History Film / TheDayTheEarthStoodStill1951

5th Sep '17 10:15:03 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* ScreamingWoman: Helen is a subversion. The dramatic climax of the movie comes when she keeps a cool head and relays Klaatu's last message to Gort clearly and calmly, ensuring the film's somewhat-bittersweet conclusion.

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* ScreamingWoman: Helen is a subversion. The dramatic climax of the movie comes when she keeps a cool head and relays Klaatu's last message to Gort clearly and calmly, ensuring the film's somewhat-bittersweet conclusion. She does scream when Gort approaches her, but she quickly calms down after that.
1st Jul '17 4:44:05 PM PaulA
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* CrystalDragonJesus: Klaatu.



* HijackedByJesus: Inverted - Klaatu is an archetypal Messianic character with heavy references to Jesus in Gospels.


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* MessianicArchetype: Klaatu is an AllLovingHero who comes from the heavens to save humanity, meets resistance from people not prepared to listen to his message, is killed, is resurrected, gives his last message, and returns to the heavens.
1st Jul '17 1:17:50 PM morane
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* CrystalDragonJesus: Klaatu.


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* HijackedByJesus: Inverted - Klaatu is an archetypal Messianic character with heavy references to Jesus in Gospels.
1st Jul '17 12:54:26 PM morane
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* ShoutOut: Klaatu uses the name ''[[JesusWasWayCool Carpenter]]''.
25th Dec '16 12:27:04 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* GenreSavvy: Klaatu, due to his knowledge of Earth culture. When the human officials try to give him lame excuses why he can't meet world leaders and claiming that such meetings are without any precedents, he points out the United Nations exists to do just that.
26th Nov '16 10:23:55 AM spqrz
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* GodTest: As a demonstration that he is a powerful alien, Klaatu is asked to stop traffic so a man can cross the street. He does so by cutting power ''all over the globe'' with the exception of hospitals and airplanes in flight.

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* GodTest: As a demonstration that he is a powerful alien, Klaatu is asked to stop traffic so a man can cross the street. He does so by cutting cuts power ''all over the globe'' with the exception of hospitals and airplanes in flight.
8th Nov '16 4:53:49 PM PaulA
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This film's plot was copied in the extremely similar (yet [[NarmCharm hila]][[SoBadItsGood rious]]) ''Film/Plan9FromOuterSpace''.

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This film's plot was copied in the extremely similar (yet [[NarmCharm hila]][[SoBadItsGood rious]]) ''Film/Plan9FromOuterSpace''.
8th Nov '16 9:41:20 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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This film's plot was copied in the extremely similar (yet [[NarmCharm hilarious]]) ''Film/Plan9FromOuterSpace''.

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This film's plot was copied in the extremely similar (yet [[NarmCharm hilarious]]) hila]][[SoBadItsGood rious]]) ''Film/Plan9FromOuterSpace''.
16th Jul '16 8:54:52 AM nombretomado
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Professor Barnhardt is a clear stand-in for AlbertEinstein.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Professor Barnhardt is a clear stand-in for AlbertEinstein.UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein.
12th Jun '16 11:57:51 AM Mdumas43073
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''The Day The Earth Stood Still'' is a 1951 black-and-white science fiction movie based on the short story ''Farewell to the Master''. The HumanAlien Klaatu lands in Washington DC (in a classic [[FlyingSaucer flying saucer]]) during the UsefulNotes/ColdWar era. The paranoid military shoots him, prompting his [[KillerRobot robot]] Gort to go on a rampage. Klaatu stops Gort, then tells the President of a message for all the world's leaders (who can't agree on a meeting place). Klaatu later escapes to live among the people of Earth and learns of their penchant for war -- but also of their message of peace and understanding.

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''The Day The the Earth Stood Still'' is a 1951 black-and-white science fiction movie based on the short story ''Farewell to the Master''. The HumanAlien Klaatu lands in Washington DC (in a classic [[FlyingSaucer flying saucer]]) during the UsefulNotes/ColdWar era. The paranoid military shoots him, prompting his [[KillerRobot robot]] Gort to go on a rampage. Klaatu stops Gort, then tells the President of a message for all the world's leaders (who can't agree on a meeting place). Klaatu later escapes to live among the people of Earth and learns of their penchant for war -- but also of their message of peace and understanding.
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