Environmental Themes in “The Day The Earth Stood Still”

  by  |  December 12th, 2008  |  Published in All, Environment, Featured


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When “The Day The Earth Stood Still” was released in 1951 the film served as an allegory for nuclear proliferation. But today’s remake of the sci-fi thriller is instead about global warming and environmentalism. In this video, ScienCentral speaks with Keanu Reeves and Jennifer Connelly about these issues.

[If you cannot see the flash video below, you can click here for a high quality mp4 video.]

Interviewees: Keanu Reeves and Jennifer Connelly
Produced and Edited by James Eagan
Field Producer: Andrew Sheridan
Copyright © ScienCentral, Inc.

Elsewhere on the web:

Also on ScienCentral

Official film site– includes collaborative/social-networking “Vital List” of who/what you would save if the Earth stood still.

“The Day The Earth Stood Still” to be beamed into space– quirky PR stunt where they are using “redundant high-powered klystron amplifiers connected by a traveling waveguide to a five meter parabolic dish antenna.” The funny thing is that Earth has been beaming video into space ever since TV was invented. We think that’s why the aliens never come.

Top 10 Environmental Films from straight.com

Environmental Media Association

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