By Arthur C. Clarke
9 years after the ill-fated Discovery One undertaking to Jupiter, a joint Soviet-American group travels to the planet to enquire the mysterious monolith orbiting the planet, the reason for the sooner mission’s failure—and the disappearance of David Bowman. The staff comprises Heywood Floyd, the lone survivor from the former project, and Dr. Chandra, the author of HAL.
What they locate isn't any under an unsettling alien conspiracy—surrounding the evolutionary destiny of indigenous lifestyles varieties on Jupiter’s moon Europa, in addition to that of the human species itself. A gripping continuation of the cherished Odyssey universe, 2010: Odyssey II is science-fiction storytelling at its most sensible.
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Potter’s acting in the film consisted primarily of moving her eyes to the right or left, or merely looking straight ahead. 11 Invaders from Mars (1953) Directed by William Cameron Menzies Shown: Luce Potter (as the Martian ‘Intelligence’) Photo Copyright: Twentieth Century Fox, 1953. To convey the film’s mood of a child’s nightmare, director William Cameron Menzies and art director Boris Levin subtly distorted the sets. ” The only decorations to be found are 11 Johnson 257-259. 36 Chapter 2. Hostile Aliens: The Mind Controllers odd, out of place lamps and a clock.
H. G. Wells: The Father of Science Fiction,” Special Collector’s Edition: The War of the Worlds, dir Byron Hansen, Paramount Pictures, 2005. 44 Von Gunden and Stock 91-93. ”45 Undoubtedly, The War of the Worlds is the most frightening alien invasion film of the 1950s. It was to its time what Independence Day was to the 1990s. Certainly War’s scenes of destruction, showing the Martians annihilating all before them, then proceeding to demolish Los Angeles with their heat ray weapon before being felled by the Earth bacteria, must have shocked and riveted audiences in 1953.
15 James Arness, who played the title role of The Thing, recalled a humorous incident one day when they’d finished filming at the ice house and were returning in a limo to the studio: “I hadn’t cleaned off my makeup, and we got stalled in downtown traffic. As we waited at a light, the guy I was with thought it would be funny if I jumped out and bought a paper at a nearby newsstand. ’ I growled, thinking the joke would be obvious. But the frightened newsman abandoned his stand, and pedestrians stopped dead in their tracks.
2010 (Arthur C. Clarke Collection: The Odyssey) by Arthur C. Clarke