I think we're all dreading the remake of stately, spare 1951 classic The Day the Earth Stood Still because the original is still so visually stunning even after all these years. Here, a human who has befriended visiting alien Klaatu has to tell Klaatu's super-robot Gort to help her rescue the endangered alien. The scene is done entirely without dialog save for one line delivered in Klaatu's language. And yet you'll be sucked in by the gorgeous use of shadows, textures, and curvy interiors that make the movie feel almost like scifi noir. Plus, the music is seriously cool.
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