From out of space... A warning and an ultimatum
An alien and a robot land on Earth after World War II and tell mankind to be peaceful or face destruction.
An alien and a robot land on Earth after World War II and tell mankind to be peaceful or face destruction.
Michael Rennie Patricia Neal Billy Gray Hugh Marlowe Sam Jaffe Lock Martin Edith Evanson Freeman Lusk Frank Conroy Frances Bavier John Brown Olan Soule Glenn Hardy Marjorie Crossland Elmer Davis H.V. Kaltenborn Drew Pearson Gabriel Heatter Harry Lauter James Doyle Larry Dobkin Robert Osterloh House Peters Jr. Tyler McVey George Lynn Dorothy Neumann Wheaton Chambers Carleton Young Harry Harvey Show All…
O Dia em que a Terra Parou, Ultimatum alla Terra
A Sci-Fi Classic that withstood the test of time with flying colors! As a child I recall being lured out of my bed by the films menacing score! I crept quietly to the stairway just in time to catch a glimpse of the mysterious alien robot shooting laser beams at tanks and other perceived threats! I don't know which was wider my eyes or my mouth as I looked on with that unmistakable child-like awe!
Decades later I watched it with that same child-like glee! The adult inside me of course pointed out the simplistic plot, lack of blood, gore and horror then my inner child promptly kicked myself in the shin mercilessly and shouted "knock it off" so I…
Gort is beautiful.
That chrome shine and faceless visage, that fluid and human movement, that cold white dome. He's sometimes menacing, sometimes distant, sometimes unnerving, but he's always beautiful to behold. This absurd belief that these beings need to look "realistic" is what leads us to this unending parade of bad animation and CGI, these lifeless, soulless creations that suck all of the creativity and grace out of our aliens, robots, and monsters. You demand perfection, and you get ill-gotten computers trying to replicate human artistry. Fuck that.
Gort is fucking beautiful.
Yeah, it's a man in a suit. Yeah, you can tell especially when he walks. It just makes it better. It's jarring to see those legs bend like…
A message movie that works. The message being - that our first response to the unknown is fear and prejudice, not reason or understanding.
To the visiting spaceman Klaatu played by the great stony faced Michael Rennie - his mission is to warn us of this potentially dangerous emotional flaw before it results in the destruction of all people, then Earth.
It's simplistically told. Scenes are free of script fat: making their points quickly, serving the overall narrative efficiently before deftly moving on to the next. It's a masterclass of focused storytelling.
What's surprising to me on this re-watch though, is that the only element that really dates the movie (other than Gort's flexible 'metal' pants) is Bernard Herrmann's score.…
There have been some high moments in early science fiction since Georges Méliès released Le Voyage dans la Lune, and through the close of the 1950’s, notably Fritz Lang’s Metropolis and William Cameron Menzies’ 1936 adaptation of H.G. Well’s The Shape of Things to Come; both social criticism guised in the clothing of a futuristic world, the tenant of true hard sci-fi. The majority of films classified loosely in the genre were nothing much more than monster, war, or westerns set in outer space; the staple of the drive-in, the Saturday Double Feature, and later, 60’s Saturday afternoon TV fodder; which is exactly where I first encountered the form.
Sci-Fi seemed to explode in the late 40’s and 50’s with…
The only way to defeat a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gort
Gort! Klaatu barada nikto!
Robert Wise might have been criticized during his career for never challenging the studios and perhaps being a bit too much of a "team player" but as Hollywood directors go you'd be hard-pressed to find another studio director that could dabble in ALL genres while turning out not only successful films, but films that have stood the test of time.
Here Wise and screenwriter Edmund H. North turnout not just a memorable movie, but a landmark film in science-fiction. In an age of goofy-ass flying saucer films The Day the Earth Stood Still stands out because despite it's simplistic nature actually works on different levels. On purpose no less. That's actually something a lot of…
The Day the Earth Stood Still endures in being an elucidative juncture in sci-fi genre history as well as exemplifying the fear and suspicion that defined the early Cold War and Atomic Age. Based on the 1940 short story Farewell to the Master by Harry Bates, it has a beautifully polished screenplay adaptation by Edmund H. North and intelligent direction by Robert Wise. The filmmakers smartly constrain the use of special effects to the advantage of the movie, and Bernard Herrmann’s pioneering theremin concerto music score helped to establish this movie obtaining iconic status from its opening premiere.
"I don't know whether to get drunk or just give up on the practice of medicine" - Human Doctor channeling Bones.
"I am fearful when I see people substituting fear for reason" - Klaatu, killing it with his wisdom.
- Daily Horror Hunt #12 (June 2019):
I love the way this robot takes care of shit. I want him to come to America and help motivate our cops.
In the Day the Earth Stood Still, an alien and his bad-ass robot show up on Earth and tell everyone "That's enough of your bullshit people, get the fuck along or else" and the earth decides to keep it real because humans are the dumbest species in the Universe.
When it comes to 50s Sci-fi there is a lot of good stuff to explore, but The Day the Earth Stood Still is the gold standard. A fun 90 minutes full of aliens, robots, spaceships and still holds up very well. I hope they programmed their robo cops not to kill unarmed black kids.
