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The Resource The war of the worlds, a Paramount picture ; screenplay by Barré Lyndon ; produced by George Pal ; directed by Byron Haskin

The war of the worlds, a Paramount picture ; screenplay by Barré Lyndon ; produced by George Pal ; directed by Byron Haskin

Label
The war of the worlds
Title
The war of the worlds
Statement of responsibility
a Paramount picture ; screenplay by Barré Lyndon ; produced by George Pal ; directed by Byron Haskin
Creator
Contributor
Actor
Art director
Costume designer
Director of photography
Editor of moving image work
Film director
Film producer
Production company
Publisher
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
A mysterious, meteorlike object has landed in a small California town. All clocks have stopped. A fleet of glowing green UFOs hovers menacingly over the entire globe. The Martian invasion of Earth has begun, and it seems that nothing-- neither military might nor the scientific know-how of nuclear physicist Dr. Clayton Forrester (Gene Barry)-- can stop it
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Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
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War of the worlds (Motion picture : 1953)
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Credits note
Director of photography, George Barnes ; art direction, Hal Pereira, Albert Nozaki ; edited by Everett Douglas ; costumes, Edith Head ; music score by Leith Stevens
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: G
Language note
In English
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.W37 2020
PerformerNote
Cast: Gene Barry, Ann Robinson, Les Tremayne, Bob Cornthwaite, Sandro Giglio, Lewis Martin, Housely Stevenson, Jr., Paul Frees, Bill Phipps, Vernon Rich, Henry Brandon, Jack Kruschen; commentary, Sir Cedric Hardwicke
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1899-1984
  • 1896-1972
  • 1892-1953
  • 1909-1970
  • 1912-2003
  • 1929-
  • 1917-2006
  • 1900-1979
  • 1894-1969
  • 1879-1953
  • 1922-
  • 1906-1978
  • 1912-1990
  • 1922-2002
  • 1893-1964
  • 1866-1946
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Haskin, Byron
  • Pal, George
  • Lyndon, Barré
  • Barnes, George
  • Stevens, Leith
  • Douglas, Everett
  • Pereira, Hal
  • Nozaki, Albert
  • Head, Edith
  • Barry, Gene
  • Robinson, Ann
  • Tremayne, Les
  • Cornthwaite, Robert
  • Giglio, Sandro
  • Martin, Lewis
  • Stevenson, Houseley
  • Frees, Paul
  • Phipps, William
  • Rich, Vernon
  • Brandon, Henry
  • Kruschen, Jack
  • Hardwicke, Cedric
  • Wells, H. G.
  • Paramount Pictures Corporation
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
85
Series statement
The Criterion collection
Series volume
1037
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Martians
  • Human-alien encounters
  • Scientists
  • Space vehicles
  • Wells, H. G.
  • Wells, H. G.
  • Human-alien encounters
  • Martians
  • Scientists
  • Space vehicles
  • United States
Technique
live action
Label
The war of the worlds, a Paramount picture ; screenplay by Barré Lyndon ; produced by George Pal ; directed by Byron Haskin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Based on the novel by H.G. Wells
  • New 4K digital restoration
  • Full screen (1.37:1)
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1953
  • Special features: New alternate 5.1 soundtrack; audio commentary with filmmaker Joe Dante, film historian Bob Burns and Bill Warren, author of Keep watching the skies?; Movie archeologists (Craig Barron and Ben Burtt discuss the film's visual and sound effects); From the archive (2018 restoration); audio interview with George Pal from 1970; The sky is falling, a 2005 documentary on the film ; Wells and Welles (the Mercury Theatre on the Air radio adaptation from 1938, and,the KTSA radio program from 1940 featuring a discussion between H.G. Wells and Orson Welles); trailer; essay by J. Hoberman
Accompanying material
1 folded sheet (8 unnumbered pages : illustrations)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1154790488
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
DVD special edition.
Extent
1 videodisc (85 min.)
Isbn
9781681437392
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515248716
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
CC3167DDVD
Recording technique
stamping
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)1154790488
System details
DVD; region 1, NTSC; full screen (1.37:1); Dolby digital mono and 5.1 surround
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The war of the worlds, a Paramount picture ; screenplay by Barré Lyndon ; produced by George Pal ; directed by Byron Haskin
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Based on the novel by H.G. Wells
  • New 4K digital restoration
  • Full screen (1.37:1)
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1953
  • Special features: New alternate 5.1 soundtrack; audio commentary with filmmaker Joe Dante, film historian Bob Burns and Bill Warren, author of Keep watching the skies?; Movie archeologists (Craig Barron and Ben Burtt discuss the film's visual and sound effects); From the archive (2018 restoration); audio interview with George Pal from 1970; The sky is falling, a 2005 documentary on the film ; Wells and Welles (the Mercury Theatre on the Air radio adaptation from 1938, and,the KTSA radio program from 1940 featuring a discussion between H.G. Wells and Orson Welles); trailer; essay by J. Hoberman
Accompanying material
1 folded sheet (8 unnumbered pages : illustrations)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1154790488
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
DVD special edition.
Extent
1 videodisc (85 min.)
Isbn
9781681437392
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515248716
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
CC3167DDVD
Recording technique
stamping
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)1154790488
System details
DVD; region 1, NTSC; full screen (1.37:1); Dolby digital mono and 5.1 surround
Video recording format
DVD

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