Last night I watched the 50’s version of War of the Worlds. It too has it’s down points – it has very “50’s” moments with the alien hand touching the woman’s shoulder and the woman turning around and screaming – but it is still a far better movie than the Cruisemobile in every respect except CGI.
Also, I picked up the 1960 Edward Gorey illustrated version of the H.G. Wells classic at work for less than $14, and I am happy about it! You can check out what I’m talking about at http://www.nybooks.com/shop/product?usca_p=t&product_id=4556 – there’s pictures and everything. I am going to read it.