My Movies: Day 3

Silent Running, 1972

Directed byDouglas Trumbull
Produced byMichael GruskoffMarty HornsteinDouglas Trumbull
Written byDeric WashburnMichael CiminoSteven Bochco
StarringBruce Dern
Cliff Potts
Ron Rifkin
Jesse Vint
Music byPeter Schickele
CinematographyCharles F. Wheeler

Wikipedia | IMDB

Following yesterday’s gritty realism, today a far more gentle watch – though one with an ever-more important and relevant message.

Earth’s natural life teeters on the edge of existence. Specimen plants and some animals have been sent into space on ark ships intended to keep the specimens safe until conditions on Earth are suitable to restoring the biosphere. When the order is received to jettison the bio-domes that contain the plants, one man, unable to follow the order, goes rogue and hijacks his ship in order to maintain his specimens. He is ably assisted by three faithful robot companions, Huey, Dewey and Louie – probably the real stars of this film.

All does not progress well but I’m not posting any spoilers.

A bittersweet ending accompanied by the haunting tones of Joan Baez.

Silent Running is a very slow and thoughtful film. It would not do well if released today but I love it and so do many others. Highly recommended for watching if you are not familiar with it.

IMDB rates at a paltry 6.7. Pah, What do they know. Oi’ll give it 5 …. um… 8, at least. Have watched it many times and will watch again many times more.

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Here, there, everywhere – and nowhere at all

Here, there, everywhere – and nowhere at all

Where do all these yawning gaps come from? Aha – this time I have the answer – I have been busy updating Scattered Thoughts! After a couple of very long posts, time and energy were lacking for coming here to write and as little else had happened other than a shopping delivery or two, it seemed unimportant.Also spending far too much time at Facebook, which I am trying to give up but it keeps onContinue readingHere, there, everywhere – and nowhere at all

The Cold Light of Day

The Cold Light of Day

Nell’s excessive drinking and urination have ramped up considerably. Hence I was outside at a little past 2 am this morning, by which time the car was already covered in a sparkling frost. On the 6 am toilet run, the world was looking fairly well white all over (as viewed through the window from my bed, that is). When we first came house-hunting around here there was snow on the ground (apparently a once inContinue readingThe Cold Light of Day

Recent movements of the: Deux Escargots

October 29, 2020 at 12:12PM

It’s mass migration time! #livereportingfromtheroad #france #autumn2020 #thelockdowndash

October 29, 2020 at 10:24AM

An interesting morning. Up and at ’em we went to Intermarché to fuel up and to buy some food for when we arrive home. They were queuing outside the door for what appeared to be controlled entry. There were queues for fuel too. “We’re not that desperate” we said and set off for home. It… Continue reading October 29, 2020 at 10:24AM

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