Photographer Jay Tyrrell vividly remembers watching War of the Worlds in a big theater when he was a boy. The 1898 book War of the Worlds is considered one of the first science fiction novels; its 1938 radio broadcast created unintended pandemonium among listeners who didn’t realize its “Earth invaded by aliens” plot was fiction, and when the 1953 film adaptation hit theaters, its imagery quickly embedded itself in the American psyche.
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