Orson Welles' "The War of the Worlds" radio drama - CBS October 30, 1938 - subtitled





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Published on Oct 30, 2013

The historic October 30, 1938 Halloween episode of the "The Mercury Theatre on the Air" CBS series by Orson Welles, based on H. G. Wells's novel "The War of the Worlds" (1898), which caused much panic and even more debates on the influence of the mass media.

This specific video was created as a companion to the original recording and script, for the Science Fiction Seminar at the University of Athens Cinema Club and was screened on October 21, 2012 ("Iris" theater, http://www.kinimatografiko.gr ).

It seemed appropriate to upload it for the 75th anniversary of the broadcast, I hope non-native English speakers will find it useful for experiencing this work of art.

Source material:
The original recording: https://archive.org/details/OrsonWell...
The script: http://www.sacred-texts.com/ufo/mars/...
Book covers and other photos: http://drzeus.best.vwh.net/wotw/

The (extremely rough) subtitle syncing was done with the help of youtube's transcript synchronization service and some minor corrections from my part, since I haven't quite mastered any subtitle program. Perhaps in the future a better version will be uploaded.

Hope you enjoy it!


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