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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2005 1:55 pm 
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Robinson Returns To War

Ann Robinson, who starred in George Pal's 1953 War of the Worlds movie, told SCI FI Wire that audiences may gasp when they see her cameo appearance, along with War co-star Gene Barry, in Steven Spielberg's upcoming update of the classic H.G. Wells tale.

In Spielberg's War of the Worlds, "When you first see Gene Barry and me onscreen you say, 'Oh, my God, they do get married!'" Robinson said in an interview at the Saturn Awards this week. "'Oh, my heavens, Dr. Forrester and Sylvia Van Buren got together after all!'"

Robinson, who turned 70 two days before she presented an award at the May 3 Saturn Awards, said she plays Dakota Fanning's grandmother in Spielberg's War of the Worlds, which stars Tom Cruise as Fanning's father. Robinson said that "there wasn't supposed to be any connection to my previous character whatsoever," but people in the know may recognize Spielberg's homage to Pal's film.

"Steven Spielberg doesn't have to remake anything," Robinson added. "He does what he wants to do. But he loved George's movie, so he pays an homage to it. I think he's basing it more on the book, though." Robinson said the story of the Earth's invasion by Mars is timeless. "It's about the annihilation of freedom," she said. "I think H.G. Wells was trying to show that British imperialism means nothing under different circumstances. Orson Welles had Hitler to contend with, and Mr. Pal has the Red Menace. And now Steven Spielberg has Al Qaeda. It's a continuous social commentary of what's going on at the time."

Robinson added that her small part in the new War of the Worlds could spark renewed interest in her for more work. Other than cameos spoofing her Sylvia Van Buren character, Robinson's last film was Imitation of Life in 1959. "I don't know what could happen, a lot of people are beginning to call me," she said.

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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2005 9:57 pm 
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My God :shock: she's been out of acting longer than I've been alive and I'm ancient 8-[

I wonder if she's called Grandma Sylvia? that would be too much [-X


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I just hope she gets a tap on the shoulder!


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Ann Robinson was 18 years old when she appeared in the 1953 production.


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Loz wrote:
I just hope she gets a tap on the shoulder!


:shock: Oh' no not again [-o<


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Ann Robinson has her own web site.

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She also has all her own teeth.


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Loz wrote:
She also has all her own teeth.


Of course they're her own teeth, :? she paid for them :D


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Yes she's had a lot of work done to her features since hosting Weakest Link.


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You're safe as long as you're not Welsh [-o<


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Unfortunately, they won't have my favorite character from the movie on board. Les Tremayne ("General Mann") died a year or two ago. He was in his eighties.


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Unfortunately, they won't have my favorite character from the movie on board. Les Tremayne ("General Mann") died a year or two ago. He was in his eighties.


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Loz wrote:
I just hope she gets a tap on the shoulder!


Better than having a chip :lol:


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Alland wrote:
Unfortunately, they won't have my favorite character from the movie on board. Les Tremayne ("General Mann") died a year or two ago. He was in his eighties.



General Mann was a great character. I believe Les Tremayne also starred in a B movie entitled "Angry Red Planet."


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Loz wrote:
I just hope she gets a tap on the shoulder!


Better than having a chip :lol:


depends on how hungry you are! if your stood waiting for a bus on a cold day and you have no money to buy food a nice hot chip on your shoulder could go a long way. =P~


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:shock: What, without ketchup you're weird :a009:


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Now that would be blasphomy to the God of chips. there has to be at least twice as much sauce on your chip. I always carry a bottle around with me just in case i develop a chip on my shoulder or anywhere else. I just asumed you know that Lonesome. If your not careful I'll put some on that crow of yours and munch him up with a nice ciante. :a016:


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[-X That is obscene and vulgar, cianti does not go with fowl, you barbarian :twisted:


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I was think of just eating his liver and using the rest to scratch my ass with. :a016:


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