(PRWEB) January 26, 2002

From the earliest days of movie making they were the ideal material for ‘trick photography’ and exotic adventures. After these innocent beginnings aliens were shown to be more sinister and threatening in the space operas of the 1930s and 1940s.

It was not until the landmark year of 1947, when the term ‘flying saucer’ was coined, that the floodgates opened for issues about alien contact and intervention to be fully explored. Since then saucer films allow for exciting, frightening and thought-provoking stories that reflect worries in the real world.

This guide published in Adobe Acrobat(TM) format opens up the world of cinematic UFOs and aliens so that you can enjoy and appreciate them to the full.

The author of The Flying Saucer Cinema is Nigel Watson, the coauthor of Supernatural Spielberg and a regular contributor to Fortean Times and Magonia. Since 1991 he has published Talking Pictures film magazine, which is now published online at He has a degree in Film and Literature from the University of Warwick (UK) and is currently a freelance writer based in Plymouth, UK.

The Flying Saucer Cinema is 26 pages long and includes exercises on every page to encourage the reader to explore and think more deeply about this intriguing area of cinema. It costs US $ 4.99 to download. For more details or to order a copy go to:

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Telephone: 01752 347200

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