Nostalgic Movie Trivia... None of the original Martian war machines from "The War Of The Worlds" exist today. They were made out of copper, and after the movie production was done, they were reportedly donated to a Boy Scout copper drive.
H.G. Well's classic novel is brought to life is this tale of alien invasion. The residents of a small town in California are excited when a flaming meteor lands in the hills. Their joy is tempered somewhat when they discover that it has passengers who are not very friendly. The movie itself is understood better when you consider that it was made at the height of the Cold War--just replace the Martian's with the Russian's.