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John Carpenter's They Live The Making Of
 

 
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Ray Nelson’s short story “Eight O’Clock in the Morning,” on which John Carpenter based They Live, was first published in the November 1963 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. But Carpenter first encountered the story 23 years later, in its comic book adaptation, “Nada.”
The seven-page story illustrated by Bill Wray ran in Alien Encounters #6. The comic follows Nelson’s story pretty closely, and there are strong resemblances between the stories of They Live and “Nada,” especially the “storming the reality studio” climax (of which Nelson’s acquaintance William S. Burroughs would surely have approved) common to all versions of the story. But there are differences. Only Wray’s includes a Circle Jerks poster.
More significantly, the famous Hofmann (i.e., LSD) sunglasses do not appear in Nelson’s story or in Wray’s comic. Nelson’s hero, George Nada, goes to the theater to watch a live hypnosis act, and when he hears the command to awake at the show’s end, he suddenly realizes that he’s surrounded by outer-space aliens. The Fascinators, “the rulers of Earth,” are reptilian beings with too many eyes who control human beings through suggestion. In Nelson’s story, Nada doesn’t just see their awful stomach-turning alien monstrosity after waking up from his trance, he hears the terrible croaking alien language they speak to one another, and a constant stream of subliminal commands delivered in “bird-like” voices. The aliens tell him to “obey,” “work,” and—now that he’s on to them—die:
Suddenly the phone rang.
George picked it up. It was one of the Fascinators.
“Hello,” it squawked. “This is your control, Chief of Police Robinson. You are an old man, George Nada. Tomorrow morning at eight o’clock, your heart will stop. Please repeat.”
“I am an old man,” said George. “Tomorrow morning at eight o’clock, my heart will stop.”
George Nada’s cruelty to his girlfriend (fiancee, in the comic), Lil, makes him an unsympathetic character and suggests that he might be seeing space reptiles everywhere because he is a delusional nutcase, not a possibility Carpenter’s movie entertains. When he sets out to “awaken” others, Nada first tries beating up the woman in his life. After violence doesn’t work, he steals her car, leaving her bound and gagged on the bed, alone in her apartment with a dead body, terrified.
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They Live Was Released November 4,1988

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 2 weeks ago '13        #3
JosethaHustler 
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Life imitates art... or art explains life?
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 2 weeks ago '16        #4
castroThirteen 
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 JosethaHustler said
Life imitates art... or art explains life?
Art imitates life. Which leads to life imitating art.
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 2 weeks ago '17        #5
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I would love if Carpenter remade this
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 2 weeks ago '04        #6
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still one of my favorite movies ever!
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 2 weeks ago '13        #7
HawgNDaGame 
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Cripple f*ght!
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 2 weeks ago '04        #8
skillahmang 
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Dope Thread.
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 2 weeks ago '08        #9
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 2 weeks ago '05        #10
kronzsw 
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heres the full comic

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 2 weeks ago '04        #11
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this is entertainment that provokes thinking

not that new joker movie, altho i get how it stands out in the midst of today's hollyweird churning out nothing but garbage (that faithfully serves the purpose as depicted in They Live, ironically)

 2 weeks ago '16        #12
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this movie is

saw it for the first time it 2012 timeless masterpiece

 2 weeks ago '16        #13
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cant name a lot of movies that i loved as a kid for completely different reasons than why i love it as an adult...........

but this is one...........



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