2 comments on “Invasion of the Body Snatchers – What are you really?

  1. It is natural for an author or director to officially deny that their book or film is an allegory. Otherwise, they narrow the audience for their work. Consciously or unconsciously, an author (or director) is influenced by the events of the age they live in.

    The fact that Kevin has the same last name as Joseph McCarthy is not a coincidence. The Cold War conflict between the United States and the Soviet Union is definitely in the background of this film.

    An important part of this film (from a Christian perspective) is that the pod people all lose their faith in God. They become like Soviet communists, an atheistic society.

    I wrote a short essay on Invasion of the Body Snatchers called “Individualism vs. Communism.” If you would like to read it, I am open to any helpful feedback: https://christopherjohnlindsay.wordpress.com/2014/03/12/invasion-of-the-body-snatchers/

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