Down the Tubes: John Carpenter’s ‘They Live’ Gets the Retrospective Treatment from Film YouTuber Oliver Harper

Down the Tubes is a (semi) regular feature where we, the SAW staff, share our favorite movie-related videos with the Wasteland. 

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If you’re one of those people that love extra features like commentary and mini docs that delve into the history of movies, you’re gonna love Oliver Harper’s Retrospectives. His subjects (typically pop and cult favorites) are well-researched, and his reviews focus on quality rather than interpretation, which is great when you’re wanting something straightforward and relatively lean.

They Live is one of my all-time favorite movies, so I thought his Retrospective on the Carpenter classic would be a great place to start. But if you like this content, explore his back catalogue of videos. He has a ton of great content.


So what did you think? Did you enjoy the video? Did you learn anything new about John Carpenter’s They Live? Let’s chat about it in the comments below!

Author: Billy Dhalgren

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