When THE THING became JOHN CARPENTER’S THE THING

mattfractionblog:

Producer Stuart Cohen has an amazingly comprehensive making-of blog regarding JOHN CARPENTER’S THE THING

there’s a great deal worth reading but maybe none moreso than the linked piece above, about how Carpenter took advantage of a six-week break in filming to watch what he had, realize it wasn’t working, and go to town on the whole affair with a scalpel.

Just remember what ol’ Jack Burton does when the earth quakes, and the poison arrows fall from the sky, and the pillars of Heaven shake. Yeah, Jack Burton just looks that big ol’ storm right square in the eye and he says, “Give me your best shot, pal. I can take it.”

house-under-a-rock:

Claire Langmore looking strong on If The Shoe Fits V8, the Balkans, Australia
photo: Eddie Fowke

house-under-a-rock:

Claire Langmore looking strong on If The Shoe Fits V8, the Balkans, Australia

photo: Eddie Fowke