The thing from another world (1951)
|of German titles:||The thing from another world|
|original title:||THE THING|
|production country:||The USA|
|length (PAL - DVD):||82/87 minutes|
|of source language:||English|
|age release:||FSK 12|
|film script:||Charles Lederer|
the thing from another world is an US-American Science Fiction film from the year 1951. The first performance found to 26. October 1951 instead of. In the German television the monochrome photographic film ran for the first time to 12. May 1973 in the pool of broadcasting corporations.
The thing from another world acts of American scientists and military, who find a spaceship and its pilot in the arctic. The events are told from the view of a reporter.
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a scientist team discovers nearby its research station in the arctic a spaceship. The ship fell and in the ice froze. With the attempt to free-blow up it the spaceship is heavily damaged. But the unknown pilot seems to be intact in his ice tank. One brings the nature including the ice block, in which it froze, into the station, where it thaws out soon and turns out as deadly danger for the inhabitants of the basis. After it killed humans, the thing from the station flees and results the carriage dogs. At the place of the Gemetzels one finds an arm of the monster, which one of the dogs during the fight abgebissen has. Fast the scientists find out, which concerns it with the strange organism a plant, which nourishes itself of blood, because the hand of the stranger is full seeds. The thing provides admission to the greenhouse of the station and cultivates its seed, in order to increase. Military create it however to destroy the seed but the thing strikes back. It is inflamed a fight on lives and death, when Nikki of nor oil has the saving idea: In order to rob from vegetable the vitality, one must cook it (sic!). The scientists invent a trap, in which the thing becomes elektrokutiert finally „“(electrically exekutiert, thus executed). What, is does the question remain open, was the thing the Vorhut of an invasion?
the thing from another world belongs to criticisms undoubted to the most exciting Science Fiction films, which were ever turned. If one knows however the underlying novel of John Campbell jr., one hardly believes which one sees there. History was enormously changed after Campbells own words “”, which is said gentle a Untertreibung. Excitingly and sometimes gruselig, pushes however nevertheless up, which take military the thing here into the hand, while the scientists are rather unfit for problem solution. Then a Mrs. the saving idea has, is nicely meant, but since probably women themselves think in an arctic research station only of one - cook… There then also again everything is at his right place, Mrs. to the stove, scientist into its ivory tower and at foremost front the men of the act, speaks the military. If one leaves all political and social propaganda, which the film brings rather so beside, away, nevertheless a film remains, which maintains very well.
Summarized from focus on the Science Fiction film, William Johnson, The Great Science Fiction Pictures, Parish/Pitt, film in Review, Thomas's T. Foose, Cinema OF the Fantastic, Steinbrunner/Goldblatt.
- the Kurzgeschichte Who Goes There of John W. Campbell jr. from the year 1938 the collecting main of the film forms. Campbells novel under the alias Don A. Stuart published, was selected by the Science Fiction Writers OF America to the best short novel 1965 ago.
- Although anonymously Howard Hawks led very probably the direction of the film, at least a part.
- Hawks shifted the place of the action of the south to the north pole.
- The thing cannot transform contrary to the Kurzgeschichte into another way of life.
- The Remake from the year 1981 of John Carpenter is actually the first filming of Campbells novel, since Carpenter is closer at the collecting main.
- The original version is 87 minutes, the German version 82 minutes long.