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While digging a new subway line in London, a construction crew discovers first: a skeleton, then what they think is an old World War II German missile. Upon closer examination the "missile" appears to be not of this earth! This movie examines the age old question of how we came to be on this planet. It is surprisingly scary.Written by
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When Quatermass and Roney record Barbara's mental thoughts of the Martian purge onto the machine at the excavation site, it records them onto an early 'portable' reel to reel video tape recorder. A couple of minutes later these images are played back at the Government ministers office to a small audience on a cine-projector. Although not impossible, it does seem highly unlikely that the two scientists would have gone to the time and expense to get the videotape telecine'd just for that screening when they could have just replayed the videotape, especially as there was an urgency to get the ministers and military to take the danger seriously. See more »
A minute or so before the end credits roll, as Quatermass is walking away from the devastation, a crew member's hand swings into the right-hand side of the frame and back out again. See more »
Brilliant writing motivates a suspenseful sci-fi satire with intelligent, but often over the top, acting. Aliens invaded the earth thousands of years ago, and left behind their hatred and evil as a sort of gift to our race. One of the only films to successfully negotiate the fascinating territory between science fiction and the supernatural -- or, science and religion. Good suspense held up by a fast plot that reveals just enough to keep you interested. Poor production values -- the monsters in the film are truly laughable, which may hurt its reception by the younger crowd.
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