Monday, September 15, 2008

Film Vault-"The Day the Earth Stood Still"

Happy Monday everyone...ready for the some fun? Here is a throwback clip to the 1951 classic sci-fi political "The Day the Earth Stood Still". Soon to be a horrible remake done starring Keanu Reeves. If you ever get the chance, go see the movie. I think even youtube has it all up in parts online.

This clip "SPOILER WARNING" is Klattu's speech near the end of the movie..which also shows the awesome looking Glort robot.

Now, there has been much analysis of this speech over the years, and there are certainly parts that are both valid and ridiculous, but I'm curious to see what people think..especially considering when this movie was made post WWII, right at the start of the Cold War.


  1. From IMDB:

    "Despite his deadpan delivery style and reputation as an oaf, Reeves continues to reel in choice roles and fat paychecks."

  2. We need to plant a Glort in Nate's ass...

  3. What is a Glort?

  4. Huh... so we just need some robots.