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Classic 1950's Science Fiction Film Themes
YouTube ^ | September 28, 2012 | Uploaded by charel196

Posted on 06/22/2013 12:35:20 PM PDT by EveningStar

Published on Sep 28, 2012

A selection of some of the best science fiction film themes from the 50's, with audio enhanced using stereo reverb & imaging. Check with the IMDB (www.imdb.com) for composer info for the films

THE THING Dimitri Tiomkin
DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL Bernard herrmann
WAR OF THE WORLDS Leith Stevens
INVADERS FROM MARS Raoul Kraushaar/Mort Glickman
FLIGHT TO MARS Marlin Skiles
FORBIDDEN PLANET Louis and Bebe Barron
THIS ISLAND EARTH Herman Stein
INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS Carmen Dragon
THE BLACK SCORPION Paul Sawtell
KRONOS Paul Sawtell/Bert Shefter
IT THE TERROR FROM BEYOND SPACE Paul Sawtell/Bert Shefter
INVISIBLE INVADERS Paul Dunlap
DAY THE WORLD ENDED Ronald Stein
WORLD WITHOUT END Leith Stevens
ATTACK OF THE 50 FOOT WOMAN Ronald Stein
QUEEN OF OUTER SPACE Marlin Skiles


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TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: 1950s; cinema; film; filmmusic; moviemusic; movies; sciencefiction; scifi

1 posted on 06/22/2013 12:35:20 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: Borges; sitetest; DollyCali; Perdogg

ping


2 posted on 06/22/2013 12:35:55 PM PDT by EveningStar ("What color is the sky in your world?" -- Frasier Crane)
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To: EveningStar

You forgot “THEM!” 1954 one of my favorites.


3 posted on 06/22/2013 12:46:27 PM PDT by MCF
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To: EveningStar

50s Reverb...A couple contact pickups and springs/steel plate. Cost? About 100 bucks.

2013 Reverb to emulate 50s reverb digitally...somewhat more expensive

http://vintageking.com/recording-gear/signal-processing/reverbs-delays/tc-electronic-reverb-6000-mkii-with-tc-icon-remote

;)


4 posted on 06/22/2013 12:47:29 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: EveningStar

The Fly (although it bordered on comedic)


5 posted on 06/22/2013 12:53:10 PM PDT by berdie
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To: EveningStar

The Mummy (1932) - Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky (opening credits)


6 posted on 06/22/2013 12:54:43 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: Ken H

Heh! Just reread the title. I was 20 years early!


7 posted on 06/22/2013 12:56:09 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: Ken H

And it wasn’t exactly sci-fi, either. I’m out of here!


8 posted on 06/22/2013 12:57:34 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: EveningStar
Them, was a classic, The Blob, Steve McQueen's 1st movie, also.
9 posted on 06/22/2013 1:48:28 PM PDT by Joe Miner
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To: EveningStar

It’s amazing how well the special effects in “Forbidden Planet” hold up for a movie more than a 1/2 century old!


10 posted on 06/22/2013 1:49:51 PM PDT by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: EveningStar

Godzilla, King Of The Monsters, and themes. This list is worthless without it!


11 posted on 06/22/2013 2:34:45 PM PDT by LRS ("He's 12 slices shy of a 1/2 loaf of Bunny Bread!")
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To: Flick Lives

There was one other kind of a 50s sci-fy horror flick which Alien was supposed to be based on at least in part, which showed an alien creature getting onto a rocket which had landed on Mars. Any idea what that might be called?


12 posted on 06/22/2013 2:48:43 PM PDT by varmintman
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To: EveningStar
I thought Gog was gripping. When I was in second grade, that is.

Forbidden Planet is the best of them, in my view. Timeless story (Shakespeare's The Tempest), amazing special effects, wonderful imagination on the part of the director, writer, and technical crew.

Oh, and Anne Francis, wearing clothing that appears - in some scenes - to be just a few atoms thick.

13 posted on 06/22/2013 3:02:21 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: varmintman

Angry Red Planet? The Pit and the Quartermass?


14 posted on 06/22/2013 3:06:32 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: EveningStar

“They Came From Outter Space”


15 posted on 06/22/2013 3:18:00 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter (')
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To: Ken H

I’ve been checking, it seems to have been “IT! The creature from beyond space”


16 posted on 06/22/2013 3:55:37 PM PDT by varmintman
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To: Steely Tom

If you are a fan of Forbidden Planet, another version of The Tempest, called Prospero’s Books (1991), is one of the finest examples of artistic film making I have ever seen.
A totally unique movie, more like a moving classical oil painting.

Starring Sir John Gielgud as Prospero, almost every scene is filled with half naked, but partially costumed and made up, unusual people who represent spirits invisible to all but Prospero. And all of them are engaged in their own odd, repetitive tasks that mean something to spirits just as important as what people do is to them.

In the midst of all these spirits are the people, whose conversations and actions are just a small part of the tableau. But it is dramatic when there is a scene with just one or a few actors in it.

It has the mood and appearance of a stage production, and is extremely hard to get on DVD. More expensive than most Criterion Collection movies.


17 posted on 06/22/2013 4:53:37 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: EveningStar; .30Carbine; 1cewolf; 1rudeboy; 31R1O; ADemocratNoMore; afraidfortherepublic; ...

Dear EveningStar,

Thanks for the ping.

Classical Music Ping List ping.

If you’d like on or off this list, let me know via FR e-mail.

Thanks,

sitetest


18 posted on 06/22/2013 5:36:28 PM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: EveningStar

Whenever I visit my parents, my dad will invariably be in the living room with the remote for the DVR in hand. He will call me to see something he has all lined up... I then hear the theme music for The Thing playing... and I yell to him from the kitchen “CLOSE THE DOOR!”


19 posted on 06/22/2013 5:55:07 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Flick Lives

“Ann Francis stars in Forbidden Planet”

I’m sorry, I just had to say that.


20 posted on 06/22/2013 6:58:03 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: Ken H

That is a great movie.


21 posted on 06/22/2013 7:42:43 PM PDT by EveningStar ("What color is the sky in your world?" -- Frasier Crane)
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To: Ken H

It was horror but I think it also qualifies as SF.


22 posted on 06/22/2013 7:44:00 PM PDT by EveningStar ("What color is the sky in your world?" -- Frasier Crane)
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To: jocon307

23 posted on 06/22/2013 7:54:00 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: EveningStar

Which movie from the late 1940s to about 1961 had a scene in which the astronomical observatory had developed a major telescope that recorded images of the Earth when it was in the Dinosaur age? It didn’t make scientific sense, but it was an intriguing takeoff of the time dilation effect. I only saw a few minuted of this movie on a black & white television set in the very early 1960s. I’ve often wondered which movie it was and what they did with the rest of the show.


24 posted on 06/22/2013 8:15:28 PM PDT by WhiskeyX ( provides a system for registering complaints about unfair broadcasters and the ability to request a)
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To: EveningStar

“Not Of This Earth”, 1957


25 posted on 06/22/2013 8:51:25 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: EveningStar

Five (1951). Five people left alive on the Earth, one woman and four men.

Another Liberal fantasy film....


26 posted on 06/23/2013 12:30:24 AM PDT by WhiskeyX ( provides a system for registering complaints about unfair broadcasters and the ability to request a)
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