Moviedrome Mondays: The Thing from Another World (1951)

UPDATED on 09/07/2020: Frequent visitor Steve (click here to see his youtube channel) just reminded me that a youtube video link for Alex Cox’s Moviedrome intro to The Thing from Another World exists and I just found it. I shall post it below on here.

Once again, I could not find a youtube video of Moviedrome presenter Alex Cox introducing the 1951 science-fiction horror classic The Thing from Another World directed by Christian Nyby and co-produced by the legendary Howard Hawks. The episode’s original airdate was May 28, 1989 (read here). Not much to say here except as with all classic 1950’s monster movies, it is one that is every bit as thrilling as it is subtly intelligent.

Here is a youtube video link to Alex Cox’s Moviedrome intro to The Thing from Another World. His intro begins at the 0:50 mark of the video

Here is a youtube video link to the film’s original theatrical trailer

15 thoughts on “Moviedrome Mondays: The Thing from Another World (1951)

  1. It’s interesting that “various authorities” think The Thing From Another World was actually directed by Howard Hawks, mainly because of his trademark overlapping dialogue. Food for thought?

  2. Thanks for the link πŸ™‚ I love everything Mark Cousins says here. Makes me want to watch the episode. Hopefully, youtube will put it up in the future If PBS here in the States does not pick it up. Anyway, thanks for dropping by πŸ™‚

  3. I think some people think that not only because it features Hawks cinematic trademarks, but also because he co-produced it. Anyway, thanks for dropping by πŸ™‚

  4. I agree with you Pete that director John Carpenter’s 1982 remake is superior to the 1951 version. Not only that, but Carpenter’s version is also more faithful to the original source material, but that is not the reason I feel that Carpenter’s version is the better film. Carpenter’s version really makes the viewer feel like they are experiencing true terror and not only because of the brilliant effects, but also because of the atmosphere and the dark mood the 82 version carries. You probably know this by now from me since you read my review on this blog last year though πŸ™‚ Anyway, thanks for dropping by πŸ™‚

  5. The Moviedrome intro to The Thing From Another World. Type in ‘BBC 2 Continuity Moviedrome 1989’ and you’ll find it. You can add the video to this post.

  6. I meant to write the video for The Thing From Another World intro is on youtube.
    Also, there’s a better quality upload of the Brazil intro on youtube at the channel named George Diskant. You might be interested in that too

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