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Myth and media: Orson Welles’ ‘The War Of The Worlds’ – 75 years on

Seventy-five years ago this evening, American actor, director and writer Orson Welles, with the help of his Mercury Theatre On The Air team of producer John Houseman and scriptwriter Howard Koch, retold ‘The War Of The Worlds’ – H.G. Wells’ 1898 Sci-Fi novel about mankind’s annihilation by aliens – in the form of a series of supposedly live breaking news broadcasts.

By | Arts | Wednesday, 30 October 2013 at 11:41 am

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