War of the Worlds

The next War of the Worlds story will be released next week. I’m somewhat curious to see how it plays out, but I’ve always admired the original H.G. Wells story. I also appreciate Orson Welles’ radio broadcast. What was interesting was how his broadcast stirred mass-panic and paranoia. It goes to show how superstition has such a powerful effect on people. I don’t think the new Spielberg movie will have that effect, but it should make for a good retelling of the story.

CBS News Sunday Morning article: ‘War of the Worlds’ 2005

Official War of the Worlds movie web site

Retrospective War of the Worlds web site

Barnes and Noble Classics book: War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells