Oeuvre: Carpenter: Memoirs of an Invisible Man
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Oeuvre: Carpenter: Memoirs of an Invisible Man

A famously hands-on auteur was ultimately cowed by his star’s predominating power over the project.

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Oeuvre: Carpenter: They Live
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Oeuvre: Carpenter: They Live

Perhaps because of how undeniably cool the film is, it remains one of the director’s…

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Oeuvre: Carpenter: Prince of Darkness
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Oeuvre: Carpenter: Prince of Darkness

Oeuvre: Carpenter: Big Trouble in Little China
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Oeuvre: Carpenter: Big Trouble in Little China

Oeuvre: Carpenter: Starman
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Oeuvre: Carpenter: Starman

Starman is a road trip movie, a romance and a science fiction epic with aliens…

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Oeuvre: Carpenter: Christine
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Oeuvre: Carpenter: Christine

A surprisingly prescient work of art that deserves a higher place in its director’s consideration.

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Oeuvre: Carpenter: The Thing
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Oeuvre: Carpenter: The Thing

The Thing’s timeless theme of paranoia and its uncompromisingly nihilistic vision gained traction as the…

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Oeuvre: Carpenter: Escape from New York
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Oeuvre: Carpenter: Escape from New York

Escape from New York is intriguing because its future imagines a world that still feels…

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Oeuvre: Carpenter: The Fog
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Oeuvre: Carpenter: The Fog

Oeuvre: Carpenter: Elvis
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Oeuvre: Carpenter: Elvis

A three-hour dud. Elvis is an outlier at the beginning of Carpenter’s sustained creative peak.

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