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Carpenter, John 1948-

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Most widely held works by John Carpenter
Halloween by John Carpenter( Visual )

112 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The residents of Haddonfield don't know it yet, but death is coming to their small sleepy town. Sixteen years ago, ten-year-old Michael Myers brutally kills his step father, his elder sister and her boyfriend. Sixteen years later, he escapes from the mental institution he had been placed in and made his way back to his hometown intent on a murderous rampage. He is pursued by Dr. Sam Loomis who is Michael's doctor and the only one who knows Michael's true evil. Elsewhere a shy teenager by the name of Laurie Strode is babysitting on the night Michael comes home. She and her friends are now being stalked by Michael
The fog by John Carpenter( Visual )

61 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An eerie, supernatural vengeance is let loose upon a town whose past is steeped in greed and murder
Assault on Precinct 13 by John Carpenter( Visual )

42 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inside an abandoned police station, a handful of cops and some convicts on their way to Death Row must join forces to defend themselves against a vicious gang called Street Thunder, who have taken a blood oath to destroy
The thing by John Carpenter( Visual )

67 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A research team at a remote research station in Antarctica finds an alien being that has fallen from the sky and has remained buried in the snow for over 100,000 years. Unfrozen and unleashed, it creates havoc and terror as it changes forms and becomes one of them
Big trouble in Little China by John Carpenter( Visual )

34 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack Burton is a big-talking, wisecracking trucker who goes beneath the streets of San Francisco's Chinatown to battle an army of spirits when his friend's fiancee is kidnapped
John Carpenter's Escape from New York by John Carpenter( Visual )

48 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a world ravaged by crime, the entire island of Manhattan has been converted to a walled prison where brutal prisoners roam. But when the US president ... crash lands inside, only one man can bring him back: notorious outlaw and form Special Forces war hero Snake Plissken ... But time is short. In 24 hours, an explosive device implanted in his neck will end Snake's mission-- and his life-- unless he succeeds!"--Container
Christine by John Carpenter( Visual )

47 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

She was born in Detroit on an automobile assembly line--but she is no ordinary automobile. She is Christine, a red and white 1958 Plymouth Fury
John Carpenter's Starman( Visual )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An alien, from a distant planet, lands in Wisconsin and arrives at the remote cabin of Jenny Hayden, a distraught young widow. The alien (Starman) convinces her to drive him to Arizona, explaining that if he is not picked up by his mothership in three days he will die. En route, Starman demonstrates the power of universal love, while Jenny rediscovers her human feelings for passion
Guys and dolls the new Broadway cast recording by Frank Loesser( Recording )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Halloween II by Rick Rosenthal( Visual )

22 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Myers, a psychopath left for dead, picks up where he left off stalking the halls of the hospital where his sister lies waiting
They live by John Carpenter( Visual )

15 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One man discovers that aliens are masquerading as humans while they lull the public into submission through sublimal advertising messages. Only specially made sunglasses make the deadly truth visible
John Carpenter's Halloween( Visual )

20 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and German and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Halloween night years ago, little Michael Meyers brutally slaughtered his sister in cold blood. But for the last fifteen years, town residents have rested easy, knowing that he was safely locked away in a mental hospital-- until tonight. Tonight, Michael returns to the same quiet neighborhood to relive his grisly murder again-- and again-- and again. Tonight is Halloween!
Starman by John Carpenter( Visual )

37 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An alien, from a distant planet, lands in Wisconsin and arrives at the remote cabin of Jenny Hayden, a distraught young widow. The alien (Starman) convinces her to drive him to Arizona, explaining that if he isn't picked up by his mothership in three days he'll die. En route, Starman demonstrates the power of universal love, while Jenny rediscovers her human feelings for passion
John Carpenter's Escape from L.A by John Carpenter( Visual )

23 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Into the 9.6-quaked Los Angeles of 2013 comes Snake Plissken (Russell). His job: wade through L.A.'s ruined landmarks to retrieve a doomsday device"--Container
John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars by John Carpenter( Visual )

23 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melanie is a headstrong police lieutenant on Mars. She and her squad are sent to a remote region to apprehend a dangerous criminal, and they come to discover that he is the least of their worries. The mining operation has unleashed a deadly army of Martian spirits who take over the bodies of humans. They are determined to destroy all the invaders on the planet
John Carpenter's Vampires by John Carpenter( Visual )

23 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack Crow is the leader of a team of mercenary vampire slayers dedicated to doing everything humanly possible to prevent Valek, the leader of the undead, from discovering the Berziers Cross, the only thing that can grant all vampires the omnipotent power to walk in the daylight
Dark Star by John Carpenter( Visual )

53 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dark Star is a futuristic scoutship traveling far in advance of colony ships. Armed with Exponential Thermostellar bombs, it prowls the unstable planets. But there is one obstacle that it's crewmembers did not count on--one of the ship's thinking and talking bombs is lodged in the bay, threatening to destroy the entire ship and crew
Halloween( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The reality programmers at Danger Tainment have selected Rudy, Bill and a group of thrill-seeking teenagers to spend one fun-filled night in the childhood home of serial killer Michael Myers. But the planned live broadcast turns deadly when their evening of excitement becomes a night of horror as Michael himself decides to crash the party!"--Container
Halloween III season of the witch by Tom Atkins( Visual )

12 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Halloween III is an entirely original new movie based on the idea of Halloween and using the title but otherwise having nothing in common with the previous Halloween films. The story features witchcraft, robots, and a diabolical plot to scare 50 million children to death!
Tales from the script( Visual )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Screenwriters ranging from newcomers to living legends share their triumphs and hardships in a probing, insightful, and often hilarious odyssey through the world of movie storytelling. Celebrated scribes reveal the fascinating creative adventures that gave birth to beloved classics (and notorious flops). By analyzing their triumphs and recalling their failures, the participants explain how successful writers develop the skills necessary for toughing out careers in Hollywood
 
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Armitage, Frank

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Carpenter, John Howard.

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Carpenter, Johnny 1948-

Chance, James T.

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Chance, John T. 1948-

Con Karpenter

Džon Karpenter

Haight, Rip

Haight Rip 1948-....

John Carpenter Amerikaans filmregisseur

John Carpenter amerykański reżyser filmowy i scenarzysta

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John Carpenter US-amerikanischer Regisseur, Drehbuchautor, Produzent, Schauspieler und Filmmusikkomponist

Quatermass, Martin

Quatermass Martin 1948-....

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Джон Карпентер

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