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  The Day of the Triffids - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Day of the Triffids is a post-apocalyptic 1951 novel by the English science fiction author John Wyndham.
Triffids are very strange fictional plants, capable of rudimentary animal-like behaviour: they are able to uproot themselves and walk, possess a deadly whip-like poisonous sting, and may even have the ability to communicate with each other.
In Mormon missionary culture, as well as among many foreign exchange students, a "triffid" is a young Japanese schoolgirl, so named because of their giggle which sounds eerily like the sounds the plants made in the movie, and because groups of them seem to appear at random intervals.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Day_of_the_Triffids   (1064 words)

  
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Nineteen Eighty Four and Day of the Triffids place the cause of the catastrophe in their own time and give it totally different forms, but after their catastrophes everyone ever born must experience the same misery: its causes will never fade away, and the nature of the catastrophe means things could never improve.
In Day of the Triffids the background is the same: the Cold War and the isolation of the Soviet Union.
Day of the Triffids can be read as a realistic account of one way of the holocaust but it could be read as an allegory of other weapons and material sources.
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 DVD Savant Review: The Day of the Triffids (1963)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Wyndham's Triffids are already a daily reality before the meteorite shower that blinds most of the world; they are raised in controlled farms where their killing poisoned whips are carefully trimmed so that a fine oil useful in industry can be harvested.
Triffids come into play in France and later in Spain, massing by the dozens in the woods near Miss Durant's chateau and finally marching by the thousands against an electrified fence.
The Day of the Triffids may indeed be surfacing in an excellent copy in the next year or so - Savant has been informed that its original copyright has been verified and the negative is undergoing a painstaking restoration.
www.dvdtalk.com /dvdsavant/s1792trif.html   (2124 words)

  
 TimeWarp - The Day of the Triffids
First released in cinemas in 1962, The Day of the Triffids is an entertaining sci-fi movie based on the classic John Wyndham novel.
The Day of the Triffids sees fine performances from the leads, is full of suspense and is a well-paced, faithful adaptation of the book.
The Day of the Triffids is a fantastic movie that still holds up well after over 40 years and is a must-buy DVD for all fans of classic British Black & White sci-fi movies.
www.timewarp.org.uk /cellar/triffids.htm   (299 words)

  
 The Day of the Triffids - John Wyndham - Microsoft Reader eBook
Triffids are odd but interesting plants that seem to appear in everyone's garden.
The Day of the Triffids is generally held to be John Wyndham's finest novel, and it was his first significant work.
His style has been described aptly as "speculative fiction." The real power of The Day of the Triffids is not in its pure invention but in its matter-of-fact depiction of bizarre phenomena occurring in the midst of day-to-day life.
www.ebookmall.com /ebook/69904-ebook.htm   (949 words)

  
 THE DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS | A TELEVISION HEAVEN REVIEW
Their motives un-revealed, their exact origins undisclosed, the Triffids are presented as being more akin to a terrifying force of nature which has seized upon mankind’s misfortune and reversed the normal status-quo with horrific implications for the disabled and almost entirely helpless former rulers of the planet.
Low-key, yet ambitiously wide in scope, personal, yet with wide-ranging implications, The Day of the Triffids is an almost textbook example of how to successfully and respectfully take a source material and transfer it into a genre classic for the television screen.
The Triffid's appearance remained a closely guarded secret until the transmission of the first episode, although a glimpse was given on the cover of the Radio Times dated 5-11th September 1981 showing the edge of its head as it menaces Bill and Jo.
www.televisionheaven.co.uk /triffids.htm   (894 words)

  
 John Wyndham: The Day of the Triffids
Triffids, mobile carnivorous plants, have been known for several years by the time the novel opens.
Kept in gardens around the world for their exoticness, most triffids are kept without their attack frond, which is capable of blinding and killing an human.
Attacked by a triffid in his youth, Bill Masen has acquired a slight immunity to the plants as well as an interest in them.
www.sfsite.com /~silverag/wyndham.html   (633 words)

  
 The Day Of The Triffids (1981)
In this movie, the only hope you have is to get to an island where the Triffids can be hunted down without new ones moving in (Triffids can't swim) and there is no sign of a government anywhere.
The focus in the miniseries is more on the day to day survival after civilization collapses into a screaming mass of sightless Britons bumping into one another than on going at it with those demon weeds.
All this business with Triffid raising and research allows Bill to be a guy that works at a Triffid research facility.
monsterhunter.coldfusionvideo.com /Day_Of_The_Triffids_BBC.html   (1782 words)

