Precinct 13: The Movies and Music of John Carpenter

Escape from New York (1981) [Part 2]

Episode Summary

We just can't get enough of Snake Plissken here at Precinct 13, so this week, Nick and Chris are back to continue our discussion of Carpenter's 1981 classic Escape From New York. This time around, we discuss the film's casting (and what it might have been like without star Kurt Russell), explore some thematic ideas that link Escape to the previous entries in the Carpenter canon, take a look at critics' opinions of the film both then and now, and delve a bit further into the film's cinematography, production design, pacing, and -- of course -- that rockin' synth score (sorry, RedLetterMedia, but we love it!).

Episode Notes

We just can't get enough of Snake Plissken here at Precinct 13, so this week, Nick and Chris are back to continue our discussion of Carpenter's 1981 classic Escape From New York. This time around, we discuss the film's casting (and what it might have been like without star Kurt Russell), explore some thematic ideas that link Escape to the previous entries in the Carpenter canon, take a look at critics' opinions of the film both then and now, and delve a bit further into the film's cinematography, production design, pacing, and -- of course -- that rockin' synth score (sorry, RedLetterMedia, but we love it!).