Body Snatching, Body Body Snatching
This post is at least semi-related to the Abel Ferrara blog-a-thon. Read more about the blog-a-thon here.
I'm not really sure what this was supposed to be. I remember having a vague idea about taking screenshots from all the three Body Snatcher movies - Don Siegel's Invasion of the Body Snatchers from 1956, Philip Kaufman's Invasion of the Body Snatchers from 1978, Abel Ferrara's Body Snatchers from 1993 - and hoping that the juxtaposition of images would somehow make for an interesting starting point for further discussion. Perhaps accompanied by some humorous - or even better, clever - comments? Whatever the lazy and unfocused intentions were, the end result left me unsatisfied, yet I was oddly fascinated by how snaps made at the exact same moment in some cases formed rather interesting trios when put together - like the ones at the 50 minute mark - or how I in many cases managed to avoid pure cutaways and actually capture some nice shots.
So take this for what it is - a series of images, snapped at every five minutes from each film. From top to bottom: 1956, 1978, 1993. Feel free to draw conclusions or make observations. If such things escape you, just enjoy the slideshow.
Note that Kaufman's version is almost two hours long, while the other two are about 80 minutes each. Also note the final end credits snapshot - a coincidental nod to the original.
(Thanks to Eric.)