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Solaris [1972]

“You want to destroy that which we are presently incapable of understanding? Forgive me but am not advocate of knowledge at any price.”

I’ve been meaning to watch Solaris (1972) (#40) for some time but was told by many that it is heavy going. But actually it’s just quite slow.

.. &the absence of much of a sound landscape makes the film feel unusual, esp when compared to other sci fi films about space & isolation.

I don’t know. That was probably intentional. I imagine it’s quite quiet in space, right? It did give good insight into scientists lives.

Specifically the life you leave behind.. And I really liked the end. But I think other sci fi films have done space/isolation/madness better

(to my own liking, at least). Overall. I can see why it got cult status. But I didn’t personally enjoy it.

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