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 Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
Nowhere was it better realized than in this subtle and sophisticated movie, directed by B-film veteran Siegel, about vegetable pods from outer space that turn into emotionless replicas of human beings, in the process replacing the usually sleeping originals.
Whether the film reflects right-wing paranoia about a secret takeover by communists or left-wing paranoia about the increasing power of the McCarthyists has been much argued; either way, the theme is loss of individual identity and of human feeling.
The film has been very highly praised: it is possibly the most discussed B-movie in the history of US film, and was the first of many 1950s sf films to be remade. /~ntucs82/PEOPLE/b2506017/sf/1s.html

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We’ve both written reviews of Phil Kaufman’s 1978 remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, so be sure to check out his review if you haven’t already.
Lots of films scared me as a child, but few more than Philip Kaufman’s Invasion of the Body Snatchers (in fact, the only one that I can think of that scared me more is Spielberg’s Jaws —a film that I still adore to this day).
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978): MGM/ United Artists /mvie-review-72B9-7140C03-3916EE3A-prod4

 Kevin McCarthy Biography
They're here!" That's the climax of the sci-fi classic Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956), and it's such a memorable moment that McCarthy has in recent years been hired on other films to spoof his own performance.
remembered him; if so, he has since come to terms with his discomfiture, to the extent of briefly reviving his "You're next!" admonition (he now screamed "They're here!" to passing motorists) in the 1978 remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
Reportedly, he resented the fact that Body Snatchers was the only film for which many viewers /bio.html

 Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1956)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) is a thrilling, disturbing classic science fiction/alien film from veteran producer Walter Wanger.
Philip Kaufman's adaptation Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) with Donald Sutherland and Brooke Adams (and featuring cameo roles by Kevin McCarthy as a man running on the freeway and Don Siegel as a cabdriver) and set in San Francisco and nearby Mill Valley, with the tagline: "You'll never close your eyes again"
It was originally based upon a three-part serial story written by Jack Finney that appeared in Colliers Magazine in late 1954, and then in 1955 was rendered into an expanded novel, The Body Snatchers. /inva.html

 Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers is an excellent film and one of the instances where the remake is actually ten times better than the original.
Being scared whilst watching a film is one thing but being spooked and freaked out is another.
You won't look at someone taking the trash out the same way again! /ifilms/bodysnatchers78.shtml

 BBC - Films - review - Invasion of the Body Snatchers
When they come as thrilling as Don Siegel's 1956 classic, "Invasion of the Body Snatchers", it seems ludicrous to attempt a remake.
Remade again as " Body Snatchers " in 1993.
Sutherland delivers a performance that conveys beautifully the terrifying realisation that he is one of a diminishing group yet to be overwhelmed by an alien force that bears the faces of the loved and trusted. /films/2001/03/26/invasion_of_the_body_snatchers_1978_review.shtml

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 Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1978)
A lot of this movie was filmed at night, and the director claims to have been aiming for a film noir look, with the edges of the frame black, and various lighting effects throwing the subjects into relief.
There's even a piece that I didn't understand, with Robert Duvall dressed as a priest on a swing in the first few seconds of the movie - the director commented that a horror movie needs a priest.
The director, Philip Kaufman, was fully aware that his movie would be compared with the original. /Reviews/Reviews.asp?ReviewID=71&SID=17&PID=100667

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Philip Kaufman’s 1978 update, however, is set in a big city (San Francisco), and the only safety there might be is a small town too insignificant for the invaders to bother with.
Kaufman’s movie is in letterboxed format on one side, with an aspect ratio of about 1.85:1 and no 16:9 enhancement, and in cropped format on the other side.
The original black-and-white film was set in a small town, and it seemed like there might be safety in escaping to a big city. /search/detail.cfm?ID=1001

The classic final scene of the movie was all filmed in front of the City Hall building.
The Transamerica Pyramid appears many times throughout the entire movie, apparently as a joke since United Artists was owned by Transamerica at the time the film was made.
The toll booth at the south end of the Golden Gate Bridge. /InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers

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In a nod to the earlier classic, McCarthy appears at the beginning of the film, shouting hysterical warnings to motorists until he is struck and killed by a car.
A great number of shots show the Transamerica pyramid building in downtown San Francisco, a subtle plug for the distributor of the movie, whose corporate offices are housed there. /movies/database/ShowMovie.asp?MI=1858

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 1978 in film - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Invasion of the Body Snatchers, remake of 1956 movie
The Lord of the Rings, animated film by Ralph Bakshi
February 1 - Bob Dylan's film Renaldo and Clara, a documentary of the "Rolling Thunder Revue" tour premieres in Los Angeles, California /wiki/1978_in_film   (283 words)

