Monday, June 30, 2014

War of the Worlds (1953)


I've been on a 50's sci-fi kick lately revisiting films like this and Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Mostly shot in the studio, they did venture out for some establishing shots, mostly in downtown LA.   First up is the corner of the court house...



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And a long shot of it....


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Another shot of the courthouse steps....


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The "Pacific Institute of Science and Technology" is a building on the Paramount lot....


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The general hospital....



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The empty streets of LA were shot at this corner...



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A view of the other corner....



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 Looking up the street....

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And another viewpoint on the same street....

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One of the churches he searches....



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And the final church which was also in one of my favorites, A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors....


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