Friday, September 21, 2012
Fifties Sci-fi Movie Relevant Today
A space alien turns out the lights worldwide to get the attention of politicians to stop nuclear madness and not blow up the universe. I love the message in this ‘50s sci-fi classic “The Day the Earth Stood Still” with Michael Rennie, Billy Gray and Patricia Neal form TCF. Like “The Man from Planet X,” aliens are abused, counter productive to our Minnesota Tourism Office’s fine efforts. Heroic efforts of the owner of the Heights Theater resulted in the showing last night of a 35 mm print of this film which is remarkable in the move to digital only. The Heights will be showing the William Castle horror movie “The Tingler” which may not be available elsewhere.