Monday, June 28, 2010
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Another blogger (Pat Conlon) recently compared Oregon Democrats to the Pod People in the classic SF movie, "Invasion of the Body Snatchers." I don't know any Oregon Democrats but I trust Mr. Conlon's assessment. And this allusion to the famous 1956 film got me thinking about it again. I've viewed "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" over thirty-five times. I can still see the look of horror on Kevin McCarthy's face (in the role of Dr. Miles Bennell) when he kisses his girl friend (played by Dana Wynter). She's fallen asleep and has been taken over by an alien consciousness.
Although many leftists spin the film as critical of McCarthy era fear and paranoia, the film itself makes much more sense when viewed from an actual anti-communist perspective. Those involved in the production of the movie, however, say they were just interested in making a good thriller. Wikipedia says: