The budget and the effects are typical B-grade stuff, but the acting and pacing are well above the usual B levels. The only force it doesn't like is fire. The creature is better presented in the original as far as being frightening. Maybe because he did defer to him, people misinterpreted it. Date Posted: 3 weeks ago. Budget Saucer -- For the flying saucer, all they had to fabricate was the tip of a tail fin it was frozen in the ice, you see , and have a ring of men each standing over the presumed edges, to define the sizable disk. The plucky Americans confront the deadly invader menace.
The men discover that it is a crashed flying saucer. As Hollywood went further and further Left, Duke Wayne kept swimming against the tide, using his unprecedented screen presence and popularity to stand up for the country he loved so well. Arthur Carrington , who reports that an unusual aircraft has crashed nearby. . I would suggest a 'pass'. They soon find themselves rising to the surface of the upper world, having been caught up in a strong upward moving ocean current. The story is well known and both are similar although I must admit the remake is closer to the actual Campbell Jr.
A pace setter for future aliens. Metuchen, New Jersey: Scarecrow Press, Inc. It is believed that Ben Hecht and William Faulkner, both good friends of producer Howard Hawks, contributed to the script. Fogarty sends orders to keep the alien alive, but it escapes from the greenhouse and attacks the airmen in their quarters. The Soviets used a code that was, in theory, unbreakable. Quick Plot Synopsis Experts are dispatched to a remote post in the arctic to investigate a mysterious explosion.
The scene where the scientists spread out on the ice to mark the outlines of a buried spaceship, and form a perfect circle, is one of the most chilling moments in cinema — and worth the price of admission alone. Carrington believes that the scientific discovery is more important than lives and protects the creature. No ray-guns, strange costumes, or futuristic inventions are needed here; even the spaceship is only suggested, never seen. Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Cinema. They realize the shape is a circle. The expedition Jim Bannon, Marilyn Nash, Otto Waldis, Tom Handley and Dick Cogan begins after government funding has fallen through and they are bailed out at the last minute by private funding from a newspaper heir Bruce Kellogg , who insists on going with them as a lark. The story of an alien invasion near the arctic circle, it builds slowly, relying heavily on the excellent, slangy dialogue of Charles Lederer, and the casual, jokey relationships between the various characters.
We are a small niche, so your generosity is vital to our existence. Reporter Ned Scott decides to tags along for the story. They also find a frozen life form and bring it to the research station. It seems in the remake all the characters are derelicts and for the most part not very likeable. Carrington later briefs the airmen and shows them the photos of a flying object and how it was moving erratically before crashing. Female scientist Nikki Margaret Sheridan suggests that the best way to destroy a vegetable is to cook it.
The Novella That Formed The Basis Of 'The Thing'. A superior blend of science fiction, horror, naturalistic dialogue, and flesh-and-blood characterizations, The Thing is a model of its kind. If only Criterion had been given the opportunity to release The Thing From Another World on Blu-ray. You can guess why the Duke was given the title role but why was James Arness picked to play his partner a character which Arness played with even more vigor and emotionalism than Wayne did? The Thing of 1951 should be on the must-see list for anyone delving into 50s sci-fi. She looks better when her hair is down and she is in different clothes. This soon led to the making of a more faithful adaptation of Campbell's story, directed by , released in 1982 under the title , with Stark as executive producer.
~ Awesome movie that holds up today! Ken Tobey did his usual great job, and no one can ever forget Robert Cornthwaite as the maddest scientist, Margaret Sheridan as the sex interest, and the ensemble cast that actually could act including Paul Frees! After endless years of Hollywood terds moaning over the unjustified persecution of poor, unsuspecting Leftists by the way, maligned patriots like Joseph McCarthy were only interested in Communists who had infiltrated the government, not the infinite layers of traitors in the entertainment industry an amazing revelation was disclosed: both John Wayne and Senator Joseph McCarthy were right. Even a severed alien limb retains some life. Romantic rivalry develops between Bannon and Kellogg for Nash, and two lives are lost to the perils of the dangerous expedition. The fact that I was able to score a colorized version only brings me that much closer to entertainment nirvana. Cast members disagree on Hawks' and Nyby's contributions. Ming the Merciless and The Purple Monster -- both of which were in serials.
The team regain control of the camp, and Tex re-establishes radio contact with Anchorage. Captain Hendry flies with his crew and meets Dr. The scientists have evidence that an unidentified flying craft has crashed within their vicinity. Non of these movies are eligible for any copyright protection. It was also the first movie that hypothesized that alien life might be very different from human.