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John Carpenter

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Born: January 16, 1948 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Carthage, New York, USA Profession: Writer ...
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1956:
At age eight, began making his own action-oriented movies using his father's 8mm Brownie camera
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First substantial film, the 40-minute featurette, "Revenge of the Colossal Beasts"
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While still a teen, formed own production company, Emerald Productions
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Filmed the 40-minute short, "Warrior and the Demon"; this was Carpenter's first use of stop-motion animation
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Made his last, and reportedly best short, "Gorgon the Space Monster"
1965:
Emerald Productions published the film fanzine, <i>Fantastic Films Illustrated</i>
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Met future collaborator Dan O'Bannon while both were graduate film students at USC
1969:
Served as co-writer, film editor and music composer on the Oscar-winning short, "The Resurrection of Bronco Billy"
1974:
First major film as director, "Dark Star"; also co-wrote Dan O'Bannon
1976:
Wrote, directed and scored second feature, "Assault on Precinct 13"
1978:
TV-movie writing debut, "Zuma Beach" (NBC)
1978:
First mainstream Hollywood film, "Eyes of Laura Mars"
1978:
Wrote, directed and composed the score for his breakthrough film, "Halloween"
1978:
Directed Lauren Hutton in the NBC TV-movie, "Someone's Watching Me!"; first screen collaboration with future wife Adrienne Barbeau
1979:
Helmed the ABC biopic "Elvis"; Kurt Russell played the title role in their first collaboration
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Formed own production company Hye Whitebread Productions with wife Barbeau
1980:
Directed, wrote and composed the score for "The Fog"; also made his screen acting debut
1981:
Second collaboration with Kurt Russell, "Escape From New York"
1982:
Directed first film he did not write, "The Thing"; again collaborated with Russell
1983:
Directed the film adaptation of the Stephen King novel, "Christine"
1984:
Directed t"Starman," starring Jeff Bridges in his Oscar nominated role
1984:
Made debut as an executive producer, "The Philadelphia Experiment"
1985:
Directed Kurt Russell in "Big Trouble in Little China"
1987:
Returned to low-budget filmmaking with "Prince of Darkness"
1990:
Wrote and produced the Western comedy "El Diablo," for HBO
1993:
Executive produced and directed two segments of the Showtime anthology, "John Carpenter Presents Body Bags"
1996:
Re-teamed with Kurt Russell for the sequel, "John Carpenter's Escape From L.A."
1998:
Directed the film, "Vampires," starring James Woods as the leader of a band of vampire hunters
2001:
Wrote and directed the horror film, "Ghosts of Mars"
2005:
Directed "Cigarette Burns," an episode of Showtime's "Masters of Horror" series
2005:
Produced the big budget remake of his film, The Fog"
2006:
Once again directed an episode of Showtime's Masters of Horror series, "Pro-Life"
2010:
Returned to directing with "The Ward"

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