War of the Worlds: The Monument

In Woking, England, there stands a tribute to H.G. Wells and those badass Martian tripods that he brought to Earth in 1898. You can't really point to the tripod itself and say, "Ooh, that's cool." I mean: you can, because it is cool. But the fact is the setup there tells the whole story of … Continue reading

Rick Baker on War of the Worlds

This bit from Trailers From Hell has commentary on the 1953 War of the Worlds by makeup guru Rick Baker. I post it here because it's great to hear the story about how his desire to see the film was so strong, he infiltrated the student government at his school to make it happen. … Continue reading