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20-04-2016, 07:58 AM (This post was last modified: 20-04-2016 08:08 AM by Erxomai.)
Favorite Classic, Classic Sci-Fi Movies
This is just one Dude's opinion, man, but I feel there is a clear benchmark in science fiction movies with Kubrick's 1968 2001: A Space Odyssey marking the beginning of "modern" science fiction. But what about before?
Many have called the 1950s the Golden Age of sci fi. There is something about these old visions of the future and space travel that I just love.

What are your favorites from the era before 1968?

A couple of mine to start:




[Image: bc0d93d2a0326560891447205cb134d2.jpg]Forbidden Planet (1956), starring Leslie Nielsen. Funny to watch in retrospect having known him for so long as the guy from Airplane! and the Naked Gun movies. But it's a great story, with great effects for the time.



[Image: 22c538d15233eca663ea030f1ad97a4e.jpg]Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954), Opening sequence has a great monologue about evolution. And the damsel in distress is a real smoke show!







What are your favorite old sci-fi movies? Why do you like them?

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20-04-2016, 08:24 AM
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20-04-2016, 09:01 PM
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30-08-2016, 06:26 PM
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I guess I'll leave the classic, The Wizard of Oz to fantasy, though I do have a special affinity for it. Shy

I love H.G. Wells' story and this version of Time Machine was fairly well done.




This one really sticks with me and probably will forever. Sadcryface



Very well done.

But probably my favorite of all time ...




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30-08-2016, 06:32 PM
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Another film that sticks with me was The World, The Flesh and The Devil.
I suppose it was science fiction ...




Loved it. Shy

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31-08-2016, 09:07 AM (This post was last modified: 31-08-2016 09:13 AM by Gloucester.)
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Some good stuff there.

Though it scored badly on some scales the 1936, "Things to Come", film adaptation of Wells' "The Shape of Things to Cone," had many of the features of later sci-fi and post-apocalypse movies.



I watched it with wide eyes when I was a kid and it was broadcast in the 50s.

Most modern stuff, vehicles for flashy CGI mainly it seems, leaves me cold. Hoping "Star wars" keeps back to the plot over imagery policy again.

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31-08-2016, 10:07 AM
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Ed Wood's "Plan 9 from Outer Space," is just so bad it's glorious. But I admit I haven't watched much sci-fi from the "golden age" really.
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31-08-2016, 10:19 AM
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31-08-2016, 10:53 AM
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Damn, I got all excited when I saw this thread title, and then saw that my favorites were immediately covered.

The Forbidden Planet
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Fantastic Voyage
The Time Machine

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31-08-2016, 10:58 AM
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Oh, gosh, I almost forgot:

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