Saucer Movies

The new medium of television had transformed the viewing habits of the mass - market audience as the days of the movie serials were at long last coming to a close . By this time , feature films on the saucers were booming .

Saucer Movies

The first book to examine the relationship between cinema and the UFO phenomenon, analyzing more than 300 films in terms of their aesthetic merit (direction, acting, screenplay, etc.) and their UFOlogical significance.

Conspiracy Films

In this movie, not only are the extraterrestrials actively trying to hide their presence on Earth, but a secretive and paranoid special branch of the military is hard at work discrediting eyewitnesses. Saucer Men's convoluted plot, ...

Conspiracy Films

For many years, conspiracy theories have been among the most popular story elements in Hollywood films. According to the “conspiracy culture,” Government, Big Business, the Church, even aliens—all of which, bundled together, comprise the ubiquitous “Them”—are concealing some of the biggest secrets in American and world history. From The Manchurian Candidate (1962) to JFK (1991), The Matrix (1999) to The Da Vinci Code (2006), this decade-by-decade history explores our fascination with paranoia. The work paints a vivid picture of several of the more prevalent conspiracy theories and the entertainment they have inspired, not only in theatrical films but also in such television series as The X-Files, Lost and V.

Duryea The Movies

Movies like The Bamboo Saucer were considered insufficient blips on the new radar. Today, they embody the 60s more than most of the tripe that symbolized the era at the time. Red, white, and blue are some of the colors of this trip ...

Duryea  The Movies

Dan Duryea was a rare actor that had the knack of creating an impressive array of characters from a limited range of emotions. He used this array in different combinations and frequencies to create heroes and villains from the same patterns. It was a matter of degree pertaining righteous behavior versus malicious cowardice. Sometimes, the touches were subtle; other times they were stark contrasts. That meant there were times when tags like hero and villain meant nothing. Duryea's unique style was highlighted in classic dramas, crime noirs, pulp Westerns, soap opera romances, and low-budget independents from the 1940s to the late 1960s. The Little Foxes (1941) started his film career that continued until The Bamboo Saucer (1967), a Cold War science-fiction adventure. He also appeared on classic American television series, such as Rawhide (1959-1963), Wagon Train (1957-1964), China Smith (1952) and recurring roles in Peyton Place (1967-1968), with dozens of appearances in other dramatic, comedy, and Western series throughout the 1950s and 1960s. Discover the fascinating story of the man and the movies in a richly researched work. 358 pages. Illustrated

Claws Saucers Science Fiction Horror and Fantasy Film 1902 1982 A Complete Guide

Famous For: Greatest saucer movie of the century; Ray Harryhausen special effects The movie is good and the effects are ... this movie has better screenwriting, plotting, direction, and sound effects than most scifi movies of the time.

Claws   Saucers  Science Fiction  Horror  and Fantasy Film 1902 1982  A Complete Guide

CLAWS & SAUCERS is the most complete guide to classic science fiction, horror, and fantasy films ever written. CLAWS & SAUCERS describes and critiques 1700+ films: virtually every sci-fi, horror, and fantasy film made from 1902-1982, including dozens of thrillers, exploitation films, psychedelic films, and adventure films.

Aliens in Pop Culture

Starting in the early 1950s, movie studios churned out a long list of the so-called flying saucer movies, most of which featured alien invaders with ill intentions. Among these films were Earth vs. the DID YOU KNOW? On the X-Files, ...

Aliens in Pop Culture

For centuries, people have wondered about life on other planets but most aliens did not start showing up in literature and other forms of pop culture until the late 19th century. Since then, aliens have become familiar characters in books, films and video games. Given their overwhelming popularity, visitors from other worlds are sure to be featured in pop culture for many years to come.

Flying Saucers Over America

A flying saucer does appear in the film, just as Conrad's press agents had foretold in the campaign to drum up interest in the movie before its release. However, it is onscreen for only a minute or two in what appears to be a standard ...

Flying Saucers Over America

On June 24th, 1947, a private pilot reported numerous dazzling objects rushing through the sky above Mount Rainier in Washington state. It was the start of the current UFO phenomena, one of the country's most perplexing and persistent mysteries. Within a few weeks, hundreds of sightings of flying saucers were reported to news media. Surprising reports of a UFO crash in Roswell, New Mexico further added to the mystery that July. Since then, UFOs have sparked a slew of incredible claims and speculations. This is a sober and honest history of America's first major saucer craze, based on many sources including previously classified government records. The book cuts through decades of mystique and confusion, beginning with the 1947 UFO wave and ending with the launch of Project Blue Book in 1952. Balanced and comprehensive, this history provides background, social context and other tools for reframing perceptions of a controversial subject.

