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Invasion of the Body Snatchers


Dir. Don Siegel. 1956, 80 mins. 35mm. With Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter, Larry Gates. The “normal” residents of a small town are replaced by pods that grow into soulless duplicates, in this resonant and unsettling science-fiction film that perfectly evokes the social pressures of an era marked by conformity and paranoia. Siegel masterfully uses the widescreen frame to claustrophobic effect.

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