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Film Director John Carpenter.

Horror film director John Carpenter. He's best known for the film "Halloween," one of the most successful independent films ever ($300,000 budget, over $30 million in receipts). His other credits include "The Thing," "the Fog," "Escape From New York, "Christine" and "Starman." His most recent film, "They Live," is about aliens who disguise themselves as humans and take over the planet. It stars former professional wrestler Rowdy Piper and has just been released for home video. (Rebroadcast. Originally broadcast on October 31, 1988.)

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Other segments from the episode on July 13, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, July 13, 1989: Interview with John Carpenter; Review of of Alkan abd Kevin Bowyer's album "Music for Organ or Pedal-Piano"; Interview with Howard Cruse; Commentary of the…

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