“Forbidden Planet” (MGM, 1956). 1979 tribute art by Vincent Di Fate featuring Robby the Robot, Starship C-57D, planet Altair IV and a monster from the id.
One of the great science fiction films of the 1950s, “Forbidden Planet” pioneered several aspects of science fiction cinema: the first to depict humans traveling in a faster-than-light starship of their own creation; the first to be set entirely on another planet light-years away from Earth; the first with a robot that was more than just a mechanical tin can on legs; and the first of any genre to use an entirely electronic musical score, courtesy of Bebe and Louis Barron and their theremin.
Considered one of the best examples of early techno-horror, the picture was entered into the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry in 2013, being deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” [Source: Wikipedia]
Movie trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxQ9GG6hUDM
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