This is not my beautiful house.
As much as I like the idea of a shoot-from-the-hip kind of guy stepping into a party and deflating pomposity, I have to wonder if Carpenter just has a weird anti-intellectual streak.
From the New York Times:
"There is also a revival of interest in his Reagan-era alien movie They Live, with rumors of a remake and a recent book about it by the novelist Jonathan Lethem, the winner of a MacArthur grant.
This seems to make Mr. Carpenter somewhat uncomfortable. After listening to a passage from Mr. Lethem’s book praising one famously long fight scene involving Keith David and the wrestler Roddy Piper, Mr. Carpenter scoffs. ‘Dude, he was a wrestler,’ he says. ‘I cast a wrestler. We just wanted to put on a show, because this was a wrestler. I like what this genius writer says.’