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  • Marilyn Peake
    Hi, Frank, Absolutely, and the movie lists a credit to the book. I felt, though, that the movie was developed, like the radio show, to communicate the story
    Message 1 of 9 , Jul 3, 2005
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      Hi, Frank,

      Absolutely, and the movie lists a credit to the book. I felt,
      though, that the movie was developed, like the radio show, to
      communicate the story through the latest technology available. I
      found the following interesting statement at the link,
      http://www.war-ofthe-worlds.co.uk/index.html :
      "In essence however, those familiar with the book will find much to
      recognise in the script, though as I have long suspected from
      Spielberg's comments, this movie clearly owes as much to the Orson
      Welles broadcast as it does the original novel. Spielberg bought an
      original (and possibly only remaining copy) of the 1938 broadcast
      script and one wonders if the New Jersey locations were an
      intentional homage. Certainly the movie evokes the panic that Orson
      Welles achieved that Halloween night."

      Cheers,
      Marilyn

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      --- In Fantasy_Books@yahoogroups.com, "Frank T" <XTONTOX@a...> wrote:
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      >> It's actually based on a book bg H G Wells, the same book used as
      the basis for Orson Welles radio adaptation.
      >> FrankT
    • Gloria & John Oliver
      War of the Worlds is AWESOME! It totally rocked. If you are acquainted with either the book or the movie from the 50 s-60 s you will utterly LOVE it! Gloria
      Message 2 of 9 , Jul 5, 2005
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        War of the Worlds is AWESOME! It totally rocked. If you are acquainted
        with either the book or the movie from the 50's-60's you will utterly LOVE
        it!


        Gloria
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        Subject: Re: [Fantasy_Books] War of the Worlds and Batman Begins


        At 07:46 02/07/2005 -0000, you wrote:
        >Hi, everyone,
        >
        >I went to the movie theater tonight, and saw both "War of the Worlds"
        >and "Batman Begins". All I can say about both movies is: WOW! "War
        >of the Worlds" was so much more than I had expected. It was,
        >finally, a movie in which the special effects were truly in service
        >of the movie itself. Both movies had a lot to say about the human
        >condition, and accomplished this exquisitely, I thought.
        >
        >Best Wishes,
        >Marilyn

        I saw "Batman Begins" and though it a little long and drawn out and really
        just setting it up for more movies.

        I haven't seem War of the Worlds yet but hubby has reservations - has
        anyone else here seen WOTW yet?

        Judith Lewis
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      • Gloria & John Oliver
        I love the musical for WOTW with Richard Burton! that rocked too! ... From: Fantasy_Books@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Fantasy_Books@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of
        Message 3 of 9 , Jul 5, 2005
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          I love the musical for WOTW with Richard Burton! that rocked too!
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          > --- In Fantasy_Books@yahoogroups.com, "Marilyn Peake"
          > <marilynpeake@c...> wrote:
          > > I think I liked the War of the Worlds movie so much because it was
          > > based on a radio show from a much more innocent time than today,

          > It's actually based on a book bg H G Wells, the same book used as the
          > basis for Orson Welles radio adaptation.
          > FrankT
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          No! No! Isn't the movie based on a musical album by Jeff Wayne which
          featured Richard Burton ? LOL
          Peta

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