Sunday, January 27, 2008

THE WAR OF THE WORLDS - Leith Stevens - "Wave The White Flag Square Dance" (1953)

We've written about Leith Stevens amazing body of work as a composer before, and once again he did just another fantastic job on "War Of The Worlds." His credits as composer of 'stock music' for monster movies was also above reproach, with titles like "The Werewolf" and "Earth Vs. The Flying Saucers." "War Of The Worlds" was an incredible accomplishment for 1953 and still looks Great today!!"

In this movie, the party scene is a square dance at the social hall with this band calling the tunes!

"Things go better with Coke!"

Every film has got to have a hero! In this movie, it's not these guys!

Martians either don't understand or just don't care about the meaning of "We're friends!" or the symbolism of a white flag!

I really just don't think they care. What the three bozos forgot to take into consideration is, some Martians are just mean!

This shot is quite frankly one of the most classic of any genre!

1 comment:

Greg Goodsell said...

Even Spielberg's remake can't detract from this classic!

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