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Invaders From Mars (1953) Movie Review Summary

Actors: Helena Carter, Arthur Franz, Jimmy Hunt, Leif Erickson

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Young David MacLean (Hunt) wants to be an astronomer when he grows up. One night he sees a celestial light descend into the field behind his house, and shortly thereafter people he has known all his life -- his mother and father, the girl next door, the chief of police -- start to act strangely. He figures out that the sand out in that field swallows up humans and then returns them somehow altered. David must depend on a pretty doctor, Pat Blake (Carter) and physicist Stuart Kelston (Franz) to help him solve the mystery, which involves martian invaders -- including slaves in zip-up velour jumpsuits -- seeking to disarm America's nuclear threat. This is a very early and campy sci-fi classic (1953).
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzle 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% **Fantasy or Science Fiction?**    -   science fiction story Invasion from human defender POV?    -   subtle invasion (body snatching, mind control, look-alikes) War and Invasion    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a kid Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

Earth setting:    -   20th Century (1950-1970) Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Misc settings    -   small town

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Tone of movie    -   fearful Kinds of F/X    -   exotic aliens

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