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The Thing from Another World (1951)
OneSparePart
Well, I said I was going for a monster movie and here it is!
At 7.45pm Thursday 4th April:
(thanks for reminding me, OvZ)

The Thing from Another World starring Kenneth Tobey, Margaret Sheridan et al.

The film that coined a phrase! I won't give it away as it comes right at the very end of the film. And no doubt, one of our rewatchers will do it! Angry

It was remade in 1980 (I think) by the maestro of scares himself, John Carpenter. One of those rare occasions when a remake is actually great.

You have a choice of where to watch it.
On internet archive:

https://archive.org/details/TheThingF...etSheridan

Or, far more easily, on the bbc iplayer:

www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0078gj8

83 minutes of monster magic!

Oh...a word of advice, don't rush through the studio ident bit at the start, it melds into the film's opening music. Grin
Edited by OneSparePart on 04-04-2024 18:14
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M1795537OCVirn
This isn't going to be too scary is it?
"You're not sulking, I hope?"
 
OracVZen

M1795537OCVirn wrote:

This isn't going to be too scary is it?


Nope,as a kid more thrilling.
Fun facts (a few)
Couple of the actors,voice overs feature in War Of The Worlds
James Arness (The Thing) was credited as first stuntman/actor to be set on fire (watch the scene carefully, no H&S, see how close the other actors are)
Author same name as me and my son with 1 difference (middle name)
I have a limited edition DVD with 3 version of this film :
Original format etc,
Digital restoration upscale,
Colourised.
The remake (The Thing) as onesparepart said Is very good, more horror, awesome effects, acting and score. Also homage (nod) start credits to the original but in colour.
Love both equally for different reasons including nostalgia, therapy.
The 2nd remake (The Thing) 2011 is the worst one of the bunch, uses CGI, weaker acting but ok to watch as is, but maybe (just to compare etc).
On YouTube I've heard all audiobook/radio drama
Best are 2 BBC Radio Dramas 30-1;30 minutes
CBS Radio Drama and another can't remember, narration.
Novella same as Blade Runner (do androids dream of electric sheep), Minority Report, A Scanner Darkly etc,
Seems short story's are good for interpretation, expanding, substance Grin
As you can guess one of my favourites all time films.
Enjoy with an open mind (mindful of the era) 1951 and as the novella was written in 1938!
I could go on but,,,,,,,
I know you need a cuppa, sit down and a paracetamol after reading this now
P.s I watched this and John Carpenter on monday and at least once a month and John Carpenter version.
Edited by OracVZen on 03-04-2024 10:36
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OracVZen

OneSparePart wrote:

Well, I said I was going for a monster movie and here it is!

The Thing from Another World starring Kenneth Tobey, Margaret Sheridan et al.

The film that coined a phrase! I won't give it away as it comes right at the very end of the film. And no doubt, one of our rewatchers will do it! Angry

It was remade in 1980 (I think) by the maestro of scares himself, John Carpenter. One of those rare occasions when a remake is actually great.

You have a choice of where to watch it.
On internet archive:

https://archive.org/details/TheThingF...etSheridan

Or, far more easily, on the bbc iplayer:

www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0078gj8

83 minutes of monster magic!

Oh...a word of advice, don't rush through the studio ident bit at the start, it melds into the film's opening music. Grin

Yes watch right from the start it's all part of the story and you won't get the start of the first remake (see my post)
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OneSparePart

M1795537OCVirn wrote:

This isn't going to be too scary is it?

Well...I did watch it one Friday afternoon on a bright summer's day and scared myself silly. But that was because of a door in my house creaking open (with an actual creak) at a very appropriate moment in the film...

The circumstances are unlikely to be repeated!

You'll be fine M'Virn. I will hold your hand and you can squeeze tight if necessary... Grin
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OneSparePart
The film is well known for its sharp, overlapping dialogue and balances scares with humour very well.
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OracVZen

OneSparePart wrote:

The film is well known for its sharp, overlapping dialogue and balances scares with humour very well.

And some really punchy storyline, and good SFX
I plan to live forever,or die trying.
Maximum Power
 
OracVZen

OneSparePart wrote:

M1795537OCVirn wrote:

This isn't going to be too scary is it?

