What comes to mind when you hear the name ‘John Carpenter’? Probably some of his movies. The director has brought us hit after hit over his directing career, from They live, to Big trouble in Little China, to Christine, to The thing, and his most famous creation Halloween. But there is more to the man than his films. On his official Twitter, he invites fans into his world in the form of a teaser for an upcoming documentary, John Carpenter Live: Behind the Scenes!
One of the things that sets Carpenter apart from other horror-directed icons is its sound. He is not only a storyteller, he is also a composer. Carpenter has achieved most of his own films, including the well-known theme for Halloween. In addition to his filmmaking career, Carpenter also does tours to give fans the chance to hear their favorite Saint tunes live.
In the tweet, Carpenter gives a bullet point of what to expect from the upcoming documentary. Fans are expected to get up close and personal with Carpenter’s life on the road during his 2016 world tour, conduct some interviews with the group and team, see some footage of live rehearsals, and much more! His wife, Sandy King Carpenter, is also announced as the director! This will not be the first time she has collaborated with the musician and director, as she has also produced many of his later films such as In the Mouth of Madness, Village of the Damned, Vampires, and Ghost of Mars.
As well as his music, John Carpenter’s influence continues to this day. From 1978, the Halloween franchise is going strong as always. After nearly a decade of sleep over the two Rob Zombie remake films, Michael Meyers has been officially revived by the David Gordon Green trilogy. These films, 2019s Halloween and 2021s Halloween kills, Star Jamie Lee Curtis is reviving her role as a now much older Laurie Strode who is out to finally put an end to the Shape that haunts her. Carpenter is credited with compiling the score for the two films, with Cody Carpenter and Daniel Davies. The trilogy will end soon Halloween ends, which is currently scheduled for an October 14, 2022 release.
Fans will surely get a lot of cute stuff from this documentary. Although Carpenter is the most beloved for his movies, his impact on music is surely something to admire. He was one of the first composers to pick up synthesizers, which he used in his film debut. Dark Star. In an interview with PMT, Carpenter said the new technology is a way to sound great with just a keyboard. It is undoubtedly that his music has had a great influence on artists of all kinds over the years. With the increasing popularity of the Synthwave genre, interest in Carpenter’s other creative works is growing. This movie will definitely be an attraction for those newcomers as well as returning fans. John Carpenter Live: Behind the Scenes comes later this year, 2022.
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