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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My point is not to apply marketing labels to the three prose texts by Jack Finney and the four movies based on them (and, for the second, third, and fourth of these films, on the Body Snatchers films that came before them).
The menace in Invasion of the Body Snatchers and The War of the Worlds comes from afar--giant pods take over our bodies and destroy our souls; relentless attackers are foiled only when they encounter the earth's atmosphere.
Who needs human replication or body snatchers when the multiplexes are glutted with clones of the sort of shallow stimulus-entertainment lapped up by THX 1138's drones?
Even Invasion of the Body Snatchers faced corporate censorship, of course: Fearing it was too downbeat, studio execs tacked on a makeshift happy ending.
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.
As much as I abhor the "take care" and "have a nice day" sycophants, the morons that really do not make my day are the slaves to Americanisms, and believe me they are multiplying like the pods in that old movie Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
It begins with ancient records and discusses such topics as Hippocratic concepts, Aristotle, Galen, Mondino de Luzzi, Leonardo da Vinci, William Harvey, William Hunter, John Hunter, Robert Knox, body snatchers and the trade in corpses, the anatomical literature, the legislation of human dissection, anatomy in the Third Reich, anatomical societies and associations, and the modernization of the anatomy curriculum in medical schools.
4 Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1978) ANOTHER movie favourite about aliens who take over the bodies of people when they fall asleep.
As well as the mortsafe, the team discovered three coffins buried with large planks of wood on top of them - evidence of attempts to deter the body snatchers.
Novelist and short story writer Jack Finney (1911-1995) was best known for his science fiction and thrillers, most notably The Body Snatchers (the basis for the 1956 movie Invasion of the Body Snatchers) and Time and Again.
Maybe the real culprits are body snatchers who have flooded the capital with Republican and Democrat pods.