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John Carpenter Amerika Serikat, 1978

Stefan Drees's rating of the film Halloween

One of the key elements is John Carpenter's use of slow camera movements (approaches, circles) which give us the feeling to be in a voyeuristic position. In this respect the first seven minutes - including the draw shot with the pumpkin during the main title sequence - are brillant because they establish an atmosphere of fear which is constantly retained during the whole film. Also masterly is the design of ...