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Forbidden Planet (1956)
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Gord Green
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2021 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Krel wrote:
And just think of all the little visitors you'll have joining you in your home. Tarantulas, scorpions, Gila Monsters, rattle snakes, and other little visitors I can't think of, and don't know about.

Heck...I'd just program my ROBBY to ZAP any of them critters!

Actually, we stay with friends in Arizona in the desert and that's not a big problem. Of course I'd have to enclose a lot of the open spaces with glass and a mesh fence around the pool area keeps out rattlers. Do see a lot of geckos and the occasional scorpion.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2021 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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My late and beloved mother (the lady who bore a stricking resemblance to Mrs. Watchett in The Time Machine) —



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— lived in Sunriver, a retirement community in St. George, Utah from 2002 until 2006, and I visited her beautiful subdivision every year in the summers when I was on vacation as a teacher.





In all that time I never spotted a single desert critter in the area!

Maybe the fact that St. Georgia is one of the top retirement communities in America — packed with lush subdivisions and green golf courses — has driven away the desert fauna! Shocked

However, my point is that if any of us decide to replicate the Morbius home in a Midwestern region, the area around St. George would be ideal, because it's "critter free" and packed with golf courses, convenient shopping, and advanced medical facilities for old geezers like me who are on their last leg! Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2021 12:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No place, and I mean NO PLACE, is critter free. You may not see them, but they are there.

My Sister and her Husband have lived in Scottsdale (Don't call it Phoenix! Laughing) since about 1996. In that time, they have seen one tarantula, on their fence wall, a few scorpions outside. They are careful about leaving the doors open, but keep a UV flashlight just to be safe. Scorpions glow in UV light. No rattlers, they live in a subdivision, which is a bit active for ol' no shoulders liking. But that doesn't mean that there is zero chance of one showing up. They have had to use their back door a couple of times when a Gila Monster decided their front entrance was the place to be.

There are Coyotes, and they are not afraid of humans and will walk right past you. Everyone has a six or seven foot cinder-block fence. This is because of sandstorms, the wall helps block the sand. These walls are highways to the coyotes, they walk up to the wall and jump straight up to the top. So if you have a small dog or other animal, you do not let them outside without you being there. Large dogs are also in danger if there is more than one coyote.

The rule is that if you have any plants outside or around the house, you DO NOT stick your hand in without a thorough examination.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2021 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Well heck, obviously the real reason I never saw the critters in Utah was because I only visited my mother once or twice a year and stayed for a few weeks while we took long driving trips to various Nation Parks around the country!

So, in retrospect, my critter-free experiences were not really indications that the area wasn't much more heavily populated than I thought. Embarassed

In fact, when Mom sent me THIS picture of her house, I thought she was just kiddin' me! Shocked




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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2021 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll bet CLINT EASTWOOD could shoot down that critter!
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"Wait, Clint! Don't fire! That's my Momma's house!" Shocked

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I believe that I may have written about this in another thread, but tarantulas can be VERY dangerous in Arizona. Every year there is a mass tarantula migration, which crosses roads and highways. The roads get so slick with crushed tarantulas, that there are many motor vehicle accidents some very serious or even fatal. Shocked Fortunately this does not happen in the area where my Sister lives. I know, because I've asked. Laughing

I don't have arachnophobia, but I would hate to live in the migration area, where my house would be surrounded by thousands of tarantulas as they move through my yard and around my house. It would be too close to a real life "Kindom of the Spiders". Laughing

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Just thought it was time to go back to the FORBIDDEN PLANET theme~
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My apolgies, folks, but I was too lazy to go through the 129 pages of this great thread to see if the YouTube video below had already been posted. Sad

Admittedly, I'm reasonably sure it actually HAS — but since nobody else wants to spend an hour looking for it either, I posted it again. Very Happy

Besides, the version version below is only a year old, and it says "HD" — so it might look better than the previous one!

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_________ Forbidden Planet- Lost Footage [HD]


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By the way, while watching Guardians of Galaxy Vol. 2 today I came to the sad realization that Forbidden Planet will NEVER be successfully remade, simply because today's culture (and thus, today's audiences) don't give a rat's ass about movies which are remotely like this beloved classic. Sad

Please consider this.

Forbidden Planet is a slow and careful presentation of complex concepts. But they are presented with visually beautiful scenes that linger on artistic creations produced in ways which are now considered . . . obsolete. Sad

It's also designed to move along at a measured pace that allows the audience plenty of time to assimilate the story's intellectually challenging elements.

This unique movie's only two action scenes — the Id Monster's attacks on both the ship and the Morbius house — are intended to ramp up the film's drama after the audience has been allowed to carefully digest the mind-boggling ideas which preceded these climatic moments!

Unfortunately, today's audiences have lost the ability to appreciate a story of this kind.

To put it bluntly, Forbidden Planet is a gourmet meal which really can't be enjoyed by a culture raised on sack lunches from fast food restaurants. Sad

We who grew up in the very different culture from sixty years ago must accept the fact that Forbidden Planet can NOT be recreated in a manner which today's culture could understand or appreciate.

In the last 80 years, our cultural has gone from Forbidden Planet . . . to 2001: A Space Odyssey . . . to Star Wars . . . to Avatar.

A modern remake of Forbidden Planet might be possible which honored the original's concept and its visual beauty . . . but I doubt that it would please the elderly fans like me who grew up in the 1950s and adored the brilliance of the original!

However, perhaps modern filmmakers could succeed in presenting a version of this great story to today's audiences which would appeal to both their artistic sense and their intellectual curiosity — the way it did to ours.

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Back in the warm summer of 1978, I was stuff at home for a few weeks, recuperating from injuries I sustained after being hit by a vehicle while crossing the street. My left arm was in cast, and my left hip was injured but not broken.

During that time I spent an enjoyable week carefully reading the double issue of the Cinefantastique article devoted to Forbidden Planet. Despite having my left arm in a cast and being left handed, I took several pages of notes! Very Happy






I learned a wealth of amazing things about this beloved movie. While doing so, I vowed to devote my meager artistic talents to creating a series of paintings and drawings dedicated to this remarkable cinematic achievement!

I had elaborate plans for creating scenes we didn't actually see in the movie, which would be based on the great story presented in this amazing film! I had many reference photos to use when I started the project.

For example, I possessed the complete twelve-picture "color set" of 8 X 10 stills which MGM provided in 1956 to promote the movie, as well as numerous black & white photos.

I also had several hundred 35mm slides my friends and I actually shot directly off the movie screen when we snuck cameras into an Atlanta "art house" theater which showed Forbidden Planet each year or a regular basis.

I used those 35mm "screen shots" (long before computers were available to do this digitally) to help me created some of the artwork shown below.

Guys, I actually imagined that my dream of the beautiful artwork in my Forbidden Planet Series would delight fellow fans when I displayed them at various science fiction conventions! Cool

Unfortunately I never fulfilled my lofty dream. The distractions of life and the requirements of raising a family after my two children were born in 1980 and 1983 interfered with my grand plans. Sad

However, here are the few pieces of artwork I managed to create during those busy years. I hope you guys will enjoy the ones shown below. Very Happy
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