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The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells

With H.G. Wells’ other novels, The War of the Worlds was one of the first and greatest works of science fiction ever to be written. Even long before man had learned to fly, H.G. Wells wrote this story of the Martian attack on England. These unearthly creatures arrive in huge cylinders, from which they escape as soon as the metal is cool. The first falls near Woking and is regarded as a curiosity rather than a danger until the Martians climb out of it and kill many of the gaping crowd with a Heat-Ray. These unearthly creatures have heads four feet in diameter and colossal round bodies, and by manipulating two terrifying machines – the Handling Machine and the Fighting Machine – they are as versatile as humans and at the same time insuperable. They cause boundless destruction. The inhabitants of the Earth are powerless against them, and it looks as if the end of the World has come. But there is one factor which the Martians, in spite of their superior intelligence, have not reckoned on. It is this which brings about a miraculous conclusion to this famous work of the imagination.
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The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells

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The War of the Worlds holds a special place in my heart because it was the first science fiction work I ever read. I did and The War of the Worlds remains one of my favorite novels to this day.
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The classification awarded to a film by the BBFC can have an impact on success at the UK box office, a factor well known to distributors and filmmakers. The sci-fi adventure starred Tom Cruise and Dakota Fanning as a father and daughter trying to escape from New York after aliens invade earth. Factors cited by examiners in support of the 12A included the 'clearly fantasy' nature of the plot, the reassuring ending and the lack of detail in the violent scenes. Similarly, child characters have featured in dangerous and threatening scenarios in countless 12A level films that include Signs, The Others and the most recent Harry Potter outing, The Goblet of Fire. Nevertheless some members of the public, including parents who took children to see it and younger viewers who went without accompaniment , wrote to the BBFC to air concerns about the decision. Many said they thought it was wrongly placed at a category which technically allows very young children to view it. In response the Board explained that no-one younger than 12 may see a 12A film in a cinema unless accompanied by an adult, and that responsibility for allowing unders to view lies firmly with that adult.

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