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  War Of The Worlds invasion: The complete War Of The Worlds website
Even Sherlock Holmes has locked horns with the Martians in Sherlock Holmes' War Of The Worlds, but the common thread is a fasination with a planet that has in equal measure, forever tantilised and terrified human minds.
George Pal was the first director to bring The War Of The Worlds to the big screen in 1953 and just last year Steven Spielberg and Tom Cruise re-imagined the invasion with a massive budget that brought the Tripods vividly to life for the first time.
The War Of The Worlds by Jeff Wayne.
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  The War of the Worlds (novel) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The War of the Worlds (1898), by H.
The novel challenges this perspective by depicting the Martian invasion as unjust, regardless of the Martian technological superiority.
War of the Worlds: Global Dispatches, edited by Kevin J. Anderson, is an anthology of such stories (ISBN 0-553-10353-9).
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 War of the Worlds, novel
This most recent movie version of War of the Worlds was directed by Steven Spielberg and stars Tom Cruise as Ray Ferrier, a divorced dockworker, his ex-wife (Miranda Otto), his rebellious teenage son (Justin Chatwin), and his young daughter (Dakota Fanning).
It is tempting, and not altogether out-of-place to take War of the Worlds and last summer's The Terminal as the director's response to the September 11 attacks.
War of the Worlds is a massive return to form for Spielberg, the best blockbuster of the summer (superior to even Batman Begins).
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 The War of the Worlds - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The War of the Worlds is a science fiction novel written by H.
Depicting an alien invasion of the earth, the novel is commonly regarded as being the first to depict such a disaster.
War of the Worlds: New Millennium, a 2005 novel by Douglas Niles
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 the war of the worlds - Article and Reference from OnPedia.com
The War of the Worlds is a novel written by H.G. Wells in 1898 depicting an alien invasion of the earth.
War of the Worlds (television), a television series that ran from 1988 to 1990.
The War of the Worlds Invasion: An historical perspective
www.onpedia.com /encyclopedia/the-war-of-the-worlds   (201 words)

 War of the Worlds: How Orson Welles Drew the Nation into a Shared IIlusion
People packed the roads, hid in cellars, loaded guns, even wrapped their heads in wet towels as protection from Martian poison gas, in an attempt to defend themselves against aliens, oblivious to the fact that they were acting out the role of the panic-stricken public that actually belonged in a radio play.
Audiences around the world discovered that they were taken in by the ultimate Hollywood illusion in which two performers faked their own talent, lip-syncing, to create the impression they were singing.
One might say that War of the Worlds and the game show scandal foreshadowed the age of simulation that was still to come.
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 The War of the Worlds (1953)
Orson Welles, who rose to prominence with his "War of the Worlds" radio broadcast of Halloween 1938, was pressured into making this his first feature film, but he wanted no part of it.
The Second World War involved every continent on the globe, and men turned to science for new devices of warfare, which reached an unparalleled peak in their capacity for destruction.
War of the worlds 2005 VS. War of the worlds 1953
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 War of the Worlds
With War of the Worlds [Spielberg] has made what is arguably one of the best 1950s science fiction films ever.
War of the Worlds reinvigorates the pulse-racing thrill and unalloyed paranoia of vintage '50s sci-fi.
Steven Spielberg’s War of the Worlds is huge and scary, moving and funny—another capper to a career that seems like an unending succession of captivations.
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 Amazon.com: The War of the Worlds (Tor Classics): Books: H. G. Wells   (Site not responding. Last check: )
And THE WAR OF THE WORLDS is a truly savage commentary on British imperialism and colonialism.
War of the Worlds has come and gone in many different incarnations but I kinda just knew that none of them were really being faithful to HG Wells' original story, especially the mis-judged Spielberg/Cruise flick.
War of the Worlds IS an undeniable classic and is still far superior to any knock-offs and every-single-one of the movies.
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 War of the Worlds (2005)
After all, it is a testament to Wells' genius that a novel written nearly 100 years ago still holds our attention today, and is still regarded as an intelligent take on improbable events.
She is a match for Cruise, and actually manages to steal several scenes from him.
War of the Worlds is one of the most visually stunning films I have seen in a long time.
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 Decca Music Group - Soundtracks
Lending his musical talents to War of the Worlds, Williams brings forth a feeling of raw emotion that puts the finishing touch on Spielberg’s intense storytelling.
In a contemporary retelling of the 1898 sci-fi novel by H.G. Wells, War of the Worlds tells the story of an invasion of Earth by aliens from another world, whose powerful tripod attack vehicles are equipped with disintegration rays unstoppable by the best technology humanity has to offer.
For War of the Worlds, John reached for something not of this earth and composed a score that you feel on your skin, even before you become aware that you are actually hearing it.
www.deccaclassics.com /music/soundtracks/waroftheworlds.html   (1117 words)

