John Carpenter’s Christine soundtrack is being reissued on vinyl for the first time

 

John Carpenter’s 1989 cult car horror score is being reissued on vinyl for the first time.

TAKEN FROM THE VINYL FACTORY LIMITED GB : Originally released by Varèse Sarabande (VS-5240) , followed by a second Motown version that same year, ‎Carpenter created the haunted moto-synthscapes for Christine with frequent collaborator Alan Howarth.

My contact on Varèse confirm : “Cats out of the bag, yep that’s us! We have commissioned new art and I must say it looks FANTASTIC! We’ll be announcing this on our Twitter and Facebook page WITH the new art on August 16th, join us then Fabio and SPREAD the word on this cool new vinyl product!

(THE COVER YOU ‘RE LOOKING UPSTAIRS WAS MADE BY MYSELF AS “FANMADE”)

original new cover

Little information about the LP has been release, but its scant Amazon listing hints at the existence of a blue variant, while SoundStage has a black version for pre-sale as well.Pre-order the blue vinyl here or the black version here ahead of its 29 September 2017 release, and listen to track ‘Christine Attack’ below.

Torino Italy 23 September 2006

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ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK SOUNDTRACK MISPRINT

dischivinile2I FOUND IT IN TO GENOVA “OUT OF BUSINESSES SHOP”; THIS SOUNDTRACK IS THE RE OF SILVA SCREEN SILLP1493 BUT PRINTED AS  ONE VINYL LP (NOT DOUBLE VINYL LP) AND IT COMES BY DAGORED RECORDS ITALY(RED 124 LP Barcode 8013252012419) ,IS VG+ MEDIA AND SLEEVE CONDITION ALBUM AND I WAS VERY SATISFY DUE THE BARGAIN WITH THE SELLER..

The listening experience is quite great the LPs sound of this edition is something of magic,there are very warm extension on bass frequencies and the highs really play great with my vintage Pioneer PL930 and Jbl LX44,BUT when I turn that for the B Side I discovered my copy have the B Side of another Lps from Dagored,to be more focused in my copy of Escape from NY i have record the B side of John Barry’s Game of Death(RED 121 LP) so I have Snake Plissken sharing room with Billy Chen ,and for that reason I guess if this is not a common error this Lp could be Rare as Unique!I don’t know if I will sell it for some undeniable offers for sure I will try to get another copy (complete) of this outstanding evergreen soundtrack by John Carpenter and Alan Howarth.

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VOL 92 (2011) FROM ASC CLOSE UP – BEST PROFESSIONAL ADVICE RECAP

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From ASC CLOSE UP american-cinematographer-logo Vol 92(2011)

What’s The Best Professional Advice you’ve received?

JACK COUFFER, ASC

From editor Irving Lerner: ‘Cut out all the comin’s and goin’s’

BARRY MARKOWITZ, ASC

‘There’s only one way to shoot this thing : Two Ways’

CRESCENZO NOTARILE, ASC

From Owen Roizman :” There’s no need to have an ego as a man. Let your work on that screen be your ego”

DENNIS MUREN, ASC

Jim Danforth taught me the value of critical thinking, especially about your own work, and how to see your work as the audience will see it. And during THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, George Lucas showed me a helicopter shot and asked if I could add a creature running in the ground, which at the time seemed impossible because of the six axis camera motion. He said, ‘ Give it some thought,’ and within 15 minutes I had a solution,That Taught me that a right answer might be one thought away.

TOBIAS SCHLIESSLER, ASC

‘Don’t shoot your demo reel.Be true to the story.’

DEAN SEMLER, ASC, ACS

From George Miller:’Just be bold,Dino!Be as bold as yo want!’

BRUNO DELBONNEL, ASC, ACS

When I was an AC, a gaffer told me, ‘Don’t run on a set, ‘because you show everyone that you probably forgot something. I still don’t run on set, and I try not to forget too many things’.

TOM HOUGHTON, ASC

I received early encouragement from Woody Omens,ASC; and Walter Lassally,BSC taught me many crucial concepts over the course of several projects. I also appreciated the opportunity to be on set of Fat City, where Conrad Hall, ASC was executing  innovative ideas using 8k (4x2K) umbrella lights for the fight scenes.In dailies,John Huston would just put his head on down and listen, trusting Conrad to deliver their visual plan.

DANTE SPINOTTI, ASC, AIC

It was actually given to my son  when he was getting ready to direct his thesis film at the American Film Institute.Jay Fortune, a New York gaffer I ‘d just completed a film with, suggested to him, ‘ Don’t lose your sense of humor,even when everything seems to be going in the opposite direction.’

XAVIER GROBET, ASC, AMC

Life is like an airplane: you either get on board , or you don’t . It’s up to you.

DAN MINDEL, ASC

When I was a focus puller on a movie with Adrian Biddle, BSC, I told him I did not have focus marks, and he said ‘ Feel The Force. ‘ I use that advice all the time.

