TV & Film
Season 2: Episode 31 - BOOK TO SCREEN: Who Goes There? (1938) / The Thing From Another World (1951)
Who Goes There? By John W Cambell (1938)/The Thing From Another World (1951) Directed by Christian Nyby
Sometimes referred as The Thing, this 1951 black and white picture from Howard Hawkes is a true cult picture. Directed by Charles Nyby with a script by Charles Lederer (Gentleman Prefer Blonds, Front Page, His Girl Friday) and it is based on short story Who Goes There by John W Campbell.
The film reflects a post-Hiroshima scepticism about science and a negative view on scientists who meddle with things that should be left alone. The film was a surprise hit and would in later years be added to the Library Congress as a film that is culturally important.
The film stars James Arness, , Margaret Sheldon, Kenneth Tobey and Robert Cornthwaite. This film is considered one of the best science fiction horror films of the 1950’s.
We are joined by Steven L Kent and Nicholas Kaufmann (authors of 100 Fathoms Below) available at all good book stores.
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Opening Credits (.20); Introduction (2.22); Forming the Plot (10.01); Page to Page (11.31); Commercial Break (35.46); Film Trailer (36.24); Infomercial Break (37.54); Commercial Break (38.37); Lights, Camera, Action (39.19); Epilogue (1:25.15); End Credits (1:28.16); Closing Credits (1:31.09)
Opening Credits: Theme From The Thing From Another World – From the motion picture soundtrack The Thing From Another World – by Dimitri Tiomkin
Closing Credits: It Came From Outer Space – by Photon Tropodoes – Taken from the album It Came From Outer Space
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