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11 July 2017 @ 08:34 pm
Robots in the Movies  
From a display at the Robot Exhibition at the Science Museum.

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daniel_saunders: Leekleydaniel_saunders on July 11th, 2017 09:19 pm (UTC)
Interesting that Forbidden Planet and The Day the Earth Stood Still are serious, intelligent science fiction, but the posters make them look like pulpy schlock, complete with malevolent robot and scantily-clad damsel in distress, which is not at all representative of the content of the films. I guess that's how the public (particularly the US public) thought of SF in the fifties.
louisedennis: Robotslouisedennis on July 12th, 2017 10:08 am (UTC)
That hadn't occurred to me, but its an interesting look at the idea of how the "Robot as Menace" sells.