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It Came from Outer Space (1953) was a Horror - Science Fiction Film directed by Jack Arnold and produced by William Alland.

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It Came from Outer Space (1953) with Richard Carlson

By Greg Orypeck on Dec 3, 2015 From Classic Film Freak

Share This! Terror in 3-D . . . Reaching out from the screen to seize you in its grasp! Look out! Living in the 1950s, at least inside a movie theater, was a dangerous venture at the time. Anything could threaten life and limb. Especially dangerous were the ferocious?and always gigantic?insects, oft... Read full article


It Came From Outer Space (1953)

By Kristen on Jul 18, 2012 From Journeys in Classic Film

We’re moving from Madrid (if you read yesterday’s review) to outer space…or at least outer space by way of Arizona. ?Today’s film is the 1953 Ray Bradbury-penned sci-fi classic It Came From Outer Space. ?Hopefully you found it as impossible to read that sentence without using... Read full article


It Came from Outer Space (1953) & Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)

By Angela on Oct 27, 2010 From Hollywood Revue

On Saturday, I had the absolute pleasure of going to a Halloween double feature at The Redford Theater of It Came from Outer Space in 3-D and Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein.? I can’t think of a better way to spend a rather dreary Saturday afternoon just before Halloween!? The turn-out w... Read full article


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Quotes from

John Putnam: [View of Putnam from inside the mine shaft. He's outside peering into the darkness, speaking to the alien] Show yourself! Let me see you as you truly are!
Alien: [Voice from off screen] No.


Ellen Fields: If we've been seeing things, it's because we DID see them.


[last lines]
Sheriff Matt Warren: [three-shot, characters gazing toward sky into which meteor-spaceship has rocketed] Well, they've gone.
Ellen Fields: For good, John?
John Putnam: No. Just for now. It wasn't the right time for us to meet. But there'll be other nights, other stars for us to watch. They'll be back.


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Facts about

In a separately filmed trailer, Richard Carlson talks to the audience about the film and about Three Dimension; animated sequences attempt to illustrate the three dimensional effect.
According to a magazine article the "bubble" effect seen when the audience is seeing things from the alien's POV was achieved by actually blowing a specially formulated "tough" bubble around the camera lens. These shots were kept short since the bubbles only lasted a brief time.
Fantastic Something, a Hellenic pop duo with a minor UK hit in 1983 (If She Doesn't Smile), adopted their name from a line heard in the movie ("That fantastic something!")
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