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Dis Is A Fine City

Ribicoff vs. Daley at Democratic National Convention 1968

“Dis (This) is a fine city.” Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley used to say that. I couldn’t find a YouTube clip of Mayor Daley saying, “Dis is a fine city,” which is unfortunate because he used to say it with unique emotion. 562 more words

Hot Rod

My friend Randy spoke in awe of the moment in the not-too-distinguished LONG JOHN SILVER where a young Rod Taylor gets a big scene in front of Robert Newton, playing the titular peg-leg, and blasts away at¬†his dialogue¬†with such fervor that you can kind of see Newton take a step back, eyes rolling more swiftly than usual, as if thinking, “Hang on, I may have a competitor here…” 122 more words


Mondo Announces Their 1st Print Of 2015: "War Of The Worlds" By Stan & Vince

Easily one of our all-time favorite sci-fi movies, the 1953 film adaptation of H.G. Wells, “The War Of The Worlds” is a timeless classic. Aliens, spaceships, death rays, a helpless human race, this one has it all. 344 more words


War of the Worlds (1953) - movie

The film adaptation of the H.G.Wells story told on radio of the invasion of Earth by Martians. (imdb)

So, I listened to the radio show version, watched the 2005 version and have now watched the 1953 version.

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Director of Photography: George Barnes

Director: Byron Haskin

Perfect Shots


“Is there nothing than can stop the Martian death machines?!” It’s the trailer for the 1953 sci-fi classic War of the Worlds, directed by Byron Haskin.