Three years after helping to achieve some of the most amazing imagery in cinema history with 2001: A Space Odyssey, special effects maestro Douglas Trumbull made an auspicious directorial debut at age 29 with the environmentally themed science fiction classic Silent Running. In the distant future, plant life on our planet is extinct. Remaining specimens are cultivated in vast greenhouse-like domes orbiting in space. Bruce Dern (Marnie, Coming Home, The 'burbs, Monster) stars as Freeman Lowell, dedicated botanist aboard the Valley Forge , awaiting the call to refoliate Earth – despite the scorn of his crewmates. When an order comes to instead destroy the domes and return home, Lowell takes matters into his own hands, beginning a long and lonely voyage into the unknown.With its remarkable special effects (especially the robot drones Huey, Dewey, and Louie); glorious score (including songs performed by Joan Baez); memorable sound effects (created by Joseph Byrd from the cult band The United States of America); a screenplay co-written by Michael Cimino (The Deer Hunter) and Steven Bochco (Hill Street Blues), and an impassioned central performance from Dern, Silent Running remains a uniquely contemplative and haunting adventure that continues to make hippies of young children, even today.
Three years after helping to create the amazing imagery in Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, special effects maestro Douglas Trumbull made an auspicious directorial debut with this environmentally themed, highly influential science fiction classic. In the distant future, plant life on our planet is extinct. Remaining specimens are cultivated in vast greenhouse-like domes orbiting in space. Bruce Dern stars as Freeman Lowell, dedicated botanist aboard the “Valley Forge”, awaiting the call to refoliate Earth – but is forced into irreversible measures to protect his forest. Unforgettable and haunting – Silent Running continues to make hippies of young children even today. Eureka Entertainment is proud to present this Blu Ray, retro VHS packaged, Limited Collector’s Edition. SPECIAL BLU-RAY VHS COLLECTORS EDITION: Exclusively restored beautiful high-definition 1080p transfer Full-length commentary by director Trumbull and actor Bruce Dern Isolated music and effects track Optional English SDH subtitles on the feature The Making of Silent Running, a 1972 on-set documentary [50:00] Two video pieces with Douglas Trumbull [31:00 + 5:00] A Conversation with Bruce Dern, a discussion with the actor [11:00] Original theatrical trailer [3:00] Additional items inside this retro VHS packaged collector’s edition include: Full Colour Theatrical mini poster Glossy collectors postcard featuring still frame from the film
Erscheinungsdatum: 30.05.2019, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: RIG FOR SILENT RUNNING, Autor: Genualdi, Anthony, Verlag: Booklocker.com, Inc., Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: FICTION // War & Military, Rubrik: Belletristik // Romane, Erzählungen, Seiten: 388, Informationen: Paperback, Gewicht: 441 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
As this science fiction classic opens, botanist Freeman Lowell (Bruce Dern) has spent three years abroad the space freighter Valley Forge preserving the only botanical specimens left on earth under huge Geodesic domes. When he receives orders to destroy the project and return home Lowell rebels and hijacks the freighter, killing his fellow crewmen, injuring himself, and plunging the craft into the gaseous rings of Saturn. From that moment on, he has only the trees, the gardens, and two Drone robots, Huey and Dewey, to keep him company on the loneliest adventure of all.
In the tradition of 2001 A Space Odyssey and Silent Running, this genre-bending photo and comics hybrid presents the final years of a mission to seed a planet in a distant constellation and the failings of both human and artificial psyches in the face of the vastness of space.