Saturday, October 13, 2007

Close Up Blog-A-Thon: Them! Them! Them!

Them!, (1954) starring James Whitmore, James Arness, Edmond Gwenn and Joan Weldon, was among the first of the "Radiation Theater" films of classic 1950s science fiction movies.

In this, my first entry in the Oct 12-21, 2007 Close-Up Blogathon, sponsored by The House Next Door, I present three photos of "the little Ellison girl."

Found wandering through the Joshua trees in a near-catatonic state.

The audience hears the weird sound of chittering. Within the ambulance, the little Ellison girl sits up...then lays back down as the noise ceases.

Formic acid (the aroma of ants) has been waved under her nose, and the little Ellison girl breaks out of her catatonic state. She lunges towards the stationary camera, screaming "Them! Them! Them!"

1 comment:

Matt Zoller Seitz said...

I haven't seen this movie since I was a kid, and you've reminded me of how creepy it was -- and just how brazenly James Cameron ripped it off in "Aliens"!