Wednesday, October 17, 2018

The Day the Earth Stood Still


 Some stories are written and some films are made for all times. The Day the Earth Stood Still is one of them. The film is based on the story: 










The Day the Earth Stood Still (a.k.a. Farewell to the Master and Journey to the World) is a 1951 American black-and-white science fiction film released by 20th Century Fox and produced by Julian Blaustein. Directed by Robert Wise, it stars Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Billy Gray, Hugh Marlowe, and Sam Jaffe. The screenplay was written by Edmund H. North, based on the 1940 science fiction short story "Farewell to the Master" by Harry Bates. The score was composed by Bernard Herrmann.




 
In The Day the Earth Stood Still, a humanoid alien visitor named Klaatu comes to Earth, accompanied by a powerful eight-foot tall robot, Gort, to deliver an important message that will affect the entire human race. 


A scene from the 1951 film


Saturday, October 13, 2018

The Woman, the Man, and two other Women


 To: THAT woman


She couldn’t breathe…. couldn’t….she looked at his face, and then her friends'. A man and two women….the man whom she shared her life with…and the women were her friends…. and she thought immediately of three things: The Pearl, The Parrot and a secluded Room.

She touched and rubbed the cultured pearl in her clammy fingers with soft pressure where she was sitting in a sofa in the third floor of her house filled with luxurious furniture and lusters and lamps….then whispered to herself, as if talking to them, the man and two women…the women, her friends who envied her for having the cultured pearl…the pearl so illusory, so intense, so ferocious, so brutal, so kind and shiny and glittery and unpredictable and precious…and she thought of her only true friend who was very far….far far far away…a Parrot with colorful feathers….one thousand parrots in one….
She handed the pearl to them…to her friends with certainty.....with inner power…with a power filled with an unknown energy...with complete joy…with enormous desire for solitude…for pure  silence…and seclusion in a dark room….a room of her own….
She said with a firm voice: Take him…He is all yours!
She then put the pearl in the palm of one of her friend's hand. 

 - He is all yours! 
She did not smile!
 
She gently walked down the stairs, opened the door, looked at the grey sky.... and flew away on the space…in search of the blue...

And....disappeared. 






 Referred to:

A Room of One's Own by  Virginia Woolf

    The Merchant and the Parrot by By Jalāl-ad-din Rumi