8. The Thing (1982)

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John Carpenter! How has he been forgotten by the collection? We talk about his 1982 sci-fi horror classic, The Thing, featuring great performances from Kurt Russel, Wilford Brimley and Keith David, and a wonderful score from Ennio Morricone.

Bonus material: - New reissue of the OST from 2020 - Story of the origins of the partnership of Morricone and Carpenter

Background reading: - On the writer of the short story “Who Goes There?” and why a literary award was renamed after the winner, Jeannette Ng, criticized him

- Cory Doctorow’s essay about why the award’s name was rightly changed and it being a good decision

Music: “The Endless Scroll” by Absolutely Free courtesy of Idée Fixe Records and Arts & Crafts Music Inc.

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