Gene Barry: (on appearing in the 1953 film "The War of the Worlds") It was just acting to special effects all over the place. We never knew where we were in that. The director would say, at this point this monster or whatever special effect - react to it. You didn't know if the special effect was going to be good. It so happened that they were and it won the Academy Award for Special Effects that year. No, that wasn't my favorite picture. As an actor, what would you do in a picture like that, run and react.