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'Crashed' Plane On Vacant City Lot Is Nothing But A Movie's 'Prop" Jet (St. Louis Post-Dispatch/Aug 08/1980/US) By Juli Cragg
Old bridge used for filming 'Escape' (Granite City (Ill.) Press-Record/Aug 28/1980/US)

Just for Variety (Daily Variety/Sep 25/1980/US) By Army Archard
'Escape' gives us Liberty (New York Times/Oct 04/1980/US) By Dan Yakir
'Escape From N.Y.' Has All-Night Finale At Statue Of Liberty (Daily Variety/Oct 15/1980/US) 
Carpenter, Hill plan 'Clue' after N.Y. 'Escape' (Hollywood Reporter/Oct 23/1980/US) By Sharon Lee Dobuler
On Location (Hollywood Reporter/Oct 24/1980/US) By Robert Osborne

Film Fear: Three Directors Darkly: John Carpenter (Prevue 43/Vol 2/Issue 3/Nov-Dec/1980/US) (Pages: 38-40)

High Adventures in the Future (Starlog/Issue 41/Dec/1980/US) By Steve Swires (Pages: 28-30)

Coming: Escape From New York (Cinefantastique/Vol 10/Issue 4/Apr/1981/US) By George Turner (Page: 12)

Escape From New York (Rod Sterling's Twilight Zone/Vol 1/Issue 1/Apr/1981/US) (Pages: 53-56)

On the Set With 'Escape From New York' (Starlog/Issue 45/Apr/1981/US) By Sam Maronie (Pages: 28-30)

Escape From New York/
The Making of Escape (Prevue 45/Vol 2/Issue 5/May/1981/US) By Ken Bruzenak (Pages: 33-38)

'Forbidden Planet' to 'Escape From New York' (Starlog/Issue 46/May/1981/US) By Sam Maronie (Pages: 48-51)

A Snake's Progress (SoHo News/Vol 8/Issue 4/Jul 15-21/1981/US) By Seth Cagin (Pages: 8-9)

Starlog Interview: John Carpenter (Starlog/Issue 48/Jul/1981/US) By Steve Swires (Pages: 73-76)


Escape From New York (Marquee/Vol 1/Issue 1/Aug/1981/US) By Larry Lankford (Pages: 8-9) (Fanzine)

Interview: Kurt Russell (Rona Barrett's Hollywood/Vol 12/Issue 11/Aug/1981/US) By Arthur Stern (Pages: 59-62)

A Starburst Interview with John Carpenter Part 1
(Starburst/36/Vol 3/Issue 12/Aug/1981/UK) By Tony Crawley (Pages: 32-37)


The Official Poster Magazine of the Movie (Starburst Poster Magazine/Vol 1/Issue 2/1981/UK) (Biographies of the stars, special effects secrets and behind the scenes pictures and a 24 x 35 poster) Text By Phil Edwards

The Stars of
'Escape From New York' Kurt Russell & Adrienne Barbeau (Starlog/Issue 49/Aug/1981/US) By Steve Swires (Pages: 17-19, 61)

One-Eyed Snake (US/Issue 112/Aug 04/1981/US) By Dan Yakir (Pages: 22-23)

John Carpenter's Escape From New York (Chillers/Vol 2/Issue 9/Sep/1981/US)
(Pages: 30-33)

Kurt Russell rides a new wave in ‘ESCAPE’ film (Circus Magazine/Issue 259/Sep 30/1981/US) By Richard Hogan (Page: 52)

Panatar Lenses and Computerized Fire Effects in Escape From New York (Filmmakers/Vol 14/Issue 13/Sep/1981/US) By Donald Chase (Pages: 26-30)

A Starburst Interview with John Carpenter Part 2 (Starburst/37/Vol 4/Issue 1/Sep/1981/UK) By Tony Crawley (Pages: 46-50)

Escape From New York (Films Illustrated/Vol 11/Issue 121/Oct/1981/UK) (Pages: 20-21)


Escape From New York (Fantastic Films/Issue 26/Nov/1981/US) By Blake Mitchell and Jim Ferguson
(Pages: 56-59, 62)

Escape From New York (Future Life/Issue 30/Nov/1981/US) By Ed Naha (Pages: 45-49)

John Carpenter and his Escape From New York (Cinema Odyssey/Vol 1/Issue 1/US) By C.J. Henderson (Pages: 48-50)

