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Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Cool Movie News

There will be plenty of time for religion and politics here in the future, but first, if you haven't yet seen the trailer for War of the Worlds, well, what are you waiting for? It's available here.

If you haven't heard, War of the Worlds is the latest adaptation of H.G. Wells' famous book about a martain invasion of Earth. The book is perhaps most famous for its radio adaptation on Halloween Eve, 1938, which was narrated by Orson Welles. The adaptation was so realistic that many people panicked and believed that martians had actually invaded Earth. You can read about it here.

This newest movie version, one was made in 1953 winning an Oscar for special effects, is directed by Steven Spielberg and stars Tom Cruise. Excited yet? I know I am. Everything I have heard so far tells me that Spielberg is back to his old form once again with this extravaganza. I am talking old-school, Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T.-era Spielberg here. It is rumored that this movie may surpass Titanic as the most expensive movie ever made. Cool.

So you may be asking yourself what the heck this has to do with Virginia. Well, as it turns out, portions of this movie will likely be filmed in Rockbridge County, Va. You can check out the story here and look here to find out what Tom Cruise ordered at the Lexington Dairy Queen.

All for now.

1 Comments:

Blogger alena said...

Hey, I have enjoyed...your blog is informative - even entertaining.

I have a halloween sites. They pretty much covers costumes and masks related stuff.

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