Something strange is going on in Arizona: ants of different species no longer fight each other but rather seem to have become allies to invade and destroy. A remarkable example of paranoid-humanistic science fiction, set in the desert and a scientific laboratory, it is the only film directed by Saul Bass, who designed many opening credits for Hitchcock and Preminger. No exaggerations, played in a “low” key and increasing the tension with a masterly use of documentary shots by the wildlife photographer Ken Middleton.
The Searching Eye (cm, 1964), From Here to There (cm, 1964), Why Man Creates (cm, doc., 1968), Phase IV (Fase IV: distruzione Terra, 1974), Notes on the Popular Arts (cm, 1978), The Solar Film (cm, 1980), Quest (cm, 1984).
da un romanzo di/from a novel by Barry N. Malzberg
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Michael Murphy (James R. Lesko), Nigel Davenport (Dr Ernest D. Hubbs), Lynne Frederick (Kendra Eldridge), Alan Gifford (Mr Eldridge), Helen Horton (Mildred Eldridge)
Paul B. Radin
Alced Productions, Paramount Pictures