lunes, 24 de octubre de 2011
Orson anunciando la guerra de los mundos
Mr. Welles is using an RCA Type SK-50 Varacoustic Ribbon Microphone. On October 30, 1938, he directed the Mercury Theatre on the Air in a dramatization of “War of the Worlds,” based on the H. G. Wells novel. Welles set the events in then-contemporary locations (the landing spot for the Martian invasion, Grover’s Mill, New Jersey, was chosen at random with a New Jersey road map) and dramatized it in the style of a musical program interrupted by news bulletins, complete with eye-witness accounts.
“Ladies and gentlemen, we interrupt our program of dance music to bring you a special bulletin from the Intercontinental Radio News. At twenty minutes before eight, central time, Professor Farrell of the Mount Jennings Observatory, Chicago, Illinois, reports observing several explosions of incandescent gas, occurring at regular intervals on the planet Mars…”