 List of film remakes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Body Snatchers (Abel Ferrara; U.S., 1993) (original film: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Don Siegel ; U.S., 1956), Invasion of the body snatchers (Philip Kaufman; U.S., 1978) is the first remake.
Village of the Damned (John Carpenter; U.S., 1995) (original film: Village of the Damned (Wolf Rilla; UK, 1960), based on the novel The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham)
Red Dragon (Brett Ratner, U.S., 2002) (original film: Manhunter (Michael Mann), U.S., 1986, based on the novel Red Dragon by Thomas Harris) /wiki/List_of_film_remakes   (2112 words)

 UPDATE: Nicole Kidman is ready for INVASION - Softpedia
The big-budget movie, directed by German filmmaker Oliver Hirschbiegel ("Downfall") will be a remake of the 1956 classic "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" (and maby looking back to the 1978 Donald Sutherland remake and/or the 1993 film "Body Snatchers" with Forest Whitaker), according to
The Hollywood beauty will have the leading role in the big budget US remake of "Invasion of the Body Snatchers".
Shooting for "Invasion", the film which will be overseen by "Matrix" trilogy producer Joel Silver along with Doug Davison and Roy Lee, who previously collaborated on the horror hit "The Grudge", is set to take place in Baltimore, New York and Washington, D.C. starting October. /news/UPDATE-Nicole-Kidman-is-ready-for-INVASION-5802.shtml   (533 words)

 Snurcher's Guide: My Three Crichtons
John is likely referring to the 1956 film INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS or one of its two remakes, the 1978 version of the same title and the 1993 BODY SNATCHERS, all based on a novel, THE BODY SNATCHERS, by Jack Finney.
The "evolved" version of John (Future John) is either missing external genitalia, or is substantially less endowed than his template; Aeryn implies that there is a noticeable difference when Future John first emerges unclothed from the sphere, and later grins when he comments that there are some obvious physical differences from John Crichton.
John Crichton has been gaining confidence and cockiness over the past year and half, but encountering his two variations has clearly shaken his understanding of himself. /episodes/212.shtml   (1542 words)

 Orbital Reviews: Final Destination 2 (2003)
Final Destination 2 is the first major opportunity for Director David R. Ellis, who began his career as a stuntman, ascended to stunt coordinator on Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978), and became a second unit director on films such as Patriot Games (1992) and Clear and Present Danger (1994), both with Harrison Ford.
Ellis seems to understand that Final Destination 2 simply cannot be a ground-breaking, innovative horror film like the first film, so instead he focuses on the humorous elements of the genre, which are numerous, and manages to create incredible death sequences that easily match the original in style and originality.
The death scenes are worth the price of admission alone, but combined with a few hilarious lines and overall stylish editing, Final Destination 2 is a recommendable sequel and horror film. /movies/FinalDestination2.html   (626 words)

 HSX Prediction Market: StarBonds® : Jeff Goldblum
The latter role jump-started Goldblum's career, leading to roles in Woody Allen's Annie Hall, as well as 1978's campy remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
Although he is much more than a mere character actor, Jeff Goldblum has definitely cornered the market on any film that calls for a hip genius.
By the late-80's, Goldblum had staked his territory with turns in The Fly and his reprised role as super-cool math man Ian Malcolm in the Jurassic Park movies. /servlet/SecurityDetail?symbol=JGOLD   (155 words) DVD: Piranha [IMPORT]
Bradford Dillman, Heather Menzies, and Keenan Wynn are the most recognizable faces trying to avoid being eaten by the wee beasties, although you horror film buffs will also recognize not only Kevin "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" McCarthy but Barbara Steele, Queen of the Italian Horror Films.
The film stars Branford Dillman, who, along with his extensive television credits, appeared in scores of films like Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971) and The Swarm (1978), to name a couple.
Also starring is Heather Menzies, who appeared in films like The Sound of Music (1965), SSSSSSS (1973), along with various television shows throughout the 70's. /exec/obidos/ASIN/6305596247   (155 words)

 Pessima White Birch Fonts
PESSIMA was inspired by the opening titles of the film "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" (1978, directed by Philip Kaufman, titles by Pacific Title.) They look like a corroded, bold version of Optima*, Hermann Zapf's classic "serifless roman" from 1958.
In the film, the corrosion varies from letter to letter and cleverly suggests the biologic horror to come.
I discovered that Pessima reversed resembled birch bark, so I've made a companion outline font. /fontner/pessima-whitebirch.html   (155 words)

