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Silent Running - BFI Film Classics (Paperback)
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Silent Running - BFI Film Classics (Paperback)

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Paperback 88 Pages / Published: 31/10/2014
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A visually stunning and heartfelt riposte to the emotional sterility of Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey, Douglas Trumbull's eco-themed Silent Running (1972) became one of the defining science-fiction films of the seventies. Bruce Dern excels as lonely hero Freeman Lowell, cast adrift in deep space with three robotic 'Drones' who become his 'amazing companions' on a journey 'beyond imagination'.

Mark Kermode, writing on his favourite science fiction film of all time, traces Trumbull's sentimental masterpiece from its roots in the counter-culture of the sixties to its enduring appeal as a cult classic in the 21st century. Drawing on a new interview with Trumbull, Kermode examines both the technical and thematic elements of this uniquely moving space adventure, which continues to be mirrored and imitated by film-makers today.

This special edition features original cover artwork by Olly Moss.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781844578320
Number of pages: 88
Weight: 161 g
Dimensions: 190 x 135 x 7 mm


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An avid, near-lifelong fan, Mark Kermode would seem to be the perfect choice for writing a BFI Film Classics monograph on Douglas Trumbull's environmentally conscious science-fiction film Silent Running (1971)... A fascinating account... Here Kermode's obsession with the film (he has collected Silent Running memorabilia for 40 years) serves him well -- Sight& Sound * Barry Keith Grant *
Kermode's elegiac introduction defines what makes a cult movie as well as nailing down the appeal of this counter-culture classic. Extracts from an exclusive interview with director Douglas Trumbull and Kermode's perceptive observations make this an invaluable companion for fans of the film. -- Good Book Guide

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