John Howard Carpenter is an American filmmaker, screenwriter, musician, and composer. Although Carpenter has worked with various film genres, he is associated most commonly with horror, action and science fiction films of the 1970s and 1980s. Most films of Carpenter's career were initially commercial and critical failures, with the notable exceptions of Halloween , The Fog , Escape from New York , and Starman . However, many of Carpenter's films from the 1970s and the 1980s have come to be considered as cult classics, and he has been acknowledged as an influential filmmaker. The cult classics that Carpenter has directed include Dark Star , Assault on Precinct 13 , The Thing , Christine , Big Trouble in Little China , Prince of Darkness , They Live , and In the Mouth of Madness . He returned to the Halloween franchise as both composer and executive producer for the horror sequel Halloween . Carpenter is also notable for having composed or co-composed most of his films' music; some of...
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00:01:37 Early life
00:02:32 1960s: Student films and Academy Award
00:03:24 1970s: From student films to theatrical releases
00:07:31 1980s: Continued commercial success
00:12:57 1990s: Commercial decline and Halloween H20: 20 Years Later
00:14:48 2000s: Semi-retirement
00:16:01 2010s: The Ward, focus on music and return to Halloween
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