For the next installment of the John Carpenter Retrospective series Shawn and Jeff tackle Starman. I know what you’re thinking right now. Starman is a John Carpenter flick? Yes. Yes it is. It’s about as un-Carpenter a film as Carpenter has made (Dark Star and Elvis also in the running, so says Jeff). This a movie where you can catch Jeff Bridges before he drank White Russians and smoked a bunch o’ doobage and Karen Allen before she was Bill Murray’s love interest in Scrooge but after she was Harrison Ford’s main squeeze in Raiders of the Lost Ark (read that “in limbo”). Stop by the podcast and let our experienced podcast team walk you through this seemingly out of place picture. If it wasn’t for the music you might not know it had anything to do with J.C.
Our fearless hosts will take you down the long and winding road of alien/human diplomatic and romantic relations and give Starman a home among the rest of the Carpenter filmography. This might be a great movie to show your soft side. Cuddle. Fall in love again and let the inter-terrestrial couple of Bridges and Allen provide the sexy piano background music to your own romantic encounter of the third kind.
Just to be absolutely sure I find time to mention something absolutely obscure in conneciton with the film title, please listen to and enjoy David Bowie’s “Starman”, written many years prior to the film’s release. Also enjoy the clip of Pro Wrestling for the NES (that’s Nintendo Entertainment System, you dog!). The guy in pink… that’s Star Man. Not played by Jeff Bridges. Maybe it’s Beau? Beau knows wrestling? These are the jokes.
Starman… by David Bowie. Not sung by Jeff Bridges.
Star Man… the wrestler. Not Jeff Bridges.
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