Connect with IMDb

1 item from 2011

Blood of the Vines: Forbidden Planet

30 November 2011 9:13 PM, PST | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Randy gets cosmic.

If you want to see where everybody got the ideas for their science fiction films of the past half century, watch “Forbidden Planet.”  This movie is out of this world.  In fact, it was the first film to be set entirely on a planet other than Earth.  It’s not unusual in Tinseltown to find folks operating on a plane of their own, but a planet of their own was simply unheard of in 1956.

The special effects – groundbreaking stuff that became an industry standard – were nominated for an Academy Award.  The Oscar was won by The Ten Commandments that year.  Another 1956 space flick was nominated for the short subject Oscar – “Gerald McBoing-Boing On Planet Moo” – but it didn’t win either.  It was beaten out by “Mister Magoo’s Puddle Jumper.”  Aah, the scales of justice can tilt harshly.

The eerie electronic score was so far ahead of its time, »

- Danny

Permalink | Report a problem

1 item from 2011, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners