Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A newer version of Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1978



  1. A lot more emphasis seems to be put on the horror aspect of it. The original seemed much more subtle and the underlying message about communism was meant to show through most instead of the terror of the situation itself. I feel that that's a general trend, as the film industry grows the movies become more about making huge ticket sales and trying to get a reaction out of the audience. Movies become more of escapes from reality, mean to scare or provoke an emotional response instead of conveying a message about our lives or making a meaningful contribution to society.

    Also the bagpipes playing amazing grace was an interesting music choice for a movie about aliens...

  2. This version caters more to the special effects scaring by technology. The technical effects seems to take over to please the audience and bring the ticket sales. The original took on the psychological aspect of the cinematographers talents with angles, shots, shadow and music to scare you out of your skin, literally.