Posts tagged “The Day the Earth Stood Still

A Pictorial History of the Movies: 1951 – The Day the Earth Stood Still

A lot of people thought I was gonna go Streetcar here. But no. I’m going sci-fi.

Because what genre better represents the 50s, and everything going on in the world, than the sci-fi genre?

I had two real choices here: this or The Thing from Another World. (Technically I could have waited and went with Body Snatchers or something, but that’s a whole other argument.) And I feel like this one has more to offer, overall, than that one does. That one is a great movie, but the real thing to talk about there is the monologue at the end. This one, the message is throughout. And I think that’s more important for what the genre was doing during this decade. (more…)