John Carpenter and Alfred Hitchcock are two directors with something to say about the police. Assault on Precinct 13 blah blah Rio Bravo blah blah. Things AoP13 has inspired. Defining action as its own genre. Vanilla twist. The innocent years of John Carpenter. Deborah Hill. Super wide composition. Whatever device lights. An anonymous, faceless enemy. How to play Potatoes. John Carpenter’s take on the police. Silent violence. Alfred Hitchcock knows how good he is. The wrongly accused in Hitchcock movies. That Wrong Man as not a film noir! Finally covering the hard boiled detective on a movie with no hard boiled detective. Who’s actually to blame? Your ultimate fears, realized.
Also referenced: Jonestown, Rio Bravo, Shaun of the Dead, Rambo, Terminator, Rocky, Escape from New York, Halloween, Ghosts of Mars, Die Hard, The Fog, Dawn of the Dead, Neil Marshall (Doomsday), 12 Angry Men, Once Upon a Time in the West, The Lodger, 39 Steps, North by Northwest, Frenzy, The Trouble with Harry, The Young and the Innocent, Arrested Development, The Killing, Rififi, The Postman Always Rings Twice, Double Indemnity, Touch of Evil, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, Hairspray, The Little Shop of Horrors
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Assault on Precinct 13
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Director: John Carpenter
Writer: John Carpenter
Starring: Austin Stoker, Darwin Joston, Laurie Zimmer, Martin West
The lone inhabitants of an abandoned police station are under attack by the overwhelming numbers of a seemingly unstoppable street gang.
The Wrong Man
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Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Writer: Maxwell Anderson, Angus MacPhail
Starring: Henry Fonda, Vera Miles, Anthony Quayle, Charles Cooper
An innocent man is mistaken for a criminal. What did you think this movie was about?