When the extraterrestrial pilot is accidentally thawed, the crew, headed by a tough-talking pilot Kenneth Tobey , grapples with a massive, chlorophyll-based humanoid James Arness thirsty for blood and in no mood for galactic diplomacy. Every generation of science fiction fans should be required to see this film, The Innocents and The Bride of Frankenstein so they can see how it was all done first, and in many cases better. If you want more suspense, a lot more blood, and a much more gloomy setting, certainly John Carpenter's remake is better in these areas. A team of scientists and soldiers fly to the crash site and find a strange vehicle imbedded in the ice. Glad to have purchased it, and would purchase it again, but just not what I had expected or at least hoped for.
The story, based on John Campbell's short story, 'Who Goes There? When this frozen alien carcass is accidentally thawed out back inside the research station, all hell breaks loose. Kenny Piper One of the finest science fiction films of all time, this film, like the original Haunting of Hill House, maintains a sense of fear and mystery simply through the design of the set -- an isolated arctic research station. Since Wayne never did any kind of science fiction film, I'm wondering if this film might have been offered to him. There's also the distinctive Hawks overlapping dialogue and banter. The subsequent thematic contrast between the two groups on the Artic base, the army who want to destroy the Thing and the scientists who want to study it makes for an uneasy situating of viewer sympathies. And of course the guy says my favorite quote in the end which has been famous through time. The remake has the benefits of the then modern movie technology.
These are all scientists with the exception of the helicopter pilot, played by Kurt Russell, who seems to be the only clear thinking member of the entire bunch. What needs to be said about this classic? However it's the theme song I really like the most which I think is memorable and one of my favorite themes because it's one about menace and the unknown. . I enjoy the good natured kidding that Captain Hendry receives from his men after his girl friend pins an embarrassing not on his chest while he's asleep giving everybody ample opportunity to read it. New York: Oxford University Press, 1982.
Tell this to everybody, wherever they are. However, it explodes and is totally destroyed by the bombs. As soon as the camp regroups, they realize that the temperature is falling rapidly—the furnaces have stopped working, sabotaged by the creature. They discover a flying saucer buried in the ice and they use Thermite bombs expecting to release the spacecraft. While the cast lacks big-name stars, each actor is wonderful, delivering wryly funny Hawks' dialogue at a breakneck pace. Both films are classics, The Thing From Another World is a mix of horror and modern science, the monster make-up is pretty cool and is effective for The Thing.
James Arness plays the evil Thing. I have seen this movie many times and I still enjoy it. I haven't even touched on the comparisons with The Day the Earth Stood Still released the same year or the treatment of the scientists vs. The Thing From Another World has to rank in the top ten. Must have been around 1957-58.
Although the plot is slightly different it's still a great movie, in 1982 horror master John Carpenter being a fan of Howard Hawks film The Thing From Another World decided to remake it as The Thing which is a more faithful adaptation of the short story since it deals with an alien that can copy us and the characters start to become paranoid of each other. The film was partly shot in and interior sets built at a ice storage plant. It's really the crux of what makes The Thing such a classic. It is an unfortunate comparison because the two films could not be further apart in story, style or intent. The original version feeds on our paranoia of the times as well as the fears of the atomic age and invasion from outerspace.
A watch is posted; Barnes relieves McPherson and, disturbed by the creature's appearance, covers it with an which he does not realize is plugged in. I do not think The Thing is one of these films which suffers from time. Christian Nyby, a film editor for Hawks, is officially credited as the director. I salute the filmmakers for this decision, and in response was more than willing to suspend my disbelief for the sake of the film's needs. Bullets, fire, and a savage attack by sled dogs all fail to stop the alien menace, but a method must be found once they learn that the plant-like creature can reproduce using soil and blood! There's a lot of talk about which one is better, etc.
The stunt took place on the sound stage and the actors were not wearing protective clothing - with the exception of the stuntman playing The Thing something unlikely in a movie production of the modern era. He does what he can to sabatosh the protagonists efforts in survival. Other M8 Flare Pistol In the film's most famous action sequence our heroes attempt to destroy The Thing by throwing kerosene on it and then igniting it with a flare fired from an. This is lean, solid, old-fashioned moviemaking. All the characters are capable, and in many cases, quite resourceful and ingenious. As the search moves on, Carrington stays behind with Vorhees, Stern and Laurence, having noticed evidence of activity.