Saturday, January 3, 2009

The day the Earth Stood Still

1951, Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Sam Jaffe, Francis Bavier.

With the new version available soon I decided to watch the original one first. I may have actually seen it many years ago but do not remember. I don't normally get into old movies but this one was pretty cool. While I enjoy what can be accomplished with CG this movie kept me interested the entire time just with it's acting and the minimal sets available.


Knitterman said...

Older movies are better, imo. I spend a lot of time watching Turner Classic Movies. I think I've seen all three previous movies of what became "You've Got Mail" with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. I liked the first one. In fact with most remakes, I like the original better.

Anonymous said...

Yeah this movie is a trip! The graphics are ofcourse in the 50's but just the concept is advanced. Makes you wonder if today in 09 now what would happen if the earth stood still. I would be pissed because I could'nt leave a blog comment for you Scott.