Sunday, February 3, 2008

INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS - Carmen Dragon - "No Band" (1956)

Time for another Sunday night classic, and they don't get much classier than "Invasion Of The Body Snatchers"! This is the last soundtrack in composer Carmen Dragon's career, and in it, we get a bar without a band and some swingin' music coming from the jukebox. There's no band because the space pod people don't come out and drink martinis and beer like normal people, and they don't think anybody's going to notice. This seems to be a prevailing theme in more than a few movies we've seen, so if you see someone in a bar and they're not drinking, or if your friends don't want to go to the bar any more, there's a very good chance that they are an alien from outer space!

Nothing like the good old days when doctors could chain smoke!

The jukebox is huge because it had to take the place of a whole band!

This guy ain't got no customers, and the Doc stiffs him for the drinks. No wonder he looks mortified!!

Not just scope or regular scope, this film was produced in SUPERSCOPE!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

This movie scared the crap out of me as a kid. The scene where Kevin McCarthy kisses his girlfriend after she’s possessed by the pod people is one of the most chilling scenes after filmed!

-- Greg Goodsell

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know the name of the tune playing on the jukebox when the good doctor and Ms Driscoll walk into the Sky Terrace Playroom?

-David

Monster Music

Monster Music
AAARRGGHHH!!!! Ya'll Come On Back Now, Y'Hear??