Summer Classics: Forbidden Planet

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Summer Classics: Forbidden Planet
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1956 / 1h 38m / Not Rated / Sci-Fi

When people talk about Forbidden Planet, they typically mention Robby the Robot (who established the movie image of robots for decades to come), or the groundbreaking special effects (like the animated monster sequence, created by Walt Disney artists on loan to MGM). Maybe they mention that it’s one of the best and most ambitious early Hollywood sci-fi movies. But it’s a shame they don’t also call it one of the best film adaptations of Shakespeare, which it is: a retelling of The Tempest on a hostile alien world. Great stories are timeless. That’s why you’re at Tampa Theatre.

St. Petersburg Times film critic Steve Persall will lead a short discussion of Forbidden Planet immediately after the film. The session is free and open to the public.

The Summer Classics Movie Series is presented by Bank of America.Media support is provided by WEDU-PBS.
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