War of the Worlds: From Wells to Spielberg

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Galactic Books, 2005 - 204 pages
Earth invaded by Mars! Millions incinerated by heat ray! Panic grips nation as Martian tripods advance on Washington! Remember the headlines? They said it wouldn't happen here, and then, wave after wave, the Martians attacked the Earth with a vengeance. H.G. Wells' great novel, The War of the Worlds, chronicled the first wave. Then Orson Welles' 1938 radio broadcast, followed by George Pal's 1953 movie. The Martians kept coming! This book is a tribute to Wells and those radio, television, comic book, and film adaptations that have been inspired by it. This second edition includes material on the Steven Spielberg blockbuster (with Tom Cruise), the two Pendragon adaptations, Mars Attacks, Independence Day, The Great Martian War 1913-1917, War of the Worlds: Goliath, the 2019 BBC miniseries, the 2019 8-part Fox-Studio Canal series, and plenty more...
 

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Contents

The Pendragon Film
107
Other Alien Invasions
127
The Visitors Invade
147
Mars Attacks
163
A Short Chronology
185
Index of Titles
198
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