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Forbidden Planet (1956)
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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2018 1:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bud Brewster wrote:
I did my homework by finding out that "prom" is short for "promenade", which translates to "gestatio".

But the word "prom" itself translated to "promísit", which I haven't found a definition for, but I'm sure it is not Latin for "a formal dance, especially one held by a class in high school or college at the end of a year."

It's actually the past tense, second person singular of prōmittere ("to promise").

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Naturally I was just teasing Scotspen by insinuating that his personal experiences with lovely ladies in evening gowns may be less extensive than, oh . . . say . . . mine. Cool

Well, you've got me there. I spent most of my high school senior year building model spaceships and jerking off.

Come to think of it, I haven't changed a bit in 48 years!
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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2018 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I missed my prom too. I spent my time learning Latin!

Still, I think she looks pretty hot in that dress!

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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2018 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Perhaps Scotspen would like the dress better with a slightly different hemline.


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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2018 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, more of Anne's legs and less of that garish pattern can only be an improvement.
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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2018 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Until I saw the picture of Altaira and Robby recently, I'd never seen the jewel-encrusted dress anywhere except the publicity still that was part of the color set of 12 which I purchased in the 1960s.






The gawd-awful red background does not make the dress look good. But I must confess, sir, that what you think of as garish I regard as stunning — like the gowns in the picture from the Miss Universal pageant I posted earlier.


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On the other hand, if we're talkin' "garish" . . . well . . . Rolling Eyes





I've always assumed that the dress was supposed to be Altaira's attempt to dazzle Commander Adams after he criticized her clothing during the kissing scene and told her that she "couldn't run like" that in front his men. He told her she should "go home and put on something that will . . . uh . . . " and he waved his hand at her exposed legs.

Clearly hurt by the comment, Altaira's replied with, "What's wrong with my clothes? I designed them myself."

So, the love-sick young girl wanted to show that she could be gorgeous even while displaying the minimum amount of skin — and the jewel-encrusted dress was the result.

The producers, however, decided to tone down the dress, and the one we see in the movie is the result.

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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2018 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Monster Times Forbidden Planet issue with bonus The Mysterians insert.

Click on each page here to see a large, easy-to-read version you can zoom in on. Click on the large version again for the maximum size!






















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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2018 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good article! THANKS FOR POSTING!

Mysterians insert was interesting too!

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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2018 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I had to figure out a way to post Butch's article at a smaller size without make the text unreadable. The way I came up with is something I don't think would have worked with Photobucket, but it works great with Imgur! Very Happy

Having the pages include an embedded link to a MUCH large version of each jpeg directly on Imgur works great! I'm sorry now that I didn't think of that idea when I posted several articles from Famous Monster and a few other publications, although the original jpegs weren't nearly as good as Butch's to start with, so the improvement wouldn't have been as dramatic.

Butch and I have worked together on several occasions to make posts with article that were clear enough to read, but with Photobucket we had limited success.

Now that I know how easy it is, I look forward to posting other articles that are clear and easy to read, and I'm sure Butch is also eager to share other publications he has.

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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2018 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes indeed I do! As I scan them I will post them in the proper place.
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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2018 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Go to Centauri Dreams for part one and to Centauri Dreams - part 2 for part two of an interesting in depth analysis of Forbidden Planet (M-G-M 1956).

This should definitely start a lively discussion!

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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2018 12:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Star Cine is a French magazine with several different isues devoted to varying genres of movies. Their sci-fi and fantasy issues were named Star Cine Cosmos. The issue covering Forbidden Planet had the usual photo-novel plus a comic book!













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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2018 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I've tried in vain to find jpegs of the Dell Movie Classics for Forbidden Planet, but I can't find anything other than the cover.

Maybe somebody else will have better luck.



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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2018 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bud, that's a fake cover----It doesn't really exist.

It originally came from a website (I forget which one...it was a few years ago.) that showed a bunch of fantasy, could have been covers for Dell movie adaptations.

Wish it WAS real!

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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2018 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Ah, heck. Well, thanks, Gord. I'm glad I found that out. Embarassed

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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2018 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know it's a fake but I also widh it were real! By-the-way, the comic posted earlier was reprinted in 1966 in Cine Devue magazine number 36. It is very hard to obtain as it sold out!:


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