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The Thing (1951) was a Horror - Science Fiction Film directed by Howard Hawks and Christian Nyby and produced by Howard Hawks.

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The Thing Called Love (1993)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Feb 15, 2024 From 4 Star Films

Seeing the Twin Towers on celluloid always brings a bit of a wistful reaction because there presence represents so much. It feels like a line in the sand and there are those who know that far better than me. The last time I recall having this sense was watching Peter Bogdanovich’s They All Lau... Read full article

On Blu-ray: Sci-fi Classic The Thing from Another World (1951)

By KC on Jan 23, 2019 From Classic Movies

The Thing from Another World (1951) is deservedly regarded as a classic of the sci-fi genre. It’s got the requisite thrills and fantastic creature intrigue, while distinguishing itself with well-developed, interesting characters, a legendary soundtrack, and sharp production value given its rel... Read full article

The Thing from Another World

By Amanda Garrett on Sep 28, 2016 From Old Hollywood Films

Today, I'm reviewing the science fiction classic The Thing from Another World (1951), which stars James Arness as an alien who menaces a polar research station. This article is part of Keep Watching the Skies! Science Fiction Movies of the 1950s Blogathon hosted by Cinematic Frontier. The fam... Read full article

The Thing from Another World (1951)

By Beatrice on Aug 11, 2015 From Flickers in Time

The Thing from Another World Directed by Christian Nyby Written by Charles Lederer from the story “Who Goes There?” by John W. Campbell, Jr. 1951/USA RKO Radio Pictures/Winchester Pictures Corporation Repeat viewing/Netflix rental This early sci-fi classic is a hell of a lot of fun. C... Read full article

Cinematic Dregs: The Thing with Two Heads

By Barry P. on Jun 27, 2015 From Cinematic Catharsis

(1972) Directed by Lee Frost; Written by: Lee Frost, Wes Bishop and James Gordon White; Starring: Ray Milland, “Rosey” Grier, Don Marshall, Roger Perry and Chelsea Brown Rating: *** “Genius must be prolonged. Philip, I want to transplant my head on a healthy body.R... Read full article

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It took makeup artist Lee Greenway five months and 18 sculptures of the creature before he came up with a design that satisfied producer Howard Hawks.
According to make up artist Lee Greenway, he took James Arness in his car to the home of producer Howard Hawks to show off the make up for the Thing. After months of frustration, Hawkes told Greenway to put a Frankenstein type of head piece on Arness.
Finnish censorship certificate # 34699 delivered on 4-10-1951.
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