- Starman (film)
name= John Carpenter's
caption="Starman" theatrical poster
Jeff Bridges Karen Allen
Bruce A. EvansRaynold Gideon Dean Riesner
cinematography = Donald M. Morgan
editing= Marion Rothman
Larry J. Franco Michael Douglas
December 14, 1984
budget=$24 million USD
amg_id = 1:46664
"John Carpenter's Starman" is a 1984
science fictionand fantasy filmdirected by John Carpenterwhich tells the story of an alien from another planet ( Jeff Bridges) who has come to earth in response to the invitation found on the gold phonograph record installed on one of the Voyager space probes.
The screenplay was written by Bruce A. Evans, Raynold Gideon and Dean Riesner (uncredited). Bridges was nominated for the
Academy Award for Best Actor. The film inspired a short-lived, 1986 television series of the same name which starred Robert Haysand Christopher Daniel Barnes.
An unsolicited script by Irish screenwriter Brad Hansen for a sequel to the film "Starman" was written in 1998, but remains unproduced. Jeff Bridges expressed an interest in reprising the title role, and is heard stating this on the "Starman" DVD commentary.
Upon arriving within earth's lower atmosphere, the Starman's ship is attacked by military aircraft, forcing it to crash-land close by the cabin of a young woman named Jenny Hayden (
Karen Allen). After reminiscing about her dead husband Scott by watching old movies and looking through photo albums, Jenny has fallen asleep from drinking too much in an attempt to drown her sorrows. The visitor, incidentally, exists only as a blue cloud of energy at this stage. Whether this is because his physical body was destroyed in the crash or because he arrived in this condition remains unclear. He finds a lock of Scott's hair in a photo album, samples the DNAfrom it, replicates it into a fully adult, cloned physical body in a matter of minutes and then takes up residence. After getting over the initial shock of the encounter with her dead husband's clone Jenny reluctantly agrees to drive him from Wisconsinto Meteor Craterin Arizona, where his mother shipwill be picking him up. She sees herself more as a victim at first but eventually loses all fear of the celestial visitor and resolves to assist him whatever the cost.
Along the way the couple is pursued by the
United States Armywho detected the crash. The Army contingent is led by a cold-blooded NSA Chief Fox ( Richard Jaeckel) who is reluctantly assisted by a decidedly more humane civilian scientist named Mark Shermin ( Charles Martin Smith).
Over the course of the journey, the Starman learns about humanity (and "being" human) through direct experience and from some explanations by Jenny, who in turn learns more about him when his communication skills improve, finding that he is a tender, sincere, vulnerable and loving being. By the end of the journey, when the ailing Starman is retrieved by his fellow extraterrestrials, he has saved Jenny's life, they have fallen in love and her biological inability to conceive has been rectified.
* [http://www.theofficialjohncarpenter.com/pages/themovies/st/st.html Starman at theofficialjohncarpenter.com]
* [http://www.dareland.com/emulsionalproblems/carpenterjohn.htm LA Weekly interview with John Carpenter on the making of "Starman"]
* [http://www.acmewebpages.com/karen_a/index.html Karen Allen: An ACME Page - includes a Starman page]
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