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  Solaris (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Stanisław Lem, the novelist, disliked the film precisely because of the director's snobbery.
Some film guides, such as Time Out, have falsely claimed Solaris to be a socialist answer to 2001, but this is demonstrably not so, since the film's uncertainty about life and the future is in direct conflict with the Marxist idea of a mechanistic theory of history and humanity, and with the Soviet government's prognostications.
This version of Solaris is a slow, meditative psychodrama set almost entirely on a space station; a major divergence from the novel and the Tarkovsky version is the fact that Kelvin never journeys to the surface of Solaris (in fact, the planet appears to be a star, rather than an ocean world).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Solaris_(movie)   (955 words)

  
 Andrei Tarkovsky
Filmed in stark fl and white (excluding the epilogue), and using long shots and fluid tracking, Andrei Rublev is a visual and cerebral journey: a thematically adaptive interpretation of Rublev's life, a conduit into the bleak existence of medieval Russia, a meditation on the search for the spiritual and artistic light.
The Solaris program is at a crossroads, and psychologist Dr. Kris Kelvin (Donatas Banionis) has been assigned to visit the crew, report on their mental health, and recommend a course of action to the agency.
This results in a film that is thematically cyclical, reflecting the narrator's pattern of alienation and emotional isolation.
www.filmref.com /directors/dirpages/tarkovsky.html   (2569 words)

  
 Solaris (novel) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Solaris is a science fiction novel by Stanisław Lem, published in Warsaw in 1961.
It was adapted into to a Russian film in 1972 and a American film in 2002.
The alien mind of Solaris is so inconceivably different from human consciousness that all attempts at communication are doomed (the "alienness" of aliens is one of Lem's favourite themes; he is scornful about portrayals of aliens as implausibly humanoid).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Solaris_(novel)   (613 words)

  
 Film Review: Solaris   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Solaris is often referred to as Tarkovsky's response to Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Solaris, unlike 2001, is only slightly concerned with narrative progression, or satisfaction, and the first function of its visuals is not to please the eye.
They went too far: it is not just that Solaris does justice to the intellectual potential of sci-fi but not to the narrative or entertainment potential - that is clear from the comparison with 2001 - but that its slothfulness diminishes the intellectual potential.
www.iofilm.co.uk /fm/s/solaris_1972.shtml   (938 words)

  
 Solaris (film): Tutte le informazioni su Solaris (film) su Encyclopedia.it   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Solaris (film): Tutte le informazioni su Solaris (film) su Encyclopedia.it
Solaris è un celebre film di fantascienza del 1972 del regista sovietico Andrei Tarkovski, tratto dal romanzo omonimo di Stanislaw Lem.
Questo film enigmatico vuole essere principalmente un'opera introspettiva più che un film di fantascienza.
www.encyclopedia.it /s/so/solaris_film.html   (228 words)

  
 Solaris (2002)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
This may make the film a tough slog for modern day audiences who have been conditioned to be jolted out of their seats every five minutes while watching films of this genre.
Clooney does a beautiful job conveying the inner struggle between the grieving husband who wants to reconnect emotionally with this strangely familiar woman whom he had thought forever lost to him and the rationalistic scientist who suspects that both she and their relationship are illusory and ephemeral.
Natascha McElhone brings an ethereal beauty to the role of the dead wife, and we are moved by her own confusion as to whether she is really this woman Rheya or merely some fabrication usurping the memories and feelings of someone long gone from the scene.
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 Solaris (2002): Reviews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Soderbergh's film is probably not the equal of either Tarkovsky's 1972 predecessor or the memorably Byzantine prose of Lem's novel, but in the end, almost despite himself, this able craftsman has made a brave and lovely companion piece to both of them.
This is a film as elegantly directed as any by Kubrick, one which is superbly acted and brilliantly scored, as spellbinding a work of cinema as we're likely to see for some time.
The film's use of flashback is also exceedingly effective at displaying what most people percieve as reality as nothing but a memory and a dream and what anyone who consider to be absurd beyond all reasoning (Kris's enduring love for his wife) closer to reality than anything else.
www.metacritic.com /video/titles/solaris   (1780 words)

  
 The Film Journal...Passionate and informed film criticism from an auteurist perspective.
Solaris' atmosphere, its purple and pink rays, is visually explored, coming very close to what Lem's depiction of Solaris in the novel.
While the film purists argue that the medium is still more sensitive, with higher contrast, the same can be said for the digital media, since it claims to have the ability to 'mimic' the film effect or sensitivity.
In Solaris' film adaptations, the trace resides not only in the signature of that one who claims a literary work and adapts it to the screen, but also in the ghost, the remnants, of the 'original' writer and story.
www.thefilmjournal.com /issue9/adaptation.html   (4359 words)

  
 Film Review: Solaris
The central story of a space shrink sent to investigate why the occupants of a space station have all gone loco is common to both versions, as is the planet, called Solaris, and its penchant for bringing to life the crew's memories and/or dreams and/or nightmares.
Where Solaris differs from these films, however, is that the central character happens to have been in love with the planet's creation, further complicated by the fact that this love committed suicide some years earlier.
Soderbergh's film makes one major change to the Solaris book of rules which allows a new twist to be added but also rules out two of the original film's set pieces.
www.iofilm.co.uk /fm/s/solaris_2002.shtml   (557 words)

