Precinct 13: The Movies and Music of John Carpenter

Escape from New York (1981) [Part 1] f/CoolRogRox

Episode Summary

2020 is here, and as we kick off the new decade, it's time to tackle the amazing run of films that characterized John Carpenter's most successful decade of moviemaking. Guest co-host CoolRogRox joins Chris and Nick for the first half of our wide-ranging discussion of Escape from New York, the movie that introduced the world to Kurt Russell's all-time-great action antihero Snake Plissken. This week, we touch on everything from the film's almost comically bleak depiction of dystopian future America to its amazing poster art, innovative visual effects, who's who of regular Carpenter collaborators, and much, MUCH more. Strap on your favorite eyepatch, keep an eye out for landmines, and give it a listen!

Episode Notes

2020 is here, and as we kick off the new decade, it's time to tackle the amazing run of films that characterized John Carpenter's most successful decade of moviemaking. Guest co-host CoolRogRox joins Chris and Nick for the first half of our wide-ranging discussion of Escape from New York, the movie that introduced the world to Kurt Russell's all-time-great action antihero Snake Plissken. This week, we touch on everything from the film's almost comically bleak depiction of dystopian future America to its amazing poster art, innovative visual effects, classic supporting characters, and much, MUCH more. Strap on your favorite eyepatch, keep an eye out for landmines, and give it a listen!