Thursday, August 18, 2011

INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (Don Siegel, 1956)

****
USA
One of those classics I feel warmly towards but can't fully get behind.

As much as I appreciate a tight, economical set-up, the plot turns and revelations here pile up without concern for even B-grade-sci-fi-level coherence. And the script gives Kevin McCarthy far too much dialogue. The best sequences have none. Or they feel like they have none.

Santa Mira is the film's great asset. It's actually more vivid and palatable than any other Hollywood 50s small-town recreation.

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