Actors: Dean Jagger, Edward Chapman, Leo McKern, William Lucas
|Review Summary and Plot Commentary about X the Unknown|
|X THE UNKNOWN is a Hammer production written by Jimmy Sangster and directed by Leslie Norman in 1956.
Scotland. Dean Jagger, a scientist, is asked by the army to investigate a radioactive spot that has appeared in the middle of a field. Soon several people are found severely burnt as if they had been in contact with radioactivity. Jagger thinks that an energy being, coming from the center of the Earth, is looking for different sources of energy in order to survive. The nuclear plant nearby could be its next target. Gasp!
The Blob, Hammer style.
--Daniel Staebler, Resident Scholar
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|Analysis of X the Unknown|
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Composition of Movie
Actual chase scenes or violence - 20%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzle - 60%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
**Fantasy or Science Fiction?**
- science fiction story
Giant monster movie?
- (man) bald
- average (man)
Events of movie makes character more...
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
- Very much smarter than other characters
- average physique
Secondary Main Character
- (man) short/standard wavy
- fat (man)
How much in movie?
- An "It".
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- 20th Century (1950-1970)
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Tone of movie
Sex/nudity in movie?
What kind of sex:
Check here if B&W
Kinds of F/X
- exploding bombs
- nasty human transformations
If Soundtrack VERY NOTICEABLE...
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