The War of the Worlds
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Dr Clayton Forrester: We prayed for a miracle.

Pastor Dr. Matthew Collins: Colonel, shooting's no good.
Col. Ralph Heffner: It's always been a good persuader.

Col. Ralph Heffner: Let 'em have it.

Forrester: If they're mortal, they must have mortal weaknesses. They'll be stopped, somehow.

Major General Mann: That skeleton beam must be what they used to wipe out the French cities.
Forrester: It neutralizes meson somehow. They're the atomic glue holding matter together. Cut across their lines of magnetic force and any object will simply cease to exist! Take my word for it, General, this type of defense is useless against that kind of power! You'd better let Washington know, fast.

Dr Clayton Forrester: We know now we can't beat their machines. We've got to beat them.

Major General Mann: Pattern-wise, one lands, then two, making groups of threes joined magnetically. Is that possible?
Dr Clayton Forrester: If they do it, it is.

Forrester: Sylvia.

Dr Clayton Forrester: You might get a clue from that anemic blood.
Duprey: Are you suggesting a biological approach?
Dr Clayton Forrester: We know now that we can't beat their machines. We've got to beat them.

Commentary: The Martians had calculated their descent with amazing perfection and subtlety. As more of their cylinders came from the mysterious depths of space, their war machines, awesome in their power and complexity, created a wave of fear throughout the world.

Radio Reporter: All radio is dead, which means that these tape recordings I'm making are for the sake of future history - If any.

Sylvia: They seem to murder everything that moves.

Reporter: The way he's hedging, maybe the Army didn't hold 'em. I've seen news off the Pacific cables: Sydney Australia, Penan, Rangoon, India. From what's coming through, nobody's stopped 'em yet.

Spanish Priest: Don't go, son. Stay with us.
Dr Clayton Forrester: No, I'm looking for someone. She'll be in a church, standing by the door.

Sheriff Bogany: What is that gizmo?
Forrester: I'd say that gizmo is a machine from another planet.

Duprey: I have never seen blood crystals as anemic as these. They may be mental giants but, physically, by our standards, they must be very primitive.

Major General Mann: They'll probably move at dawn.

First Radio Reporter: Hey! They cut me off. They got my truck.

Continuity mistake: When Sylvia and Dr. Forrester are in the farm house, Sylvia cooks some eggs, then places the plates of eggs on the table. As she places them down you can see a plate with toast stacked on it. This plate disappears in the next shot of them both sitting down. (00:42:40)

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Trivia: Steven Spielberg saw this film when he was a child and was fascinated by the Martians. He later based E.T. from E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) on them.

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