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)

Koski, Genevieve, et al. "It Comes at Night / The Thing (Pt. 1)." The Next Picture Show #82 (June 27, 2017)

---. "It Comes at Night / The Thing (Pt. 2)." The Next Picture Show #83 (June 29, 2017)

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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