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Wednesday, November 5, 2008
'The Day the Earth Stood Still' Film
Mood:  caffeinated
Topic: Other Movie Genres


'The Day the Earth Stood Still' Film

 The View From SD Comic Con!

I've noticed our archived blog posts on the upcoming December 12th film has been seeing more and more viewers.

For those of you that are not familiar with this film, here is a repost of Tina's report from the 2008 San Diego Comic Con about the film:

"Klaatu barada nikto."

A bearded Keanu Reeves (The Matrix) introduced the beautiful Jennifer Connelly (The Rocketeer), Director Scott Derrickson, and Producer Erwin Staff to a capacity Comic Con Hall H Crowd for The Day The Earth Stood Still panel.

Director Derrickson told an interesting story of how as a film student he was treated to a dinner meeting with his idol Robert Wise, director of the original 1951 movie.  Wise advised Derrickson to make his first film in the genre he loved: horror.  He took his idol's advice and made the critically acclaimed The Exorcism of Emily Rose.

Erwin Scott explained how he was first inspired to remake The Day The Earth Stood Still while making another movie years earlier with Reeves - Speed.  Erwin was waiting in a studio exec's office to pitch him a new movie idea.  On the wall behind the desk was a poster for the original movie.   When the exec finally arrived for the meeting, Erwin said forget what I was going to talk to you about, let's talk about a remake of The Day The Earth Stood Still.  The exec was interested, but as luck would have it in Hollywood, was out of a job two weeks later and Erwin's idea was put on hold.

The film's been "re-magined" to address today's issues.  The Cold War, crucial to the original, is over, and the environment and man's relationship to the earth and each other takes precedent in the remake explained Derrickson.  As a result, the look and feel of the movie as evidenced by Klaatu's spacesuit, the spaceship, and the aliens, is more "biological" than "industrial" look of the original.

Internet rumors notwithstanding, fans will be happy to know that Gort is in the remake.  So surely, someone will be saying, "Klaatu barada nikto!"

We even have an official The Day The Earth Stood Still T-shirt emblazoned with the phrase.  Check it out by clicking here if it is still available!




For those of you that are new to our blog today, we have an ongoing 'Comics Con and Pop Culture Show' here at "Make It So Marketing Inc.", what with our daily blog posts and new listings of items for sale in our online store!

Thanks for reading this blog post today, and please join us again for more!

~  Michael




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Seated left to right at the Special Program for the upcoming film 'The Day The Earth Stood Still' are Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, and director Scott Derrickson. They were at the 2008 SDCC Comic Con International CCI ! 

For those of you interested in Comic Con promotional items... Just click on the photo to see all of the currently listed Comic Con promo items we brought back to list in our eBay Store! If you know of something that isn't listed... email us, we may have more that hasn't been listed yet or is in our own personal collection that we may part with! 


Click here to see our SCI-FI and Sword & Sorcery listings for sale! 

Here's a close up of the two major stars, Keanu Reeves and Jennifer Connelly which will have to satisfy you until 12-12-08 when the film comes out!



Welcome To Our World! Michael first started selling at Comic Cons back in 1972!  

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Above left is a photo of Michael and Tina from the 2008 SDCC - San Diego Comic Con International. Click that photo to see 'Our World'!
The cover to the right of Michael and Tina's photo is from the 1973 San Diego Comic Con that Michael was a dealer at while working his way through college. Click that cover to see Michael's story!
Each comic / comics book. Graphic Novels or magazine in our eBay Featured Store is individually graded by Michael, inventoried, priced, bagged and boarded, before being listed for sale!   
We attend several  Pop Culture Conventions and Comic Cons during the year to replenish our comic books and other pop culture inventory for resale!  
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Updated: Wednesday, November 5, 2008 7:36 AM PST
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