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Posted 28/11/2005 09:05


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Who here actually read the book first? And who listened to the musical first? Actually, it would be interesting if anyone here became fans after seeing the latest movie.
For me the musical came first, then the book, then the movie (I've only ever seen half of the 50's movie so that dosen't count. Didn't like it anyway...) but I'm really curious to know how people got into the whole twotw thing (well those who ain't already admitted to going through their parents stuff and finding a copy lol)
And lets have a vote as to which is the best teling of the story: movie or musical?

I say musical. The movie was good but nothing beats The Eve of the War. Nothing!

Sky x

ps. ok so a lot of you have already posted your first twotw memories but I'd really like to know how many people here actually read the book first, if at all. Anyone here never even read it??www.trig.com/sarah_b
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Posted 28/11/2005 11:06


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Hey Sky, that's a good question.
 
My first experience with war of the worlds was actually the 1998 video game when it was first released, my dad bought it for me as a give. As soon as I played the martian scenario and saw the tripod for the first time I was addicted, soon after I read the book then saw the 1953 film. For four years I had known of Spielbergs film before it came out, didn't live up to expectations tho but at least the tripods were cool .
 
Bought Jeff Waynes new album last week and it's great, in the middle of playing the game as well too.
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Posted 28/11/2005 11:10


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I've never played the game myself, but I've heard it's pretty good.
I see you're a newbie...welcome filocardhustler!www.trig.com/sarah_b
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Posted 28/11/2005 14:19




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Put me down as an album listener.

Thanks to Jeff, 'The War of The Worlds' is a big part of my life as I spend a lot of free time helping run this and another WotW themed website...

Some days I don't know whether to thank him or not...


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Posted 28/11/2005 18:02


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I first read the book when I was about eleven, a couple of years before the album came out.

I've still got my first ever copy of the novel (Heinemann) but it's looking a bit tatty now. I have extra, newer copies for reading and reference, and for the different cover illustrations.

In short that's one book vote.




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Posted 28/11/2005 18:14


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well heres a timeline for what happened for me

1st listened to the album when i was 5/6 or 7

2nd saw 3/4 (thats three quaters) of the 1953 george pal film

3rd heard about the new SS film and listened to the album again a few thousand times

4th saw the SS film

5th read the book

6th saw the rest of the 1953 film

7th went to jeff wayne concert on 27th april 2006

hey wait a minute...november 14th uh-oh wrong time line going back

........................................zip.........................................




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Posted 29/11/2005 09:23


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i listened to the musical first, then read the book, then saw the SS film (but missed the first half hour )
"look! there they are! what did i tell you!"
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Posted 29/11/2005 16:40


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dude? how long do you take buying popcorn?



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Posted 30/11/2005 15:05


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lol 

i was late for the showing


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Posted 20/12/2005 19:14




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I heard the musical first when I was about 10 years old and read the book for the first time when I was 13.

I do think that the musical was a pre-requisite to the reading of the book.  The horror and anxiety one can feel during the musical urged me to read the book to see if there was a visual effect as well as an auditory one.

 

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