Escape from New York – Land of the Free

In the not too distant future, New York has been walled off, isolating the once great city and turning it into an open air prison camp. The United States, still a military and technological force, is struggling however economically and socially, not to mention politically as its superpower status is challenged by China and Russia. Released in 1981, the plot to John Carpenter’s ‘Escape from New York’ could very well be set today in any of America’s newly burned out cities after months of BLM and Antifa rioting, who sing similar themes as the hijackers in the movie who kidnap the President. With the 2020 Election being still disputed, the country itself appears in need a Snake character to either rescue itself from a hijacking of a different sort, or to wake it up to the cold reality that things really are that bad, defying all attempts at logic or reason.

Myth of the 20th Century – Episode 194 – Escape from New York – Land of the Free

— References —

– For a Few Dollars More, Leone (1965)

– The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Leone (1966)

– Dirty Harry, Siegel (1971)

– THX 1138, Lucas (1971)

– Dark Star, Carpenter (1974)

– Death Wish, Winner (1974)

– Assault on Precinct 13, Carpenter (1976)

– Halloween, Carpenter (1978)

– Warriors, Hill (1979)

– The Fog, Carpenter (1980)

– Escape from New York, Carpenter (1981)

– The Thing, Carpenter (1982)

– Big Trouble in Little China, Carpenter (1986)

– They Live, Carpenter (1988)

– In the Mouth of Madness, Carpenter (1994)

– Escape from LA, Carpenter (1996)

– Metal Gear: Solid, Kojima (1998)

– Vampires, Carpenter (1998)

– Ghosts of Mars, Carpenter (2001)

– Man on Wire, Marsh (2008)

– The Powerbroker – Urban Planning and the Battle for New York City, Myth of the 20th Century (2020) –

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Rosten Boss says:

    Been waiting for this to be done by y’all but if you’d done it prior you’d only of needed to update it now. Can’t wait to dive in!

    I only post this b/c it too fits w your tagline ‘only the truth is banned’

    Lmk if you want banned episodes from theabove. Ep 59 was released 2 days ago and is already down. Ep 55 is missing too. It’s the spiritual side and in no way steps on y’all’s toes or any of the work you do. The only overlap which exists is due to the unchanging nature of truth.


  2. Mason Stevens says:

    “You need to let off some steam Bennett” is something I think about way too often hahaha


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