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Old Classics: "The War of the Worlds" (1953), a film by Byron Haskin

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«The War of the Worlds» is a Science Fiction film directed by Byron Haskin, and written by H.G. Wells and Barré Lyndon, released on July 29 of 1953 in the USA , starring Gene Barry, Ann Robinson, Les Tremayne, Robert Cornthwaite, Sandro Giglio and Lewis Martin.

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After ten paragraphs of introductory remarks, the narrative opens in an astronomical observatory at Ottershaw where explosions are seen on the surface of the planet Mars, creating much interest in the scientific community. Later a "meteor" lands on Horsell Common, southwest of London, near the narrator's home in Woking, Surrey. He is among the first to discover that the object is an artificial cylinder that opens, disgorging Martians who are "big" and "greyish" with "oil brown skin," "the size, perhaps, of a bear," with "two large dark-coloured eyes," and a lipless "V-shaped mouth surrounded by "Gorgon groups of tentacles." The narrator finds them "at once vital, intense, inhuman, crippled and monstrous." They briefly emerge, have difficulty in coping with the Earth's atmosphere, and rapidly retreat into the cylinder. A human deputation (which includes the astronomer Ogilvy) approaches the cylinder with a white flag, but the Martians incinerate them and others nearby with a [...]

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