Before and After Roswell

SAUCER. MOVIES. “When I used to read fairy-tales, I fancied that kind of thing never happened, and now here I am in the middle ofone!” —Lewis Carroll The following are movies and television shows dramatizing flying saucers and the ...

Before and After Roswell

The flying saucer has been the most vivid and persistent image in American life of the last half century. It has also generated more controversy and rancor than anything else that might be characterized as a fantasy. It is malleable, suiting a wide variety of beliefs and outlooks, touching nearly every public concern. It arrived as a mysterious threat from above, a metaphor for The Bomb. It transformed swiftly into a hope from above, promising to save us from ourselves. Renamed UFO, it became a symbol for those who distrusted the government. Along its way through the postwar skies, it acquired a cargo that included every species of hoax, craziness, lunacy, and even sexual fantasy, along with a fair amount of scientific and political baggage. The flying saucer myth says much about how Americans react to the unexpected. Before and After Roswell: The Flying Saucer in America, 1947-1999 places the flying saucer idea in the context of history, politics, entertainment, and science to arrive at an explanation of what it is all about and how it got that way. Because the Roswell incident--the story that a flying saucer crashed near Roswell, New Mexico, in 1947 and that the government has hidden the truth about it ever since--has dominated the subject recently, the book is anchored around that particular story while demonstrating that the flying saucer did exist before and after Roswell. It corrects some misconceptions, including one that holds that because a majority of people say they believe in UFOs, they therefore believe in a conspiracy to cover up the truth about them. After detailing what actually happened in Roswell in 1947, the book takes up the birth of the flying saucer earlier that year, underscoring the fact that the name originally denoted its movement, not its shape. The text then examines the Air Forces and CIAs responses to the phenomenon, and the rise of competing bands of ufologists, true believers and skeptics, to dominate debate over it. The book also addresses Cold War contributions to the UFO issue, and the role of Hollywood in providing the images that defined it. Along the way it describes the crashed-saucer tradition, the contactees, abductions, men in black, the Bermuda Triangle, ancient astronauts, cattle mutilations, the little gray alien, SETIs Drake Equation, sex and the flying saucer, and the rise of a new ufology emanating from the conspiracy culture growing out of the Kennedy assassination mythology and the Watergate scandal. Part Two of Before and After Roswell begins with the invention of the incident in 1980, then traces the history of the flying saucer idea to the end of the century. Important here are the submersion of the saucer into the larger anti-government conspiracy tradition of that period, and the increasing domination of the subject by television, including Area 51, a myth invented on a TV show, and the combined influence of reality-based cable documentaries and the amazingly popular series The X-Files. Also addressed are such things as crop circles, the MAJIC hoax, the face on Mars, UFO conspiracy fiction, and the explosion of the abduction belief. A chapter on The Battle of Roswell traces the evolution of that controversy through a succession of books by ufologists; in the end it broke down into disputed orthodoxies and feuds over who had the real crash site to charge admission to. When boosters tried to turn Roswell into a tourist attraction, their quarrels and mercenary outlook alienated the town and made the annual UFO Encounter a flop. The book concludes that the flying saucer is not a thing, but an idea, and one that will overcome the burden of

The Invisible Hand in Popular Culture

These films generally show civil society dissolved and collapsing into complete anarchy in the absence of effective control from the federal government. By merely raising the specter of social chaos, the flying saucer movies supplied an ...

The Invisible Hand in Popular Culture

Popular culture often champions freedom as the fundamentally American way of life and celebrates the virtues of independence and self-reliance. But film and television have also explored the tension between freedom and other core values, such as order and

The Philosophy of Tim Burton

The Day the Earth Stood Still rejects the blatant nationalism of the other two films, but only by offering a supranational solution to human problems. ... For all their differences, the 1950s flying saucer movies as a ...