Escape from New York/Nick Castle/Debra Hill/Kurt Russell/Donald Pleasence/Harry Dean Stanton/Ernest Borgnine/
Sur le tournage de Escape from New York (L'Ecran Fantastique/Issue 17/1981/FR) By Jean-Marc & Randy Lofficier (Pages: 16-25, 58)
Report on the Special Visual Effects in Escape From New York (Jan 23/1982/US) (Special thanks to R.J. Kizer)

Escape From New York - The Big Depth Profile! By Nazir A. Ali/Soundtracking on E.F.N.Y. By Jason Sidwell (The John Carpenter File!/Issue 5/1988/UK) (Pages: 12-13, 15-19) (Fanzine)

Time to ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK Retrospectre (Snake 94) (pdf) (Pharr Out!/Issue 1/1994/US) By Kim August

Review Essay: Escape From New York: Mythic Structure (Creative Screenwriting/Vol 2/Issue 4/Winter/1995/US) By Samantha Kaye (Pages: 69-75)

Filming the Original
(Cinefantastique/Vol 28/Issue 2/Sep/1996/US) By Michael Beeler (Pages: 24-25)

Hideo Kojima at the Movies: Escape From New York (Official Playstation 2 Magazine: 05/12/2002) By Hideo Kojima
Interview John Carpenter On the Tools of His Trade (pdf) (Barnes & Nobel: Dec/2003)
Scene Anatomy 101: Escape From New York ( Jun/2007) By George H. Sirois
John Carpenter Tribute at the Aero Theater: "Escape from New York" & "Escape from L.A. (pdf) (Associated Content: Jun/2008) By Ben Kenber
KGW Chat, Kim Gottlieb-Walker Interview
(pdf) (Still Photographer of EFNY) I Heard You Were Dead: Snake Plissken fan site (Jul/2008) By Kim August
Survival of the Streets - Snake Plissken, the Cro-Mags, and the Persistence of Megatoilet Nostalgia (Vice: 2009) By Sam McPheeters
A Snake in the Grass: Escape From New York Noir Fusion (Sinamatic salve-ation: 18/02/2011) By sinaphile
Escape from New York - John Carpenter - 1981 (Randomaniac: 04/05/2011) By Randomaniac

The Future Noir of Escape From New York (pdf) (Culturedeluxe: 13/05/2011) By Tim Pelan
Barbeau talks 'Escape from New York' (pdf) (Timesonline: 04/11/11) By Scott Tady
VFX veteran John Wash details his early computer animation work on Halloween III and beyond
Portraits from "Escape From New York"... (GraphicGumby3: 27/03/13) By Ben Bensen
John Carpenter And Kurt Russell Reunited - Exclusive: on The Thing, Snake and more (Empire Online: 26/05/13) By Chris Hewitt
Kurt Russell Talks About Shooting ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK at the EW CapeTown Film Fest; Plus His Thoughts on the Remake (Collider: 05/05/13) By Michelle Carlbert
Kurt Russell Talks ‘Escape From New York’ at EW’s CapeTown Film Festival (GeekNation: 08/05/13) By Ben Pearson
John Carpenter Talks About "Escape From New York" Then and Now (The Wall Street Journal: 14/07/2013) By Bruce Bennett
"Escape From New York" The Plot Thickens!" (GraphicGumby3: 22/07/13) By Ben Bensen

Escape From L.A.

Apocalypse 2013 (LA Times/Feb 04/1996) By Patrick Goldstein

For Russell, no escape from his first action role (USA Today/Apr 06/1996/US) By Tom Green

"Escape From L.A." (Fangoria/Issue 153/Jun/1996/US) By Anthony C. Ferrante (Page: 9)
Now Director John Carpenter `Escapes From L.a.' (Chicago Tribune/Jul 19/1996/US) By Ian Spelling

