Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Fahrenheit 451 and Other Red Scare Movies of the '50s

McIntyre Library's own Dr. Jan Bogstad and Phil Kaveny will be discussing the content of a number of 1950s science fiction films in light of their implied "red scare" connnections at a Big Read program to be held at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library on Wednesday, March 28 from 7-8:30 pm. The program will be held in the library's Eau Claire Room in the lower level.

Critics have argued that films like War of the Worlds, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and The Day the Earth Stood Still, to name a few, include many references to American anxieties about the Russians and the potential for atomic war. This presentation will document that perspective with film clips and discussion of the social setting in Post-World-War II America.

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