Since Jamie Lee Curtis , the main actress from the original and the sequel Halloween II , wanted to reunite the cast and crew of the original film, she asked Carpenter to direct Halloween H 20 Years Later. Carpenter rationalized this by believing the hefty fee was compensation for revenue he had never received from the original Halloween , a matter that was still a contention between Carpenter and Halloween producer Moustapha Akkad even after twenty years.
When Akkad balked at Carpenter's fee, Carpenter quit the project. Steve Miner assumed directing of Halloween H 20 Years Later , which was a success and received mixed reviews. In , the film Ghosts of Mars was released. During , there were remakes of Assault on Precinct 13 and The Fog , the latter being produced by Carpenter himself, though in an interview he defined his involvement as, "I come in and say hello to everybody.
Go home. During , Rob Zombie produced and directed Halloween , a re-imagining of Carpenter's film that resulted in a sequel two years later. Carpenter worked as director during for an episode of Showtime's Masters of Horror television series as one of the thirteen filmmakers involved in the first season.
His episode, " Cigarette Burns ", received generally positive reviews, and positive reactions from Carpenter fans, many of whom regard it as on par with his earlier horror classics. He has since contributed another original episode for the show's second season entitled " Pro-Life ", about a young girl who is raped and impregnated by a demon and wants to have an abortion, but whose efforts are halted by her religious fanatic, gun-toting father and her three brothers.
Carpenter narrated the video game F. 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 The film acts as a direct sequel to Carpenter's original film, ignoring the continuity of all other previous films. Carpenter's films are characterized by minimalist lighting and photography, static cameras, use of steadicam , and distinctive synthesized scores usually self-composed.
With the exception of Someone's Watching Me! His music is generally synthesized with accompaniment from piano and atmospherics.
Carpenter is an outspoken proponent of widescreen filming, and all of his theatrical films with the exception of Dark Star and The Ward were filmed anamorphic with a 2.
The Ward was filmed in Super 35 , the first time Carpenter has ever used that system. Carpenter has stated he feels that the 35mm Panavision anamorphic format is "the best movie system there is", preferring it to both digital and 3D film.
For a recent interview, Carpenter stated that it was his father's work, as a music teacher, which first sparked an interest in him to make music. His soundtracks went on to influence electronic artists who followed,   but Carpenter himself admitted he had no particular interest in synthesizers other than that they provided a means to "sound big with just a keyboard".
For many years he worked in partnership with musician Alan Howarth , who would realize his vision by working on the more technical aspects of recording, allowing Carpenter to focus on writing the music. The renewed interest in John Carpenter's music thanks to the Death Waltz reissues and Lost Themes albums caused him to, for the first time ever, tour as a musician. Carpenter is also narrator on the upcoming documentary film The Rise of the Synths which explores the origins and growth of the synthwave genre, and features numerous interviews with synthwave artists who cite Carpenter alongside other early electronic pioneers such as Vangelis , Giorgio Moroder and Tangerine Dream as a significant influence  .
The retros synthwave band Gunship also feature in the film, with Carpenter having also contributed an opening narration for their track entitled "Tech Noir. Carpenter met his future wife, actress Adrienne Barbeau , on the set of his television film Someone's Watching Me!
Carpenter was married to Barbeau from January 1, , to Carpenter has been married to producer Sandy King since On They Live she was also associate producer. Carpenter appeared in an episode of Animal Planet 's Animal Icons titled "It Came from Japan", where he discussed his love and admiration for the original Godzilla film.
Carpenter is also a known supporter of video games as a media and art form and has a particular liking for the Sonic the Hedgehog  and F. In , Titan Productions announced a new title in development for next-generation consoles.
Psychopath , a first-person action game, was being made in collaboration with Carpenter. Titan has not yet announced a publisher, platform, or release date for the thriller. The only details that Titan has released about the game's story is that it revolves around a former CIA operative who is forced back into duty to stop a serial killer. Titan's aim in the industry was to push projects through multiple forms of media. In conjunction with the game, a film version of Psychopath was also in the works.
Carpenter was to direct the film and the game's cutscenes and character design. Carpenter holds a commercial pilot's license , flying rotorcraft-helicopters. He has included helicopters in his films, many times doing a cameo as a pilot. He is an atheist. Many of Carpenter's films have been re-released on DVD as special editions with numerous bonus features. Some were re-issued with a new anamorphic widescreen transfer.
Carpenter has been the subject of the documentary film John Carpenter: The Man and His Movies , and American Cinematheque 's retrospective of his films. Moreover, during , the United States Library of Congress deemed Halloween to be "culturally significant" and selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry. Carpenter appears in all three episodes of the series. Cunningham 's Friday the 13th , which was inspired by the success of Halloween ,  Tarantino's The Hateful Eight , which was heavily influenced by The Thing ,  Wingard's The Guest , which was inspired by Michael Myers  and influenced by Halloween III: Season of the Witch ' s music,   Nichols' Midnight Special , which is said to have used Starman as a reference point,   and Kren's Blood Glacier , which is said to be a homage to or recreation of The Thing.
Hans Zimmer also cited Carpenter as an influence on his compositions. His legacy also includes his unrealized projects. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. American film director, screenwriter, producer and composer. For other people named John Carpenter, see John Carpenter disambiguation. Carthage , New York , U. Film director screenwriter producer editor composer musician.
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