Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Capital Celluloid 2014 - Day 307: Tue Nov 4

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Siegel, 1956):
BFI Southbank, NFT1 6.30pm & NFT3, 8.45pm



This film, which is part of the BFI sci-fi season,is on an extended run at the cinema. Details here.

Chicago Reader review:
This genuine SF classic (1956) says a good deal more about the McCarthyist hysteria of the early 50s than about the danger of invasion from outer space by soul-stealing “pods.” Don Siegel's superb little effort, with its matter-of-fact isolation of hero Kevin McCarthy (ironic, no?) from the smarmy complacency of a small town gone to hell—and way beyond—points the way to his gripping action films of the 60s and 70s (Madigan, Coogan's Bluff, Dirty Harry).
Don Druker

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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