Horror Legend John Carpenter Takes Home Cannes' Golden Coach Award

Horror Legend John Carpenter Takes Home Cannes' Golden Coach Award
The French directors' guild at Cannes presented horror legend John Carpenter with the Golden Coach award. 71-year old Carpenter changed the world of cinema with his work in the horror and action genres, starting with 1976's Assault on Precinct 13 and then 1978's original Halloween, which changed the horror genre forever. In addition to changing the horror landscape visually, Carpenter created a new way of composing the score to a movie, which was mostly due to limitations at the time.

Before John Carpenter approached the stage at Cannes to accept the Golden Coach award, a live rendition of his iconic Halloween theme played to an enthusiastic crowd while fog filled the room. The director then took the stage wearing a tuxedo and revealing it was movies like The African Queen and Forbidden Planet that kicked off his desire to step behind the camera and ultimately help create a new type of movie.
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