The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)

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3 comments on “The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)”

  1. Still a classic; The Day The Earth Stood Still(1951) I first watched this excellent movie in the early 60's in black and white and it was a classic then as it is now.The remake is not exactly the same but is also good because of the special affects.About 11 years later I was 21 and went into the U.S. Secret Service and I got to see some of the actuallocations where that film was made. Especially since I worked at the White House and I could see theEllipse just south of the White House.Billy Gray is an excellent actor...

  2. A Must for Science Fiction Lovers This review is for the 1951 original, NOT the abysmal Keanu Reeves remake. The atmosphere of this movie is pure 1950's - capitalizing on the genuine fear that flying saucers or nuclear war could snuff us out at the speed of a gamma ray. Bernard Herrmann's score meshes perfectly with the script, years before he polished off North by Northwest, Vertigo or Psycho. Whether it's the two medical doctors smoking in a military hospital or Gort's powerful ray melting a tank, everything about this film...

  3. First and best This is one of the first of the 1950s flying saucer movies and arguably the best. The many extra features on the Blu-ray disc alone justify the purchase. According to the "making of" feature, the producers ultimately decided against casting Spencer Tracy and Claude Rains as Klaatu, preferring to use an unknown Michael Rennie which time has proven to be the right choice.The smooth simplicity of the saucer rendered it timeless even as much more recent, highly detailed movie...

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