Body Snatcher

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A person who illegally removes a dead body from a grave or vault, usually for profit. The practice was common in the 19th century due to demand for cadavers for medical students studying human anatomy
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But until Hillary actually takes the plunge, the memorable tagline of "Body Snatchers" should serve as a reminder for all them Clintonistas out there: "There was nothing to hold onto--except each other."
But these observations are a mere warm-up for a breathless rant about the political body snatchers that have invaded America.
As Thomas Sobchack observes, "in the genre film the plot is fixed, the characters defined, and the ending satisfyingly predictable." (2) His Aristotelian analysis can be supported, challenged, and enriched by considering this sequence of Body Snatchers, 1954 to 1993.
The grotto blends in well with some of the dungeon's other macabre attractions which include exhibits of body snatchers Burke and Hare.
Imagine a cross between Invasion of the Body Snatchers and Valley of the Dolls, and you've got a general sense of Ira Levin and William Goldman's chilling sci-fi thriller about two suburban wives trapped in a Connecticut village where all the other women suffer from a chronic case of mindless marital bliss.
However well artistry serves as camouflage, all the most memorable cataclysm films of the 1950s and 1960s--On the Beach, The War of the Worlds, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and Dr.
Cryptoclone classics like Dead Ringers (1988) and Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956, 1978) offer campy delirium without making any particular point (though Invasion of the Body Snatchers does offer a Red-scare allegory).
One of the better scares of the 1950s came from Don Siegel's idiosyncratically edgy thriller Invasion of the Body Snatchers, made on the cheap for Allied Artists.
I know it's hard to remain cult-less in these days of mass social anxiety and instability, when each day brings new waves of terror to our fast-shrinking global village: mad rightwing bombers; out-of-control viruses; contracts on America; the Invasion of the Body Snatchers at the White House; the sudden, nerve-wracking reappearance of the word "socialist" as a political swear word in public discourse.
When salaries are frozen, the bonus outlook is zilch, and things look bleak, that is when you lose your winners to the body snatchers. Rethink your incentive programs; maybe you should give a few special valor awards.
This is the Invasion of the Body Snatchers. This is not what a bar is about.
English, film studies, communication and other scholars from the US and Europe examine The Wizard of Oz, The Hunger Games, Planet of the Apes, Jules Verne films, a Spanish adaptation of oSnow White and the Seven Dwarves,o Russian films based on the Night Watch series, Destination Moon, Forbidden Planet, The Tempest, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Harry Potter films, I, Robot, and I Am Legend, and topics such as homosexual love, media and hyperreality, and race.