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Re: Spielberg & Cruise 'War of The Worlds' - Sandow

From: Greg Sandow <greg.nul>
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2004 15:57:19 -0500
Fwd Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2004 09:49:33 -0500
Subject: Re: Spielberg & Cruise 'War of The Worlds' - Sandow

>From: Frank Warren <frank-warren.nul>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2004 07:50:49 -0800
>Subject: Spielberg & Cruise 'War of The Worlds'

>Wells' War of the Worlds novel was first published in 1898
>but achieved a whole new level of notoriety in American
>culture when Orson Welles' Mercury Theater adapted it into a
>now-infamous 1938 live radio drama.

>Since then, there have been numerous attempts made to
>resurrect War of the Worlds on film, but all failed save a
>little-known TV series in the late '80s, the report adds.

Not so. A movie based on the book was a big success in 1953, and
still is lots of fun to watch.

That fllm updated the story, so we earthlings fight the invading
Martians with jet planes and atomic bombs, instead of with
artillery, as H. G. Wells described. I'd love to know if
Spielberg will set his movie in the present day, or (which I'd
love to see) in the 1890s.

Greg Sandow

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