The Day the Earth Stood Still

The Day the Earth Stood Still1951

The Day the Earth Stood Still is a 1951 black-and-white science fiction film about a humanoid alien Klaatu, who comes to warn the people of Earth that they must live peacefully or be destroyed as a danger to other planets. more »

Professor Barnhardt:
There must be alternatives. You must have some technology that could solve our problem.

Klaatu:
Your problem is not technology. The problem is you. You lack the will to change.

Professor Barnhardt:
Then help us change.

Klaatu:
I can not change your nature. You treat the world as you treat each other.

Professor Barnhardt:
But every civilization reaches a crisis point eventually.

Klaatu:
Most of them don't make it.

Professor Barnhardt:
Yours did. How?

Klaatu:
Our Sun was dying. We had to evolve in order to survive.

Professor Barnhardt:
So it was only when your world was threatened with destruction that you became what you are now.

Klaatu:
Yes.

Professor Barnhardt:
Well that is where we are. You say we are on the brink of destruction and you are right. But it is only on the brink that people find the will to change. Only at the precipice do we evolve. This is our moment. Don't take it from us, we are close to an answer.

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