Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Thing (USA: John Carpenter, 1982)

The Thing (USA: John Carpenter, 1982: 109 mins)

Billson, Anne. "The Thing Set on Survival." The Guardian (August 27, 2009)

Bromley, Patrick, et al. "Special Report: The Thing." The Projection Booth (December 23, 2016)
["Initially lambasted by critics, John Carpenter's The Thing (1982) was a brilliant adaptation of John W. Campbell's novella Who Goes There?. The film tells the story of a dozen men in Antarctica who are infiltrated by an alien shapeshifter. Interviews include authors John Kenneth Muir (The Films of John Carpenter), Jez Conolly (Devil’s Advocates: The Thing), actors Joel Polis (Fuchs), Thomas G. Waites (Windows), and cinematographer Dean Cundey."]

Campbell, John. "Who Goes There?" (1938 Novella: Original inspiration for Howard Hawks 1951 film The Thing From Another World)

Collis, Clark. "2014's most influential director: John Carpenter?" Inside Movies (July 16, 2014)

Daseler, Graham. "Depth Takes a Holiday: Good Bad Movies." Bright Lights Film Journal #80 (May 2013)

Earles, Steve. "30 Years On: The Thing Revisited." The Quietus (October 19, 2012)

Fichera, Blake and James Hancock. "John Carpenter, Horror Master." Wrong Reel #272 (May 29, 2017)

Hancock, James and Martin Kessler. "Getting Assimilated by The Thing." Wrong Reel #271 (May 2017) ["... the history of The Thing including ‘Who Goes There?’ (1938), ‘The Thing from Another World’ (1951) and John Carpenter’s ‘The Thing’ (1982)."]

Heath, Roderick. "The Thing (1982)." Ferdy on Films (May 2014)

"John Carpenter." Keyframe (Ongoing Archive)

Lambie, Ryan. "Examining the critical reaction to The Thing." Den of Geek (January 20, 2014)

Lanzagorta, Marco. "Great Directors: John Carpenter." Senses of Cinema (March 2003)

Llinares, Dario and Neil Fox. "The Thing; The Fly; Rollerball; (Sci-Fi Special Part 1)." The Cinematologists #7 (June 4, 2015) ["The Fly, Demon Seed, The Thing and Rollerball are all discussed in the context of what the science fiction as a key cinema genre. Neil and Dario touch upon the tropes of hard v soft sic-fi, artificial intelligence, the fear of technology, metaphors of alien invasion and control of reproduction, along with many other of the fundamental elements of the sic-fi genre."]

Lyttelton, Oliver. "5 Things You Might Not Know About John Carpenter's The Thing." The Playlist (June 25, 2012)

Pridham, Matthew. "Underneath the Skin: John Carpenter’s The Thing and You." Weird Fiction Review (March 25, 2012)

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