THIS STORY HAS BEEN FORMATTED FOR EASY PRINTING
The Examined Life

From Cape Cod to Mars...


By Joshua Glenn
June 26, 2005

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THE PROBLEM WITH ''The War of the Worlds," H.G. Wells's 1898 Martian invasion novel, is that it's ''not very cinematic," Steven Spielberg told Entertainment Weekly earlier this month, discussing his own special-effects-driven retelling of the story, which hits theaters Wednesday. True enough: Wells's seminal sci-fi book features no steely-eyed heroes, romantic heroines, plucky children, or historical landmarks that go up ... (Full article: 269 words)

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