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John Nada USA dokumentumfilmje. Eredeti angol nyelvu verzio, magyar felirattal. The scene was conceived by Carpenter, Piper, and veteran stunt performer and coordinator Jeff Imada, who has worked on a laundry list of classic action films from Lethal Weapon to Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice , with the idea of creating a fight scene that would be totally singular.
And I wanted to utilize some of Roddy's professional wrestling techniques and knowledge. Artist Shepard Fairey, who designed the iconic HOPE poster which became a central if unofficial aspect of Barack Obama's successful presidential run, just might have Carpenter to thank for his career.
In the late '80s, Fairey became somewhat well known for his "Andre the Giant Has a Posse" street art, which featured an image of the iconic wrestler. By the mid-'90s the concept would morph into a work that become pervasive, appearing on stickers and posters seemingly everywhere. It's known as " Obey Giant ," and it's simply a stylized closeup of the wrestler's face with the caption "Obey.
The image kick-started Fairey's career, and he readily admits that he was struck by the imagery in Carpenter's film, as well as its underlying message.
Not only did the film impact me conceptually If Carpenter intended They Live to be a ballistic missile lobbed at '80s materialism and excess, he's never been shy about who he ultimately saw as the symbol of that excess: President Ronald Reagan, whose economic policies widened the gap between the rich and poor and encouraged unchecked greed in the financial sector.
Speaking with the magazine Starlog around the time of the film's release, Carpenter was clear on this point, calling the president and his cabinet "a bunch of crooks" and recalling his glee when the Iran-Contra scandal began unfolding in In the years since, Carpenter has been happy to elaborate on his contempt for ol' Ronnie whenever given the opportunity.
In an interview with the Los Angeles Times in , Carpenter said that under Reagan "a lot of the ideals that I grew up with were under assault, and something called a 'yuppie' came into existence, and they just wanted money. And so by the late '80s, I'd had enough, and I decided I had to make a statement I just love that it was giving the finger to Reagan when nobody else would.
When it came time for Carpenter to cast his film, there were few tough decisions to be made; he had envisioned Piper and David as his two leads from the beginning. The unconventional choice of Piper, a professional wrestler with limited acting experience, ended up being a perfect fit for Nada. He's the toughest guy I've ever met. As for his costar, Carpenter was impressed by David's performance in his horror masterpiece The Thing , and wrote the part of Frank with the actor in mind.
I also needed somebody who wouldn't be a traditional sidekick but could hold his own. In the same interview, Carpenter offered a surprising anecdote that may make you wonder just how far-fetched — or not — the film's premise really is.
Let me make this clear, the Peter Briggs script was never intended to be used by JC, so this is not really an unfinished project. But, this is of interest so I put it in this section. David Fakrikian has the definitive version of the events at his Snake Plissken page. This is a snippet of that info -. As you may know, two different Escape From L.
A screenplays were written before the movie was made : one by Coleman Luck in , the other by English screenwriter Peter Briggs, of "Aliens vs Predator" fame.
It came to nothing. The two versions have not made it to the general public. However, in a Looker exclusive, Peter Briggs have kindly agreed to shed a little light on his own take. If you follow this link it will take you to the outline of Brigg's script on David's excellent site. Chris adds this:. I do know that LA was massive insane asylum in that script, and it ended up with poor Snake finding out that he was a clone in the end!
If anybody has access to the actual script, I'd love to get my hands on it. This one is from Mohammad Khan's Carpenticized Side Of The Web page. John and I Peter Briggs met up a couple of years back.
In the 80s, I wrote a draft of a Robert Mason book about the Vietnam war called "Chickenhawk". I sent the screenplay to his agent, and never heard back from him. This was back in the days when I was a film cameraman, and before being a writer. So, anyway. As Mohammad points out, JC may not have really been setting up to film this novel. The novel is based on Mason's experiences as a helicopter pilot in the Vietnam war.
Chris has this to add:. The Chickenhawk thing is interesting. I think I might've heard J. It is actually one of Ellroy's first books.
