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Have you ever watched, "The Day the Earth Stood Still" original movie?

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posted on Jun, 5 2015 @ 01:27 AM
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The original version is my favorite, but I have watched the remake, too. The story is basically the same, but the remake is a little to " special effected" for my taste. Don't get me wrong, I like special effects just not in this instance. The original version is just more direct and to the point.

For those of you that are not familiar, I will give a brief synopsis of " The Day the Earth Stood Still".

There is a starship that lands in the DC area. From the very beginning we are quite clear that there is a visitor and a companion, a spaceman and his over sized robot, Klaatu and Gort. Now the spaceman begins to walk toward a Military welcome in a very non-threatening manner and reaches for something that is supposed to be a gift and gets shot in the process.

This greeting was unexpected and the robot proceeds to dismantle all weapons with his laser eyes and when the spaceman gets to his feet he instructs the robot to basically stand down. That robot was ready to go ballistic to protect his boss. The rest of the movie is about Klaatu's quest and reason for his visit.

The more advanced civilizations in the galactic neighborhood are very disappointed in the way Earthlings are behaving, interestingly, the spaceman could really care less about how they are treating each other, he is more concerned with the preservation of Earth itself and the possible ramifications of Earthlings infecting other nearby space communities.

He is here to talk to the world leaders and is met with a heavy handed stance that due to the nature of the distrust between said nations that it would be impossible to get them to agree to meet on another enemy land. He decides to enlist the help of a professor in order to facilitate at least a meeting of the greatest minds in the world. In order for that to happen the spaceman has to give the professor a method of proof for the entire world to see, hence the title.

The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

If you have never seen it take a little time and get a bag of popcorn or 2 and enjoy!

There is the remake if you prefer!


I do have an opinion about the nature of human kind with regard to this particular subject, but I will reserve that for another day!




posted on Jun, 5 2015 @ 01:56 AM
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The original is AWESOME!!!!

I bought the remake only because it included the original,

Valiant Thor.... Google him !!!



posted on Jun, 5 2015 @ 02:00 AM
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Welp.. guess I know how I'm spending the next hour or so





posted on Jun, 5 2015 @ 02:16 AM
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a reply to: abe froman

Will do. Thanks for stopping by. Your avatar is one of my favorites, too!



posted on Jun, 5 2015 @ 02:17 AM
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a reply to: sn0rch

There are worst things to spend an hour or so doing, the dentist comes to mind!



posted on Jun, 5 2015 @ 02:25 AM
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They were kind enough to give
us a second chance.
We have collectively earned a stiff spanking.



posted on Jun, 5 2015 @ 02:28 AM
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a reply to: skunkape23

Does that mean you have watched it before?



posted on Jun, 5 2015 @ 02:29 AM
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originally posted by: searcherfortruth
a reply to: sn0rch

There are worst things to spend an hour or so doing, the dentist comes to mind!


I'll quite happily avoid doing a dentist


*boom tish*

Got me strolling through youtube now, I'm surprised to see full length recent movies on. I bet if I try to watch one however, I'll get the typical "Not available in your region" error..



posted on Jun, 5 2015 @ 02:36 AM
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a reply to: searcherfortruth

I keep meaning to see it but never seem to get around to doing it. By the way, do you know what line from this movie was used in Army of Darkness starring Bruce Campbell?



posted on Jun, 5 2015 @ 03:39 AM
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The opening scenes and when Gort first appears are the best parts of the first movie.

Oh, and that sound track…



posted on Jun, 5 2015 @ 04:40 AM
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a reply to: abe froman

How is it that Valiant Thor wanted to work with the US government.

You would think good ET would know just how evil and underhanded government is.



posted on Jun, 5 2015 @ 05:05 AM
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"Gort, Kaatu barrada nicktoe" IMHO one two of the greatest sci-fi flicks of all time. The other is "Forbidden Planet". Check that one out too"



posted on Jun, 5 2015 @ 06:23 AM
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a reply to: searcherfortruth

My husband and I love to watch the old 50's sci-fi and horror movies.
We usually don't like the remakes they are too gory for our taste.



posted on Jun, 5 2015 @ 06:46 AM
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I'm a fan of the original movie but despite being a Keanu Reeves fan I thought the remake was terrible. The script was awkward and preachy.

Sal

a reply to: searcherfortruth



posted on Jun, 5 2015 @ 07:35 AM
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One of my favorites of that era. And that's one of the reasons I also liked Army of Darkness. Because of the nod to the classics.



posted on Jun, 5 2015 @ 07:59 AM
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a reply to: searcherfortruth


Fantastic, Thanks OP,
Haven't seen the original and always wanted to.

I'm taking the afternoon off, popcorn and beer and (redacted) and watching it right now.
Cheers for posting this thread! S&F




posted on Jun, 5 2015 @ 08:00 AM
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originally posted by: HumansEh
a reply to: searcherfortruth


Fantastic, Thanks OP,
Haven't seen the original and always wanted to.

I'm taking the afternoon off, popcorn and beer and (redacted) and watching it right now.
Cheers for posting this thread! S&F

Sounds wonderful.



posted on Jun, 5 2015 @ 08:02 AM
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I've seen it (the original) countless times, it never gets old.

The remake, however, sucks.

I have always heard that the opening with the flying saucer landing on the ball field is actual film of a real landing. It was given to the director to place in the original. Who knows?



posted on Jun, 5 2015 @ 08:23 AM
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a reply to: searcherfortruth

The original movie is in my top three all-time greatest sci-fi movies.

It has one great flaw that most people don't know. It did not follow the plot of the original short story on which it is based. The writer Harry Bates had a whole different concept in mind.

The UFO sat in that DC park for several days with some minor events happening around it until a man appeared. That is where the movie picked up the story in general which follows through until the very end where Bates' unique ending was ignored. There, after the man is killed by a trigger-happy soldier, the reader is told--and can then reflect on hints given earlier in the story line--that the man was created by the robot and that the robot was really the master and not the human it created on the spot to work with the earthlings.

Admittedly, that is a shockingly strong twist. So the decision was made by the movie people to make the story milder. Still strong for 1954, yet more appealing and acceptable to the public's palate at the time. Who then could accept that a robot could be the master?

(Digging in a Walmart $5 bin a few years I found a 2-disc version. The second disc even includes Bates' short story plus other details of the making of the movie. Thanks for bringing this to our attention.)
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posted on Jun, 5 2015 @ 08:26 AM
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originally posted by: Nowornevertill
a reply to: abe froman

How is it that Valiant Thor wanted to work with the US government.

You would think good ET would know just how evil and underhanded government is.


Evidently, you have little understanding of world history at that time (1950s).
Please read up on the antics of world communism at that time. That would help your deficiency in that area.



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