  
 The Day of the Triffids (1962)
Steve Sekeley's adaptation of Day of the Triffids falls too gratefully upon the horror film that is implied within Wyndham's story.
The triffids are a carnivorous plant that is in some way connected with the meteor shower.
The novel ends with humanity still facing both the triffids and a pressing need to develop new social relations: it is the film's rabbit-out-of-a-hat reassurance that is the true 'cosy catastrophe'.
www.britmovie.co.uk /genres/fiction/filmography/007.html   (786 words)

  
 Amazon.com: The Day of the Triffids (20th Century Rediscoveries): Books: John Wyndham,Edmund Morris   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
"The Day of the Triffids" by John Wyndham seems to be a forgotten child of the post-apocalyptic genre.
What sets "The Day of the Triffids" apart from other books in the genre is its two tiered approach to the end of the world.
For the triffids are only benign so long as man can control them; when left to their own devices they grow an intensely venomous lash that can kill a full grown human.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0812967127?v=glance   (3146 words)

  
 ReadingGroupGuides.com - The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham
The Triffids can grow to over seven feet tall, pull their roots from the ground to walk, and kill a man with one quick lash of their poisonous stingers.
Some critics of The Day of the Triffids believe the novel is devoid of ideas and was written merely to please a destruction-hungry audience.
The Day of the Triffids's main characters are all decidedly bourgeois, as are the casts of many other sci-fi novels.
www.readinggroupguides.com /guides3/day_of_the_triffids1.asp   (584 words)

  
 Day of the Triffids
A Triffid was operated by a man crouched inside, cooled by a fan installed in its neck; the 'clackers' were radio controlled.
The gnarled bowl, based on the ginseng root, was made of latex with a covering of sawdust and string while the neck was fibreglass and continued down to the floor, where it joined with the operator's seat.
A Triffid model also appeared in a Three of a Kind sketch and two of them were displayed at the Natural History Museum as part of an exhibition of carnivorous plants.
www.shigson.freeserve.co.uk /Fineline/triffids.htm   (2408 words)

  
 Classic Sci-Fi Reviews: The Day of the Triffids
The plants, dubbed triffids, can be crushed to produce a delicate pink oil, far more nutritious and tasty than fish oil, and they become extensively cultivated despite their poisonous whiplash stings.
The triffids themselves, although seemingly extraterrestrial, are given a flashback origin in the depths of biologically irresponsible Russia.
But it is Wyndham's investigation of the morality of survival strategies that sticks with readers: the individual vs. the group, the loss of societal restraints, considerations of feudalism and territorialism.
www.scifi.com /sfw/issue73/classic.html   (529 words)

  
 The Day of the Triffids (1962)
The Day of the Triffids deals with the issue of what happens when a real purty meteor shower happens and everyone looks at it and goes blind.
I guess he wouldn't be the first sailor to show up at his ship with an eight year old on his arm, but since everyone is blind he could tell them she was something like 15 or 16 to keep himself out of the brig.
Back on the other side of Triffid County, Tom and Karen are burning the midnight oil trying to find a way to beat back the menacing plants, and accidentally find a way when Tom turns a fire house on them that's connected to sea water.
monsterhunter.coldfusionvideo.com /dayoftriffids.html   (1702 words)

  
 The Day of the Triffids (1981) (TV)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
from Owensboro, KY Imagine my surprise one day in 1990 when I turned on Arts and Entertainment Network expecting to see the 1963 movie "The Day Of The Triffids." Rather surprised it would turn up on AandE, I still was thankful for the bit of luck.
As with so many British TV shows, "Day Of The Triffids'" few faults are monetary.
Plus, AandE always ran it over the course of 2 separate days, never advertising when the next part would be broadcast, and, the next part wasn't always in a logical fashion.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0081850   (501 words)

  
 The Day of the Triffids (1963)
The shower has also brought with it triffids, a form of ambulatory, carnivorous plant, which now emerge to prey upon the helpless populace.
The triffids themselves move exactly as though they are being pulled along on a low trolley from below camera-height.
But at least Sekely whips them up into some occasionally effective scares - one scene with a triffid closing in on a skidding car was clearly mimicked seventeen years later by John Carpenter in The Fog (1980).
www.moria.co.nz /sf/triffids.htm   (839 words)

  
 Exclamation Mark's Vintage SciFi/Horror Review: The Day Of The Triffids (1963)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
These Triffids multiply and grow into man-eating plants that begin to march on civilization, destroying everyone in their path.
The Triffids themselves are not that impressive, and are hardly menacing.
However, by the end of the film, Tom regains his purpose in life (finding a weapon against the terrible Triffids) and we discover that Karen's faith in her husband was not misplaced.
exclamationmark.typepad.com /blog/2006/01/the_day_of_the_.html   (743 words)

