John Carpenter's THE THING is best known for its startling visual effects. On release, it fared badly with critics and audiences, but its influence can now be detected in programs such as "The X Files". Journalist Anne Billson's defense of THE THING claims it is a landmark movie notable for its humor, Lewis Carroll logic, strong characterizations, and prescient insight. Color illustrations.

The Thing 1997, British Film Institute, London

ISBN-13: 9780851705668

1997 edition

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