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"Earth vs. the Flying Saucers is an American black and white science fiction film, directed by Fred F. Sears and was released in 1956. The film is also known as Invasion of the Flying Saucers. It was ostensibly suggested by the non-fiction work Flying Saucers from Outer Space by Donald Keyhoe. The flying saucer effects were created by special effects genius Ray Harryhausen.
The film is set in 1956, a year before the first satellite, Sputnik I, orbited the earth. 'Project Skyhook,' a U.S. effort to launch a dozen satellites, is visited by a flying saucer. A misunderstanding leads to the aliens being fired on, and they retaliate by destroying the project site, killing everyone except the two principal scientists, Dr. and Mrs. Marvin (a married couple). The sequence of events quickly spirals out of control and leads to a full scale invasion. Flying saucers attack Washington, D.C., Paris, London and Moscow.
Ray Harryhausen animated the saucers in this movie. That may be considered easier than animating dolls for the usual monsters, but he also animated the falling stones when saucers crashed into buildings so the action would appear realistic. Some figure animation was used to show the aliens emerging from the saucers. A considerable amount of stock footage was also used notably scenes during the invasion which showed batteries of U.S. 90 mm M3 guns and an early rocket launch, presumably standing in for the recently introduced Nike Ajax missile. Stock footage of the explosion of HMS Barham in WWII was used for a USN destroyer attacked by a saucer.
The voice of the aliens was produced from a recording of Paul Frees reading the lines by jiggling the speed control of an analog reel-to-reel tape recorder so that it continually wavered from a slow bass voice to one high and fast.
The film by Edward D. Wood, Jr., Plan 9 from Outer Space released in 1959, was finished in 1957 after the release of Earth vs. the Flying Saucers and shares many similarities, including the extensive use of military stock footage to depict clashes between the military and the saucers. The comparison of production values is striking. Tim Burton's Mars Attacks! (1996) consciously spoofs several aspects of this film, especially in the design of its flying saucers, as well as aspects of other films of the 1950s invaders from space genre."
Steve's Snacks Of The Week:
Teddy's Root Beer
Hideous Cat Poop Smell
... AND NOW, Steve and this blog are both PROUD to once again present today's Church-less Movie of the Week in its entirety absolutely FREE! But first lets go over a few ground rules. No talking is allowed in this or any Galindo Theaters locations. Any and all talkers will be raped. No cell phones or African-American berries going off in the theater. And NO TEXTING.
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