Sporting one of the most fantastic scores ever laid down by a synthesizer, Christine is the focus of this installment of the John Carpenter Retrospective series. Jeff Konopka and Jesse Bartel discuss the finer points of automotive maintenance, mileage and murder! Spend the next 45 minutes to an hour with team Carpenter.
I think there are a number of lessons to be learned by watching Christine. Nerdy kids with cars are more dangerous than nerdy kids without cars. Nerdy kids with cars get girls. Nerdy kids without cars live longer. Nerdy kids with cars disobey their parents. Nerdy kids with cars drink and drive and don’t pay attention to the 10 and 2 rule. Um… nerdy kids with cars go on to direct episodes of Dexter and also star with Rodney Dangerfield in films featuring Oingo Boingo. Absolute power corrupts absolutey. Absolute vodka tastes good with OJ and Cranberry juice.
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It’s about a car that kills people. John Carpenter films have been bringing father and sons together since he broke in the late 70’s (Freudian? Maybe Jeungian). Both our hosts discuss the film with a fresh perspective on it having not seen it in years and providing keen insight into what works, what doesn’t work and what needs a look under the hood. Stephen King fans unite over the adaptation Carpenter actually got to do (he was kicked to the curb for Firestarter).
Please enjoy one of the sexiest trailers in the history of the genre.
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Also, the car is family.