Silent Running

Silent Running

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

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
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