Spoilers for escape from new york lie ahead the great john carpenter turned 70 recently, and it’s fair to say his cinematic legacy is assured at this stage he’s the filmmaker behind genre classics assault on precinct 13 , halloween , the thing , big trouble in little china , they live , and many others. But anyone that’s seen the movies knows that escape from la follows more than just the story arc of the original escape from new york, and even recreates many of the original shots now, a new side-by-side comparison video from director pablo fernández eyre shows the lengths to which carpenter went to duplicate the first film with the second. Separated by 15 years, john carpenter’s two films following antihero snake plissken’s missions into the futuristic hellscapes of new york and los angeles are technically sequential but anyone that’s seen the movies knows that escape from la follows more than just the story arc of the original escape from new york , and even recreates many of the original shots. Frank doubleday as romero in 1981's 'escape from new york' his specialty was playing bad guys, as also witnessed in 'the first nudie musical' and another carpenter film, 'assault on precinct 13' frank doubleday, a specialist in portraying villains who turned in a pair of especially creepy performances in the john carpenter films assault on precinct 13 and escape from new york , has died.
A couple months ago a good friend who's made a few other appearances on this blog recommended that i watch john carpenter's escape from new york (1981) and escape from la (1996) since then john carpenter has become one of my favorite directors, but these two movies in particular hold a special place in my heart. The computer sequence showing how the alien takes over its prey was designed by john wash, a friend of carpenter’s from usc, who also designed the opening computer graphics in escape from new york during an early test screening, someone made a note that those type of graphics and the program didn’t exist at the time.
Fans of escape from new york are no doubt familiar with the deleted opening where snake robs the federal reserve depositary with a partner and gets arrested for his troubles this sequence was cut after test audiences felt it took too long to get to the prison. John carpenters escape from new york 1k likes hello, i'm nick anzalone and i am a huge john carpenter fan, with efny being my absolute favorite what. Escape from new york was released on laserdisc 13 times between 1983 and 1998 a 1994 collector's edition includes a commentary track by john carpenter and kurt russell that is still included on more recent releases dvd releases escape from new york was released on dvd twice by mgm (usa), and once by momentum pictures (uk) one mgm release is a barebones edition containing just the theatrical trailer.
Okay escape from new york fans now is your chance to own a prop replica of one of the most definable movie guns in cinematic history snake plissken’s mac 10 ingram as seen in escape from new york. Since then john carpenter has become one of my favorite directors, but these two movies in particular hold a special place in my heart they really need to be seen together to be fully appreciated, but for the moment i'm only going to discuss the first escape from new york is part post-apocalyptic adventure thrill ride, part campy cult classic, and (most importantly for my purposes today) part anti-hero political commentary.
This entry’s self-explanatory john carpenter, long a devotee of hollywood auteur howard hawks, has infused his love of westerns into just about every film he’s ever made assault on precinct 13 is often described as an urban western escape from new york’s snake plissken is like an old-world gunslinger thrown into a grimy future dystopia. To pull off some of the film’s special effects, carpenter turned to roger corman’s new world pictures for one particular sequence, in which security forces drop food for the prisoners via helicopter, carpenter needed matte paintings to simulate a new york skyline, since they weren’t actually shooting in new york. Escape from new york is a 1981 american post-apocalyptic science-fiction action film co-written, co-scored and directed by john carpenter the film is set in what was near-future of 1997, in a crime-ridden united states that has converted manhattan island in new york city into the country's maximum security prison.
Original opening scene from john carpenter master piece movie picture 1981. But 35 years ago today, director john carpenter and a budding movie star named kurt russell set the standard for such films with a low-budget cult classic called escape from new york it’s not a film that’s big on heroics, or kindness, or even hope.
But john carpenter’s unique body of genre work - particularly that created during his extraordinary run in the 70s and 80s - holds a particular fascination for a new generation of young filmmakers such directors as adam wingard, james demonaco and david robert mitchell are either referencing carpenter in their work, or openly citing the master of horror as an influence in interviews. Frank doubleday, a specialist in portraying villains who turned in a pair of especially creepy performances in the john carpenter films assault on precinct 13 and escape from new york, has died he was 73. In john carpenter’s films, the typeface choice in the opening sequence is quite consistent albertus seems to be his favourite, appearing more than any other typefaces in his filmography escape from new york seems to be the first and most playful of all carpenter, or whoever was going to be his. Then, in his signature role, doubleday deliciously stood out as the spikey-haired romero, the ghastly right-hand man of the duke (isaac hayes), in carpenter's post-apocalyptic masterpiece escape from new york (1981.