Friday, October 06, 2006

The Day the Earth Stood Still - part of #3 list of 101 films

Director: Robert Wise (The Sound of Music, The Haunting <1963>, The Andromeda Strain)
Cast: Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Billy Gray, Sam Jaffe
USA, 1951

Seen: August 14, 2006 thanks to Rogers Direct

Reason to see: It's on my 101 list of films I can't believe I haven't seen, and I selected it as its on imdb's top 250, and its a classic SciFi film I have not seen.

I love films of this time. I parked myself with healthy bowl of popcorn and a piping hot tea to enjoy this classic and enjoy it I did. It was different than I expected, felt akin more to drama than SciFi some of the time but in a very charming Star Trek original series meets Twilight Zone kind of way. This is another plot based film so it's not easy to describe it without... well describing it! It's a great story with unusual connecting characters and strong dramatic sense. I'm thrilled that I put this one on my list.

Shannon's Overall View:
I thought it was great!
I'd watch it again - especially if it was a Sunday afternoon
I'd recommend it, and most certainly to fans of classics & SciFi

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2 comments:

Sacred Suzie said...

Hey Shannon! I saw 1/2 of this film last weekend, it was on Turner Classics and I can see why it's considered a classic. What a different time on this planet it was back then. Unfortunately I missed the ending but can't wait to watch the whole thing. It really is a Sunday matinee-type film.

Sacred Suzie said...

I love the profile pic you're using too! That's awesome!