Earth’s flora has perished and what is left is preserved in six gigantic domes, linked to a spaceship with a four-man crew. When orders are given to destroy the domes, astronaut Freeman Lowell – played by the extraordinary character actor Bruce Dern – refuses to comply, putting his life at risk. Like a Noah coming from the future of mankind, he takes on saving the honor and the beauty of a world struggling to achieve self-annihilation.
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- Direction: Douglas Trumbull
- Script: Deric Washburn, Michael Cimino, Steven Bochco
- Cinematography: Charles F. Wheeler
- Editing: Aaron Stell
- Sound: Charles Knight
- Music: Peter Schickele
- Actors: Bruce Dern, Cliff Potts, Ron Rifkin, Jesse Vint
- Production: : Universal Pictures, Trumbull/Gruskoff Productions
- Producers: Michael Gruskoff, Marty Hornstein, Douglas Trumbull
- Format: DCP
- Color: Color
- Production Country: USA
- Production Year: 1972
- Duration: 89'
- Contact: Park Circus
Images courtesy of Park Circus/Universal
Douglas Trumbull is an American director, special effects supervisor, and inventor. He has worked alongside Stanley Kubrick in the film 2001: A Space Odyssey, he contributed to the special effects of Steven Spielberg’s Close Encounters of The Third Kind, he was the visual effects supervisor in Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner, and also worked on the special effects of Terrence Malick’s Tree of Life. Trumbull has received the Gordon E. Sawyer honorary Academy Award for his technological innovation in the field of cinema. Cult sci-fi gem Silent Running, starring Bruce Dern, was his directorial debut.
1972 Silent Running