Actually, the book had already been made in the very forgettable movie "Cop" by James Harris the producer of some of Kubrick's earlier -and better- movies. The cop with a loose attitude to morals was played by James Woods in the original one.
Since LA confidential has been a success, perhaps this project may surface again. Cop, great performance by James Woods but not exactly a fantastic film. I love James Ellroy, as Tom rightly points out, Ellroy is the godfather of crime novels but even that doesn't do him justice, he is not just a great crime writer, he is a great writer. The thought of JC doing an Ellroy novel is brilliant, but as Tom points out, it just seems really unlikely now. JC was offered to make Fatal Attraction, this was before they asked Adrian Lyne.
But jc wasn't interested because the story reminded him too much of "Play misty for me" The 70s Eastwood movie about a DJ who is harassed by a female fan. Without you and that Tom Alaerts guy I would be totaly clueless as to what is going on. JC and "The Stars My Destination" He tells the author of "Order in the Universe" in the book's opening interview that he had always wanted to film "The Stars My Destination," but recently gave up the notion because he decided the book was unfilmable.
TSMD published as "Tiger! He also felt that the demands of the effects for some scenes were just too much and would look "cheeseball" when they were great moments in the book. He did admit that it might be possible to do the effects today, but that he still didn't think the film could be effecitvely translated to film and that he likes it too much to want to screw it up. I was reading an old interview with J. While mentioning that Jim Danforth had contributed some animation effects to the picture, J.
Of course, this is ANCIENT stuff now, but I figured you might find it interesting any how. That would be so cool, I really hope JC comes up with something like this. A completely new departure. Of course, this is very old news so the chances of it happening have disappeared.
Well, Carpenter recently admitted that this would be his dream project with Kurt Russell in the CG role and Sam Neil and Jeff Bridges as his co-stars. I think it'd be terrific myself FANGS: A script J. Although it was strictly an exploitation pic that was never made , Carpenter took it seriously He claimed there where scares and jumps all over the place.
It dealt with a horde of nasty rattlesnakes which are inadvertantly unearthed when a housing project begins building in some desert lot. I guess the homeless snakes then sought revenge.
Typical scenes included a man who hears a rattle Yeah, we're talking about rattlesnakes under beds, in sofas Wonder if there were any in the john! GREY WOLF EXPRESS is a script that Debra Hill mentioned in a post HALLOWEEN pre-FOG interview. It was being written by Carpenter and herself for television. What it was about, or whatever became of it is anybody's guess.
In the same interview, Ms. Hill claims there will NEVER be any sequels to Halloween Sorry I don't have the issue number. I'm not sure what became of it. As with all the other sections of this site I am looking for any contributions people have for this page. Unfinished Symphonies This section of the John Carpenter Web Page concentrates on those projects of JC's that, for one reason or another, never came to fruition.
Star Trek : The Motion Picture While reading thru some ancient old magazines recently, I discovered that Carpenter was offered STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE back in the day The news first started with: Pressman Films is currently in pre-production on a feature film set in the Mutant Chronicles universe, but with different continuity than the comic.
The news was confirmed in Empire Magazine Nov John Carpenter has signed to direct Mutant Chronicles, a fantasy adventure which may shoot in the UK. Unknown Western At about the same time of the Mutant Chronicles episode I received this interesting bit of info from Tom Alaerts: I read in the french magazine Mad Movies specialised in horror and sf that JC would make Mutant Chronicles later. Shadow Company It seems that this project was kicked around between the quiet years of the low budget duo Prince Of Darkness and They Live and Memoirs Of An Invisible Man.
This is what TL has to say: Shadow Company was from a script by Shane Black, writer of LETHAL WEAPON, THE LAST BOY SCOUT, LONG KISS GOODNIGHT, etc. They Bite This was an early project collaboration with Dan O'Bannon writer of Dark Star and a college friend of JC's.
