War of the Worlds

Any time I offer an opinion on the movie I state that I’m sure it’ll be good, I’ll see it; but I’m also sure it won’t be like the original.

The number of confused or blank looks I get is disturbing.

I’m here to let you Neanderthals know…

War of the Worlds was a movie released in 1953, written by Barré Lyndon.

War of the Worlds was also broadcast live on American radio on October 30, 1938.  It was done with little announcement and many people thought the radio play, starring Orson Wells, was not a hoax (well, a radio play, to be precise).  It caused quite a bit of a stir, if not hysteria.

The radio play was a slight adaptation of the book of the same name first published by H.G. Wells in 1898.  Listen up!  H.G. Wells.  1898!

The 2005 movie, incidentally, is a thoroughly enjoyable Hollywood adaptation, in my humble opinion.