The Meteor of the night

The Meteor of the night

The Nightmare ( It Came from Outer Space ) is a sci-fi American film made in relief (3-D) by Jack Arnold and released in 1953 , based on a Ray Bradbury novel.

Synopsis

An amateur astronomer and a teacher observe a meteorite crashing near the small town of Sand Rock, Arizona . After visiting the crash site, they notice a strange object in the crater.

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Technical sheet

  • Original title: It Came from Outer Space
  • French title: Le Météore de la nuit
  • Director: Jack Arnold
  • Scenario: Harry Essex after a Ray Bradbury novel
  • Production Company: Universal Pictures
  • Music: Henry Mancini , Irving Gertz , Herman Stein
  • Picture: Clifford Stine
  • Editing: Paul Weatherwax
  • Costumes: Rosemary Odell
  • Duration: 81 minutes
  • Release dates:
    •  United States :May 25, 1953
    •  France : December 16, 1953

Distribution

  • Richard Carlson : John Putnam
  • Barbara Rush : Ellen Fields
  • Charles Drake : Sheriff Matt Warren
  • Joe Sawyer : Frank Daylon
  • Russell Johnson : George
  • Kathleen Hughes : June

Around the film

The film was shot in black and white and it was designed to be operated in 3D (polarized light) 1 , 2 .

He has inspired other films, such as The Space Cat released in 1978. This is one of the movies mentioned in The Rocky Horror Show 3 .

Awards

  • Barbara Rush got for her role the Golden Globe of the female revelation of the year in 1954

Bibliography

  • (en) Bill Warren and Bill Thomas (afterword Howard Waldrop) Keep Watching the Skies! : American Science Fiction Movies of the Fifties, 21st Century Edition , McFarland Publishing,, 1040 p. ( ISBN  978-0-7864-4230-0 and978-1-4766-6618-1 , online presentation  [ archive ] ).

Notes and references

  1. ↑ http://www.sweet-transvestites.com/RHPS/outer-space.htm  [ archive ]
  2. ↑ Frederic Delmeulle, ” The science fiction cinema and 3D. The example of It Came from Outer Space (Jack Arnold, 1953) , ” 1895 , o Special issue: The Relief cinema, ( ISSN  0769-0959 )
  3. ↑ http://www.rockymusic.org/sfdf/  [ archive ]

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