More so than any other medium, cinema has shaped our expectations of potential alien life and visitation. From The Day the Earth Stood Still and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, to Prometheus, and beyond, our hopes and fears of alien contact have been fuelled by the silver screen. This book is an examination of the interplay between Hollywood’s UFO movies and the UFO phenomenon itself, from 1950 to present day.
Silver Screen Saucers grants the reader a rare, close-up examination of the DNA that builds our perceptions of the UFO mystery. From interviews with screenwriters and directors whose visions have been shaped by their lifelong UFO obsessions; to Presidents talking UFOs with Hollywood heavyweights; to CIA and Pentagon manipulation of UFO-themed productions; to movie stars and producers being stalked by real Men in Black, This book provides fresh perspective on the frequently debated but little understood subject of UFOs & Hollywood.