philoscifiz

Silent Running (1972) [#5 - spring 2021]

March 6, 2021

Matt and Dave feel some droid love with Huey, Dewey, and Louie aboard the Valley Forge at the rings of Saturn. This film explores the environmental fears of our time pushed into the future so we can see them with clarity. But is it really trees vs technology? Is it really Hannah Arendt’s Eichmann vs Adam in Eden? Or something far more complex and ambiguous? What is for sure, is the ecological, social, and personal trauma of Freeman Lowell.

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