Tuesday, August 18, 2020

"They Live" Today

In a world where dirty tricks are used to gain power, including manipulating people to vote for lawless politicians, writer, director John Carpenter's science fiction feature "They Live" (1988), based on the 1963 short story "Eight O'Clock in the Morning" by Ray Nelson, follows an unnamed drifter (Roddy Piper) who discovers through special sunglasses that the 'elite' are really ghoulish looking aliens:

"Free enterprisers from outer space have taken over the world," said Carpenter, "and are exploiting Earth as if it's a third world planet.

"As soon as they exhaust all our resources, they'll move on to another world...

"Then I quickly realized that everything we see is designed to sell us something... 

"It's all about wanting us to buy something. 

"It's as if the aliens have colorized us. 

"That means, of course, that Ted Turner is really a monster from outer space."

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