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The War of the Worlds Movies & Media Adaptations

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An audiocassette version of Wells's The War of the Worlds is available from Books in Motion. It was released in 1982.

The 1938 radio adaptation of The War of the Worlds, by Orson Welles's Mercury Theatre on the Air company, is of course the most famous and has become an important piece of American history because of the panic that it induced when it went out across the country.

The War of the Worlds was loosely adapted into a movie in 1953 by producer George Pal, and it starred Gene Barry and Ann Robinson. The adaptation won the Academy Award for Best Special Effects. It is available on VHS and DVD from Paramount.

A stage musical version of the story was produced in London in 1978. Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of the "War of the Worlds" starred Richard Burton and had songs by David Essex and musicians from the bands The Moody...

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