"The Day the Earth Stood Still" 5 June 2018
During the Cold War of the 1950s, directors often had to smuggle their political opinions into films in the guise of escapist entertainment. In The Day the Earth Stood Still, an alien spacecraft visits earth with a message to its peoplestop your violent ways, or be destroyed. Starring Michael Rennie, Patricial Neal, and directed by Robert Wise, The Day the Earth Stood Still is as relevant today as it was over 50 years ago. The film's equally memorable score by Bernard Herrmann, featuring an electronic instrument called a theremin, also sounds great today. Klaatu Barada Nikto. 91 minutes, Not Rated.
**** "A landmark science fiction dramamore timely than ever." Leonard Maltin
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No debut film since Citizen Kane in 1942 has been as influential. Read Roger Ebert's essay on Breathless, part of his series, The Great Movies.
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