Forbidden Planet

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Dir. Fred McLeod Wilcox

USA 1956 | Colour | 99 mins | Cert U | Hollywood Classics | Sci-Fi

Cast: Leslie Nielsen, Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis

This brilliant 50s sci-fi classic is based on Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Special Effects, this tale of interplanetary exploration lost to DeMille’s The Ten Commandments. A pity because its visuals are far superior, utilising all manner of illusions with miniatures, full-size sets, stunning colour, CinemaScope, animation from Disney, an evocative stereophonic score and, of course, Robby the Robot.

Available on: 35mm

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