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BFI’s Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder – Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

17 November 2014 6:30 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Invasion of the Body Snatchers, 1956.

Directed by Don Siegel.

Starring Kevin McCarthyDana WynterLarry GatesKing Donovan and Carolyn Jones.

Synopsis:

Body Snatchers invade the small town of Santa Mira…

In this current era of comic-book obsessed filmmaking, the archaic trait whereby a villain is bit by/hit by/falls into radioactive elements, we automatically relate it to our current heroes. Of course, these heroes were created in the atomic age, whereby fear was rife regarding the power of nuclear energy. The atomic age not only inspired comic book heroes and villains but also impacted on cinema, providing the path for films including Forbidden Planet, Creature from the Black Lagoon, The Thing and Invasion of the Body Snatchers. All of which are either due to be shown, or have been shown, at the BFI in their outstanding Sci-Fi season: Days of Fear and Wonder.

Bookended by a Cabinet-of-Dr-Caligari, mad-man narration, »

- Simon Columb

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