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« Reply #20 on: December 10, 2006, 12:51:34 PM »
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Re: Classic Science Fiction of The 1950s
« Reply #21 on: December 10, 2006, 03:47:06 PM »
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The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms
The War of the Worlds
Invaders from Mars
The Incredible Shrinking Man
Gojira

Clearly, I know too much about this stuff for my own good.


Good call adding in Godzilla.  

Although I'm getting kind of sick of people on the internet insisting that it be called "Gojira".  Clearly the Raymond Burr-free cut is better but calling it "Gojira" seems silly.

You don't go around calling Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon "Wo hu cang long" do you?
Worth dying for
Worth killing for
Worth going to hell for
Amen

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Godzilla vs. Gojira
« Reply #22 on: December 15, 2006, 11:31:07 AM »
Actually, I think most of us who use the Japanese name have taken to calling the original movie Gojira to differentiate it from the Burr version.

Othwise, rather than writing one word, we end up writing, "Godzilla, but not the version with Raymond Burr, the original Japanese version," or "Godzilla, but not Gozilla King of the Monsters"--as if most people would even understand the difference.

And, since there's now a US version of the original called Gojira, it just seems simpler to use that name.

For me, anyway.

:-)

It is odd, though, when you get different version of movies for the US and foreign audiences.  The uncut, Chinese version of Once Upon a Time in China it great -- the Americanized version only so-so.  I guess we could call the original by its Chinese name, but I'm sure it's more than one word and hard to remember.

Unlike Gojira.

;-)

Hoping other folks will weigh in on 50s sci-fi -- SDS

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Classic Science Fiction of The 1950s
« Reply #23 on: December 18, 2006, 03:24:07 AM »
How about "The Time Machine"

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Time Machine
« Reply #24 on: December 31, 2006, 05:57:16 PM »
The classic version of Time Machine is from 1960 -- so it doesn't technically qualify.  (Though I did mention Gorgo, which turns out to be 1961, and unqualified, too.)

TM is a great film, though.  One of my faves.

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« Reply #25 on: January 02, 2007, 01:50:28 AM »
Personally, I love many of these films, but as a marathon... I'm not sure.  What would there be to discuss?  The filmmaking is simple and any political messages they might have are pretty simple too.  And, people really do know what they're going to find in these films.  Shouldn't a have some feeling of discovery?