The Thing from Another World

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The Thing from Another World
This is one of the better science-fiction cheapie films, one that became a cult classic. It is a wonderfully inane film about a flying saucer landing on the North Pole and a superior alien emerging who looks like Frankenstein. Director Howard Hawks wastes no time with any liberal messages about why this creature came here, instead the film has a jovial Air Force crew snappily banter at each other, a sparring romantic relationship develop between the womanizing captain and the independent-minded secretary; and, for sheer quirkiness, we see plants as monsters crying for more blood to spawn more monsters. The cast is perfect, their non-chalant attitude gives the film its raucous mood and allows the warlike atmosphere between beast and man to be a battle over brawn versus wits. (D. Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews)

The Thing from Another World

Sun March 11, 2007, 7:00 only, The Film Studies Theater in ATLAS 102

US, 1951, in English, Color, 87 Min., Unrated, 35mm.



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