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The great John Carpenter / Kurt Russell film debate
Which is the best Carpenter-Russell collaboration?
Elvis [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
Escape From New York [ 1 ] ** [6.25%]
The Thing [ 9 ] ** [56.25%]
Big Trouble In Little China [ 6 ] ** [37.50%]
Escape From LA [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
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NiteFall
post Apr 16 2011, 11:38 AM
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I've had the idea for this poll knocking about since I last watched Big Trouble In Little China.
John Carpenter and Kurt Russell have done some great films together. And Escape From LA. But which one is the best? And why? Is the big silly spectacle of Big Trouble your favourite? Or the tight claustrophobic horror of The Thing? Or is it Elvis, because you're one of the 12 people in the world that's actually seen the bastard thing?
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post Apr 16 2011, 11:57 AM
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The Thing, for me. I enjoy aspects of all the others (that I have seen) but The Thing is the only one that strikes me as a coherent, consistent work. It's sheer, unceasing tension from beginning to end.
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post Apr 16 2011, 12:32 PM
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I think Big Trouble In Little China is my favourite. It's just so much fun from start to finish, plus I really like the idea of following around this guy who thinks that he's the big hero but doesn't realise that he's actually the sidekick.
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post Apr 16 2011, 02:32 PM
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I voted for The Thing for my favourite film. Although, Big Trouble in Little China probably gains more from Russell's contribution than the others but then again, he can only play the roles in ways that are right for the films.
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post Apr 16 2011, 02:36 PM
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Escape from La didn't rank for me (not a bad film though). It was tough with the remaining 4 but I went with Big Trouble as it's more family friendly (Elvis had a ton of adult issues in it).

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post Apr 16 2011, 09:53 PM
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The Thang, by a country mile. Although I still haven't seen Elvis, or Big Trouble for that matter.
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post Apr 17 2011, 12:56 PM
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I went Big Trouble due to the Fun-Factor. It's just a work of bizarre comedic genius.
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post Apr 17 2011, 06:57 PM
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A poll after my own heart, seeing as I rate Carpenter as on of the the greatest American directors ever - few have a run as good as his over two decades.

As much as I adore all the choices (yes I even have a soft spot for LA), and despite strong competition from the classic Big Trouble, The Thing gets my vote because frankly it is my (joint) favourite film of all time.
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post Apr 17 2011, 09:16 PM
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After a show recently, my friend Ian was furious that a fan had bought the other half of his double act 'The Thing' on Blu-ray and him 'Escape from LA'.

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post Apr 19 2011, 03:02 PM
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The Thing is one of the best films ever made in my estimation, so needless to say it gets my vote too.
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post Apr 19 2011, 03:41 PM
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QUOTE (Sostie @ Apr 17 2011, 07:57 PM) *
As much as I adore all the choices (yes I even have a soft spot for LA), and despite strong competition from the classic Big Trouble, The Thing gets my vote because frankly it is my (joint) favourite film of all time.


Mamma Mia?

I've only seen one film on the list and the last time I did I wasn't that impressed with it so I'll refrain from voting!
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post Apr 19 2011, 04:15 PM
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I wonder who voted for Escape From New York.
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