Well...I did watch it one Friday afternoon on a bright summer's day and scared myself silly. But that was because of a door in my house creaking open (with an actual creak) at a very appropriate moment in the film...

The circumstances are unlikely to be repeated!

You'll be fine M'Virn. I will hold your hand and you can squeeze tight if necessary... Grin

I bet you was hiding your eyes lol
M179 you be ok
I plan to live forever,or die trying.
Maximum Power
 
OracVZen

OneSparePart wrote:

Well, I said I was going for a monster movie and here it is!

The Thing from Another World starring Kenneth Tobey, Margaret Sheridan et al.

The film that coined a phrase! I won't give it away as it comes right at the very end of the film. And no doubt, one of our rewatchers will do it! Angry

It was remade in 1980 (I think) by the maestro of scares himself, John Carpenter. One of those rare occasions when a remake is actually great.

You have a choice of where to watch it.
On internet archive:

https://archive.org/details/TheThingF...etSheridan

Or, far more easily, on the bbc iplayer:

www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0078gj8

83 minutes of monster magic!

Oh...a word of advice, don't rush through the studio ident bit at the start, it melds into the film's opening music. Grin


What time does it start onesparepart?
I plan to live forever,or die trying.
Maximum Power
 
OneSparePart

OracVZen wrote:

OneSparePart wrote:

Well, I said I was going for a monster movie and here it is!

The Thing from Another World starring Kenneth Tobey, Margaret Sheridan et al.

The film that coined a phrase! I won't give it away as it comes right at the very end of the film. And no doubt, one of our rewatchers will do it! Angry

It was remade in 1980 (I think) by the maestro of scares himself, John Carpenter. One of those rare occasions when a remake is actually great.

You have a choice of where to watch it.
On internet archive:

https://archive.org/details/TheThingF...etSheridan

Or, far more easily, on the bbc iplayer:

www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0078gj8

83 minutes of monster magic!

Oh...a word of advice, don't rush through the studio ident bit at the start, it melds into the film's opening music. Grin


What time does it start onesparepart?

See the intro... lol
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OneSparePart
Remember! For the sake of those who may not have seen it....NO SPOILERS!
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M1795537OCVirn
Thank you both for your concern about the scariness, but I was only asking...for...for a friend, you understand.
Not sure whether I'm looking forward to it or not, but I shall enjoy your company. Certainly haven't watched it before.
"You're not sulking, I hope?"
 
OneSparePart

M1795537OCVirn wrote:

Thank you both for your concern about the scariness, but I was only asking...for...for a friend, you understand.
Not sure whether I'm looking forward to it or not, but I shall enjoy your company. Certainly haven't watched it before.

I would enjoy it even if there wasn't a monster in it. It's a class act.
Silflay hraka, u embleer rah!
 
OracVZen

OneSparePart wrote:

OracVZen wrote:

OneSparePart wrote:

Well, I said I was going for a monster movie and here it is!

The Thing from Another World starring Kenneth Tobey, Margaret Sheridan et al.

The film that coined a phrase! I won't give it away as it comes right at the very end of the film. And no doubt, one of our rewatchers will do it! Angry

It was remade in 1980 (I think) by the maestro of scares himself, John Carpenter. One of those rare occasions when a remake is actually great.

You have a choice of where to watch it.
On internet archive:

https://archive.org/details/TheThingF...etSheridan

Or, far more easily, on the bbc iplayer:

www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0078gj8

83 minutes of monster magic!

Oh...a word of advice, don't rush through the studio ident bit at the start, it melds into the film's opening music. Grin


What time does it start onesparepart?

See the intro... lol

Smile
I plan to live forever,or die trying.
Maximum Power
 
OracVZen

M1795537OCVirn wrote:

Thank you both for your concern about the scariness, but I was only asking...for...for a friend, you understand.
Not sure whether I'm looking forward to it or not, but I shall enjoy your company. Certainly haven't watched it before.

