And what country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
It would be more satisfying if it were DC.ReplyDelete
Love the movie but the book is even better...ReplyDelete
They usually are.Delete
The movie was anti-war revisionist horsecrap. If there's a Hell, that cinematic abortion should get Paul Verhoeven into the lowest level, right out of the gate.Delete
That's a flick that should have been done proper justice by John Milius or Andrew McLaglen, not some pusillanious military-hating Dutch jackoff.
Denise Richards as the smart one? She couldn't boost her IQ score if you let her take her shoes off during the test.
There's more movie after the shower scene?ReplyDelete
When i first saw the movie, my reaction was that the shower scene was pure gratuitous skin. Then it occurred to me that there was likely a valid point to it. When men and women can serve in a combat unit and no one seems to notice much that the other sex is naked, that will be when men and women can be assigned to frontline combat units without serious problems. Which is to say, as most of us know, never.Delete
I hope they took the extended warranty.ReplyDelete
Now that the Defense Budget includes women being eligible for the draft or in more detail, having to register, objects in mirror are closer than they appear. CHicks...you want out USMA slots, our combat arms courses and such? Step up to the plate and go all the way. But but not MY daughters! Too bad, feminism has a price.ReplyDelete
Didn't care for the book. As usual the movie barely followed the book.ReplyDelete
" The Day The Earth Stood Still " in the short story, by Harry Bates...BALROG AWARD WINNER'S SCIENCE FANTASY CLASSIC!ReplyDelete
Were the alien and his robot here to help or hinder humankind? Find out the surprising answer in the original story that inspired the classic 1951 science fiction movie The Day the Earth Stood Still. Here is a must-read for any science fiction lover, for, as the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction says, "the film lost the story's ironic ending." Discover for yourself what Hollywood left out in this first-ever collection of the best work of the legendary 1930s idea man, Harry Bates (1900-1981). Rounding out this collection of sophisticated plays-on-ideas that stood traditional science fiction on its head are "A Matter of Size" and "Alas, All Thinking" (1935). These three short novels, which the Encyclopedia calls his most "notable stories," have never before been gathered in one book. Bates' "The Day the Earth Stood Still" (1940 under the title, "Farewell to the Master"), with its poignant, haunting last line, would posthumously bring him the coveted Balrog Award (1983). When you have read it, you will understand why long-time science fiction fans rank it and its creator, Harry Bates, among the greats.
..the autamaton robot was the Master.
Now I too have see Attack Ships on fire off the shoulder of OrionReplyDelete
Imagine how bad your day is when your ship is destroyed by electric bug turds.ReplyDelete
Imagine how bad your military technology is when you can build a spaceship like that, yet have no ability to spot bug turds on a purely ballistic out-the-@$$ trajectory from hundreds of miles away, and no ability to take evasive action that was considered standard procedure going back to Greek triremes, at least.Delete
The author(s) of the excremental screenplay should be tied in the sun naked for a week at the equator, then beaten for 40 days and nights on the back with a dry swim fin, just for that.
Thanks for making my day, Aesop. That film has haunted my nightmares for years. Not because it's frightening. It's not. But it sure killed any love of sci-fi that remained from my youth. What a weaponized piece of toxic waste.ReplyDelete