 The War of the Worlds (radio) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The War of the Worlds, which famously frightened many in the audience into believing that an actual Martian invasion was in progress.
Approximately two thirds of the 50-minute play was a contemporary retelling of the events of the novel, presented as a series of news bulletins in documentary style.
Many people missed or ignored the opening credits of the program, and in the atmosphere of growing tension and anxiety in the days leading up to World War II, took it to be an actual news broadcast.
www.mssv.net /realityart/wikiwotw.html   (1613 words)

 The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells: A searchable online version at The Literature Network
I have read the War of the Worlds and the Time Machine both by HG Wells and am looking for imput on the themes connecting the two.
The intention is to demonstrate (through the defeat of the invaders by the simplest organism on the planet) that Man is not nearly as clever as he or she perceives themselves to be without a cohesive society from within which to operate..
H.G. Wells' classic sci-fi novel (written in 1898), terrifies us to this day with its horrific tale about invaders from another world whose planned harvesting of the earth is carried out with cruel precision as they mobilize their machines into action.
www.online-literature.com /wellshg/warworlds   (1357 words)

 War Of The Worlds
First published in 1898, The War of the Worlds, H. Wells's seminal story of alien invasion, is a literary classic.
Within minutes, the world changes and Ray Ferrier must become the father he has, up to now, failed to be or he and his children will die.
Over that hill is this whole war going on between the best that we have, our whole army going after the aliens, and then we have this very small, claustrophobic space.
www.scriptologist.com /Magazine/Film_News/WarWorlds/warworlds.html   (4044 words)

 On Point : War of the Worlds - War of the Worlds
Steven Spieberg's adaptation of "War of the Worlds" opens in theaters across the country today.
The original novel by H.G. Wells detailed an alien invasion in Victorian England, a subversive undermining in the golden age of the British Empire.
The 1953 movie "The War of the Worlds" capitalized on the Cold War communist scare.
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 Boston Schools Receive 140 copies of ' The War of the Worlds' Novel   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Boston Globe donates 140 Copies of Family Classic "The War of the Worlds" to middle schools.
Braintree middle school students are the recipients of 140 copies of the family classic "The War of the Worlds," written by H.G. Wells.
"The War of the Worlds" is the first book in a series of Boston Globe Family Classics.
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 Amazon.co.uk: The War of the Worlds: Books: H.G. Wells,Patrick Parrinder,Brian Aldiss   (Site not responding. Last check: )
I strongly recommend this classic novel, as it can be read on multiple intellectual levels: as a social satire on contempory Victorian more's, as a profound metaphor for classical Darwinism, or more simply as a thrilling sf adventure story in its own right.
Give or take such details, what The War of the Worlds is about is domination - domination of one species by another, of one race by another and of one class by another.
At another level The War of the Worlds can be read simply as a story, and what a storyteller Wells is! The picture of the pre-motor London home counties is as fresh and vivid as surely it can have ever been from the day it was first published.
www.amazon.co.uk /War-Worlds-H-G-Wells/dp/0141441038   (2227 words)

 War of the Worlds
The result is War of the Worlds, based on the novel by H.G. Wells as well as the famous Orson Wells radio broadcast that caused panic along the Eastern seaboard.
The story is a good choice in this newfound climate of paranoia - an evil presence attacks mercilessly and people are unable to do anything about it.
War of the Worlds looks fantastic, but needs more emotional depth than this.
www.haro-online.com /movies/war_worlds.html   (498 words)

 The War of the Worlds--Literature/Technology/Astronomy/Space lesson plan (grades 9-12)--DiscoverySchool.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
After your students have read either the complete H.G. Wells novel The War of the Worlds or enough to be conversant with it, play for them Orson Welles’s 1938 radio broadcast of his adaptation of the novel.
In Well’s novel, after the Martians have died, the protagonist reflects upon how similar the Martian’s attack was to the destruction that people have wrought upon one another.
After exposing students to excerpts from Wells’s The War of the Worlds, ask them to recall elements or scenes from contemporary science fiction books, movies, or television programs that are similar to what they’ve come across in the 1898 novel.
school.discovery.com /lessonplans/programs/warofworlds   (1676 words)

