Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Film #47: The Thing From Another World (1951)

Plot - A silly film that can't determine whether it wants to be classic Hollywood fodder or true blue sci-fi flick. The romance angle is just ridiculous, while the UFO discovery scene is pure genius.

Form - Lots of long takes of conversations for some reason.

F/X - Pretty great, especially the big fire sequence that John Carpenter's remake didn't get right.

Acting - Awful. I wouldn't be able to tell that any of these people were scared of anything.

Mise en scene - Nice sets and some good locations.

Quotables - No.

Cool stuff - Aliens, aliens catching fire, UFOs, UFOs being frozen.


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