We all got a,,,,,, friend like that lol
I plan to live forever,or die trying.
Maximum Power
 
OracVZen

OneSparePart wrote:

M1795537OCVirn wrote:

Thank you both for your concern about the scariness, but I was only asking...for...for a friend, you understand.
Not sure whether I'm looking forward to it or not, but I shall enjoy your company. Certainly haven't watched it before.

I would enjoy it even if there wasn't a monster in it. It's a class act.

Ever read the book?
I plan to live forever,or die trying.
Maximum Power
 
OneSparePart

M1795537OCVirn wrote:

Thank you both for your concern about the scariness, but I was only asking...for...for a friend, you understand.
Not sure whether I'm looking forward to it or not, but I shall enjoy your company. Certainly haven't watched it before.

Where's the space chicken emoji when you need it....
Silflay hraka, u embleer rah!
 
OneSparePart

OracVZen wrote:

OneSparePart wrote:

M1795537OCVirn wrote:

Thank you both for your concern about the scariness, but I was only asking...for...for a friend, you understand.
Not sure whether I'm looking forward to it or not, but I shall enjoy your company. Certainly haven't watched it before.

I would enjoy it even if there wasn't a monster in it. It's a class act.

Ever read the book?

Yes. I have it on my shelves. Lovely and atmospheric.
Silflay hraka, u embleer rah!
 
OracVZen
Evening onesparepart
I plan to live forever,or die trying.
Maximum Power
 
OracVZen

OneSparePart wrote:

OracVZen wrote:

OneSparePart wrote:

M1795537OCVirn wrote:

Thank you both for your concern about the scariness, but I was only asking...for...for a friend, you understand.
Not sure whether I'm looking forward to it or not, but I shall enjoy your company. Certainly haven't watched it before.

I would enjoy it even if there wasn't a monster in it. It's a class act.

Ever read the book?

Yes. I have it on my shelves. Lovely and atmospheric.

Not giving away, the way they describe the things eyes in the ice (always makes chills)
And the ending
I plan to live forever,or die trying.
Maximum Power
 
OneSparePart

OracVZen wrote:

Evening onesparepart

Evening OvZ. Just call me OSP...
Grin
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M1795537OCVirn
Hi, OSP, OVZ. Had a good day?
"You're not sulking, I hope?"
 
OneSparePart
I am watching it on the iplayer. Internet better not go snaggy...started!
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OracVZen
Started?
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M1795537OCVirn
Started.
"You're not sulking, I hope?"
 
OracVZen

M1795537OCVirn wrote:

Hi, OSP, OVZ. Had a good day?

Hi M179 yes pretty good you?
I plan to live forever,or die trying.
Maximum Power
 
OneSparePart
Good old Dmitri Tiomkin did the score!
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M1795537OCVirn
Didn't Dopey and Brainache do an episode about aliens in the Arctic?
"You're not sulking, I hope?"
 
OracVZen

OneSparePart wrote:

OracVZen wrote:

Evening onesparepart

Evening OvZ. Just call me OSP...
Grin

My iPad has your name remembered as onesparepart lol
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OneSparePart
Love the antiquated 'arctic' gear
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AnneArthur
Hello everyone. Nice snowstorm.
 
OracVZen
I sometimes go to sleep listening to this on my iPad, as I know it off by heart
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M1795537OCVirn
trench coat and fedora...in the Arctic???
"You're not sulking, I hope?"
 
OneSparePart
The great dialogue starts from the..er..start and carries on until...um..the end...
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AnneArthur
Scotty has a rather sinister face, I think. It's a bit unsettling.
 
OracVZen

AnneArthur wrote:

Hello everyone. Nice snowstorm.

Hello AA I always love films set in the artic Antarctic
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OracVZen

M1795537OCVirn wrote:

trench coat and fedora...in the Arctic???

He’s a reporter, THAT look
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OneSparePart

M1795537OCVirn wrote:

trench coat and fedora...in the Arctic???

They were made of stern stuff back then.
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M1795537OCVirn
HI Anne. I'm assured it's not too scary...
"You're not sulking, I hope?"
 
AnneArthur

M1795537OCVirn wrote:

trench coat and fedora...in the Arctic???


He's a journalist. Trench coat and fedora is appropriate wear for every situation.
 
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