Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
written by Daniel Mainwaring and Richard Collins, based on the story by Jack Finney
Dr. Dan Kauffman: Less than a month ago, Santa Mira was like any other town. People with nothing but problems. Then, out of the sky came a solution. Seeds drifting through space for years took root in a farmer's field. From the seeds came pods which had the power to reproduce themselves in the exact likeness of any form of life...Your new bodies are growing in there. They're taking you over cell for cell, atom for atom. There is no pain. Suddenly, while you're asleep, they'll absorb your minds, your memories and you're reborn into an untroubled world...Tomorrow you'll be one of us...There's no need for love...Love. Desire. Ambition. Faith. Without them, life is so simple, believe me.
Dr. Miles J. Bennell: I don't want any part of it.
Dr. Dan Kauffman: You're forgetting something, Miles. Dr. Miles J. Bennell:What's that? Dr. Dan Kauffman: You have no choice.
Kudos and many thanks to Paul for this monologue, it is very much appreciated.
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