The Day the Earth Stood Still

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Lot 1179
The Day the Earth Stood Still

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The Day the Earth Stood Still
Twentieth Century-Fox, 1951. U.S. one sheet poster, folded, signed ("Robert Wise") to upper left, framed. This futuristic story concerns a scientifically advanced alien and his robot who land on earth professing peace but who are met with suspicion and violence. The now-famous dialogue spoken by Patricia Neal, "Klaatu barada nikto," has become a part of the American lexicon, even though Neal laughed so much when she filmed the scene that it had to be shot several times. There is much speculation as to the meaning of the phrase, but the simplest explanation is probably the correct one, as director Wise recalled when he asked writer Edmund North the meaning: "It's just something I kind of cooked up. I thought it sounded good."
Provenance: the estate of Wes Shank.
Overall: 27.25 x 41.25 in.; within frame: 27 x 41 in.
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