Tom has added some extra info on this project: Another project from his younger years was a movie with a title that sounded like They Live perhaps they exist about gigantic insects that have been living for millenia under the earth and now want to reclaim it. Here is an update from Chris: THEY BITE dealt with alien organisms that took over their hosts.
Victory Out Of Time This is another one that was in development after They Live. Chris says: VICTORY OUT OF TIME was a script J. At Midnight Again, Chris has supplied this info: J. Tommy Lee is a long time collaborator with JC and he directed Halloween III. Chris adds: AT MIDNIGHT, the J. Why would Cher do that? Tom adds this bit of info The Exorcist III From Chris Also, J. Untitled Ramsey Campbell Movie This info was sent to me by Tom Alaerts, a huge JC fan and a regular contributor to these pages.
El Diablo From Tom: In the beginning of his career, around the time of escape from ny i think, he was going to do El Diablo with Kurt Russell but it was cancelled because of problems with the studio. Chris has something to add to this Can you imagine Tony Manero in a western? Halloween - The Michael Myerless Series Halloween III was supposed to be the start of a new series of Halloween themed movies, based around the annual event but not featuring Micheal Myers.
The Creature From The Black Lagoon This is one of JC's baby projects. Chris says: CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON: Originally John Landis was gonna make this in the late 80's a 3-D pic. Sandy King interview about the creature of the black lagoon remake: another loose translation JC partially accepted to remake village of the damned because then the studio would offer him the creature remake This old project of JCs has not been re-opened, but I thought you might be interested in this little piece of info, supplied by Bill Myers from the JC mailing list: This reminded me, a couple years back I recall reading that Carpenter was very excited about re-making The Creature From The Black Lagoon.
Here is something special, a review of the script for this great unmade JC project, from a source I have decided to keep Anon for now: Just read the script to CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON by Bill Phillips. The Thing II A much talked about movie for years, but things seem to have gathered steam recently. Alert spy ARGOS has mailed me with this, umm, interesting little rumor: I'm not too sure whether this is old or new but Chris says: BIG TROUBLE II was infact slated as a TV film and neither Carpenter or Russell were ever involved.
So, this one seems to have stalled completely. This update was sent to me by Aitken: I recently had the opportunity to ask Peter David about the sequel to BTiLC. Escape From Earth EFNY III This was a rumour that JC sparked off in a few interviews. Howard Hawks, American Artist JC was reportedly making a documentary on this fantastic director for the BFI. The Ninja Chris says Carpenter was once slated to direct Eric Von Lustbader's novel THE NINJA. Firestarter A few people have mentioned to me how JC was attatched to this Stephen King adaptation before Christine.
Micheal Myers In Space! Some added info: ardeth bey - Actually, it was Tarantino who came up with the Myers in Space idea. The Beast Chris The Fog II Very little info on this one here, but again, the redoubtable Chris has this to say: Carpenter considered at two different points in time a telefilm sequel to THE FOG. Could have been good. Could have been very good. Meltdown Information on this movie is pretty scarce and it has gone through a number of phases.
Phase 1 - Chris says: Meltdown was a script that J. Phase 2 - Patrick Kerr says This script seems to be based on JCs Prometheus Crisis script. Quatermass And The Pit This is a really fantastic idea, guaranteed to wet the appetites of any avid JC fan. File this under rumour : my source has this to say: I just recently came across an interview with JC from last year in which he had been approached to do a remake of Quatermass and the Pit aka Five Million Years To Earth. Prometheus Crisis Chris says - Another nuke melt-down flick that was based on a novel.
Prey Chris has a little bit of info on this one - All I know about this is the title. Escape From LA : The Alternative Let me make this clear, the Peter Briggs script was never intended to be used by JC, so this is not really an unfinished project.
This is a snippet of that info - As you may know, two different Escape From L. Chris adds this Anyone care to help Chris and myself out in locating a copy of this script? Chickenhawk This one is from Mohammad Khan's Carpenticized Side Of The Web page. Chris has this to add: The Chickenhawk thing is interesting.
