Unusual sci-fi invasion film, with a black-comedy twist: The Earth is taken over by The Monitors, aliens who run it like hall monitors in a 1950's high school, with overtones of Big Brother. The film follows the progress of the human underground rebellion. The twist is that as the film goes on, the audience's sympathies shift to the aliens, who are basically benevolent. When the humans manage to oust them, it's back to corruption and bribery by the usual suspects. Written by
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The Wildest Film Since "Birth of a Nation"
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Did You Know?
There are 30 "trouble spots" on the Monitors' map. They correspond (roughly) with the following locations: Anchorage, Alaska; San Diego, California; Chicago, Illinois; Lima, Peru; Santiago, Chile; Cochrane, Ontario; New York City, New York; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Havana, Cuba; Salvador, Brazil; Marrakech, Morrocco; Abidjan, Cote d'Ivorie; Cape Town, South Africa; Mombasa, Kenya; Barcelona, Spain; Paris, France; Rome, Italy; Berlin, Germany; Oslo, Norway; Athens, Greece; Kyiv, Ukraine; Moscow, Russia; Jerusalem, Israel; Cairo, Egypt; Darwin, Australia; Manila, Philippines; Bangkok, Thailand; Tokyo, Japan; Seoul, South Korea; Vladivostok, Russia; Beijing, China; Lhasa, Tibet See more
As Tersch Jeterax prepares to leave Earth, shadows from the boom mic move across Barbara Cole's hair. See more
The Monitors have a vision - no doubt about it - but, like most missionaries, they just don't understand why people for whom they do so much good don't appreciate it.
References Battleship Potemkin
Voice of the Flower
Music by Fred Kaz
Lyrics by Sandy Holt
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