Coming up on Saturday at the Described Movies: Forbidden Planet

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From this Saturday at 2am Eastern, that’s 6pm Saturday in NZ, 4pm in Sydney and 7am in the UK, and repeated every four hours throughout the day, it’s the described movie Forbidden Planet from 1956.
Forbidden Planet is a 1956 American science fiction film, produced by Nicholas Nayfack, directed by Fred M. Wilcox, that stars Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, and Leslie Nielsen.
Shot in Eastmancolor and CinemaScope, it is considered one of the great science fiction films of the 1950s, a precursor of contemporary science fiction cinema.
The characters and isolated setting have been compared to those in William Shakespeare's The Tempest, and the plot contains certain analogues to the play, leading many to consider it a loose adaptation.
Forbidden Planet pioneered several aspects of science fiction cinema.
It was the first science fiction film to depict humans traveling in a faster-than-light starship of their own creation.
It was also the first to be set entirely on another planet in interstellar space, far away from Earth.
The Robby the Robot character is one of the first film robots that was more than just a mechanical "tin can" on legs; Robby displays a distinct personality and is an integral supporting character in the film.
Outside science fiction, the film was ground-breaking as the first of any genre to use an entirely electronic musical score, courtesy of Bebe and Louis Barron.
Forbidden Planet's effects team was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects at the 29th Academy Awards.
In 2013, the picture was entered into the Library of Congress' National Film Registry, being deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
Tony Magistrale describes it as one of the best examples of early techno-horror.
Directed by: Fred M. Wilcox.
Produced by: Nicholas Nayfack.
Screenplay by: Cyril Hume.
Story by: Irving Block and Allen Adler.
Starring: Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen, Warren Stevens and Robby the Robot.
Narrated by: Les Tremayne.
Music by: Bebe and Louis Barron.
Cinematography: George J. Folsey.
Edited by: Ferris Webster.
Production company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
Distributed by: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
Release date: 3 March, 1956 (Charlotte, North Carolina)
Running time: 98 minutes.
Country United States
Language: English.
Budget: $1,968,000
Box office: $2,765,000.
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