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

From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2004 09:21:17 -0600
Fwd Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2004 10:53:15 -0500
Subject: Re: Spielberg & Cruise 'War of The Worlds' - Clark

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

>>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'

>>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.

So would I. In fact, that was the first question that came to
mind as I read this report. A modern-day version would be, I'm
afraid, just another space-invasion yarn, of which there are all
too many already.

One set in turn-of-the-last-century England, as Wells's original
was, would be fascinating indeed. Unfortunately, I expect that
we'll get the predictable Hollywood version. Let's just hope at
least that it's better than the recent remake of another Wells
novel, The Time Machine, which was truly horrible, worse than
George Pal's earlier film, which I would not have deemed

Jerry Clark

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