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How John Carpenter Fixed THE THING

Hulk shares something awesome.

How John Carpenter Fixed THE THING

EARLIER TODAY, ONE OF HULK'S TWITTER FOLLOWERS SHANE VADER LINKED HULK TO A RECENT BLOG POST ABOUT THE PRODUCTION OF THE CLASSIC FILM JOHN CARPENTER'S THE THING AND SAID THAT IT CONTRIBUTED A GREAT DEAL TO THE ONGOING CONVERSATION REGARDING CONVOLUTION.

BOY, HE WAS HE RIGHT.

THERE WAS A BLIP IN THE PRODUCTION SCHEDULE OF THE FILM, WHICH ESSENTIALLY ALLOWED CARPENTER TO SEE A GREAT DEAL OF THE FILM IN ROUGH FORM. HE REALIZED ALL OF HIS MISTAKES AND THEREFORE DECIDED TO REWRITE EVERYTHING HE STILL HAD TO SHOOT TO ADDRESS ALL OF THE PROBLEMS.

THE POST DETAILS EVERY DECISION AND, WELL, YOU JUST HAVE TO READ IT. IT'S A BETTER CONFIRMATION OF EVERYTHING HULK'S BEEN TRYING TO SAY IN THE RECENT FEW MONTHS ABOUT CLARITY AND MYSTERY AND WHEN TO USE WHAT AND HOW. BETTER YET, IT'S A MUST-READ FOR ANYONE WHO WANTS TO UNDERSTAND HOW TO ACHIEVE DRAMATIC TENSION ON A STORY LEVEL.

READ THE WHOLE THING RIGHT HERE.

Film Crit Hulk's photo About the Author: FILM CRIT HULK WAS CREATED IN A CHAOTIC LAB EXPERIMENT INVOLVING GAMMA RADIATION, TELEPODS, AND THE GHOST OF PAULINE KAEL. NOW HULK HAVE DEEP AND ABIDING LOVE CINEMA.
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