The Philosophy of Tim Burton

In 1952, just one year after Coach Adolph Rupp's University of Kentucky Wildcats won their third national championship in four years, an unlikely high school basketball team from rural Graves County, Kentucky, stole the spotlight and the media's attention. Inspired by young coach Jack Story and by the Harlem Globetrotters, the Cuba Cubs grabbed headlines when they rose from relative obscurity to defeat the big-city favorite and win the state championship. A classic underdog tale, The Graves County Boys chronicles how five boys from a tiny high school in southwestern Kentucky captured the hearts of basketball fans nationwide. Marianne Walker weaves together details about the players, their coach, and their relationships in a page-turning account of triumph over adversity. This inspiring David and Goliath story takes the reader on a journey from the team's heartbreaking defeat in the 1951 state championship to their triumphant victory over Louisville Manual the next year. More than just a basketball narrative, the book explores a period in American life when indoor plumbing and electricity were still luxuries in some areas of the country and when hardship was a way of life. With no funded school programs or bus system, the Cubs's success was a testament to the sacrifices of family and neighbors who believed in their team. Featuring new photographs, a foreword by University of Kentucky coach Joe B. Hall, and a new epilogue detailing where the players are now, The Graves County Boys is an unforgettable story of how a community pulled together to make a dream come true.

Outer Space Aliens and the Holy Bible

Of all movies tobe made, why are there many flying saucer movies? This tellsme that much of the public is fascinated bythe flyingsaucer and UFO phenomenon. Manyof that type of sciencefiction movies have become boxoffice hits.

Outer Space  Aliens  and the Holy Bible

As time goes on, man still has the same unanswered questions regarding the unknown phenomenon that’s infected our planet. Without expectation, the unknown has appeared and disappeared without a clue as to what they are, who they are, and why they are here. We know there is an outer space beyond Earth which contains an endless mass of stars planets, asteroids, and moons. We call it the cosmos, which refers to everything in space including Earth. Is there anyone or anything out there besides us?

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Jane Fonda stars as French comic strip hero Barbarella in one of the 1960s ' quintessential cult movies . ... Created by monster maker Paul Blaisdell , the Saucer - Men have become camp classics of the ' 50s sci - fi films .

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Horror Films of the 1990s

Saucer Movies: A UFOlogical History of the Cinema. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 1998. Muir, John Kenneth. The Unseen Force: The Films of Sam Raimi. New York: Applause Theatre and Cinema Books, 2004. Neiwert, David.

Horror Films of the 1990s

This filmography covers more than 300 horror films released from 1990 through 1999. The horror genre's trends and cliches are connected to social and cultural phenomena, such as Y2K fears and the Los Angeles riots. Popular films were about serial killers, aliens, conspiracies, and sinister "interlopers," new monsters who shambled their way into havoc. Each of the films is discussed at length with detailed credits and critical commentary. There are six appendices: 1990s cliches and conventions, 1990s hall of fame, memorable ad lines, movie references in Scream, 1990s horrors vs. The X-Files, and the decade's ten best. Fully indexed, 224 photographs.

A Year of Fear

Soon, an invasion fleet is crisscrossing the skies and the aliens issue an order to capitulate within 60 days or face total destruction. The ultimate (pre–Independence Day) “flying saucermovie, Earth vs. the Flying Saucers is a marvel ...

A Year of Fear

This eclectic overview of horror cinema offers up a collection of horror films for practically any occasion and literally every day of the year. For example, the author recommends commemorating United Nations Day (October 24) with a screening of The Colossus of New York, whose startling climax takes place at the U.N. Building. Each day-by-day entry includes the movie title, production year, plot summary and critique, along with a brief explanation of how the film fits into the history of that particular day and interesting anecdotes on the film’s production.

Murder Orthodoxies A Non Conspiracist s View of Marilyn Monroe s Death

A teenager at the time, I was a Cold War Kid, steeped in the flying saucer movies Hollywood produced by the dozens in the 1950s, black and white, usually lucrative talkies about aliens visiting and attacking Earth in flying saucers or ...

Murder Orthodoxies  A Non Conspiracist  s View of Marilyn Monroe  s Death

Perhaps no one's death has stirred more interest, controversy, and theories than Marilyn Monroe's August 4 of 1962. In Murder Orthodoxies, author Donald R. McGovern analyzes and examines the many theories that Monroe was murdered by a host of curious characters-from the middle Kennedy brothers to brutal gangsters to aliens. McGovern separates fact from fiction and theory from outlandish rumor. He addresses and debunks the usual allegations related to Monroe's death, the secrets recorded in her little red diary, her scheduled whistle-blowing press conference, the murder plots by organized crime and the brothers Kennedy, and the fatal injection of drugs, along with many others. In Murder Orthodoxies, McGovern restores logic and sanity to the investigation of Monroe's death. His thesis is based upon the premise that the engines of conspiracies are started and fueled by opinion, not by facts. His credible conclusions are based on logic, science, toxicology, and forensic evidence.

