Invasion of the Body Snatchers

  • Introduction

Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Leonard Nimoy, Veronica Cartwright,

Paranoia abounds in this remake of the 1956 sci-fi horror film, where extraterrestrial “pod people” are breeding conformity in a culture immersed in the unconventional. Philip Kaufman updated Don Siegel’s classic, itself an adaptation of Jack Finney’s novel, to an age of fern encounters and ecology—San Francisco in the mid-1970s. But blasé enlightenment is no protection against mind control. Science fiction from decades past is perhaps all too relevant today. Cloning, emotion-free artificial “intelligence,” viral propagation—it’s all here.

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  • W. D. Richter
Based On
  • the novel The Body Snatchers by Jack Finney

  • Michael Chapman
Print Info
  • Color
  • Digital
  • 114 mins
  • Park Circus