  
 John Wyndham: The Day of the Triffids   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
"When a day you happen to know is Wednesday starts off by sounding like Sunday, there is something seriously wrong somewhere." The opening sentence of John Wyndham's famous novel is one of the best in the whole science fiction genre.
In the days when shops were closed in England on Sundays, when there was nothing to do except to go to church, then a Sunday would be marked by comparative silence, a lack of traffic noise in particular.
Wyndham is better at involving the reader in what is happening in his novel; Day of the Triffids is far more vivid than War of the Worlds.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Academy/6422/rev1084.html   (522 words)

  
 John Wyndham, The Day of the Triffids   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Although widely considered to be a classic of the science-fiction genre, my experience with John Wyndham's The Day of the Triffids is that it is more of an apocalyptic horror novel.
The science-fiction aspects of the book (walking plants, a blinding comet), while catalysts for much of the action, are, in truth, mostly unimportant to the story.
In many ways, The Day of the Triffids reminds me of the quieter moments of The War of the Worlds.
www.greenmanreview.com /book/book_wyndham_triffids.html   (510 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: The Day Of The Triffids [1962]: DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Day of the Triffids is an entertaining sci-fi movie based on the classic John Wyndham novel.
Also to be politically correct the triffids that were genetically produced in Russia in the book now mysteriously come from a comet to let the Russians off the hook.
The triffids look completely different from all the book's descriptions and illustrations, the plot doesn't take place in the same setting as the book and the only thing which is constant is the explanation of the blindness of most of the population.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B00009PAWO   (938 words)

  
 THE DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS
And chances are that if you went to school in either Australia, South Africa or some other former British colony, you might recognise the plot as being that of The Day of the Triffids, a sci-fi book written by John Wyndham in the early 1950s, often prescribed reading in some English courses.
Wyndham's writing is often compared to that of H.G. Wells, so it's interesting to note that this early 'Sixties adaptation of the Wyndham novel actually shares many traits with the 1953 film version of War of the Worlds.
The end of the world is always potent stuff, but Day of the Triffids never develops its plot aspects involving global aspects fully.
www.scifimoviepage.com /day_triffids.html   (432 words)

  
 SwissEduc: Wyndham, John   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
"The Day of the Triffids" and "1984" by L J Hurst
Watch a triffid attack - from a 1981 BBC adaptation.
The Day of the Triffids, 1962, directed by Steve Sekely, starring Howard Keel
www.swisseduc.ch /english/readinglist/wyndhamj/triffids.html   (178 words)

  
 The Day Of The Triffids - John Wyndham - Penguin Classics
Carefully removing his bandages, he realizes that he is the only person who can see: everyone else, doctors and patients alike, have been blinded by a meteor shower.
Now, with civilization in chaos, the triffids - huge, venomous, large-rooted plants able to 'walk', feeding on human flesh - can have their day.
The Day of the Triffids, published in 1951, expresses many of the political concerns of its time: the Cold War, the fear of biological experimentation and the man-made apocalypse.
penguinclassics.co.uk /nf/Book/BookDisplay/0,,10_9780141185415,00.html   (141 words)

  
 eBooks.com - The Day of the Triffids eBook
The novel is often labeled science fiction, but it might best be described as a completely unnerving fantasy, even at the distance of half a century - for nothing dates this story of a world rendered helpless by a frightening, unearthly phenomenon.
Even stranger, spores from the inferno have caused triffids to suddenly take on lives of their own - large, crawling vegetation that uproot themselves and roam about, attacking humans and inflicting agony.
When The Day of the Triffids, was adapted for television, the plant's design was based on a ginseng root and a pitcher plant?
www.ebooks.com /cj.asp?IID=120645   (502 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Day of the Triffids: DVD: Howard Keel,Nicole Maurey,Freddie Francis,Victor Brooks,Janina Faye,Carole Ann ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This 1962 version of The Day of the Triffids has been a TV staple for many years, more probably because of a lasting affection for John Wyndham's original novel than any high regard for the film itself.
My VHS copy of "Day of the Triffids" has become well worn in the 27 years since it was released.
In this day of digital remastering there is no excuse for the poor contrast, dirt, and scratches on this transfer.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000AYELJ2?v=glance   (1945 words)

  
 The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham
When Bill Masen wakes up in his hospital bed, he has reason to be grateful for the bandages that covered his eyes the night before.
For he finds a population rendered helpless by the blindness that followed the spectacular display of bright green lights that filled the night sky; a population at the mercy of the Triffids.
Once, with their ability to move and their carnivorous habits, the Triffids were just botanical curiosities.
www.fantasticfiction.co.uk /w/john-wyndham/day-of-triffids.htm   (318 words)

  
 The Day of the Triffids
A meteor shower disrupts the earth's ecosystem, blinds all who observed it and awakens meat-eating plants.
Sharon Stone returns to the role that made her famous in this sequel to the 1992 smash hit, out on DVD now.
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