Sunday, March 30, 2014

Movies by year: 1978

(Don't fall asleep, there are spoilers)

Pretty mixed bag in 1978. My Dad took me to see Grease, which I still love despite its message of 'conform and everyone will love you.' Peter Ustinov played Poirot in Death On The Nile and used his little grey cells. Watership Down first gave children lifelong issues. And then there was...

Invasion Of The Body Snatchers

A remake of a cold-war paranoia adaptation of a sci fi novel about a covert alien invasion, which has itself been remade two more times. This is the one you want to watch though.

Donald Sutherland is a health inspector fighting a losing battle against the 'pod people' - aliens who are replicating and replacing humans in their sleep. There's a lot of running, sneaking, evading capture and speed injections (to avoid sleep), and a cast that includes Leonard Nimoy, Jeff Goldblum, Brooke Adams and Veronica Cartwright. It's deliciously tense and nightmarish.

Have you seen it? Or one of the other versions? What did you think?

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