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Old July 16th, 2006, 05:37 AM   #1
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My New Favorite Movie Quote

It is "Klaato verada nicto", from "The Day the Earth Stood Still". I just watched this for the first time and these words are immensely powerful. All you have to do is whisper them to Gort and he won't destroy the Earth.
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Old July 16th, 2006, 06:02 AM   #2
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Yeah, one of my favourite movies. Too bad the robot didn't destroy a bit more.
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Old July 16th, 2006, 08:28 AM   #3
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"Klaatu barada nikto", actually.

And, pretty much unrelated, I always meant to buy the album, but all you can get now (easily) are CDs: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...e=UTF8&s=music
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Old July 16th, 2006, 08:34 AM   #4
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You'll also find that phrase in the Evil Dead2 movie, when Ash goes to get the Necronomicon.
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Old July 16th, 2006, 09:51 AM   #5
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You'll also find it as the names of three Star Wars characters from Return of the Jedi. If I'm not mistaken, all from Jabba's palace.
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Old July 16th, 2006, 12:52 PM   #6
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You'll also find that phrase in the Evil Dead2 movie, when Ash goes to get the Necronomicon.
I've always liked Ash's mispronounciations... 'Klaatu Berada.... nicotine.. nick at nite.... nickels and dimes.... Oh, c'mon I said it! I said it!'
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Old July 17th, 2006, 05:01 AM   #7
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In a fairly simple and unsubtle way, "The Day the Earth Stood Still" had a strong anti-war and anti-military message. I suppose the incursion the U.S. had recently made into Korea, was partly behind that, although the storyline may have originated earlier. The soldiers, all the way to their top commanders, were portrayed as a bunch of oafs who were as inept as Keystone Kops. About this time, people were realizing the ineffectiveness of the United Nations in bringing opposing factions together for peaceful resolutions and I believe this was also a target of the movie's theme. I suppose there are some classic movies that shouldn't be remade, as they were not only well done, but their philosophy never becomes outdated. But, I think this one could be re-set in the present day and carry a very intriguing and hopefully, an influential message.
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Old July 17th, 2006, 09:32 AM   #8
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I agree with your sentiment but this thread would then be in danger of being frozen once the usual suspects vector in to add their counter point. So let's continue on about the movie itself.

The soundtrack is a classic, of course, not just because of the iconic theremin use but overall.

I just love the look of this film. The black and white, the lighting and angles. Everything is so simple and it keeps with the moralistic tone.
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Who would replace Michael Remy?
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Old July 19th, 2006, 08:08 AM   #10
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Who would replace Michael Remy?
I propose Hugo Weaving. He could have an aura of menace as well as authority, whatever he's up to, he means business.
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