Alien Abductors: Since the advent of the SF age Robots and Space-Aliens must have stolen our women by the thousands, I keep wondering what they might need them for.
The grip of fear: Hollywood, or the film industry in general has by now turned our never ceasing fear of being invaded into an paranoid art-form perpetually fuelling SF and Horror. The Invasion of the body snatchers (right) image is something we find re-used for the movie the Revenge of the Creature, by the way.
The End: There's likely equal bits of American arrogance and self-deprecation to be found in the way SF continually uses the image of a destroyed Lady Liberty to mark the end of civilization.
In the living quarters of Kate's time travelling neighbor in Kate & Leopold, we can spy at the back of his kitchen a beautiful replica of a drawn poster for 30's crime movie I'll name the murderer (Yo nombraré al asesino).
And we also get to spot what looks to be a further Spanish language (Mexican?) movie poster version, this one for the Sci-Fi movie The Atomic Man (as Cerebro Atómico the "Atomic Brain") also known under the title Timeslip. I have to admit that I wasn't aware of the alternative title before I looked it up, how fitting a choice.
In addition to last month’s post: Imperius Rex! Hand puppet dinosaur rules the world. The Roger Corman produced movie Carnosaur is one of those wondeful examples that can be neatly wrapped up in a single picture. It’s simple, silly and unashamedly pathetic, and all that in all the right places - a true guilty pleasure if ever there was one, just do yourself the favour and avoid the uninspired sequels that followed.
"When someone doesn't show up, the people who wait sometimes tell stories about what might have happened and come to half believe the desertion, the abduction, the accident. Worry is a way to pretend that you have knowledge or control over what you don't--and it surprises me, even in myself, how much we prefer ugly scenarios to the pure unknown. Perhaps fantasy is what you fill up maps with rather than saying that they too contain the unknown."— Rebecca Solnit