Strange Movies..#4  

rm_Kissmystuff 61F
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5/27/2006 7:39 am

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Strange Movies..#4

Ever have one of those days..you don't want to do anything but veg out? Well this is one of those days for me.

I've gone through one of my baskets of video taped movies. "The Day The Earth Stood Still" caught my eye. Haven't seen that one in a long time.

This one is a sci-fi classic folks. From 1951..it's directed by Robert Wise and stars Michael Rennie..Patricia Neal..Sam Jaffe..Hugh Marlowe.

An extra-terrestrial ambassador..Klaatu..lands in Washingting D.C. He and his robot..Gort..have come to Earth on a peace mission. Shortly after landing..Klaatu..reaches inside his garment for a gift he wants to present to the leaders of earth. He's shot for his trouble.

He evades the politicians..soldiers..and the media..who are in a frenzy..causing fear and panic among the population.

Toward the end..he sets up a meeting with some of the leading scientists of earth. Now that Earth has nuclear weapons..it poses a danger to other planets. The message..live in peace or be destroyed.

Probably the most famous line in the movie..
"Gort! Klaatu barada nicto!"


Kiss


digdug41 49M

5/27/2006 8:27 am

I wish they honestly could they meaning those in power but everybody's got an agenda and its not always a good one has recent times have shown

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mygmyg 59M

5/27/2006 8:35 am

KMS, remember the movie too! it was a pretty good one, I remember how Cool the suit/outfit Klaatu wore, with the slicked back hair, He was scary Cool! And the robot, we still don't have robots to do our mundane chores! Where are those science guys??? someone get to work on that!! i need more time to perv the blogs!!!


rm_cru1972 44M
4407 posts
5/27/2006 12:55 pm

Loved the movie too.


redswallow777 48M
6810 posts
5/27/2006 5:42 pm

I didn't remember the plot line but have seen it a couple times....perhaps it is time for another look.


RevJoseyWales 69M/66F
14393 posts
5/27/2006 9:43 pm

Hell, saw THAT in the movies. Now you know why UFO's don't make themselves known, Would you? We're probably under quarentine.

"McVeigh had the right idea, wrong address."

"This ain't Dodge City, and you ain't Bill Hickok."


Djeeper1987 47M

5/27/2006 11:54 pm

Now repeat after me, Klaatu barada nicto

I was watching it the other day thinking how approiate it would in our time right now.

I like the idea of the movie 100%

Carpe Diem


Nightguy_1961 55M
4866 posts
5/28/2006 10:58 pm

In the original story, the twist at the end was the robots were the intelligent life forms, the humanoids were the servants of the robotic police.....


rm_Kissmystuff 61F
1435 posts
5/30/2006 8:51 am

Dig...
You're right. Those in power have an agenda and not always on that is good for the people.

Myg...
I thought Klaatu was pretty cool also Not sure I'd want robots like that around. Ever see that movie "Matrix" or read the book "Demon Seed"..where robots take over and subjugate the humans?

Cru...
Thanks for coming by. This is one of my favorites.

Dusty...
It think it carries a chilling message. More valid today than ever.

Red...
If you like classic sci-fi..this is a good one.

Fastfifties...
If we are under quarantine..can you blame them?

Djeeper...
I can't get that phrase out of my head. The movie message is very appropriate for these times.

NG...
Now that I didn't know. Would have made the movie's message even more chilling from that perspective.

Kiss


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