Influential, relevant, Klaatu barada nikto.
With "The Day the Earth Stood Still," director, Robert Wise, offers a stately, controlled science fiction vision with zero hint of the B-movie sensibilities often associated with genre offerings of the era. Serious and weighty, the film is both a document to the fears of the past and piece of work with still timely importance.
Its premise is simple: a man from space comes to Earth with a dire warning regarding its future. Humankind must find peace or face its eventual destruction. Of course, humankind mucks everything up by, literally, shooting the messenger, forcing him to live among Washington D.C.'s humans and spreading his message. The story provides an outsider's view of humanity along with that outsider's necessary message.
Robert Wise's The Day the Earth Stood Still plays like an interesting sci-fi and a cautionary tale about world peace. The story written by Harry Bates and adapted to the screen by Edmund H. North shows us how visitors from another planet might see our selfish ways. How someone from the outside looking in might see our planet with all it's violence and war as a threat to the universe. It provides an interesting perspective on the ways or our world and in my opinion isn't far from the truth.
Klaatu (Michael Rennie) is an alien from another planet. He lands his spaceship in Washington to deliver a warning that Earth's people must cease their violent behavior or be destroyed…
Wow! I'm truly impressed. I just loved the heck out of this one! I absolutely love the science fiction genre, and to see that they were able to make films that stand the time so well 63 years before now when technology has become what it is today is just amazing.
The Day the Earth Stood Still is about an alien (Klaatu), so called spaceman in this film, and his mighty robot (Gort). They've landed with their flying saucer in the middle of Manhattan. It is taken place just after the end of World War II, and with the important message to bring he warns mankind to not carry the weapons of potential nuclear war into space, or it could…
“Klaatu barada nikto.” – Klaatu
Not exactly what I was expecting, this is a highly intelligent sci-fi film, rather than a trashy UFO film which it appears to be based on cover art and the trailer. I’ve heard much praise about this film over the years and it is well deserved.
This is the type of sci-fi where a message is trying to be conveyed rather than a shoot-em-up fantasy. Even the depictions of the space ship, albeit a featureless silver disc, and the interior of it still look other worldly. Its worth noting all the controls in the ship are operated by gesture, rather than clumsy switches, something that many of us are accustomed to with mobile device.
The only thing that…
it will slowly become immeasurably difficult to appreciate the value some films have had on the rest of cinema
I love these old sci- fi flicks. I also love how shade is used in those old black and white movies.
A vintage sci-fi wonder with a simple yet profound message, The Day The Earth Stood Still stands the test of time in entertainment and remains relevant to our modern society, still unable to even attempt attainment of peace across the world.
Fantastic. Fun and interesting. The "moral" is a little heavy handed but I think that's to be expected.
Amenazante aventura fílmica de sutiles y ligeros movimientos de cámara que da inicio tras la llegada de una nave espacial extraterrestre a Estados Unidos de Norteamerica, tripulada por dos humanoides (un orgánico y un autómata) solicitando hablar con todos los gobernantes humanos, debido a la amenaza que presentan sus actuales descubrimientos de armas nucleares para el resto del espacio.
La B-movie con escenas aceleradas característico diseño de producción cutre y sencillo pero efectivo, efectos especiales muy bien realizados y decentes para la época (incluyendo la curiosa cámara rápida), da testimonio del refugio en la estupidez militar que tiene la humanidad ante una amenaza que resulta paradojicamente autoritaria. Emocionando en distintos niveles con un extraterrestre que habla el idioma local, se…
Army physician: Their life expectancy is a hundred and thirty.
[Army physician offers Medical Corps Major a cigarette]
Medical Corps Major: [Major takes cigarette] How does he explain that?
Qu’est-ce qu’on peut-être con dès fois !
a bad Twilight Zone episode bookended by the kitsch and charm of a good one.
🎬 (Sinopse) Ser de outro planeta aterrissa espaçonave na capital estadunidense em missão de paz alertando os povos de todo o mundo e aos líderes dos países para que acabem com as guerras, perigo este que preocupa outros planetas.
EM MISSÃO DE PAZ
“GORT! KLAATU BARADA NIKTO!” Creio que muita gente já ouviu esta frase. Tanto que já foi reutilizada como homenagem em diversos filmes da cultura pop como Guerra nas Estrelas, de George Lucas (os guardas do palácio do gangster Jabba chaman-se: Klaatu, Barada e Nikto), Contatos Imediatos do Terceiro Grau, do Spielberg, no filme Uma Noite Alucinante 3, de Sam Raimi, na qual a frase tem poderes especiais, em uma das canções do cultuado musical The Rocky Horror…
One of the films that kicked off the atomic age sci-fi boom of the 1950s and certainly one of the most influential, establishing tropes for UFOs both on and off the screen. A film about a spaceman who travels 250 million miles to hang around a boarding house, ruin the relationship of the MILF next door, then tell Earthlings how great cops and Abraham Lincoln are. These movies had to start somewhere, I guess. From director Robert Wise, who had one of the most widely diverse oeuvres of anybody who ever worked in Hollywood. Seriously, he directed this, but also West Side Story. But also The Haunting. But also The Sound of Music. But also Star Trek: The Motion Picture.
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