The invisible alien/other

one of the most popular representation of the Alien as invisible threat invading both  body and  mind of unaware human beings is “Invasion of the Body Snatchers”

In addition to being one of the best examples of portrayal of the “invisible other” , “invasion..” has enjoyed a long list of re-makes. each version utilizes the “invisible other” to materialize different social fears and political or cultural habits

here a list with commentary


3 Responses to “The invisible alien/other”

  1. Ariel Kroon Says:

    I actually was unaware that “The Invasion” was a remake of “Body Snatchers” until it came up in class today. I shall have to watch the movie, now.

  2. Kirk Maijala Says:

    I found it very interesting in 2007’s “The Invasion” that, rather than reporting the events to police, the characters are forced to avoid detection from law enforcement and the military, who have already been compromised by the invaders. I think it has a lot to say about our current distrust of our modern governments, who many people feel have led society to the many conflicts and plights we are experiencing today…in Hirschbiegel’s version, the “Invisible Other” is represented not only by the alien threat, but by the governments themselves.

  3. Zach Rintoul Says:

    From the information I have learned in this class, I find it really good how directors incorporate these ideas of McCarthyism and the threat of nuclear devastation into the form of an “unknown entity”. Im curious to see what the remake of “The Day the Earth Stood Still” will show in terms of its themes (like how the original represents the threat of communism or nuclear devastation.)

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