The Day the Earth Stood Still by Arthur TofteAs other readers have expressed in their reviews, this book seems quite dated now; however, having read other books from this time period and earlier, I dont think that is the main problem. The writing style is extremely simple, which led me at times to feel that it was surely written with a rather young audience in mind, except that the themes or reasoning behind peoples actions were often based on things (political disputes, wanting advance payment on a job, etc.) which a person that young might get confused by. I feel like this book would have been vastly improved by a solid editorial check... To be honest I wouldnt particularly recommend it. The ending is basically a humanity is bad at the moment, and to stop the galactic guardians (under the name of the Watchers) from wiping you out Noahs flood-style for losing your morals, you need to shape up.
The Remaker: The Day The Earth Stood Still 1951 vs. 2008
The Day the Earth Stood Still
There isn't much here you won't remember from the classic, even if you haven't seen it. What everyone knows is that a spaceship lands on Earth, a passenger named Klaatu steps out and is shot, and then a big metal man named Gort walks out and has rays shooting from its eyes, and the Army opens fire. That movie is at No. Its message, timely for the nuclear age, is that mankind would be exterminated if we didn't stop killing one another. The message of the version is that we should have voted for Al Gore. This didn't require Klaatu and Gort. That's what I'm here for.
These notes were contributed by members of the GradeSaver community. Aliens and humans meet when a flying saucer lands on earth. A humanoid appears from the vehicle and explains that he comes in peace. The military surrounds him, and as he makes an unexpected movement, he is shot. His companion, a robot appears, though the humanoid stops him from hurting them.
On Dvd & Streaming
It is a loose adaptation of the film of the same name. The screenplay by David Scarpa is based on the classic science fiction short story " Farewell to the Master " by Harry Bates and the screenplay adaptation by Edmund H. Directed by Scott Derrickson and starring Keanu Reeves as Klaatu , this version replaces the Cold War theme of nuclear warfare with the contemporary issue of humankind's environmental damage to the planet. It follows Klaatu, an alien sent to try to change human behavior or eradicate humans from Earth. The film was originally scheduled for release on May 9, , but was released on a roll-out schedule beginning December 12, , screening in both conventional and IMAX theaters. In , a solitary mountaineer encounters a glowing sphere. He loses consciousness and when he wakes, the sphere has gone and there is a scar on his hand where a sample of his DNA has been taken.
The Day the Earth Stood Still a. Farewell to the Master and Journey to the World is a American black-and-white science fiction film from 20th Century Fox , produced by Julian Blaustein and directed by Robert Wise. The screenplay was written by Edmund H. North , based on the science fiction short story " Farewell to the Master " by Harry Bates , and the film score was composed by Bernard Herrmann. The storyline for The Day the Earth Stood Still involves a humanoid alien visitor named Klaatu that comes to Earth, accompanied by a powerful eight-foot tall robot, Gort, to deliver an important message that will affect the entire human race.