The Day the Earth Stood Still

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The Day the Earth Stood Still

dir. Robert Wise (1951) [Black and white]

Wise_Day Earth Stood Still

A well-paced early SF film. Extraterrestrial ambassador Klaatu (British actor Michael Rennie, showing tolerant amusement at America’s stirred-ants’-nest mentality) lands a flying saucer in Washington, D.C., to deliver a warning to the peoples of Earth. The anti-aggression message comes with a twist.

 

 

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