  
 126 Instamatic film in the Frugal Photographer catalog
Solaris 126 film is rated ISO 200, and is particularly well suited to high-quality photography using sophisticated cameras like the Kodak Instamatic Reflex, Instamatic X-90, and Instamatic 500, the Voigtländer Bessa, Rollei A26 and the Minolta Autopak cameras, Ricoh and Konica rangefinder cameras, and the Yashica Ez-Matic and Ez-Matic Electronic.
The 126 film cartridge was introduced by Kodak as the "Kodapak" in 1963, along with a set of "Instamatic" cameras to use it with.
Ferrania films are second to none in color fidelity, contrast and saturation, and in having inconspicuous grain.
www.frugalphotographer.com /cat126.htm   (1616 words)

  
 Solaris (1972) - A Review by David Nusair
Solaris is one of those classics that virtually every critic will assure you is amazing, but when you get right down to it, the film's nothing but a pretentious mess.
And since he's the focus of the film, we're expected to follow him around for close to three hours (an interminable running time that's exacerbated by Tarkovsky's laid-back directorial style).
And, of course, there's the storyline - featuring the mysterious Solaris and the supernatural effect is seems to have on people - which is undeniably quite intriguing, but rendered frustratingly obtuse by Tarkovsky's heavy-handed style.
www.reelfilm.com /solyaris.htm   (537 words)

  
 [ Nostalghia.com | The Topics :: Tarkovsky on Solaris ]
The film has made on me an impression of something artificial, it was as if I have found myself in a museum where they demonstrate the newest technological achievements.
After all Kris decides to stay on Solaris because this is what is demanded by his calling as a scientist, by the debt he owes to those who entrusted him with the project's supervision.
What we get in the film is only how this abominable Kelvin has driven poor Harey to suicide and then he has pangs of conscience which are amplified by her appearance; a strange and incomprehensible appearance.
www.ucalgary.ca /~tstronds/nostalghia.com/TheTopics/On_Solaris.html   (1852 words)

  
 Study Guide for Stanislaw Lem: Solaris (1961)
The ability of Solaris to control its own orbit anticipates some of the wilder fantasies built on the "Gaia hypothesis," according to which Earth has the ability to maintain conditions favorable to life.
Solaris' ability to remodel the instruments created to study it resembles quantum physics' uncertainty principle: studying subatomic particles affects their behavior in ways that make it impossible to separate the observer from the observation.
Although they are not accessible directly, their presence is revealed in a distorted form in dreams and as a powerful distorting force which can cause involuntary mistakes in speech ("Freudian slips"), and neurotic obsessions and illnesses of various kinds.
www.wsu.edu:8080 /~brians/science_fiction/solaris.html   (2519 words)

  
 SOLARIS FILM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Midsouth is proud to announce that it has obtained the Solaris film family for distribution in Southern Africa.
Solaris is a modern film, supplied in a full range of sizes including 110, 126 and 35mm in addition to being manufactured in ISO ratings from ISO100 to ISO800.
Solaris is a quality European product, manufactured by a company with a long history of film manufacture stretching back to 1912.
home.intekom.com /midsouth/solaris.htm   (160 words)

  
 The Underview and 2001: Andre Tarkovsky's Solaris   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Solaris was billed in the west as "Russia's answer to 2001", which while useful in gaining an audience may have been a mistake in the same way as 2010 being marketed as the "solution" to 2001.
Solaris addresses full- on the implications hinted at, but not explicitly confirmed, in 2001: that an alien life force is able to conjure a physically- tangible environment from Dave's unspoken thoughts.
Solaris, released in 1972, was the third of the 7 feature films directed by Andrey Tarkovsky between 1962 (Ivan's Childhood) and 1985 (Sacrifice).
www.underview.com /2001/solaris.html   (6470 words)

  
 MovieMartyr.com - Solaris
The film is filled with more incident and overt action than many of his films, but in comparison to most other movies, it might appear slow.
The film’s first half gains a great deal of resonance only once we understand the greater goals of the work, so it might be a rough viewing experience for some who aren't patient.
While the film’s few characters are easily identifiable as archetypes, and while they are aware of their differences, what they actually say often only conveys the most surface-level ramifications of the events on display.
www.moviemartyr.com /1972/solaris.htm   (786 words)

  
 Solaris - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Solaris (DC comics), a supervillain in the DC Universe
Solaris Bus and Coach, a producer of buses, trolleybuses and coaches from Poznan, Poland
Solaris (society), name of the cabinet of the Medical Society of the Hong Kong University Student Union in 2006
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 KDHX Film Review - Solaris   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Solaris is the latest and most mesmerizing work from director Steven Soderbergh of sex, lies and videotape, Erin Brockovich, and Traffic.
Soderbergh's Solaris borrows inspiration from the 1961 novel by Stanislaw Lem and the Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky's 1972 film.
This is the second film this week about which I must say it is both artistically superb and narratively engrossing.
www.kdhx.org /reviews/solaris.html   (312 words)