Roger Ebert s Movie Yearbook 2009

The earliest ¤lm we could come up with was The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951). Any thoughts? —James Hrivnak, Waterloo, Ontario A. Two 1950 movies were named The Flying Saucer and The Flying Saucer Mystery.

Roger Ebert s Movie Yearbook 2009

Nobody has been more important in telling Americans why we should love film than Roger Ebert. --Michael Shamberg, Editor and Publisher Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic Roger Ebert presents more than 650 full-length critical movie reviews, along with interviews, essays, tributes, film festival reports, and Q and As from Questions for the Movie Answer Man. Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2009 collects more than two years' worth of his engaging film critiques. From Bee Movie to Darfur Now to No Country for Old Men, and from Juno to Persepolis to La Vie en Rose, Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2009 includes every review Ebert has written from January 2006 to June 2008. Also included in the Yearbook, which boasts 65 percent new content, are: * Interviews with newsmakers, such as Juno director Jason Reitman and Jerry Seinfeld, a touching tribute to Deborah Kerr, and an emotional letter of appreciation to Werner Herzog. * Essays on film issues, and tributes to actors and directors who died during the year. * Daily film festival reports from Cannes, Toronto, Sundance, and Telluride. * All-new questions and answers from his Questions for the Movie Answer Man columns.

Saucer

“This talk of flying saucers and aliens isallright for the movies, but ithas no place in serious conversation.” The president's advisers noddedin sympathy. What could theysay on camera? Intelevision everything is on therecord.

Saucer

While interning with a seismic survey crew in the Sahara Desert, Rip Cantrell discovers a flying saucer embedded in a sandstone ledge. Rip is keen to learn as much as possible about the saucer, which is at least 140,000 years old. But he's not the only one. While various groups squabble about Rip's discovery, Rip and former Air Force test pilot Charlotte "Charley" Pine steal the saucer and fly into orbit. As they try to learn the saucer's secrets, Rip and Charley must keep it away from the U.S. Government, which would deny its existence, and rogue Australian billionaire Roger Hedrick, who wants to sell it to the highest bidder.

Aliens in America

And it seemed that each week there was another great flying saucer movie such as Invaders from Mars, The Day the Earth Stood Still, This Island Earth, It Came from Outer Space, and Earth vs. The Flying Saucers. Movies like these whipped ...

Aliens in America

"You don't have to be an avid hunter to enjoy the many UFO hotspots in the United States. Nor do you have to have any special clearance to pull your car up along the "Alien Highway" outside of Area 51 to watch the UFOs dance in the nighttime sky. Enthusiasts and vacationers looking for out-of-the-ordinary excursions just need this unique user's guide to the most historic UFO hotspots around. Inside is classified information from across the nation, such as: The Hudson Valley Triangle—New York The Kokomo Lights—Indiana The Great Lakes UFOs—Michigan The Maury Island Incident—Washington The Gulf Breeze Sightings—Florida Whether they're driving, camping, or flying, this book is the only guide readers will need to learn the story behind the hotspot, find the best hotel or campsite—and catch a glimpse of our friends in the sky."

New York Magazine

Movies/David ... movie. ever. made. . ." Screams of the city: Gunter Lamprecht tries to shut out Berlin. ... land in their tiny flying saucer on the roof of a downtown apartment building and attach themselves to Margaret (Anne Carlisle) ...

New York Magazine

New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

Designing DVD Menus

1 To keep the look and behaviour of the menu consistent , we decided to make the flying saucer zap the selected button with a laser and knock it out of the menu . This meant we needed to create three transitional movies - one for each ...

Designing DVD Menus

This text provides readers at any level with all the information and inspiration they need to create a complete DVD from start to finish. It demystifies the jargon and explains technical issues in terms that are easy to understand.

The UFO Chronicles

Movies and fiction all through the UFO era gave aliens an ambivalent status—UFO movies covered the gamut from the ... as people contemplated the possibility of alien invasion.87 It's thus no surprise that flying saucer films from the ...

The UFO Chronicles

Beyond the familiar opposition between those who believe that UFOs are spacecraft from other planets and those who believe UFOs do not exist at all, lies a landscape of stranger and more rewarding topics. This new edition of The UFO Phenomenon is a discovery of the nature of apparitions, the history of secret American aerospace technologies, the mythology of progress, and the role of popular culture in defining experienced reality.