Wednesday, October 30, 2013

More War of the Worlds geektitude for Halloween

Clips from the Spielberg 2005 film

WKBW Buffalo does the radio broadcast 70s style:

The Night that Panicked America, 1975, retells the story of the panic while recreating the broadcast. Casey Kasem and Tom Bosley featured

and, H.G. Wells' book, audio style:

Halloween with Orson

Martian invasion, and Suspense episodes, all courtesy of Buck Benny (and Rand's Esoteric OTR) First from REOTR, a newly discovered 16 inch lacquer set of the War or the Worlds "panic" broadcast of 10-30-38. Next, Buck replicates the listening experience of the 1938 "channel surfer" who wandered unsuspectingly into the War of the Worlds, during a musical number in the much more popular Charlie McCarthy Show

Next, Welles in a newly discovered episode of Suspense, circa WWII. Who is the condemned man who insists on broadcast before his execution?

Next, Suspense 1943-10-19 Orson Welles in 'Lazarus Walks'

 Suspense 1943-10-07 (061) Orson Welles in 'Philomel Cottage'