LUCIANO TOVOLI, ASC, AIC

‘The Edges of the frame are often more interesting then the center’

To Be Continued… –つづく…

VOL 91 ( 2010 ) FROM ASC CLOSE UP-BEST PROFESSIONAL ADVICE RECAP

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What’s The Best Professional Advice you’ve received?

BILLY DICKSON, ASC

Stay true to Yourself. When Everything is crazy around you and you feel like you’re being forced into making all the compromises,do what is right for you and make the compromises you can live with.In the end,what people see on the screen is what they remember you by.

PAUL CAMERON, ASC

Invest in yourself, and if you ‘re not willing to risk everything,then don’t bother doing anything.

SALVATORE TOTINO, ASC

The Advice I got the first day I worked in the film business: Always be five minutes early to work, never five minutes late.But more importantly, live on the edge when it comes to your photography–Take risks.Put your ideas on film and fall down a few times; it will make you a great filmmaker.

RENE OHASHI, ASC,CSC

Have a clear vision, design and objective for every scene. Then, by lighting with your instincts along with your intention  and setting you own level of excellence, you will find satisfaction.

FRED ELMES, ASC

It’s the director movie.The Director is always right.

JOHN SCHWARTZMAN, ASC

From my grandfather, Carmine Coppola: What you do with your non-working time is more important than what you do with your working time.

THOMAS A. DEL RUTH, ASC

From Jordan Cronenweth: ‘Minimize compromise,be prepared for rejection, and save your money’

CHARLES MINSKY, ASC

I’m not sure it’s the best advice,but when I first began working as a camera assistant , Joe Ruttenberg, ASC lived next door.He took me into his house one day and showed me his two Academy Awards and told me to become an editor because they had more control on his art than he did.It did not deter me, but it made me aware that I wasn’t in complete control of the finished product.It’s a lesson I’m still learning.

DEJAN GEORGEVIC, ASC

Lee Rothberg’s Mantra :’ Keep Calm,Cool and collected at all times’

JIM DENAULT, ASC

From Tim Beiber: ‘ Show up early,don’t sit down,and act like you give a shit.’ It’s easy to remember and has far-reaching implications’

PHEDON PAPAMICHAEL , ASC

Roger Corman used to tell his young directors to sit down on an apple-box whenever they got an opportunity.I always try to pace myself through a long shoot;I see a lot of folks burn out before the film is done.

FRANK B.BYERS, ASC

From my agent: ‘Be the happiest guy on set.’ He was right

To Be Continued… –つづく…

VOL 90 ( 2009 ) FROM ASC CLOSE UP-BEST PROFESSIONAL ADVICE RECAP

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From ASC CLOSE UP american-cinematographer-logo Vol 90(2009)

What’s The Best Professional Advice you’ve received?

GABRIEL BERISTAIN, ASC, BSC

Kate Nelligan , a superb actor, once told me that if I could light women beautifully, I would not help many careers, but I would also definitely help mine.

PETER SUSCHITZKY, ASC

I Was once invited to a dinner where Billy Wilder was one of the guests.He asked me what I was doing, to which I replied, ‘Oh , a small movie’ He said,’ There’s no such thing, just good ones and bad ones.’ For the rest, I listened to an inner voice that said,’Develop as many interests as you can, as you will need them to fill the long gaps between movie and enrich life in general.’

PETER  WUNSTRORF, ASC

‘Be Yourself’. I was about to interview for the aforementioned pilot (Millennium), and I was nervous.;my Good friend Dominique Fortin said, ‘Just be yourself;they will like you.’ I didn’t try to fake it. I thought it went badly, but in prep, the producer told me, ‘You came in and only spoke about the work,and that’s all Chris Cater cared about.’

THOMAS ACKERMAN, ASC

Legendary gaffer George ‘Popeye’ Dahlquist used to tell his lamp operatos ‘Boys,if you’re not 10 minutes early,you’re 10 minutes late.’Readiness is a big part of what we do.

JOHN LINDLEY, ASC

When I wanted to quit a miserable show, the director, Virgil Vogel,said,’Kid, never quit.If you have to leave, get fired.If you quit,it will always reflect on you.’

ALAN CASO, ASC

From John Frankenheimer: ‘Alan, whatever you do in this business,don’t ever let them push you into shooting something you know is just bad,something you’ll end up regretting or hating.Simple rule of thumb: ‘don’t shoot s**t!’

MARK IRWIN, ASC, CSC

When director Gil Cates chose me to shoot a love story starring Bea Arthur and Richard Kiley, he said he liked what i’d done on The Fly.I reminded him that Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davies were in a horror film, not a love story.He said,’No,they were in love, and that’s what the audience saw. Sometimes you have to ignore the words and let the pictures tell the story.

AARON SCHNEIDER, ASC

When I was starting out, a veteran first assistant  told me the 2-make Rule,’ make your leading ladies look beautiful and make your day.’

