In Invasion of the Body Snatchers, director Philip Kaufman takes great care to arrange his film so that it unfolds with equal measures of existential insight and heart-wrenching terror.
And in each case, Kaufman’s intelligence and pointedly European approach to filmmaking results in literate, richly made, and philosophically complex films.When Kaufman set out to remake Invasion of the Body Snatchers with screenwriter W.D.
Don Siegel’s Invasion of the Body Snatchers ..
Moreover, on top of the superflu aspect, we also have shoehorned references to ongoing violence in the Middle East, leaving us with the interesting but sloppily executed idea that maybe, just maybe, the emotionless world the pod (semen) people desire is better than humanity's preexisting and continuous path of destruction (an idea better conveyed in Body Snatchers). Again, confusion is king with The Invasion, and that extends to the film's underlying message.
Invasion Of The Body Snatchers blu-ray cover & label (1978) R1
An Original 41 X 81 American Three Sheet poster for the classic 1956 science fiction film “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” starring Kevin McCarthy and Dana Wynter. The plot surrounds an extraterrestrial invasion in a small Californian town where invaders replace humans with duplicates that are identical in physical form, but devoid of any emotion. This is one of the all-time great science fiction films and certainly over the years has become a cult favorite. All of the paper on this film is spectacular and highly collectible with wonderful, striking color and graphics. This example is extremely clean and exhibits great saturated color. This oversized Original Three Sheet poster was excellent condition prior fold line touchup and linenbacking. You will not want to miss out on the opportunity to acquire this piece and add it to your poster collection. We have three beautiful examples of this poster in stock. Linenbacked. Very Fine.
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Despite protests from the creators, this interpretation of IOTBS 56 persists, and not without good reason: as a culture, we remember the 1950s for the Red Scare, threat of nuclear annihilation, and an emphasis on the perfect nuclear family, where smiles and home-cooked meals solve all our problems and conformity to social norms was the only price of entry. Viewed through this lens, we're hard-pressed not to see Invasion of the Body Snatchers as anything but a commentary on this society.
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Along with writer Daniel Mainwaring, Siegel delivered a cheap but unforgettable B-movie with Invasion of the Body Snatchers in which the Communist stand-ins are “pod people” determined to exact conformity on the human population.