History Film / Halloween1978

25th Nov '17 9:23:32 AM Kooshmeister
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** Earlier, when he finds Michael's discarded hospital clothes, he leaves just before he would've found the body of the guy Michael killed for his coveralls.
2nd Nov '17 9:24:27 PM Prinzenick
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* OffscreenTeleportation: Michael is very effective at sneaking around, which only adds to just how chilling he is. During a scene where he's watching Annie, he's briefly seen standing in the open doorway behind her as the camera follows her away from it--it goes back a second later, and he's gone (eagle eyed viewers and [[FreezeFrameBonus still framing]] allows a viewer to catch a brief glimpse of his shadow as he flees, though).
1st Nov '17 11:39:30 PM Mdumas43073
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* BilledAboveTheTitle: "Donald Pleasence in John Carpenter's ''HALLOWEEN''"
30th Oct '17 12:23:10 PM Mdumas43073
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* AdaptationalHeroism: Well, "heroism" is stretching things a bit, but the 1979 novelization portrays Michael Myers in a more tragic light.

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* AdaptationalHeroism: Well, "heroism" is stretching things a bit, but the 1979 novelization portrays Michael Myers in a more tragic and sympathetic light.
30th Oct '17 12:22:44 PM Mdumas43073
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* AdaptationalHeroism: The 1979 novelization portrays Michael Myers in a more tragic light.

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* AdaptationalHeroism: The Well, "heroism" is stretching things a bit, but the 1979 novelization portrays Michael Myers in a more tragic light.
25th Oct '17 7:54:23 PM Mdumas43073
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* ImplacableMan: Myers cannot be reasoned with and keeps on trucking through multiple stabbings, gunshots and a multistory fall.

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* ImplacableMan: Myers Michael cannot be reasoned with and keeps on trucking through multiple stabbings, gunshots and a multistory fall.
25th Oct '17 7:49:29 PM Mdumas43073
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* HandOrObjectUnderwear: Judith reflexively covers her breasts when she spots little Michael in her bedroom, then keep them there in a vain effort to defend herself from his attack.

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* HandOrObjectUnderwear: Judith reflexively covers her breasts when she spots little Michael in her bedroom, then keep keeps them there in a vain effort to defend herself from his attack.



* ReCut: The 1981 NBC broadcast featured a new cut of the movie with less violence, and 12 minutes of additional scenes shot during production of [[Film/HalloweenII1981 first sequel]] with mostly the same crew, and Pleasence, Curtis, Soles, and Kyes reprising their roles. They were all toward the beginning of the film, and mostly just exist to pad out the runtime, and to tie the story more directly into the sequel. This cut was used for almost all TV broadcasts until the late 90s, when the film was first remastered. Around that time, an "extended cut" was also released to VHS and DVD that was basically the original theatrical cut with the additional scenes included. These scenes were also included as a separate bonus feature on the 2013 Blu-ray, but, due to fan demand, the full "extended cut" was included in the deluxe boxset in HD as a bonus feature (with the added scenes in SD). Fan reaction to these scenes is mixed. They're generally accepted as canon, but some (including Carpenter himself) think they hurt the movie's pace, and establish too much backstory. There are also fans that can't watch this movie without them. Since they set up the future sequels, they work better when this film is viewed more as the first entry in the franchise instead of a standalone feature.

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* ReCut: The 1981 NBC Creator/{{NBC}} broadcast featured a new cut of the movie with less violence, and 12 minutes of additional scenes shot during production of [[Film/HalloweenII1981 first sequel]] with mostly the same crew, and Pleasence, Curtis, Soles, and Kyes reprising their roles. They were all toward the beginning of the film, and mostly just exist to pad out the runtime, and to tie the story more directly into the sequel. This cut was used for almost all TV broadcasts until the late 90s, when the film was first remastered. Around that time, an "extended cut" was also released to VHS and DVD that was basically the original theatrical cut with the additional scenes included. These scenes were also included as a separate bonus feature on the 2013 Blu-ray, but, due to fan demand, the full "extended cut" was included in the deluxe boxset in HD as a bonus feature (with the added scenes in SD). Fan reaction to these scenes is mixed. They're generally accepted as canon, but some (including Carpenter himself) think they hurt the movie's pace, and establish too much backstory. There are also fans that can't watch this movie without them. Since they set up the future sequels, they work better when this film is viewed more as the first entry in the franchise instead of a standalone feature.
19th Oct '17 3:08:59 PM AnotherGuy
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** [[WordOfGod Carpenter]] stated that much of the film was strongly inspired by ''Film/TheThingFromAnotherWorld'', one of his favorite films. Naturally, the characters are watching it on television.

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** [[WordOfGod Carpenter]] stated that much of the film was strongly inspired by ''Film/TheThingFromAnotherWorld'', one of his favorite films. Naturally, the characters are watching it on television. [[invoked]]
19th Oct '17 3:08:35 PM AnotherGuy
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* SpiritualSuccessor: In many ways, this film can be seen as one to ''Film/{{Psycho}}''. One of the two main characters is played by [[Creator/JamieLeeCurtis Janet "Marion Crane" Leigh's daughter]], and the other [[NamesTheSame has the same name as Marion's lover]]. Many of the stylistic choices are also clearly influenced by [[Creator/AlfredHitchcock Hitchcock]], like a repetitive {{Leitmotif}} used for a butcher knife-wielding bad guy; the camera work in Michael's first kill, where we never see knife penetrate flesh, and the cuts between the Wallace house and the approaching Laurie echoes the scene where Lila walks towards the Bates home.

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In many ways, this film can be seen as one to ''Film/{{Psycho}}''. One of the two main characters is played by [[Creator/JamieLeeCurtis Janet "Marion Crane" Leigh's daughter]], and the other [[NamesTheSame has the same name as Marion's lover]]. Many of the stylistic choices are also clearly influenced by [[Creator/AlfredHitchcock Hitchcock]], like a repetitive {{Leitmotif}} used for a butcher knife-wielding bad guy; the camera work in Michael's first kill, where we never see knife penetrate flesh, and the cuts between the Wallace house and the approaching Laurie echoes the scene where Lila walks towards the Bates home.home.
** [[WordOfGod Carpenter]] stated that much of the film was strongly inspired by ''Film/TheThingFromAnotherWorld'', one of his favorite films. Naturally, the characters are watching it on television.
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