Role Haunts Russell (The Calgary Sunday Sun/Jul 28/1996/CA) By Louis B. Hobson

Escape From L.A. (Cinefantastique/
Vol 27/Issue 11-12/Jul/1996/US) By Michael Beeler (Pages: 8-9)
Fires... Floods... Riots... Earthquakes... John Carpenter! (DGA/Jul-Aug/1996/US) By Ted Elrick
A Great Escape (The Morning Call/Aug 09/1996/US) By Paul Willistein
There's Simply No Escape From the L.A. Jokes (L.A. Times/Aug 10/1996/US) By Steven Smith
`Escape' To An L.a. Packed With Satire (Los Angeles Daily News/Aug 10/1996/US) By Bob Strauss
In ‘ESCAPE,’ Carpenter sets his rebellious nature free (USA Today/Aug 12/1996/US) By Elizabeth Snead

Escape From L.A. (Cinefantastique/
Vol 28/Issue 1/Aug/1996/US) By Michael Beeler (Pages: 32-33)


Urban Renewal By Dean Lamanna/Riding the Wave By Ron Magid (Cinescape/Vol 2/Issue 11/Aug/1996/US) (Pages: 46-52)

The Getaway
(Entertainment Weekly/Issue 340/Aug 16/1996/US) By Tom Russo (Pages: 40-42)

To Live and Die in Escape From L.A./
Rick Baker Cuts Up (Fangoria/Issue 155/Aug/1996/US) By Anthony C. Ferrante (Pages: 20-25, 68)

Escape From L.A. (Film Score Monthly/Issue 72/Aug/1996/US) By Daniel Schweiger (Pages: 6-7)

The Last Bad Boy (Sci-Fi Entertainment/Vol 3/Issue 2/Aug/1996/US) By Lisa Stone Maccarillo
(Pages: 62-67)

Snake's Newest Escape (Starlog Yearbook/Vol 14/Aug/1996/US) By Marc Shapiro (Page: 17)

Escape From L.A. (Tribute/Vol 13/Issue 5/Aug/1996/CA) By Jim Slotek (Pages: 22-23) (Ad: 5)

Escape Artists
By Michael X. Fererro/Effecting a new Escape By Ron Magid (American Cinematographer/Vol 77/Issue 9/Sep/1996/US) (Pages: 76-86)

Escape From L.A./Director John Carpenter/Costume Design/Production Design/Trashing Los Angeles (Cinefantastique/Vol 28/Issue 2/Sep/1996/US) By Michael Beeler (Pages: 16-23, 25-27, 62)

Hasta La Buena Vista (Cinefex/Issue 67/Sep/1996/US) By Mark Cotta Vaz (Pages: 23-24, 134)

Coming Back to Escape (Fangoria/Issue 156/Sep/1996/US) By
Anthony C. Ferrante (Pages: 20-25)

Escape From L.A.
(Infinity/Issue 2/Sep/1996/UK) By Randy Christian (Pages: 25-27)

The Great Escape (Melody Maker
/Vol 73/Issue 39/Sep 28/1996/UK) By Allan Jones (Pages: 26-27)
Getaway Out West (New Musical Express/Sep/1996/UK) By Tommy Udo

Carpenter and Russell reunite in the eagerly awaited Escape from L.A. (Science Fiction Age/Vol 4/Issue 6/Sep/US) By Dan Perez (Pages: 28, 30, 32)

Escape Clause By
Robert Meyer Burnett/Levelling the Left Coast By Andrew O. Thompson (Sci-Fi Universe/Vol 3/Issue 1/Sep/1996/US) (Pages: 38, 63)

Bad Man's World/Designing Escapes (Starlog/Issue 230/Sep/1996/US) By Marc Shapiro (Pages: 47-53)

Back in Snake's Skin (Fangoria/Issue 157/Oct/1996/US) By
Anthony C. Ferrante (Pages: 71-73, 82)

Breaking Loose (Flicks/Vol 8/Issue 10/Oct/1996/UK) By James Cameron-Wilson (Page: 11)

Kurt Russell on the Pliss (Loaded/Issue 30/Oct/1996/UK) By Jane Garcia (Pages: 185, 187, 189)

Flucht aus L.A. (Cinema/Issue 11/Nov/1996/DE) By Heiko Rosner (Pages: 78-81)

Snake Charmer (Empire/Issue 89/Nov/1996/UK) By Ian Nathan (Pages: 90-94, 96)

Escape From L.A. (Impact/Issue 11/Nov/1996/UK)
By Michael Stradford (Pages: 23-25)

(Includes an EFLA poster)

