History Film / EarthVsTheFlyingSaucers

12th Jan '17 5:35:18 PM LeeM
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* StopMotion: Unusually, it's used for the flying saucers, not for the aliens themselves. It's even used for scenes where buildings are destroyed, because the usual technique of blowing up miniatures in slow-motion would have been to expensive.

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* StopMotion: Unusually, it's used for the flying saucers, not for the aliens themselves. It's even used for scenes where buildings are destroyed, because the usual technique of blowing up miniatures in slow-motion would have been to too expensive.
12th Jan '17 5:34:34 PM LeeM
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** Some of the saucers ''are'' seen against StockFootage of New York, Paris and London, but there's no further reference to them.



** [[WordOfGod According to Harryhausen]], [[WhenThingsSpinScienceHappens that's how]] their AntiGravity works.



* GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion: The DVD release includes a newly-colorized version, supervised by Harryhausen himself, although the original black and white is also included.



* PoweredArmor: The aliens use a version, mostly just to keep themselves alive, but they do have built in blasters.

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* PoweredArmor: The aliens use a version, mostly just to keep themselves alive, but they do have built in built-in blasters.



* StopMotion: Unusually, it's used for the flying saucers, not for the aliens themselves.

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* StockFootage: Lots of it, obviously for budgetary reasons, but quite cleverly integrated.
* StopMotion: Unusually, it's used for the flying saucers, not for the aliens themselves. It's even used for scenes where buildings are destroyed, because the usual technique of blowing up miniatures in slow-motion would have been to expensive.



* WashingtonDCInvasion: The final battle takes place around major landmarks in the city. Notable for the amount of location filming around the Capitol Building and other landmarks, giving the tightly budgeted film a better look than your average B movie.

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* WashingtonDCInvasion: The final battle takes place around major landmarks in the city. Notable for the amount of (second unit) location filming around the Capitol Building and other landmarks, giving the tightly budgeted film a better look than your average B movie.
16th Aug '15 12:37:35 PM Rday
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* MonumentalBattle: One of the first. Watching icons like the Washington Monument and the Capitol Building being trashed at the climax is on of the highlights of the film.

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* MonumentalBattle: One of the first. Watching icons like the Washington Monument and the Capitol Building being trashed at the climax is on one of the highlights of the film.



* WashingtonDCInvasion: The final battle takes place around major landmarks in the city. Notable for the amount of location filming around the Capitol Building and other locations, giving the tightly budgeted film a better look than your average B movie.

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* WashingtonDCInvasion: The final battle takes place around major landmarks in the city. Notable for the amount of location filming around the Capitol Building and other locations, landmarks, giving the tightly budgeted film a better look than your average B movie.
15th Aug '15 1:34:43 AM Rday
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* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning

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* EverythingsBetterWithSpinningEverythingsBetterWithSpinning: The flat section of the flying saucers' hull spins for no descernable reason while they fly.



* FlyingSaucer

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* FlyingSaucerFlyingSaucer: [[SarcasmMode Well, duh...]]



* MindProbe
* MonumentalBattle

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* MindProbe
MindProbe: The "Infinitely Indexed Memory Scanner."
* MonumentalBattleMonumentalBattle: One of the first. Watching icons like the Washington Monument and the Capitol Building being trashed at the climax is on of the highlights of the film.



* WeComeInPeaceShootToKill

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* WeComeInPeaceShootToKillWeComeInPeaceShootToKill: More or less. At least the saucers ''try'' to get the Earth to surrender peacefully before opening up the blasters.
11th Aug '15 3:42:55 AM Morgenthaler
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27th Apr '15 2:04:51 AM Odon
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* ThrownOutTheAirlock: Although they're not in space when it happens, the aliens murder several prisoners by throwing them from a flying saucer in retaliation.
27th Apr '15 2:04:21 AM Odon
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* ThrownOutTheAirlock: Although they're not in space when it happens, the aliens murder several prisoners by throwing them from a flying saucer in retaliation.
27th Apr '15 2:00:29 AM Odon
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* MindProbe
27th Apr '15 2:00:00 AM Odon
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* AlwaysChaoticEvil: Averted. The aliens have come to conquer Earth, but would prefer to negotiate terms rather than subdue our planet by force, which would mean governing a devastated world and its resentful population.

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* AlwaysChaoticEvil: Averted. The aliens have come to conquer Earth, but would prefer to [[VichyEarth negotiate terms terms]] rather than subdue our planet by force, which would mean governing a devastated world and its resentful population.
27th Apr '15 1:59:32 AM Odon
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* WeComeInPeaceShootToKill
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