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Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

1978 / 115min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: PHILIP KAUFMAN

CAST: DONALD SUTHERLAND, BROOKE ADAMS, JEFF GOLDBLUM, LEONARD NIMOY

CINEMATOGRAPHY - MICHAEL CHAPMAN

In his book Danse Macabre, Stephen King wrote of Kaufman’s superlative, terrifying San Francisco-set remake of the Don Siegel classic: “There is a moment in that film which is repulsively horrible. It comes when Donald Sutherland uses a rake to smash in the face of a mostly formed pod. This ‘person’s’ face breaks in with sickening ease, like a rotted piece of fruit, and lets out an explosion of the most realistic stage blood that I have ever seen in a color film. When that moment came, I winced, I clapped a hand over my mouth . . . and wondered how in the hell the movie had ever gotten its PG rating.”