ALEXANDER GRUSZYNSKI, ASC

I think it was Sven Nykvist, ASC who once said, ‘Take chances, but when you do, lower the ASA settings on your light meter.’ To this day, no matter how great the latitude of the film stock is, I always calibrate my meter to a lower settings than what the manufacturer recommends.

ANASTAS MICHOS, ASC

I was working with Don McAlpine,ASC,ACS, and getting impatient watching the director, producer and assistant director endlessly discuss the next setup. Don turned me and said in his inimitable Aussie drawl,’Relax: Sooner or later they’ll have to come over to talk to us.’

PAUL RYAN, ASC

Michael Chapman, ASC said ‘You have to give the impression you know what you’re doing even when you’re totally confused.’

To Be Continued… –つづく…

VOL 87 ( 2006 ) FROM ASC CLOSE UP-BEST PROFESSIONAL ADVICE RECAP

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From ASC CLOSE UP american-cinematographer-logo Vol 87(2006)

What’s The Best Professional Advice you’ve received?

JOHN SIMMONS, ASC

Lose the word ” Can’t” from your vocabulary.Carlton Moss taught me there is always a way to get it done.

WILLIAM A.FRAKER , ASC

The Best Advice I ‘ve ever been given was to extend myself. It’s a famous quote: ” A man’s reach should exceed his grasp.” All the tools, the technologies, are there for you to use, but you can’t assume they will tell your story.That’s up to cameraman, to use everything at his disposal to tell a story visually.

M. DAVID MULLEN, ASC

I was nervous about shooting my first feature, and luckily, I ran into Allen Daviau, ASC,who advised me to know my first week of production, what I needed to do, backwards and forwards. I discovered that being hyper-prepared like that not only boosted my confidence  but also set the right tone for the production. The crew quickly  realizes  that you know what you want  and are aware of how long things should take.

SOL NEGRIN , ASC

From Harry Stradling Sr.: ” Never be afraid to take a chance.It may be the thing you ever did .”

BILL BENNETT , ASC

“Never Pass up the opportunity to keep your mouth shout!” What they don’t tell you in cinematography training is that you job is 50 percent cinematography and 50 percent diplomacy, I’ve learned the hard way that when things go south, as they sometimes do, it’s best to pause and reflect on what’s happening and why before opening your mouth and blurting out what first comes to mind.No one remembers what you didn’t say, but they will certainly remember something you said in haste.

KEES VAN OOSTRUM , ASC

Always strive for perfection in every image you create, not so much technically but in terms of feeling that you have completely understood what you are trying to convey.

PHILIPPE ROUSSELOT , ASC

One Piece of advice I gave myself was not to follow any rules. Another for Jean Jacques Annaud, is, ” Always wear the appropriate shoes on set ”

STEVEN FIERBERG , ASC

When I was in collage, Nick Ray come to show his films, and I spent the whole night talking to him in the lobby rather than watching the films. As he left, he said, “Remember,it’s a way of life”

DAVID B. NOWELL , ASC

Always view your dailies. This May sound silly, but a lot of times, especially today, you never get the chance to see how a shot will look up on the big screen.

ERNEST DICKERSON , ASC

I’ve learned so much from reading AMERICAN CINEMATOGRAPHER, and the best professional advice I ever received was from an interview with Gordon Willis. In it,he stressed the importance of always having a point of view when approaching  a scene. It’s the first question I ask myself when I’m designing my coverage: What is the point of view,or whose? Once I’ve answered the question, everything falls into place much more ease.

KARL WALTER LINDENLAUB , ASC

Make Friends early so you have allies in this business. They are the ones who call you first.

CRAIG DiBONA , ASC

Early int my career, an old veteran told me, “The Industry is a lot of fun,but never forget it’s a business with a lot of money being spent every second. Don’t laugh your way out of your job,and if you stretch your arms out you can’t touch the camera, then you’re probably in the wrong place.” Good Words to remember.

To Be Continued… –つづく…

IN THE MUSIC OF JOHN CARPENTER

THIS IS MY MUSICAL RECAP ABOUT JOHN CARPENTER MUSIC IN THE YEARS

IN THE MUSIC OF JOHN CARPENTER

LATELY SPEAKING ABOUT JOHN CARPENTER MEANS MUSIC, THE LAST WORK A DEBUT STUDIO “LOST THEMES “(SACRED BONE RECORDS) WAS PUBLISHED ONE YEAR AGO , AND WAS ABOUT MUSIC NOT TURN IN TO SOME SOUNDTRACKS;MUSIC PERFORMED BY HIM; HIS SON CODY AND FRIEND DANIEL DAVIES. TO TELL THE TRUTH ABOUT THIS ALBUM I LOVED JUST VORTEX,WRAITH and NIGHT 3 over 9 ,I GREW UP WITH ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK SO I THINK THIS IS NORMAL…I CAN’T LEAVE THIS CLICHE’..(FOR ME VORTEX IS AMAZING) HOWEVER…ENJOY THIS GREATEST HITS( I TRY TO BE UNEXPECTED) FOR UNDERSTAND THE GENIUS ON THE BACKGROUND.