The Abominable Snowman (1957) UK / 91 min / Adventure Horror / B/W

Written by Roger MalcolmMV5BMTc0Nzc1NzE0OF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNzY0NDAzMQ@@._V1_SY475_SX334_

On an adventure in the Himalayas for evidence of the Abominable Snowman, one scientist discovers the answers – albeit horrifically.  Val Guest directs as he would on both The Quatermass Xperiment (1955) and Quatermass 2 (1957).  The screenplay is based on a story called The Creature, both written by Nigel Kneale, known more famously for his creation of Dr. Bernard Quatermass.  Quatermass, which tells the story of a highly moral British scientist that discovers a threat to humanity by alien forces, would spawn 3 television serials for the BBC in the 50’s, radio programs, a 4-part serial by Thames Television in the 70’s, a remake by BBC in 2005 of the original serial and 3 feature films from Hammer Film Productions.
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By Thomas Paine

On the Origin and Design of Government in General, with Concise Remarks on the English Constitution

Some writers have so confounded society with government, as to leave little or no distinction between them; whereas they are not only different, but have different origins. Society is produced by our wants, and government by our wickedness; the former promotes our happiness positively by uniting our affections, the latter negatively by restraining our vices. The one encourages intercourse, the other creates distinctions. The first is a patron, the last a punisher.
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