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  1. Asparagus Community Theatre takes a bite of live radio play with DraculaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 23 | Lake Cowichan Gazette

    Among those live radio plays were adventures such as Little Orphan Annie and science fiction tales such as H.G. Wells' classic The War of the Worlds , which when broadcast live by actor-director Orson Welles caused a national incident where Americans believed they were actually being attacked by aliens. Armstrong's Asparagus Community Theatre is about to do another version of Stoker's Dracula when it brings the live radio thriller to life in time for Halloween.


  2. Kiggins presents radio-drama production of Bram Stoker's - Dracula'Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 22 | The Columbian

    ... Stoker's widow sued. The reputation of her late husband's book grew even faster. In July 1938, radio dramatist Orson Welles adapted "Dracula" for the debut of his new weekly CBS Radio playhouse, "The Mercury Theater on the Air." A few months later, ...


  3. Donald Trump has revealing things to say about the movie...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 21 | Connecticut Post

    ... "A Face in the Crowd." But the one character that Trump gets compared to the most is Charles Foster Kane in Orson Welles' legendary movie "Citizen Kane," frequently hailed as the greatest American movie ever. Loosely based on the life and career of ...


  4. The night a federal theater group defiantly staged an anti-right wing ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 21 | Los Angeles Times

    ... - naked and unconcealed." The Federal Theatre often is remembered today as a launchpad for the career of Orson Welles. He had been brought on initially to run the troupe's Negro Theatre Project, for which he produced a "Macbeth" set in Haiti. Dubbed ...


  5. Henrik Jensen's Followed By Thirteen: Henrik Jensen's Followed by Thirteen: BlackwaterRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 21 | All About Jazz

    What does it mean to be 'Followed by Thirteen'? It immediately conjures pictures of some cold war spy thriller-Orson Welles in Greene's "The Third Man," Matt Damon in the Bourne films maybe, as the protagonist is followed by shadowy agents through decaying European cities in defence of unspecified freedoms. Good though it is, it seems unlikely that Henrik Jensen 's splendid new album of modern jazz could be construed by our governments as a threat to our comfortable western liberal democratic existence.


  6. Annette Kellerman Talks with the Director and Cast of Brave New JerseyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 20 | Ain't It Cool News

    ... and his plans when the martians invade. RE: When were you inspired to write this story in the context of the Orson Welles' infamous War Of The Worlds broadcast? JL: A few years ago, the guy I wrote the movie with, Mike Dowling, came to me one day. I ...


  7. "Worm Food," a spooky, old-time radio playRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 20 | Michigan Radio

    Orson Welles, just 23 years old, and his Mercury Theater Company convinced many Americans that Martians had invaded with their radio adaption of H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds. It's a reminder of the power of a radio performance, and it's something that Joseph Zettelmaier wants to bring to audiences in Michigan.


  8. Tribune's lowest moment: Ideal gift for Trump?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 20 | Chicago Tribune

    ... for the horribly bungled splash was that it was, apparently, an honest mistake, unlike the fictional scene in Orson Welles' "Citizen Kane" in which newspaper baron Charles Foster Kane has two headlines prepared on the eve of his doomed run for ...


  9. 'La La Land' to bring its singing and dancing love story to AFI FestRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 20 | Los Angeles Times

    ... of "Carmen Jones," "The Hitch-Hiker" and "Piccadilly," among the films showing in the section will be Orson Welles' "Citizen Kane," David O. Russell's "Flirting With Disaster," Dino Risi's "Il Sorpasso" and Julie Dash's "Daughters of the Dust." AFI ...


  10. The Latest Trailer For 'Arrival' Is Finally Here [VIDEO]Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 20 | The Daily Caller

    ... or are a threat." (RELATED: Watch The The trailer appears to indicate the film will follow in the footsteps of Orson Welles' famous story "War of the Worlds," but it's likely to draw contrast with the pure destruction of his story.


  11. AFF Review: Brave New Jersey Orson Welles' alien-invasion broadcast turns a town upside downRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 17 | The Austin Chronicle

    ... what the good residents of Lullaby, N.J., believe on the eventful night of Oct. 30, 1938. That's the night that Orson Welles and the Mercury Theatre aired their now-legendary radio adaptation of H.G. Wells' "War of the Worlds," a program that is ...


  12. Austin Film Festival: 'Brave New Jersey' Forces Filmmakers to...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 16 | Hollywood Reporter

    Anna Camp and Tony Hale star in Jody Lambert's film about how one town reacts to Orson Welles' famous 1938 'War of the Worlds' radio broadcast. Brave New Jersey , which had its world premiere at the Austin Film Festival Saturday, is set in a small New Jersey town in 1938 that is overcome with mass hysteria on the night of Orson Welles's legendary 1938 War of the Worlds radio broadcast, the hoax which fooled millions into believing America was being invaded by Martians.


  13. The Martians are coming to MTV: Cable channel plans 'War of the Worlds' seriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 14 | Digital Trends

    ... one for him. Wells' story has been adapted many times over the years, most famously in a 1938 radio special by Orson Welles that prompted widespread panic around the country when people assumed it was a true report on an invasion from outer space. ...


  14. EP Daily Rundown for October 14, 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 14 | Electric Playground Network

    ... twice as a TV series. Other notable adaptations are the 2005 Steven Spielberg film, and a 1938 radio drama by Orson Welles that caused mass panic when listeners thought aliens were invading for real. The new MTV series is being developed by the same ...


  15. Jack Arnold CentennialRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 14 | Filmexperience.blogspot.com

    ... flick High School Confidential and the Peter Sellers farce The Mouse That Roared . He worked with Orson Welles on 1957's Man in the Shadow and was an Oscar nominee in 1950 for the documentary With These Hands (he learned documentary filmmaking under ...


  16. MTV Developing War of the Worlds TV SeriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 13 | ComingSoon.net

    ... bacteria. The book has been adapted into countless different mediums, most notably the 1938 radio adaptation by Orson Welles that presented the story as radio broadcasts and caused panic around the country. It was later adapted into a feature film ...


  17. War of the Worlds Fires Up at MTVRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 13 | DreadCentrol.com

    ... directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Cruise. The novel shot up in popularity following the famous Orson Welles' 1938 radio adaptation, which presented the story as a series of fake news bulletins reporting of an actual Martian invasion in ...


  18. 'Teen Wolf' Creators Announce 'War of the Worlds' TV ShowRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 13 | Teen Vogue

    ... humans and creatures from outer space. It was famously adapted into a radio play in 1938, and its narration by Orson Welles was so life-like that some listeners even believed that an alien invasion was actually happening IRL. In 2005, there was a ...


  19. 'War of the Worlds' TV Series in Development from 'Teen Wolf' TeamRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 13 | Collider

    ... the hesitation to embrace a series based on War of the Worlds , the H.G. Wells classic that was adapted by Orson Welles in the most famous radio broadcast ever and, less famously and most recently, by Steven Spielberg as a Tom Cruise vehicle. THR is ...


  20. Erin Davie and Krysta Rodriquez Invade War of the Worlds Reading at NyuRead the original story

    Thursday Oct 13 | BroadwayWorld.com

    Abingdon Theatre Company has added Erin Davie , Dominique Fishback , and Krysta Rodriguez to its benefit reading of Orson Welles ' WAR OF THE WORLDS. The one-night only event, directed by Abingdon's Artistic Director Tony Speciale , will be held on Monday, October 24 at 7:00pm at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts .