Of all the directors in commercial American film-making, John Carpenter remains the industry’s most consistent storyteller. His films, like Halloween, The Thing, Escape From New York and Assault on Precinct 13 spark enthusiasm in those who know them and his name alone will draw people into the cinemas. Ultimately, John Carpenter’s reputation is built on his ability to tell a story and tell it well. He excites, thrills and scares audiences the world over. He has set trends and influenced many other directors in the Science Fiction and Horror fields. In the Pocket Essential John Carpenter you will discover his films, his scripts and his music.
“Bond, James Bond.” Since Sean Connery uttered those immortal words in 1962, the most dashing secret agent in the history of cinema has been charming and thrilling audiences worldwide.
This impeccably British character created by author Ian Fleming has starred in 23 EON-produced films, played by 6 different actors over five decades.
To celebrate 50 years of this innovative franchise, EON Productions opened their archives of photos, designs, storyboards, and production materials to editor Paul Duncan, who spent two years researching over one million images and 100 filing cabinets of documentation.
We contributed to this book – the chapter on Moonraker