Silent Running (1971)

Silent_running

Silent Running (1971)

Starring:  Bruce Dern, Cliff Potts, Ron Rifkin

Directed By:  Douglas Trumbull

Link to Trailer:  [youtube]

The Plot:  In a future where all flora is extinct on Earth, an astronaut is given orders to destroy the last of Earth’s botany, kept in a greenhouse aboard a spacecraft.

Comments:  Another Bruce Dern movie that came out at the same time as The Incredible 2-Headed Transplant. This one seemed more believable than your average 70s sci-fi film. The effects are very, very good. Douglas Trumbull designed the effects for 2001 A Space Odyssey before directing this movie.

Links:  [imdb] [wikipedia] [rotten tomatoes] [roger ebert] [sci-fi movie page]

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About J. Clampett

This is basically a timeline of films I have seen recently, and what I thought about them.
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One Response to Silent Running (1971)

  1. Joachim Boaz says:

    I wanted desperately to like this one… But, I thought ultimately it looked nice but had no substance.

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