Reel Talk: Book Into Film Discussion Group
BooK: Who Goes There?: The Novella That Formed the Basis of the Thing, by John W Campbell, Jr.
Film: The Thing from Another World 1951
This is a classic about an Antarctic research camp that discovers and thaws the ancient, frozen body of a crash-landed alien. The creature revives with terrifying results, shape-shifting to assume the exact form of animal and man, alike. Paranoia ensues as a band of frightened men work to discern friend from foe, and destroy the menace before it challenges all of humanity The story, hailed as one of the finest science fiction novellas ever written by the SF Writers of America, is best known to fans as THE THING, as it was the basis of Howard Hawks' The Thing From Another World in 1951, and John Carpenter's The Thing in 1982.
Read the book and watch the movie in the comfort of your home, then join us for discussion.
Copies of the movie and the book are available for request via Clevnet.
Several copies of this book will be available for pick up at Morley Library's Check Out desk, beginning on Monday, September 27.
Please register. 15 seats are available.
If you have any questions, please call the Adult and Teen Services Department at Morley Library 440 352-3383.
- Monday, October 25, 2021
- 3:00pm - 4:30pm
- Time Zone:
- Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
- Study Room A