History Film / TheWarOfTheWorlds

4th Feb '16 7:15:52 AM SpaceHunterM
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* MythologyGag: The scene where the reporter's transmission is cut short during the plane observation by his equipment getting destroyed by the heat-ray is a deliberate reference to Carl Phillips' fate from the 1938 radio adaptation.
18th Jan '16 9:30:09 AM DeisTheAlcano
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* FunnyBackgroundEvent: As one police officer phones in a report the companion peeks at his playing cards. ** Fire watchers, actually. Pre-satellite observation, many areas had fire watch towers manned by Federal or state personnel to keep an eye out for forest fires. They also assisted in search-and-rescue operations.
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* FunnyBackgroundEvent: As one police officer a fire watcher phones in a report the his companion peeks at his playing cards. ** Fire watchers, actually. Pre-satellite observation, many areas had fire watch towers manned by Federal or state personnel to keep an eye out for forest fires. They also assisted in search-and-rescue operations.cards.
12th Dec '15 6:58:17 AM Sharlee
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* WarRoom: We're treated to a war room in the Pentagon, including a [[TheBigBoard map of the world]] with small black triangles indicating areas that have been wiped out by the Martians.
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* WarRoom: We're treated to a war room in the Pentagon, including a [[TheBigBoard map of the world]] with [[SpreadingDisasterMapGraphic small black triangles indicating areas that have been wiped out out]] by the Martians.
25th Nov '15 3:02:06 PM Specialist290
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* XRaySparks: One unfortunate Marine gets hit by a Martian DisintegratorRay right in front of the camera. As the ray takes effect, his skeleton shows through the glow of his profile before he vanishes into nothingness.
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* XRaySparks: One unfortunate Marine gets hit by a Martian DisintegratorRay right in front of the camera. As the ray takes effect, his skeleton shows through the glow of his profile glowing silhouette before he vanishes into nothingness.
25th Nov '15 3:01:45 PM Specialist290
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* XRaySparks: One unfortunate Marine gets hit by a Martian DisintegratorRay right in front of the camera. As the ray takes effect, his skeleton shows through the glow of his profile before he vanishes into nothingness.
31st Oct '15 5:22:55 PM RustyBill
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** Fire watchers, actually. Pre-satellite observation, many areas had fire watch towers manned by Federal or state personnel to keep an eye out for forest fires. They also assisted in search-and-rescue operations.
29th Oct '15 6:45:25 AM Celticjesus
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* WatchTheWorldDie: When it's clear nothing can stop the martians from destroying the cities, a lot of people can be seen camping out in the hills just outside UsefulNotes/LosAngeles.
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* WatchTheWorldDie: When it's clear nothing can stop the martians Martians from destroying the cities, a lot of people can be seen camping out in the hills just outside UsefulNotes/LosAngeles.
29th Oct '15 6:43:42 AM Celticjesus
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Martians, not Marians.
* NukeEm: The military tries to kill one of the tripods using a nuke, when all other weapons have been exhausted. When the shields of the Martians turns that into a NoSell, Forrester says that attacking the machines is of no use, and they need to focus on trying to kill the Marians themselves (through biological warfare).
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* NukeEm: The military tries to kill one of the tripods using a nuke, when all other weapons have been exhausted. When the shields of the Martians turns that into a NoSell, Forrester says that attacking the machines is of no use, and they need to focus on trying to kill the Marians Martians themselves (through biological warfare).
4th Sep '15 6:15:19 AM Morgenthaler
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History Marches On is no longer a trope.
Many years later the film would get a sequel in the form of a [[Series/TheWarOfTheWorlds television series]]. Due to [[HistoryMarchesOn history marching on]] the series {{RetCon}}ned several aspects from the original film, namely the aliens coming from the planet Mor-Tax instead of Mars. Elements of the film would also inspire future science-fiction media, such as ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant'' and ''Film/IndependenceDay''.
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Many years later the film would get a sequel in the form of a [[Series/TheWarOfTheWorlds television series]]. Due to [[HistoryMarchesOn history marching on]] ScienceMarchesOn, the series {{RetCon}}ned several aspects from the original film, namely the aliens coming from the planet Mor-Tax instead of Mars. Elements of the film would also inspire future science-fiction media, such as ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant'' and ''Film/IndependenceDay''.
15th Jun '15 2:25:27 PM LtFedora
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* FunnyBackgroundEvent: As one police officer phones in a report he companion peeks at his playing cards.
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* FunnyBackgroundEvent: As one police officer phones in a report he the companion peeks at his playing cards.
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