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Movie pimping

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Somehow a while ago I ended up signing up for a mailing list for promoting the upcoming Spielburg version of War of the Worlds. At the start of this month they launched the web site. Well, a holding page for the web site anyway. There's currently a graphic there showing a three fingered hand wrapped in red weed, clutching the Earth. This leads me to make the following observations:

  1. The Martians in Wells' novel had tentacles, whereas this looks more like the hands sported by the aliens in the '53 film.
  2. The red weed is, of course, from the novel and doesn't appear in the '53 film.

I'm still interested to know if they're going to use the Jeff Wayne soundtrack, as apparently he owns the film/TV rights...

Posted December 8, 2004 12:14 AM

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