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.
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.
- 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
- 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 .
- Barbara Rush got for her role the Golden Globe of the female revelation of the year in 1954
- (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
- ↑ http://www.sweet-transvestites.com/RHPS/outer-space.htm [ archive ]
- ↑ Frederic Delmeulle, ” The science fiction cinema and 3D. The example of It Came from Outer Space (Jack Arnold, 1953) , ” 1895 , n o Special issue: The Relief cinema, ( ISSN 0769-0959 )
- ↑ http://www.rockymusic.org/sfdf/ [ archive ]