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Discussion in 'Reader Polls' started by Hellbilly, Nov 22, 2010.
After watching Escape from New York on Blu-ray last night I felt the need to do this poll. Vote!
ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK ,just edging ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 and BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA.
Big Trouble in Little China, followed closely by Escape from New York
DARK STAR is my favorite Carpenter film, period. Although the THE THING is quite the masterpiece.
Escape from New York, narrowly over Big Trouble and They Live
I went with Assault on Precinct 13. As much as I love Escape from New York, Assault absolutely blew me away the first time I saw it. Even now it's still got a creepy, horror movie feel to it and how can you resist Kim Richards' phenomenal ice cream scene?
Great poll. Hard to decide between Escape From New York and Big Trouble, but Snake won out.
Dark Star i just love that silly movie.
Big Trouble in Little China, but Escape from New York is a close second.
We can vote for only one?
I wish the polls could show who voted!
Big Trouble followed by Escape from NY. Big Trouble is way more watchable and engaging. Im sorry, but They Live is really bad. It feels like a TV movie. The message is so ham-fisted. The camp of it is fine but it just doesn't stand up to what are actually a couple of decent movies in Big Trouble and Escape from NY.
Ok, I'm still learning this forum. It does show who voted!
My favorite is Escape From New York, followed by They Live and Big Trouble in Little China. Love them all however.
I'll give some love to They Live. Dood, Dark Star is a terrible terrible movie :lol:
I am sure youre right MP, that was his first movie though, wasnt it? I am not a big fan of his in general, The Thing is really the only thing I am truly enamored of.
Looking at that list, I think I like his non-horror better than his horror. My vote is for ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13, no question. It's my favorite Carpenter and one of my favorite films of all time. For such a lean, mean film, the characters are all drawn so rich, the use of the scope frame is masterful and the dialogue is so very memorable. Napoleon Wilson has to be the greatest anti-hero of all time. And you have to love Austin Stoker's retort when he's being offered some coffee:
"For thirty years!"
Next on the list would probably be the underrated LA, then the touching road movie STARMAN, then Kurt doing John Wayne in BIG TROUBLE, the gritty first ESCAPE, the legendary fight sequence in THEY LIVE, the goofy and not really Carpenter-esque DARK STAR and MEMOIRS bringing up the big stinky rear. Still haven't seen ELVIS...
escape from new york followed closely by assault and they live
What was it you didn't like about Dark Star, MP?
I just received the new Dark Star 2-DVD set the other day. I haven't seen the movie in at least 12 years or more, so it'll be good to revisit it.