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Forbidden Planet (1956) was a Mystery - Science Fiction Film directed by Fred M. Wilcox and produced by Nicholas Nayfack.

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Forbidden Planet (1956)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 11, 2018 From 4 Star Films

We’re all part monsters in our subconscious. ~ Leslie Nielsen as Commander Adams I couldn’t help?but recall Han Solo’s line about the Millenium Falcon in the original Star Wars in response to Luke’s derision. After giving?his pride and joy?an affectionate pat he defends her r... Read full article


“Monsters! Monsters from the Id!”: Forbidden Planet (1956)

on Sep 26, 2016 From True Classics

The Wonders in the Dark sci-fi countdown rolls on, and here’s another contribution from yours truly: at #25, it’s the 1956 deep-space classic?Forbidden Planet: MGM, the studio that produced Forbidden Planet, threw a couple million dollars into the production of the film, and it shows in ... Read full article


Project X: A Bit of Mission: Impossible, a Pinch of Forbidden Planet, and a Dash of Jonny Quest

By Rick29 on Aug 25, 2016 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Chris George as Hagan Arnold. One of William Castle's final films as a director, the seldom-shown Project X is a science fiction film brimming with innovative ideas--perhaps too many. Set in 2118, it has a team of scientists trying to retrieve a forgotten secret from deep inside the mind of gove... Read full article


Project X: A Bit of Mission: Impossible, a Pinch of Forbidden Planet, and a Dash of Jonny Quest

By Rick29 on Aug 25, 2016 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Chris George as Hagan Arnold. One of William Castle's final films as a director, the seldom-shown Project X is a science fiction film brimming with innovative ideas--perhaps too many. Set in 2118, it has a team of scientists trying to retrieve a forgotten secret from deep inside the mind of gove... Read full article


The Brave New World of FORBIDDEN PLANET (1956)

By Jennifer Garlen on May 23, 2014 From Virtual Virago

This post is part of the CMBA Blogathon: Fabulous Films of the 50s. Visit the Classic Movie Blog Association's website for links to all of the participating blogs! The 1956 science fiction classic Forbidden Planet is like one of those desserts that secretly has spinach or wheat germ in it. On the... Read full article


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Dr. Edward Morbius: My poor Krell.


Dr. Edward Morbius: Guilty! Guilty! My evil self is at that door, and I have no power to stop it!


[to Altaira]
Commander John J. Adams: Alta, about a million years from now the human race will have crawled up to where the Krell stood in their great moment of triumph and tragedy. And your father's name will shine again like a beacon in the galaxy. It's true, it will remind us that we are, after all, not God.


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David Rose, composer of light orchestral music such as "Holiday For Strings", was originally hired to write the score. He was relieved of his contract by producer Dore Schary in December 1955 when Schary discovered avant-garde electronic music creators Louis and Bebe Barron in a nightclub in Greenwich Village, New York, and hired them on the spot. The only confirmed piece of music which still remains from Rose's discarded original score is his Main Title Theme, which he released as a single on MGM Records in 1956.
Writers and special effects artists Irving Block and Allen Adler originally conceived of this film as a B picture and brought it to Allied Artists, which turned it down. They then decided to try their luck at MGM, then still Hollywood's most prestigious studio, which had not produced a science fiction film since The Mysterious Island (1929). To their surprise, studio chief Dore Schary green-lighted the project, immediately catapulting the film to the status of a major production.
Louis Barron and Bebe Barron worked on the electronic soundtrack music "tonalities" for only three months, the length of time given them by Dore Schary, head of MGM. He authorized the studio to send them a complete workprint at Christmas 1955. They received the complete 35mm Eastmancolor workprint at New Year's 1956, a week later, still with many visual effects sequences missing and timed in with blank leader by editor Ferris Webster. From January 1, 1956 to April 1, 1956, they worked on the soundtrack score in their Greenwich Village studio in New York City while the film was in post-production in Culver City. The score was completed and delivered to MGM on April 1, 1956, and the film was released for a studio sneak preview soon afterward. The musician's union, however, objected to the soundtrack, and blocked the Barrons from being credited as "composers", hence the term "electronic tonalities".
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