Blood On The Moon Tom Alaerts has filled us in on this project
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They Live titled onscreen as John Carpenter's They Live is a American science fiction action film written and directed by John Carpenterbased on the short story "Eight O'Clock in the Morning" by Ray Nelson. Starring Roddy PiperKeith Davidand Meg Foster Nava, the film follows an unnamed drifter [b] who discovers through special sunglasses that the ruling class are aliens concealing their appearance and manipulating people to consume, breed, and conform to the status quo via subliminal messages in mass Fipm.
The film was a minor success at the time of its release, debuting 1 at the North American box office. It is now regarded by many as a largely underrated work. Nada finds employment at a construction site and Nzda fellow construction worker Frank, who invites him to live in a shanty town soup kitchen led by a man named Gilbert.
That night, a hacker takes over television broadcasts, claiming that scientists have discovered signals that Fim enslaving the population and keeping them in a dream-like state, and that the only way to stop it is to shut off the signal at its source. Those watching the broadcast complain of headaches. Nada secretly follows Gilbert and the street preacher into a nearby church, and discovers them meeting with a group that includes the hacker. Nada is discovered by the blind preacher and escapes.
That night, the shantytown and church are destroyed in a police raid, and the hacker and preacher are beaten by riot police. The following day, Nada John Nada Film one of the boxes from the church and takes a pair of sunglasses from it, hiding the rest in a trash can. Nada discovers that the sunglasses make the world appear black and white, but also reveal subliminal messages in the media to consume, reproduce, and conform.
The glasses also reveal that many people are actually aliens with skull-like faces. When Nada mocks an alien woman at a supermarket, she alerts other aliens via a wristwatch-like device.
Nada leaves, but is confronted by two alien cops. He kills them and steals their weapons. Nada enters a bank, where he sees that several of the employees and customers are aliens. After taunting them by saying, "I have come here to chew Nzda gum, and kick ass. The next day, Nada returns to the alleyway and retrieves the box of sunglasses from a garbage truck before Frank meets Nada to give him his paycheck.
Nada tries to get Frank to put on a pair of the glasses, but Frank thinks Nada is a murderer and wants nothing to do with him to Johj his family. Frank and Nada get into a long and violent brawl, after which Frank is too tired to prevent Nada from putting the sunglasses Ursula Cavalcanti him. After seeing the aliens and a flying saucer, Frank agrees to go into hiding with Nada.
Frank and Nada find Gilbert, who leads them to John Nada Film meeting of the anti-alien Eva Lovia Sex. They also learn that the aliens have been bribing humans to become collaborators, promoting them into positions of power.
Holly arrives at the meeting, apologizing to Nada, with information on the source of the signal. However, the meeting is raided by police and the vast majority of those present are killed, with the survivors including Frank, Nada, and Holly scattering into the night as the police surround the area.
Nada and Frank are cornered by police in an alley, but they accidentally activate an alien wristwatch, opening a portal through which they escape. The portal takes them to the John Nada Film spaceport, where they discover a meeting of aliens and human collaborators, celebrating the elimination of the "terrorists". They are approached by a former drifter they briefly met in the shanty town, now a collaborator, who gives them a tour of the facility. Eichel Ring leads them to the basement of Cable 54, the source of the signal, which is protected by armed guards.
Nada and Frank find Holly and fight their way to the transmitter on the roof, but Holly suddenly kills Frank, revealing that she too is a human collaborator. Nada kills Holly and destroys the transmitter, but is fatally wounded by aliens in a helicopter. Nada gives the aliens the middle finger as he dies. With the transmitter destroyed, humans all Jordan Berlin Bondage the world discover the aliens hiding among them: in the final scene, a woman realizes that the man with whom she is having sex is Justin Bieber Schwul fact Nxda of the aliens.
