Forbidden Planet: Artifacts from the Krell

Forbidden Planet

One of the first science fiction films set entirely in space, "Forbidden Planet" employed a variety of special effects techniques, which garnered the film an Academy Award nomination for A. Arnold Gillespie (special effects supervisor), Irving G. Ries (special effects cinematographer) and Wesley C. Miller (recording supervisor). The team, along with Joshua Meador (an animator borrowed from Walt Disney Productions) and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's special effects artists, used animation effects, matte paintings and miniatures to create the forbidden world of the Krell.

The display illustrated the complexity of the film's production methods and included the "id monster" concept art, miniatures used in the movie including the United Planets Cruiser C-57D flying saucer and Krell ventilator shaft miniature, a hand blaster, and one of the film's most memorable characters: Robby the Robot. The exhibit featured the original recording equipment used by Louis and Bebe Barron in creating the film's all-electronic musical score.

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Open July 17 – August 7 in the foyer of the Linwood Dunn Theater

Saturdays and Sundays, noon to 6 p.m.
Linwood Dunn Theater foyer
Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study
1313 Vine Street
Hollywood, California 90028
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