10 Things You Didn't Know About John Carpenter

9. He Edited A Porn Parody Of Last Tango In Paris

After his first movie €“ sci-fi comedy Dark Star €“ came and went in cinemas, Carpenter found himself lost in Hollywood without a job. His agent convinced him writing screenplays was a good way to find work, but in the meantime, he got a job Last Foxtrot In Burbank, a low-rent parody of Last Tango In Paris. Carpenter, at least, found the experience educational, and when confronted with a boring €œerotic€ sequence he decided to get creative with it. He intercut the scene with footage of a busy street outside and gradually increased the soundtrack noise of people talking and blaring traffic until the scene reached a proper erm, climax. His experience on that film also came in handy for Assault On Precinct 13, which he had to edit himself under the pseudonym John T. Chance.

Handsome. Charismatic. Intelligent. Noble. Witty. I'm none of these things, but I'm a half decent writer, I guess.