John Carpenter was educated at Western Kentucky university. He began making short films in 1962. He won an academy award for Best Live-Action Short Subject in 1970, for
The Resurrection of Broncho Billy. Carpenter formed a band in the mid-1970s called The Coupe de Villes. Since the 1970s, he has had numerous roles in the film industry including writer, actor, composer, producer, and director.See full bio »
[Video Screen] His films often feature important visuals shown from a video screen (The end-of-the-world transmission from the future in
Prince of Darkness, the Norwegian recordings of the expedition to uncover the aliens in
The Thing, various TV sets and the general anti-TV motif in
They Live, etc.).
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