The Andromeda Strain

The Andromeda Strain

Novelist Michael Crichton conceived his first bestselling techno-thriller as a modern-day War of the Worlds, and Robert Wise’s intense and faithful film version is especially timely in the current, ongoing pandemic.

Novelist Michael Crichton conceived his first bestselling techno-thriller as a modern-day War of the Worlds, and Robert Wise’s intense and faithful film version is especially timely in the current, ongoing pandemic. When a mysterious illness brought to Earth by a space probe depopulates a small Arizona town, a team of scientists are brought to a high-tech underground lab to investigate the contagion. Nominated for Film Editing and Boris Leven’s striking art direction.

DIRECTOR: Robert Wise. WRITTEN BY: Nelson Gidding. CAST: Arthur Hill, David Wayne, James Olson, Kate Reid. 1971. 131 min. USA. Color. Scope. English. 35mm.

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