32 Years Ago Today... John Carpenter's "They Live" Was Released
from artist: Jaime Coker
November 4, 2020
"I loved the concept of homaging the Uncle Sam “we want you” recruitment poster...to incorporate the idea of submission to a greater power,” shares artist Jaime Coker.read moreabout 32 Years Ago Today... John Carpenter's "They Live" Was Released
November 4-1988 was the release date for the cult classic John Carpenter film “They Live” (1988) about how aliens use subliminal messaging in advertising to control humans.
“In the film, the aliens are all about use of subliminal messaging. I wanted to incorporate the idea of submission to a greater power. I actually got to give one of these prints to Keith David (actor) at Crypticon in Kansas City.I hope that someday the film world circles back to do a remake of this Roddy Piper classic.”
A little backstory...
A science-fiction, action, horror, cult classic, “They Live” (1988) was based on the 1963 short story "Eight O'Clock in the Morning" by Ray Nelson and was written and directed by John Carpenter.
The story follows an unnamed drifter (played by actor and professional wrestler 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper), who discovers through special sunglasses that the ruling class are aliens concealing their appearance and manipulating people to spend money, breed, and accept the status quo with subliminal messages in mass media.
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More about the artist...
Jaime Coker was born in Pennsylvania, USA 1976 , and grew up in Hawaii, where he met his wife and creative partner Trisha. Specializing in ‘realistic cartoonism,’ a high-drama style of illustration, Jaime Coker Creations is most recognized for character and universe mashups. His art, like his personality, is often vibrant and engaging, celebrating a genuine passion for fandom.
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