Thursday, December 11, 2008
Pulp Screen: "The Day the Earth Stood Still", 1951
Hello Pulp friends,
if I am not wrong, a certain "remake" is opening tomorrow here in US so I thought to tribute the original version, directed by Robert Wise.
The pacific alien Klaatu and his bodyguard robot Gort land in Washington on front of the White House and they bring a message (warning and ultimatum at the same time).
Inside Gort's costume there is the gigantic Locke Martin, a doorman at Hollywood who was often used in movies thanks to his incredible height. He fainted many times during the shooting of the movie because of the heat of the spotlights: try to imagine to be in that armor and be fully toasted...
KLAATU BARADA NIKTO, everyone :)