More Info The Day the Earth Stood Still

"He was not a very strong man, and that suit was heavy...He couldn't pick up Pat Neal. For the shot where she falls against the chairs and he's coming toward her, I panned to let him go behind a door, stopped filming and held on the door. With the help of a crane, we picked Pat up, turned him around and put her in his arms. So when we started the camera again, he walked out of the frame with Pat being carried all the way by a wire. Then, on the reverse shot, we put a lightweight dummy in his arms. Just one of the little tricks we had to do to make the robot believeable."*

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1. Robert Wise On His Films, p. 105


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