This is the end. The end of a podcasting journey that began in the mid-70’s and arrived at the here and now of 2013. Our John Carpenter Retrospective series ends with a recap of our best and worst moments of Carpenter’s filmography. This includes everything from the selection of fan favorites taken as a survey from our readers to our own personal favorites list. It’s an amalgam of thoughts and opinions, concepts and conclusions as force fed to you by us, the Dead Air crew (of which the cast has been ever rotating and we thank all of you who participated in discussions). From what I understand, Jeff has been nuzzled up against Adrienne Barbeau’s breast, sobbing like a baby and I personally have been watching him nuzzle THEM… hungrily…. This all at the thought of this odyssey ending. (Note: Jeff does not actually know Barbeau or her breasts).
Inside you’ll fine the results of our reader’s poll. You’ll find Jeff Konopka and Jimmy Terror’s rankings of all of John Carpenter’s films (yes… all of them). We discuss our respective lists. Make fun of each other. Laugh. Cry. We share a carton of bon bons (can you even buy bon bons anymore?). Basically this is the wrap up you’ve all been waiting for. The moment when the whole thing is supposed to make sense, take some kind of cohesive form and spit out quantifiable results. Alas, there are truly no results to take note of. We only know the facts as they have been presented to us through the great cinematic eye of one THE Carpenter.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this ride down memory lane and maybe offered some insight as to what makes John such a powerful force in our little horror-verse. Maybe you found a new favorite Carpenter flick just by listening to us babble on ad nauseum. Please respond below or leave a comments on the iTunes page to let us know just what you think of the whole damn thing. Moments you loved or hated or pretty much your own recollections on the works of Carpenter. We’re eager to hear your take on him and we hope you enjoyed our take on him.
On to the next series of retrospectives for 2013.
Please enjoy the recap to the whole damn thing here:
Now go back and listen to our podcasting journey. Epic maybe an overused buzzword, but that’s just what this whole thing is. Maybe it would be best described as anti-epic to be considered in the same way an anti-hero might be placed into one of Carpenter’s movie plots.
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