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Created Apr 09 07, Updated Sep 10 10 18:41
Forbidden Planet (1956, USA) go to comments

Directed by Fred M. Wilcox
[with Leslie Nielsen, Anne Francis, Walter Pidgeon!]

To me, the best Science Fiction movie ever made. Kitch but represents the perfection in classical Science Fiction; seminal film displaying all the (naive… or not so) 1950s enthousiasm for science and ‘progress’... before the ‘postmodern’ attitude!
With an out-of-this-world “Electronic Tonalities” soundtrack (by Louis and Bebe Barron); the first all-electronic score for a motion picture! and a script loosely based on Shakespeare’s “the Tempest”.

Interstellar flights, robots, extinct advanced alien civilisation, machines to control physical reality with mental power…

Forbidden Planet @ SF filmsite

Science Fiction: transcendentalism of magic and religion, in an attempt to reconcile man with the unknown (Vivian Sobchack).

note: Leslie Nielsen ... yes, ‘the’ Leslie Nielson! (aged ~30) plays Commander John J. Adams!

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