year timespan from 70's through early 90's, his legacy is fantastic.  Especially The soundtracks, always adding the right tension and style.
 
2020-07-06 8:49:21 PM  
Unclean Spirit sounds like something from the Castlevania IV soundtrack.

/ I mean that as a complement.
// I really like how Carpenter has taken to writing soundtracks to horror movies that don't exist.
/// Threes
 
2020-07-06 8:50:45 PM  

Leishu: phedex: John Carpenter, fueled by synthesizers, cigarettes and video games in his later years.  Hasn't made many great movies in the last 25 years, but he's still relevant.   Cool guy.

Ghosts of Mars is vastly underappreciated, but yeah probably not "great" per se.


I remember watching that in the theater and enjoying it. But I also remember being unable to tell if I legit liked it or if I liked it ironically. Haven't seen it since, but I do tend to love Carpenter.
 
2020-07-06 8:52:01 PM  
Score for 2020?

MARK IT A ZERO
 
2020-07-06 9:31:46 PM  
I get the feeling that in 2020, They Live sunglasses wouldn't tell us anything we didn't already know.
 
2020-07-06 9:38:40 PM  

Leishu: phedex: John Carpenter, fueled by synthesizers, cigarettes and video games in his later years.  Hasn't made many great movies in the last 25 years, but he's still relevant.   Cool guy.

Ghosts of Mars is vastly underappreciated, but yeah probably not "great" per se.


I love me some Carpenter films, but Ghosts of Mars had some great ideas, then combined it with horrible acting, pacing, music and CGI.

I feel like the planning session each day went with 'ok, here's what we wanna do' then they all did 3 lines of blow and started up the camera.
 
2020-07-06 9:46:58 PM  
I finally saw They Live a few months ago for the first time and I really don't get the fascination
 
2020-07-06 9:48:54 PM  
Opening narration by John Carpenter

GUNSHIP - Tech Noir [Official Music Video]
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2020-07-06 9:52:12 PM  

natural316: I finally saw They Live a few months ago for the first time and I really don't get the fascination


The 80s were a different time. Consumerism was heavily stressed
Still is. It's like the original Robocop. The era it came from even though it's from the future. Same thing
Consumerism.  The simple minded entertainment (I'll by that for a dollar). The over excess (the SUX car). In They Live everyone was trudging along because that's how the system was made that people did it and didn't notice.  Piper's character became aware of what's going on and fights a tough war, a battle begun too late, so it's like open your eyes to what's going on. If I was back in college I'm sure I could write a paper on this.
 
2020-07-06 9:57:51 PM  

natural316: I finally saw They Live a few months ago for the first time and I really don't get the fascination


Yeah it's more like an episode of The Twilight Zone than a feature length film.
 
2020-07-06 10:01:59 PM  

thesharkman: natural316: I finally saw They Live a few months ago for the first time and I really don't get the fascination

The 80s were a different time. Consumerism was heavily stressed
Still is. It's like the original Robocop. The era it came from even though it's from the future. Same thing
Consumerism.  The simple minded entertainment (I'll by that for a dollar). The over excess (the SUX car). In They Live everyone was trudging along because that's how the system was made that people did it and didn't notice.  Piper's character became aware of what's going on and fights a tough war, a battle begun too late, so it's like open your eyes to what's going on. If I was back in college I'm sure I could write a paper on this.


Plus brainwashing. Especially at the end when you see who is what.
 
2020-07-06 10:05:54 PM  
Skeleton sounds like what would happen if John Carpenter wrote a song for Homestuck.
 
2020-07-06 10:13:55 PM  

Mugato: natural316: I finally saw They Live a few months ago for the first time and I really don't get the fascination

Yeah it's more like an episode of The Twilight Zone than a feature length film.


It's not surprising it feels that way. It's based on a very short story, which is why there's only 20 minutes of plot and an hour long fight in an alleyway.

But man, what a fight!
 
2020-07-06 11:30:24 PM  

phedex: Leishu: phedex: John Carpenter, fueled by synthesizers, cigarettes and video games in his later years.  Hasn't made many great movies in the last 25 years, but he's still relevant.   Cool guy.

Ghosts of Mars is vastly underappreciated, but yeah probably not "great" per se.

ehhh... man thats hard. I couldn't finish that one. Got halfway through it and.. well, ya can't win em all.
when i think about his output, mouth of madness kind of signals his last great suspenseful movie that hit all the notes. Thats just my opinion though.
But he legit has such a great 20 year timespan from 70's through early 90's, his legacy is fantastic.  Especially The soundtracks, always adding the right tension and style.


I strongly agree with your, and other criticisms of Ghosts of Mars. I just think it's better than some folks give it credit for. Probably "vastly" was too much. Haha.

Also: Mouth of Madness is my single favorite Carpenter work. Love it so much.

I had a lit teacher back in school who taught theory of authority based on the Carpenter canon. It is in my top three classes I have ever had, and before that, the only Carpenter films I really liked were The Thing and Big Trouble. It was a welcome eye opener.
 
2020-07-07 1:01:28 AM  

phedex: John Carpenter, fueled by synthesizers, cigarettes and video games in his later years.  Hasn't made many great movies in the last 25 years, but he's still relevant.   Cool guy.


His filmography will be timeless.
 
2020-07-07 1:13:18 AM  

Leishu: phedex: Leishu: phedex: John Carpenter, fueled by synthesizers, cigarettes and video games in his later years.  Hasn't made many great movies in the last 25 years, but he's still relevant.   Cool guy.

Ghosts of Mars is vastly underappreciated, but yeah probably not "great" per se.

ehhh... man thats hard. I couldn't finish that one. Got halfway through it and.. well, ya can't win em all.
when i think about his output, mouth of madness kind of signals his last great suspenseful movie that hit all the notes. Thats just my opinion though.
But he legit has such a great 20 year timespan from 70's through early 90's, his legacy is fantastic.  Especially The soundtracks, always adding the right tension and style.

I strongly agree with your, and other criticisms of Ghosts of Mars. I just think it's better than some folks give it credit for. Probably "vastly" was too much. Haha.

Also: Mouth of Madness is my single favorite Carpenter work. Love it so much.

I had a lit teacher back in school who taught theory of authority based on the Carpenter canon. It is in my top three classes I have ever had, and before that, the only Carpenter films I really liked were The Thing and Big Trouble. It was a welcome eye opener.


I've got to give Ghosts of Mars another try. Somebody put it on at a party once, and between the drinks and the chatter, I can't say I've really seen it.

In the Mouth of Madness is an underappreciated gem, and it also has one of my favorite Carpenter scores.
 
2020-07-07 1:33:39 AM  
The composers are also currently working on music for Green's upcoming sequels Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends

Halloween *Ends*?  So that's going to be the last one, forever??  I haven't been this depressed since Friday the 13th The Final Chapter
 
2020-07-07 7:18:53 AM  
Morricone ~ Inventions For John
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Also known as: Duck, You Sucker!
 
2020-07-07 7:21:40 AM  
Well shiat, wrong thread.

Anyways, Carpenter is awesome. You should buy his movies. I hear Halloween is good. Someone said he plays a mean Synth.
 
2020-07-07 8:41:15 AM  
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2020-07-07 3:58:27 PM  
Love Carpenter. I dunno bout y'all but "Prince of Darkness" was pretty scary
 
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