 War Of The Worlds links
Lesson plan for The War Of The Worlds with special emphasis on the broadcast.
Eve Of The War uk Lots of excellent material on the new movies and the planned relaunch of the Jeff Wayne musical version.
The first BBC adaptation of The War Of The Worlds in 1950 was followed by another in 1967.
www.war-ofthe-worlds.co.uk /links.htm   (1017 words)

 The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
The War of the Worlds describes the fictional 1895 invasion of Earth by aliens from Mars who use laser-like Heat-Rays, chemical weapons, and mechanical three-legged ''fighting machines'' that could potentially be viewed as precursors to the tank.
The fact that it is scarcely one seventh of the volume of the earth must have accelerated its cooling to the temperature at which life could begin.
I believe an active mind is healthy mind, and War of the Worlds is packed with action and stimulation.
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 Amazon.com: The War of the Worlds: Books: H. G. Wells,Edward Gorey   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The War of the Worlds is a fantasy that is both startlingly up-to-date and in touch with the most ancient of human illustrationfears.
Wells's novel always deserves another look--it is much more horrific than people tend to remember: his Martians casually fish for the humans in their giant tripod machines so as to suck their blood from them later.
For example, in the novel, the Martians are a little careless in the begining, and one of them is killed by a lucky artillary shot.
www.amazon.com /War-Worlds-H-G-Wells/dp/1590171586   (1612 words)

 War of the Worlds   (Site not responding. Last check: )
War of the Worlds, wherein a sleepy America awakes to find it’s been tagged for hostile takeover by immensely powerful beings from another planet.
War of the Worlds centers on a single father struggling to keep his family together under mounting duress.
War of the Worlds-Six Flags ride having anywhere near as much visceral energy as these initial invasion scenes.
www.culturevulture.net /Movies11/WaroftheWorlds.htm   (551 words)

 War of the Worlds
Many have called Wells a prophet because he predicted tanks, aerial bombing, nuclear war, gas warfare, laser-like weapons, and industrial robots in an age where cars, televisions, and airplanes didn't even exist.
Over time, this novel has been made into movies, television shows, video games, and the radio show that we will be hearing.
A great new site dedicated to the novel and with lots of info about TWO 2005 theatrical versions of the story, one directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Cruise, and another by Pendragon Pictures that will be the first truly authentic adaptation.
www.janaedwards.com /WarWorlds.html   (258 words)

 Study Guide for H. G. Wells: The War of the Worlds
Most of these were written in a semi-documentary fashion; and Wells borrowed their technique to tie his interplanetary war tale to specific places in England familiar to his readers.
Wells was to become famous as a socialist and a utopian, but his science fiction novels are almost uniformly pessimistic about human nature and the future.
Wells' treatment of it as an old and nearly-exhausted world was commonplace at the time he was writing, and his adoption of this view influenced much later Martian fiction.
www.wsu.edu:8080 /~brians/science_fiction/warofworlds.html   (2447 words)

The war machinery of human-kind is no match for cold hearted alien invaders, with 100 feet tall three-legged fighting machines that shoot heat rays and poison fl gas!
H.G. Wells' THE WAR OF THE WORLDS is an instant masterpiece from a renowned classic Sci-Fi novel.
The events that were to take place at the turn of the 20th century would shake the foundations of life as we know it.
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 War of the Worlds: The Original Book
From January 1996 until the end of March 1997, Woking celebrates the centenary of the first ever release of H.G. Wells' classic tale of the Martian invasion, in his "The War of the Worlds".
It continues to have content related to H.G. Wells' "The War of the Worlds".
War of the Worlds and related imagery are Copyright by Paramount.
www.war-of-the-worlds.org /Books/Original.shtml   (120 words)

 War of the Worlds: The Comic Books
The pictoral presentation is designed to be pleasing to children and encourage them to read the original novel later in life.
Of course the alien technology has stepped up a bit, and I'm doing a couple of twists on some of the smaller elements in the book (for example I have the Redweed now a tool for the Martians which they are using to "terraform" the planet closer to their original atmosphere).
He feels that this is the first time this has been done this realistically in comics, Outside of the direct adaptions that is. The covers for the books are being painted by Gene Gonzales, who is enjoying this just as much as Horus and I are.
www.war-of-the-worlds.org /Books/Comics.shtml   (747 words)

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