Monday, April 25, 2011

Monday Night at the Movies - A to Z

This week my all time favorite movie, the 1951 sci-fi classic, The Day the Earth Stood Still directed by Robert Wise, starring Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal and Gort. If I was stranded on a deserted island and could only have one DVD to watch on my coconut driven DVD player, this would be the one movie. The special effects may seem a bit cheesy compared to movies today, but the storyline holds up well. The music and lighting more than make up for the low tech special effects, and Gort is just wicked. This movie can be watched in so many ways: as an entertaining sci-fi movie, wondering how Patricia Neal was able to walk down the steep ramp while wearing high heels, social commentary on the nuclear arms race, and as an apocalypse.

Broaden my horizons. What's your favorite movie that starts with the letter D?


  1. Donovan's Reef. :) Gotta love John Wayne.

  2. Dogma, one of my top 2 always, not just on "Favorite Movies Beginning with D" Day.

  3. DETOUR (1945) Hard hitting film noir with some crazy low production values.
    DIE HARD (1987) Guilty pleasure
    DUMBO (1940) One of the best Disney films.
    DRACULA (1931) Lugosi!
    DEVIL BAT (1941) Horrible grade z schlocker that makes me laugh EVERY time I see it!