  
 Solaris - specializing in protective window film for home or office - About Us   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Solaris specializes in providing your home with window film, a protective barrier for your windows allowing in just the right amount of light to maintain a comfortable interior environment.
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 Amazon.co.uk: Solaris [2003]: DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Solaris is a remake of Andrei Tarkovsky's Russian film (often called the "Soviet 2001"), itself an adaptation of the Polish Stanislaw Lem's novel, and is anything but a typical American science fiction film.
It may be too interior a film for mainstream audiences, though at a clipped hour-and-a-half it isn't as hard going for non-devotees as the three-hour Tarkovsky version, but there is a lot of real meat here none the less.
Solaris is one of the few modern films that stayed with me after I first watched it...
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B00006FMGO   (739 words)

  
 How To Kill A Judge
Solaris refuses to back down or re-edit the movie, swearing that he can prove what he states happens in the movie and is willing to risk jail time stating that the scandal around the case would harm Traini far more than it would him.
Solaris sets out to investigate who shot the judge and, just as importantly, why they did it but his ties in the criminal underworld know nothing and it would seem that maybe the mafia isn’t as heavily involved here as he first thought.
Solaris risks getting himself into hot water not only with the mobsters but also the local police but he won’t let that deter him from finding the real killer and bringing him to justice.
www.dvdmaniacs.net /Reviews/E-H/how_to_kill_a_judge.html   (864 words)

  
 Solaris film movie trailer review at The Z Review
So Solaris in a sense sets the stage for a playing out of this relationship beyond her death, which is a pretty dramatic conceit".
Solaris is the movie that George Clooney and Steven Soderbergh are planning to team up on after Ocean's Eleven.
Solaris was originally directed by Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky, and was somewhat of a critic's fave but enjoyed as a movie by hardly anyone due to its dreary nature and dull as dishwater pace.
www.thezreview.co.uk /comingsoon/s/solaris.htm   (1013 words)

  
 The Criterion Collection: Solaris
When cosmonaut and psychologist Kris Kelvin is sent to investigate, he experiences the strange phenomena that afflict the Solaris crew, sending him on a voyage into the darkest recesses of his own consciousness.
In Solaris, legendary Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky creates a brilliantly original science fiction epic that challenges our preconceived notions of love, truth, and humanity itself.
Solaris is presented in its original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1.
www.criterionco.com /asp/release.asp?id=164   (157 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Solaris (2002) (2002) : Video   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Solaris is proof, like Gattaca, that science fiction movies do not need an overabundance of flashy special effects and futuristic gadgets to be science fiction.
Much shorter than the Russian filmed version, both based on the Stanislaw Lew movel, Solaris is a overlooked gem of a movie that ruthlessly explores the problem that arises.
Solaris, which only took in $15 million at the US Box office in 2002 (after costing 4 times that to make) seems to fit this mold.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00009MEJU?v=glance   (2464 words)

  
 Solaris
Loosely based on the well-known novel by Stanislaw Lem (and remade by Steven Soderbergh), the film begins with the countryside reverie of scientist Chris Kelvin (Donatas Banionis), a scientist sent to investigate the strange occurrences plaguing the Solaris mission.
As with other Tarkovsky films, Solaris is deliberately paced from start to finish, driven more by its heady atmosphere and delicate visuals than the demands of a typical linear plot.
Long unavailable on video in the U.S., Solaris received a long overdue theatrical reissue in its complete form during the 1980s and was issued on VHS and (in a more accurately letterboxed rendition) on laserdisc by Fox Lorber.
www.mondo-digital.com /solaris.html   (805 words)

  
 Solaris - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Solaris   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Solaris started as a version of Unix licensed from AT&T, but Sun bought out the licence from a later owner, and no longer pays royalties on sales.
Although most commonly found on Sun workstations and servers, versions have been made available for the Intel 80486 and later processors.
This information should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Solaris   (100 words)

  
 solaris - film reviews for zone-sf.com
What Solaris most resembles is one of those conversations about the meaning of life that you have at two in the morning after a bottle or two of wine - but rendered into a stark, beautiful dreamscape that only really comes into focus long after the film has ended.
Adjustment has to be made to the film's slow pace (not for nothing has it been compared to 2001: A Space Odyssey, for both its pace as well as its conceptual ambitiousness), but images - water, especially - stick in the mind and accumulate considerable power as the film goes on.
Solaris is part of the Russian Cinema Council's (Ruscico) project to release 120 of its country's classic films on DVD.
www.zone-sf.com /solaris.html   (735 words)

  
 Solaris film review
Solaris is an update of the 1972 Russian film by Andrei Tarkovsky, based on the book by Stanislaw Lem.
Set in the dark and claustrophobic confines of a spaceship circling the planet Solaris, the film is a metaphysical contemplation on beliefs, love and death.
Solaris provides few glimpses of the European cinematic sensibility that Soderbergh was striving for, instead the film, like the spaceship, floats aimlessly, going nowhere and taking its time getting there.
www.tiscali.co.uk /entertainment/film/reviews/solaris.html   (526 words)

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