Cinema: Twice-Told Tale


INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS Directed by Philip Kaufman Screenplay by W.D. Richter

It is pointless and impossible simply to remake a happily remembered old movie. There is an irresistible urge to improve it, expand it, stamp it with the personalities of the remakers. So it is with the new, all-new version of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, which was just fine, thank you, as a cheap, neat, slightly loony sci-fi horror picture in 1956.

It's the one about these seeds that drift through outer space, take root on earth and grow into large...

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