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    Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) was a science fiction/horror film directed by Philip Kaufman and produced by Robert H. Solo. The plot takes place in San Francisco and follows health inspector Mathew Bennell (played by Donald Sutherland) and his colleague and love interest Elizabeth Driscoll (played by Brooke Adams), as they discover that humans are being replaced by aliens who appear to be perfect copies of the persons replaced, but devoid of emotion. The Invasion (2007) was directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel and James McTeigue, produced by Joel Silver. The story follows psychiatrist Carol Bennell (played by Nicole Kidman) as she attempts to flee with her son, the only one immune to the infection, as the planet is being invaded by a spore…

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    Invasion of the Body Snatchers is a film that can be critiqued with many different views and opinions. It is obvious to many that this film is an allegory for the Cold War; but it is tough to say whether or not is a critique of American conformity or a warning of the communist threat in the United States. While both arguments can be made, warning of the communist threat in the United States is the most represented throughout the film. Invasion of the Body Snatchers depiction of the warning of…

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    Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) was a horror/science fiction film that responded to the Cold War and Atomic Age anxieties of the 1950s. On the surface, this was a typical 50s B-movie (low-budget commercial film), but it became one of the best science fiction thrillers of the period because it highlighted contemporary fears. The movie’s title was taken from Jack Finney’s source novel, The Body Snatchers (1955). Under Allied Artists, Invasion of the Body Snatchers was directed by Don Siegel…

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    impostor. “He looks, acts, sounds, and remembers just like Uncle Ira.” This particular line is important because during the Second Red Scare, people began suspecting each other and family members of being spies or secret supporters of communism. There was also the American stereotype that everyone in a communist society acted the same and that this was due to the lack of individualism in a communistic society. This kind of fear and anxiety is still prevalent today and is focused on Muslims and…

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    Society and culture have a large impact on film. This can be seen most clearly in Science Fiction and Horror Films. Films are often based on real-life events, or in some cases, fears. Two examples of this are Invasion of the Body Snatchers and Texas Chainsaw Massacre. The Cold War and fear of the spread of Communism led to the creation of films such as Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Psycho and Texas Chainsaw Massacre were both based on the crimes of Ed Gein. Some common themes in these…

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    the credits, listed simply as UN Secretary. By focusing on her, it raises the question on what other interesting characters we miss while they are running away from the white male action hero trying to solve problems with the alien by blowing everything up. Humanity craves companionship, its greatest fear isolation, but if it treated half of its population as it deserves to be treated, they would discover females are not a mysterious alien race, but people. Often aliens are just metaphors for…

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    The film depicts an alien invasion within an american town and follows the lead character, a doctor, as he investigates the strange changes of the towns people, eventually realising they have been taken over by the aliens or ‘pod people.’ This film is a work of fiction, however, it displays historical veracity due to the portrayal of the context of the period in which it was created in, through the plot and film techniques. The 1950s was a time characterised by ‘the Red-Scare, a campaign of fear…

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    [Type text] [Type text] [Type text] 1 Fear, Hysteria, Invasion Fear, Hysteria, and Invasions: A Look at the Science Fiction Films of the 1950?s By Anthony Taylor Cleveland State University Fear, Hysteria, Invasion Outline Anthony Taylor COM 320 10-15-15 Introduction Shoot First Mentality Dr. Strangelove US vs. Peace Focus on military Irrational Fear Invasion of body snatcher and fear of unknown\ Godzilla and his attack on the city Fear in the masses Invasion…

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    increased news coverage. In the news, people are constantly told not to fear, reflecting paranoia during this era. However, despite being told not to fear, the news also exaggerates the danger of alien invasion. At one point a newspaper illustration depicts Klaatu and his ship as a much larger danger than they…

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    it does feel like your slogging through it. My second beef is the use of cliche and stereotypes as a crutch for every single character. Turning all of them into cookie cutter characters that for all the screen time they get. Still feel hollow. That said, the acting is great. Every perform uses said stereotypes to get every mile out of it they can out of them. Though that said while good, no one really stands out. So I can see why with so many now famous names, The Faculty is rarely talked…

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