Forbidden Planet

Dir. Fred M. Wilcox (1956). This elaborate, enjoyably hokey transposition of Shakespeare’s Tempest to outer space was the most highly-regarded American sci-fi feature up until 2001—it made Robby the Robot a kiddie-star while introducing the useful fixed syntagm, “monster from the id.’’
Sat., March 19, 12:30 p.m., 2011

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