For our October Cinema Classics screening, we’re proud to present THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL.
THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL (1951) Robert Wise’s classic science fiction parable, THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL is virtually synonymous with 1950s Cold War anxiety yet still eerily relevant for contemporary audiences. After one of the era’s most iconic effects sequences, an outer space emissary disembarks from a flying saucer in Washington, D.C., with a simple message: start getting along or humanity is headed for extinction. Backed up by Gort, a gargantuan, planet-killing robotic body guard, the visitor (Michael Rennie) appeals to our better nature with mixed results until a child (Billy Gray) takes him on a surreptitious tour of both our problems and our promise. Bernard Herrmann composed the haunting score.
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