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Halloween

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by kendrick goldsmith on 22 October 2012

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Transcript of Halloween

Kill sister Break out of Smith's Grove
Sanitarium Bury the body Stacy's mom Go to Australia.
Locate 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney A psychotic murderer institutionalized since childhood for the murder of his sister, escapes and stalks a bookish teenage girl and her friends while his doctor chases him through the streets. Synopsis History Premiered in 1978 Budget: $320,000 U.S. Gross: $47 million Worldwide Gross: $70 million Independent Producer Irwin Yablans and financier Moustapha Akkad funded the film Distributor: Compass International Pictures Highest grossing independent movie at the time Donald Pleasence British film, TV and stage actor First appearance in America was an episode of The Twilight Zone Specialized in portraying insane or evil characters, including Blofeld in You Only Live Twice Nominated four times for the Tony award Reprised role as Dr. Loomis in Halloween II, IV, V and VI Jamie Lee Curtis Feature film debut Initially known as "scream queen" Won BAFTA and Golden Globe awards Has written a number of children's books Reprised role in Halloween II, H20 and Resurrection Other Notable Films Escape from New York, Prom Night, Trading Places, My Girl 1 & 2, True Lies, Freaky Friday, Christmas with the Kranks John Carpenter Director, Producer, and Composer Specializes in Horror films Lead male characters are anti-heroes and villains are mindless and lack emotion Uses synthesizer-based soundtracks that he composes himself Escape from LA They Live Escape from New York The Fog Notable Films Assault on Precinct 13 Critics liked Carpenter's camera angles and simple music Surprised by lack of blood, gore and graphic violence 94% on Rotten Tomatoes Has reputation as a classic Critical Reception Controversy Violence against women vs. Women as heroins A critique of American social values Dangers of pre-marital sex Sequels and Remake Sequels: Halloween II (1981) Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988) Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989) Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995) Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998) Halloween: Resurrection (2002) Remake: Halloween (2007) Halloween II (2009) Halloween franchise, adjusting for 2011 inflation, is fourth highest grossing horror franchise at approx. $557.5 million Horror Genre Largely responsible for popularization of slasher films in the 1980s Popularized many horror tropes Final girl trope Killing off characters who are substance abusers or sexually promiscuous Theme song for the killer Scenes shot from the perspective of the killer Popular horror films like Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street copied its blueprint Psycho's Influence Graphic violence on the screen Use of POV camera Use of music to evoke a sense of menace and heighten sudden shocks Encourages sadism and misogyny By: Kendrick Goldsmith
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