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Saint_in_London
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Here is another film I like but is rarely heard of these days, maybe because its so old. It used to be on TV in the UK in the early 80s quite abit, maybe trying to get some viewers of the back of the Star Wars success as it also has cute robots and spaceships (not in the same league as Star Wars in terms of effects, but it has its own qualities). Its the way I used to see it back then, but when watch as an adult its a lot different and more serious. Its also quite a sad film, dont worry Im not going to ruin it for you if you havent seen it but Id definitely recommend you to check it out, its not an exciting film but interesting plot and getting more interesting with the way the world seem to be going.

Bruce Derns acting in this really is of the highest quality.

I think one of the Robots may have appeared in Star Wars?? Was he the one getting his feet branded in that huge transporter thing??


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067756/

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Folk songs and tragedy in space. It's enough to make anyone cry.

File under '70's socio-political sci-fi' with 'Logan's Run' and 'Soylent Green'.

Man... Star Wars changed everything.

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i love silent running. i totally have it. little known fact, joel hodgson, host of that show mst3k where the puppets make fun of bad movies, says that silent running was one of his inspirations for the show. because, you know, the whole bachelor in space bonding with the robot thing.

yeah, star wars DID totally change everything but i think there were still a few cool political sci-fi movies after that. the remake of invasion of the body snatchers, for instance, which i also love. but after star wars sci-fi definitely did get to be a lot more about the eye candy.

i'm new, by the way. hi.

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Hi Tia,

It's cool to hear there are other Silent Running fans out there. I also have it on VHS now. Theres some cool trivia on the link to IMDB if you have not already seen it, tells you the names of the extra ships that you never see and some stuff about the Valley Forge itself.

Welcome to Rewind by the way, I'm sure you will like it here.

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how about thx 1138? ever see that one, good political sci fi movie from around the same time. hard to believe the director went on to do star wars...
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Rollerball is another in the same category.

James Caan's best 70s performance post-Godfather IMO. Very interesting concept, terrific film.

And yes I agree Silent Running was pure quality.

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