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'Alien Trespass' explores '50s UFO views, public acclimation by Steve Hammons
Posted: 12:50 April 12, 2009
The new movie Alien Trespass opens in theatres Friday, April 3, and its value for audiences now may be below our conscious radar.
When watching Alien Trespass, we might wonder about the intentions of producer and director R.W. Goodwin, and writers James Swift and Steven P. Fisher in making this 1950s-type UFO movie.
Goodwin contributed to more than 100 episodes of "The X-Files" so we know he has a sophisticated understanding of many current questions about UFOs and government activities related to them.
Did Goodwin, Swift and Fisher intend to make fun of these old movies, create a nostalgic tribute of sorts, or what?
Alien Trespass seems to have both overt and subtle elements of both - and maybe more intriguing aspects too.
MEDIA AND SOCIETY
Understanding the flavor of these '50s-era UFO movies may be just as important recognizing the social impact of movies in the '50s about World War II and the Cold War. These films framed the military and geopolitical world for us at that time and even affect us now.
We know that media platforms of the '50s and subsequent decades have shaped our perception on many subjects, including UFOs and extraterrestrial and/or extra-dimensional visitation.
An interesting question may be: Were these media efforts themselves shaped by something beyond simple human imagination, Hollywood creativity and entertainment business savvy?
The fact that the federal government teamed-up with Hollywood during World War II and beyond is well documented.
There are also reports and indications that Hollywood has long been linked to official government military and intelligence efforts to acclimate the American public about the nature of the UFO situation.
These kinds of accounts claim that a discreet effort to educate and acclimate the public was begun on the topic of extraterrestrial visitation to Earth based on information that had come to the attention of government, military and intelligence officials.
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