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Basics Critics:79Viewers:71Rusty:79
Category: Action/Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi/FantasyNotable as: Science FictionSub-Category: science fiction film, action film, adventure filmRuntime: 98 - 99 minutesColor: colorLanguage: EnglishCountry: United StatesDirector: Fred M. WilcoxScreenwriter: Cyril Hume, Allen AdlerBased on: The TempestMusic: Bebe BarronCinematography: George J. FolseyStars: Leslie Nielsen, Anne Francis, Walter Pidgeon, Warren Stevens, Robby the Robot, Richard Anderson, Earl Holliman, George Corley Wallace Jr., Jack Kelly, James DruryProducer: Nicholas Nayfack, Metro-Goldwyn-MayerAwards won: National Film RegistryAward nominations: Academy Award for Best Special EffectsAward details: (details at IMDb)

Forbidden Planet is a 1956 American science fiction film from MGM, produced by Nicholas Nayfack, directed by Fred M. Wilcox and starring Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen, Warren Stevens, Jack Kelly, and Robby the Robot. Forbidden Planet is the first science fiction film in which humans are depicted traveling in a starship of their own creation and was also the very first science fiction film set entirely on another world in interstellar space, far away from the planet Earth. Forbidden Planet is considered one of the great science fiction films of the 1950s, a precursor of what was to come for the science fiction film genre in the decades that followed. The characters and isolated setting have been compared to those in William Shakespeare's The Tempest, and its plot does contain certain story analogues and a reference to one section of Jung's theory on the collective unconscious. Forbidden Planet was filmed in Eastmancolor and CinemaScope, and features special effects which were nominated for an Academy Award; it was not the only major award nomination the film received.

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