Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Cinema Cycle - It Came From Outer Space


CINEMA CYCLE
(Cardio Workout And Reviewing Movies At The Same Time)

Golden Age of Science Fiction Thrillers!
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DATE REVIEWED: 03/21/2016


FORMAT: Laserdisc

TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 1 hour 21 minutes

DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 16.8 miles

TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 4426.9 miles

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SYNOPSIS: Aliens crash land on Earth and cause havoc in a small southwestern town as they try to leave.

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CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER:  “The Day The Earth Stood Still”, meets “Invasion of the BodySnatchers”.  The start of the 1950s Sci-Fi paranoia craze.  

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PROS AND CONS:  A good film, but an odd movie.  What the film really centers around is the behavior and culture of small town America circa 1950.  

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There is a lot of distrust of strangers and outsiders, townsfolk tend to dismiss what you say instead of giving it credence.  The aliens are sort of a like a cross between E.T. and Alien.  The effects are laughable but the locations and camera work are quite good.

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Of note in the production value of the film.  In 1952, all women wore dresses, PERIOD.  Everyone drove a convertible (only Law Men had Coupes or sedans).  Every woman had a evening dress tucked away.  Aliens that can morph into humans are much cheaper that fancy special effects.


To read an overview of this project, check out this status posting.  

This film is a part of my LaserDisc Collection.

Clicking on the title will take you to the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) entry for this film. 

This film was viewed while exercising on my recumbent cycle.  A summary of my time spent working out on my journey through movie-land can be found on Strava.com.