The Andromeda Strain (1971)

ROBERT WISE

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB

USA, 1971.  Screenplay by , based on the novel by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by Robert Wise.  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by , .  Academy Awards 1971Golden Globe Awards 1971.

A deadly virus is the evil villain in this terrifying thriller adapted from the novel by Michael Crichton. After an American satellite falls to Earth in the middle of the desert, it brings back with it an alien disease from outer space that scientists must work around the clock to identify. The film follows every fascinating step of the process, utilizing intelligent dialogue and character development in place of crafty gadgets, thereby making the outdated technology acceptable for the modern viewer. Excellent acting and terrific editing are definitely a plus in this film by proven science-fiction master Robert Wise.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s