Movie Diary 1/26/2011

Thanks to Meredith Wagner and the people at the Jefferson County Library in Port Hadlock, where I gave my Humanities Washington talk last night. For those in the audience who want the list of movies I discuss in the “Alien Encounters: Sci-Fi Movies and the Cold War Culture of the 1950s” lecture, here’s the way it goes:

The Thing from Another World (1951)

The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

Invaders from Mars (1953)

The War of the Worlds (1953)

It Came from Outer Space (1953)

Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956)

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

The Blob (1958)

And in passing, the recent remakes of The War of the Worlds (2005), The Invasion (2007), and The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008), but those last two are pretty bad. Also a nod to the 1978 remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers.