John Carpenter
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"John Howard Carpenter" is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, editor and composer. Although Carpenter has worked in numerous film genres, he is most commonly associated with horror and science fiction films from the 1970s and 1980s.

Most films in Carpenter's career were critical and commercial failures, with the notable exceptions of Halloween (1978 film)/Halloween (1978), Escape from New York (1981) and Starman (film)/Starman (1984). However, many of Carpenter's films from the 1970s and the 1980s such as Dark Star (film)/Dark Star (1974), Assault on Precinct 13 (1976 film)/Assault on Precinct 13 (1976), The Fog (1980), The Thing (1982 film)/The Thing (1982), Christine (1983 film)/Christine (1983), Big Trouble in Little China (1986), Prince of Darkness (film)/Prince of Darkness (1987) and They Live (1988) have since been seen as Cult film/cult classics, and Carpenter has been acknowledged as an influential filmmaker.

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