Directed by Robert Wise. With Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe, Sam Jaffe. An alien lands and tells the people of Earth that they must live peacefully or be destroyed as a danger to other planets.
Kev Richards's insight:
Love this old b&w sci fi film which is recognised as a classic. Made in the time of Cold War paranoia a spaceman is sent to warn the earth that they must mend their ways or be destroyed. Gort is the robot which will carry out the task. It is indestructable, doesn't speak, can't be reasoned with and will destroy any aggressor. It has no politics. Wonderful wishful thinking!
Copyright extremism - and greed. It's about time the "rights" to long dead authors of any work should have a time limit. If he Copyright extrmists had their way Shakespeare would still be "owned" by them. It's the author who owns his or her work and should benefit. Not his decendents in perpetuity.
Last week the content-creating industry launched a new effort aimed at preventing copyright infringement: the Copyright Alert System—CAS, also called "six strikes." It's a warning system intended to curb illegal downloads of music, movies, and other content by consumers over peer-to-peer networks. Instead of imposing heavy fines or arresting egregious downloaders, ISPs will warn them (up to six times), attempt to educate them, and then take corrective measures.
Madonna is a great singer but always did pull cheap stunts. Here is a good example of the current brainless autoreaction to anything to do with sex and celebrities. The Moral Outrage Society, a self appointed group of vindictive, nasty, dangerous people, who live in Social Media, are outraged! No perspective, no context, zero sense of humour. They are obsessed with age, 17 so she must be a victim. Spontaneity cannot happen. Madonna should have asked. What the girl says is refreshingly adult: her body, her choice and she will decide when and if to be outraged not other people. She won't try to destroy Madonna's career because of a mistake. She has not been sexually assaulted. One thing I agree on - if it had been a man who touched her he would probably have been arrested but it is fine if a woman does the naughty deed. Personally I couldn't care less about any of it but there is a dangerous climate of moral bullying out there which should be challenged.
LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - The entertainment's industry new piracy warnings to computer users started flowing Monday as the industry and internet service providers finally launched their long-promised Copyright Alert System.
Directed by Julien Duvivier. With Vivien Leigh, Ralph Richardson, Kieron Moore, Hugh Dempster. Stefan and Dolly Oblonsky have had a little spat and Stefan has asked his sister, Anna Karenina, to come down to Moscow to help mend the rift...
With Édgar Ramírez, Alexander Scheer, Fadi Abi Samra, Ahmad Kaabour. The story of Venezuelan revolutionary Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, who founded a worldwide terrorist organization and raided the 1975 OPEC meeting.
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