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  •  NOT very scary, true - but in some ways a new kind (5+ / 0-)

    of movie. the ensemble work was terrific, the movement in the story rarely slows, the characters are more main-street than hollywood, and the whole thing feels more real than most (all?) other movies of the 50s (and a big chunk of the 60s, too).

    Also, it was released the year I was born;  though I never cared for "Gunsmoke" (or 'Marshall Dillon'), 'The Thing' is a lifetime favorite that never loses its joy for me (kinda like 'Forbidden Planet', another treasure)

    trying to stay alive 'til I reach 65!

    by chmood on Mon Oct 28, 2013 at 05:23:39 PM PDT

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    •  A lot of this was because the actors played (3+ / 0-)
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      everything low key. No starts of horror, no shrieking, just the Air Force with a very weird problem to solve. What I also loved is that the monster was a plant.

      Freedom has two enemies: Those who want to control everyone around them...and those who feel no need to control themselves.

      by Sirenus on Tue Oct 29, 2013 at 09:32:39 AM PDT

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