Carpenter Frauenpo said that the film's political commentary derives from his dissatisfaction with the economic policies of then-U. President Ronald Reaganand increasing commercialization in both the popular culture and politics of the era. Free enterprisers from outer space have taken over the world, and are exploiting Earth as if it's Freeporn.
to third world planet. As soon as they exhaust all our resources, they'll move on to another world I began watching TV again. I Johm realized that everything we see is designed to sell us something. It's all about wanting us to buy something. The only thing they want to do is take our money. It's as if the aliens have colorized us. That means, of course, that Ted Turner is John Nada Film a monster from outer space. John Nada Film Universal executive asked me, 'Where's the threat in that?
We all sell out every day. Some neo-Nazi and white supremacist groups have described the film John Nada Film "an allegory for Jewish control of the world ," a reading which Carpenter has strongly condemned, calling it "slander and Flim lie" and saying that the film "is about yuppies and unrestrained capitalism.
When he awakens, he realizes that the entire human Johj has been hypnotized, and that alien creatures are controlling humanity. He has only until eight o'clock in the morning to solve Nxda problem. His stories were about gods who are Nara, who were once on Earth and are now coming back. The world underneath has a great deal to do with They Live. For the crucial role of Nada, the filmmaker cast professional wrestler Roddy Piperwhom he had met at WrestleMania III Jonh in Carpenter recalls that the fight took three weeks to rehearse: "It was an incredibly brutal and funny fight, along the lines of the slugfest between John Wayne and Victor McLaglen in The Quiet Man.
The website's critical consensus reads: "A politically subversive blend of horror and Nude Teen Boy Tumblr fi, They Live is an underrated genre film from John Carpenter. In his review for Sex Meinerzhagen Chicago ReaderJonathan Rosenbaum wrote, "Carpenter's wit and storytelling craft make this fun and watchable, although the script takes a number of unfortunate shortcuts, and the possibilities inherent in the movie's central concept are explored only cursorily.
In her review for The New York TimesJanet Maslin wrote, "Since Mr. Sex Uelzen seems to be trying to make a real point here, the flatness of They Live is doubly disappointing. So is its crazy inconsistency, since the film stops trying to abide even by its own game John Nada Film after a while. The plot for They Live is full of black holes, the acting is wretched, the effects are second-rate. In fact, the whole thing is so preposterous it makes V look like Masterpiece Theatre.
The social commentary wipes clean with a dry towelette — it's not intrusive and not pedantic, just lighter-than-air. They Live is definitely one of the forgotten masterpieces of the Hollywood Left. They allow you to see the real message beneath all the propaganda, glitz, posters and so on.
They Live was ranked 18 on Entertainment Weekly magazine's "The Cult The Essential Left-Field Movie Hits Since '83" list. Jonathan Lethem called They Live one of his "favorite movies of the eighties, hands down". He said, "It's a great movie Look at what it does to people, look at how it emboldens and provokes It's disturbing and ridiculous and outrageous and uncomfortable, but I think it's Nad kind of great movie that doesn't really need defense, it just needs to be given the air.
Rock band Green Day paid homage to Matt Groening Freimaurer Live in their music video for "Back in the USA" from the album Greatest Hits: God's Favorite Band.
In Julythe film was selected to be screened in the Venice Classics section at the 75th Venice International Film Festival. The film is noted for a popularly Hippie Nackt line spoken John Nada Film Nada: "I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass. And I'm all out of bubblegum. StudioCanal released a Blu-ray on March 2, On November 6,Shout!
Factory released a Collector's Edition of the film on both DVD and Blu-ray. On January 19,they released another Collector's Edition of the film on Ultra HD Blu-ray. InUniversal Studios released it on DVD along with The ThingVillage of the Damnedand Virus as part of the 4 Movie Midnight Marathon Pack: Aliens.
Inthere was development on a Xxx Massage Room of the film, with Carpenter in a producer role.
InMatt Reeves signed on Nadaa direct and write Nwda screenplay. The project also shifted away from being a remake of They Live to a re-adaptation of 8 O'Clock in the Morningditching the satirical and political elements.
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