posted on Sep, 7 2007 @ 12:51 AM
The Day the Earth Stood Still
(1951), starring Micheal Rennie, has always been
one of my favorite movies. I remember seeing the movie, for the first time on television when I was just a little kid. The movie made such an impact
on me that I can clearly recall the movie being broadcast in the mid 1960's on NBC's "Saturday Night at the Movies", one of the first prime-time
efforts by the major networks to broadcast films. I also clearly remember how that movie seemed to trigger a spate of "bad dreams" about UFO's and
aliens for quite some time afterward. But it also inspired a life-long interest in UFO's and all things extraterrestrial. I guess that I was quite
an impressionable kid because here I am, decades later, and I'm still interested.
I don't know how Hollywood will treat a remake of this great science-fiction classic but I'm hoping that they do the original film justice. In my
mind, however, it will be a "tall order". The original was certainly a well-crafted film. Even the eerie sound track by
and the use of the Theremin
Hopefully, Keanu Reeves will be able to handle the role of Klatu. Perhaps Reeves' emotionless "style" will actually work in his portrayal of an
alien visitor on a mission to warn Earth. As far as a director is concerned, I am a bit leery about the announcement that
has been named in that
capacity. Derrickson's 2005, "Exorcism of Emily Rose"
certainly didn't impress me much. One can only hope that Derrickson's directorial
abilities have grown with time and experience.
We can only speculate and wait until the remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still
is finally released on May 9th, 2008 (tentative release date).
I know one thing for certain, this is one film that I will definitely see "on the big screen".
[edit on 9/7/2007 by benevolent tyrant]