 Korean Movie Reviews for 2005: A Bittersweet Life, Crying Fist, The President's Last Bang, Sympathy for Lady Vengeance, Welcome to Dongmakgol, and more.
Even though Lady Vengeance is more leisurely paced and "gentler," still only in a Park Chan-wook film do we get not only a dog with a human face (a la the Phil Kaufman Invasion of the Body Snatchers [1978]), but also a bullet entering the dog's brow and exiting through his, ah, terminal organ.
Sympathy for Lady Vengeance is ostensibly the final film in director Park Chan-wook's "Revenge" trilogy that had begun with Sympathy for Mr.
Sympathy, I have to say that this is a gift I'd refuse regardless of the time of year when it's presented, in August or in April. /kfilm05.html   (19798 words)

 Jeff Goldblum - Great Character Actors:
In 1978 Goldblum had a strong supporting role in Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
Goldblum co-starred in the cult film The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension (1984) and had his first starring role (opposite Michelle Pfeiffer) in Into the Night (1985).
Jeff Goldblum in JURASSIC PARK 2 - THE LOST WORLD /characters/goldblum.htm   (119 words)

 Jeff Goldblum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Goldblum's strong supporting roles include those in Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978), The Big Chill (1983), Into the Night (1985), Earth Girls Are Easy (1988), Jurassic Park (1993), and Independence Day (1996).
Jeffrey Lynn "Jeff" Goldblum (born October 22, 1952 in Whitaker, Pennsylvania) is a film actor, known for his often quirky, intense or comedic characters (often scientists), distinctive appearance (dark haired and lanky, and at 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m) he is one of Hollywood's tallest actors) and his unique, stuttered delivery of lines.
Goldblum, the third son of a Jewish doctor and a radio moderator, moved to New York City at 17 to become an actor. /wiki/Jeff_Goldblum   (693 words)

 HSX : Movies : Market : StarBonds® : Philip Kaufman
A native of Chicago, Illinois, director Philip Kaufman has helmed such feature films as Henry and June-- the first film to receive the dreaded NC-17 rating --, The Unbearable Lightness of Being and a 1978 version of Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
Kaufman is also billed with a story credit, along with George Lucas, for 1981's Raiders of the Lost Ark.
In 1983, Kaufman directed the silver screen adaptation of Thomas Wolfe's popular novel The Right Stuff, which shed a fascinating light on the history of the U.S. Space program. /servlet/SecurityDetail?symbol=PKAUF   (143 words)

 BBC - Films - review - Invasion of the Body Snatchers
When they come as thrilling as Don Siegel's 1956 classic, "Invasion of the Body Snatchers", it seems ludicrous to attempt a remake.
Sutherland delivers a performance that conveys beautifully the terrifying realisation that he is one of a diminishing group yet to be overwhelmed by an alien force that bears the faces of the loved and trusted.
The signs are all there, courtesy of Kaufman, who weaves an increasingly sinister cityscape through prowling camerawork and a highly effective stereo score. /films/2001/03/26/invasion_of_the_body_snatchers_1978_review.shtml   (350 words) - Movies - Veronica Cartwright
Playing opposite such heavies as Richard Dreyfuss in Inserts (1975) and Donald Sutherland in Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978), Cartwright was well on her way to crafting an enduring film career.
Despite the fact that Cartwright kicked off the '90s with a memorable turn in the popular weekly drama L.A. Law, the roles which followed were mostly comprised of thankless appearances in made-for-TV features and forgettable horror sequels.
An actress with the kind of versatile beauty that has allowed her to effortlessly alternate between earthy and glamorous roles, Veronica Cartwright's steel-blue eyes have a strange way of piercing through the screen and transcending their two-dimensional restraints. /movies/person/9845/bio.jhtml   (432 words) Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) (1978) : Video
The atmosphere of dread and paranoia grows increasingly intense as the complexity of the alien invasion is gradually revealed, until nobody can be trusted to be who they appear.
This acclaimed 1978 version from director Philip Kaufman (The Right Stuff) is every bit as creepy as the '56 original, and it fits perfectly into the cycle of paranoid thrillers that thrived in American movies of the 1970s.
Also keep an eye out for a few surprise cameos by the likes of Robert Duvall (in the role of the holy swinging man), and also Don Siegel (cabbie) and Kevin McCarthy (crazed running man), the director and star (respectively) of the 1956 film...nice way to pay respects of what came before... /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/6304509146?v=glance   (3322 words) : Movies : Person : Brooke Adams : Biography
That same year, she played the Dana Wynter role in the remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and in 1979 she was Sean Connery's ethereal leading lady in Cuba.
A great future was predicted for Brooke when she starred as Abby, the romantic bone of contention between Richard Gere and Sam Shepard in the critically acclaimed 1978 film Days of Heaven.
Brooke Adams' more notable credits of the last 15 years have included guest appearances on TV's Moonlighting, the Broadway production The Heidi Chronicles, the narration chores for the speculatively 1994 miniseries The Fire Next Time, and the role of Ione Skye's hardscrabble mother in Gas, Food, Lodging (1992). /movies/person/228/bio.jhtml   (3322 words)

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