Los Angeles 2013/
Kurt Russell By Jean-Luc Vandiste/John Carpenter By Luc Lagier & Jean-Baptiste Thoret/George Corraface By Jean-Luc Vandiste (L'Ecran Fantastique/Issue 155/Nov/1996/FR) (Pages: 6-16)

un citoyen au-dessus de tout
soupçon By Samuel Blumenfeld (Les Inrockuptibles/Issue 79/Nov 13-19/1996/FR) (Pages: 22-24)
(Also in: Mucchio/14-15 January/1997/IT)

Los Angeles 2013 By Christophe Lemaire/Kurt Russell By Jean-Christophe Tur (M6 Cine Video/Issue 7/Nov-Dec/1996/FR) (Pages: 12-15)

Flucht Aus L.A. (MovieStar/Issue 22-23/Nov-Dec/1996/DE) By Markus Tschiedert (Pages: 32-35)
(Ad: 31)

LA Story - Interview With John Carpenter
(SFX/Issue 18/Nov/1996/UK) (Pages: 50-55)

(Includes an EFLA poster)

Los Angeles 2013/Les Effets Spéciaux/Entretien avec John Stirber (S.F.X./Issue 40/Nov/1996/FR) By
Alain Bielik (Pages: 6-13)

Snake Eye (Starlog/Issue 232/Nov/1996/US) By Ian Spelling (Pages: 52-55)

(Includes an EFLA poster)

John Carpenter á propos de Los Angeles 2013/Kurt Russell retrouve la peau du héros de New York 1997 (Video 7/Issue 171/Nov/1996/FR) By Benjamin Janssens (Pages: 45-47)

Once a Snake... Kurt Russell is back in Snake's clothes (Video Eyeball/Vol 2/Issue 6/Nov-Dec/1996/US) By Paul Sherman (Pages: 36-37)

Joseph B. Mauceri makes his Escape From L.A. with director John Carpenter (World of Fandom/Vol 2/Issue 27/Summer/1996/US) By Joseph B. Mauceri (Pages: 28-30)

Escape with Kurt Russell and John Carpenter (Smoke/Issue 9/Fall/1996/US) By Dennis Hunt
John Carpenter AOL Chat (

Intervista John Carpenter su "Fuga da Los Angeles" (Mucchio/14-15 January/1997/IT) By Samuel Blumenfeld (Pages: 22-25)
(Also in:
Les Inrockuptibles/Issue 79/Nov 13-19/1996/FR)

Escape From L.A. - Snake's Alive (Screens/Apr/1997/UK) (Pages: 8-9)

Point Blank: John Carpenter The Total Film Interview (Total Film/Issue 4/May/1997/UK) By Stephen Applebaum (Pages: 74-78)

Seeing With Snake Eyes (Talking Pictures/Issue 18/Spring/1997/UK) By Carol Allen

Patchy Performer?/A tale of two cities (TV & Satellite Week/Apr 25-May 01/1998/UK) (Pages: 4-5)

Los Angeles 2013 By Jean-Michel Dupont/Kurt Russell By Cyrille Giraud/John Carpenter By Jean-Baptiste Thoret/L.A.: K.O. By Pascal Pinteau/New York 1997 Los Angeles 2013 By Jean-Baptiste Thoret/Comment un film en cache un autre By Jean-Baptiste Thoret (M6 Fantastique/Issue 12/Oct/1998/FR) (Pages: 4-8, 10-24)

John Carpenter Interview (
"Frightening Similarity Between W. Bush & the President in Escape From L.A." (pdf) By David McMillan, Lynn Schroehmann, Gwen Stanzel & Tom Gathe (Dec/2004)
John Carpenter Tribute at the Aero Theater: "Escape from New York" & "Escape from L.A. (pdf) (Associated Content: Jun/2008) By Ben Kenber
Snake Plissken, Psychic? How Accurate Is 'Escape from L.A.''s Vision of 2013? ( 09/01/2013) By Amy Nicholson
John Carpenter And Kurt Russell Reunited - Exclusive: on The Thing, Snake and more (Empire Online: 26/05/13) By Chris Hewitt


Is the Snake Plissken From "Escape From L.A." More Cruel Than the Snake Plissken From "Escape From New York"? By Mohammad A. Khan
Snake Plissken Should Not Die With Kurt Russell (pdf) By Mohammad A. Khan
Analysis of the Main Character in Escape from New York, LA (pdf) (Associated Content: Dec/2007) By T39