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    The Day The Earth Stood Still The Day The Earth Stood Still explores the ramifications of nuclear development and the lack of peace during the Cold War, promoting the idea of a common humanity and the need for reevaluation of morals. A shift in paradigms between the role of the government and the role of the people, as a result of the extraterrestrial presence of Klaatu, explores the role of the powerful political parties such as the US and the Soviet Union in deciding the fate of the masses. The

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    film begins with the arrival of an alien by the name of Klaatu. Klaatu announces that he comes in peace and has arrived to deliver an important message to the human race. He traveled to earth in order to warn the world leaders about the consequences of their violent political atmosphere. The alien believes that earth is reaching a technological level in which their violent actions could prove to be a danger to other planets. He states that if earth’s corrupt political climate expands to outer space

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    The Day The Earth Stood Still The Day The Earth Stood Still a film by Robert Wise. Is a great film about the xenophobia of the American people in the 50’s. It is also about the cold war, where there was a constant threat of nuclear annihilation/ mutually assured destruction. It was the Wises intent to get a message a crossed to the America public with this film. This is shown in how Wises presents the themes in the movies. Also in how he shoots the film/ how he uses new technology. The most prevalent

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    Where do we draw the line between freedom and safety? The film The Day the Earth Stood Still, directed by Robert Wise, broaches this question from a unique perspective and displays many of the pros and cons that must be taken into consideration in order to answer this question. Earth is faced with the question: should humanity give up violence, or maintain its freedom to bear arms? While the decision was ultimately left up to the audience in this movie, the movie intended to convey that it is in

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    that its development relies solely on this connection. Sci-fi myths and conventions have remained static for decades, and the only measurable change in the genre lies in the films’ themes (Gehring 229-230). For example, Robert Wise’s The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) argues that fear of the unknown is a flaw in human nature and criticizes the social paranoia of post-war, 1940s America. Conversely, Steven Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) views the human existence through more

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    A Film Comparison of The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) and Independence Day (1996) The Day the Earth stood still and Independence Day were both made by 20th century fox. This company used to be one of the main 5 in the 50’s, and is a well – known conglomerate company, recognised for their Sci-fi genre. Star wars and X-files are two other of their best-known productions. The institution that made the films is one similarity; the main difference in the films is the historical context

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    Science Fiction In The Day The Earth Stood Still and Independence Day The ways in which the generic codes the conventions of science fiction are used in 'The Day The Earth Stood Still' and 'Independence Day' are very different. The main factor is that both films were made in two different times. 'The Day The Earth Stood Still' was made in 1951, so it doesn't have the massive amounts of special effects as in a film today and it is also in black and white. 'Independence Day' was made in 1995 and

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    The Day the Earth Stood Still is a classic science-fiction film, ranked as one of the most important movies in American history. It explores the possibilities of aliens and life beyond our planet, while also touching on religious ideas. Specifically, the movie has underlying themes on the idea of a higher power, even beyond those with much higher scientific and technological intelligence than humans from earth. In the movie, Klaatu, the visiting alien, presents an ultimatum to the humans—stop

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    Two films, The Day the Earth Stood Still and Good Night and Good Luck, are produced over five decades apart and illustrated similar anti-communist sentiment. The first film, The Day the Earth Stood Still, was produced in 1951 during the height of the anti-communist movement or in other words McCarthyism. Good Night and Good Luck, which George Clooney directed and starred in, was produced in 2005 as a black and white docudrama film. These two films portray the mood felt by society during the 1950s

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    Can Religion and Science Coexist? Gabrielle Berger Is it possible for science and religion to coexist? In both The Day The Earth Stood Still and The Man Who Fell to The Earth, the idea of science versus religion is questioned. The films show that our world is rapidly changing and how society reacts to events during those specific times by questioning spiritual faith. Certain sounds that are heard throughout both movies allow us to feel the tone that each movie tries to relay. These sound effects

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