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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction on AMC


Watch me discuss such 1950s Sci-Fi films as War of the Worlds and Invasion of the Body Snatchers on the premiere episode of James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction on AMC.

Image courtesy of AMC


Bringing up ideas covered in The Battle for the Bs: 1950s Hollywood and the Rebirth of Low-Budget Cinema, I contextualize how the 1953 War of the Worlds film compares to Orson Welles' 1938 radio broadcast and compare the differences in how that film approaches the very idea of alien invasion to Invasion of the Body Snatchers.

Image courtesy of AMC


My thanks to the show's producers and the team at Left/Right!