On The Set With John Carpenter Poster






On October 21st (24th in the UK), Titan Books releases Kim Gottlieb-Walker's On Set With John Carpenter. This book looks like it will be a must own for Carpenter fans, as it includes iconic, rare, and never before seen photographs from the sets of his greatest films.


From the press release:


The films of the legendary John Carpenter are some of the most iconic and culturally significant in recent horror/sci-fi film history, including Halloween, Escape From New York and The Thing. Titan Books brings you On Set with John Carpenter; a volume that collects, for the first time ever, photographs that document the finest moments in his incredible career, showcased alongside brand-new and exclusive material.


This absorbing collection of on-set photographs takes you right to the heart of the action of some of our favourite box office hits, from makeup, to rolling cameras and off-camera laughs. From production stills to the crew in action, from candid snapshots of the stars to stunning portraits, go behind-the-scenes like never before. Photographs include the sets of Halloween, The Fog, Escape from New York, Halloween II and Christine, and are all accompanied by exclusive commentary from those involved – including Carpenter himself! – and other key crew and cast. This collection is a must-have for cult cinema fans and photography aficionados alike.


About John Carpenter:
John Carpenter is a hugely influential American film director, screenwriter, producer, editor and composer, with a career spanning over four decades. Although having worked in numerous film genres, he is most commonly associated with horror and science fiction, and many of his works such as Halloween and The Thing have long been considered cult classics. In 2006, the United States Library of Congress deemed Halloween to be 'culturally significant', and selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry.


About Kim Gottlieb-Walker:
Kim Gottlieb-Walker's photos have appeared in numerous magazines including Music World, Feature, Rolling Stone, Newsweek and People. She worked for Island Records, covering reggae performers all over Jamaica and shot the iconic High Times cover of Bob Marley. She has worked for over 40 years as a movie still photographer, including on Halloween, The Fog, and Escape from New York.


This looks fantastic. I don't know about you, but I'm going to be picking this one up.


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