The Day The Earth Stood Still – The Original
So I watched the 1951 version of The Day The Earth Stood Still last night and as I said last week it is still an amazing science fiction movie. I made Kelly sit through it so I was hoping it was as good as I remembered, it was (and she seemed to think so too).
The line this movie is the most famous for is
“Klaatu barada nikto”
It’s certainly not as mainstream as “these aren’t the droids you’re looking for”, but…
This was one of the first movie DVDs I ever purchased (maybe the first), it hit a good price on-line so I picked it up (I never bought movies for VHS but that’s about the time when I started for DVDs). I never watched it until now. THe sound was THX remastered and was very clear but the voices just weren’t as loud as the sound effects so if you turned it up to hear the next time the sound effects came on it was blaring. The good part was there wasn’t a lot where people were talking and there were effects.
One of my favorite quotes from the movie was
“I am fearful when I see people substituting fear for reason.”
It was definitely a thinking sci-fi movie…