Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) as Cryptocracy Allegory

Jay's Analysis

Invasion of the "space flowers." Invasion of the “space flowers.”

By: Jay

I was tempted to write this as a joke analysis under the name “VibrantCitizen,” but I’ll refrain, since the competition likes to “borrow” ideas without returning them.  Directed by Philip Kaufman, Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) is a sci fi classic, but how many classics feature a beta-turned-alpha Donald Sutherland pulling his afro game on a brunette? Very few.  Some readers will balk at my attempt to take this film too seriously, but I intend to make a weighty case for it.  Gather round dear younglings, padawans and gelflings, and let me show you the deep arcana of my patented, cookie-cutter style of esoteric film analysis.

We are all familiar with They Live! as a classic of conspiriana, but as of yet, Invasion of the Body Snatchers has not had its deserved treatment.  An online search of Invasion reveals the standard wacko forum…

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