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  Solaris (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Solaris (Russian title in Cyrillic lettering: Солярис--English transliteration: "Solyaris") is a 1972 Russian film and is also a 2002 United States film.
Solaris is often cited as a Russian answer to 2001: A Space Odyssey, but this is actually untrue, since Tarkovsky had not seen 2001 before he made the film, and after he had himself referred to it as "cold and sterile".
The movie's trailer depicted a science fiction love story and may have raised expectations among potential filmgoers that were not met, so many viewers reportedly left confused and disappointed by the film.
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 Lee's Movie Info - Solaris Review
Solaris surrounds Chris’ emotional journey in remembering his wife when she was alive and how much he misses her today, but also what her current presence does to his state-of-mind.
Solaris is a rare example of when personal sympathy or even just memories from a similar time in your life can come back to mind and make you really ponder about what you should’ve done once, and where you might be today if that decision had gone the other way.
Solaris is a breathtaking journey into the topics of loss and regrets and the never-ending possibilities of what is to happen when one leaves the earth at the finale of their existence.
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 Movie Review: Solaris
The place is a planet called Solaris where scientists in an orbiting space station study the potential of available resources.
When a cryptic message is received from the man in charge of the Solaris project and security crews sent to check on the station crew don't return, Dr. Chris Kelvin (George Clooney) is tagged to make the trip.
The physics, of course, is terrible (though that's the case in many science fiction movies and I'm willing to excuse a lot of it under "poetic license").
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 Spirituality & Health: Movie Review: Solaris - Criterion Collection   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Solaris is based on a l961 sci-fi novel by the prolific Polish writer Stanislaw Lem, whom some critics have called a modern day H.G. Wells.
Born in 1921 and originally trained as a physician, the author is most interested in exploring the ramifications of science as a philosophy.
When the sea of Solaris materializes figures from the astronauts's past, they are forced to look at their personal lives from a different perspective.
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 Solaris Movie Review at Hollywood Video   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Director Steven Soderbergh does use the movie's laborious tempo (along with an ominous score) to build tension at times, and at other times the mood is downright hypnotic.
Included in the Solaris DVD is a rather dry commentary track by director Soderbergh and producer James Cameron (it is notably unusual to see a movie as subdued as this one come from James Cameron's hand).
Other movies that explore the theme of aliens taking on human form include l95l's landmark The Thing from Another World and its slam-bang l982 remake The Thing (directed by John Carpenter).
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 Blog, Jvstin Style: Movie Review Solaris Starring: George
The basic plot of the movie is difficult to discern from the commercials and advertisements, which seem to focus so strongly on the love story aspects of the movie that its other aspects are downplayed to the point of obfuscation.
The movie opens with watching the life of a man who is clearly in the pain of the loss of his wife.
Solaris asks a lot of questions and does not hesitate to let the audience argue about them on the way out of the theater rather than answering them all itself.
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 Solaris Movie Review at Hollywood Video   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
And, in conclusion, Kris is not only affected by Solaris, but becomes the reciprocal catalyst for a change in that being's existence, as well.
The primary reason was the director's overemphasis on faith vs. science, and Kris' ties to Earth, both in the half-hour of additional terrestrial scenes that preceed the Solaris encounter, and in the highly developed — and quite dysfunctional — family relationships that Kris resolves, one by one, through his exchange with the cognizant planet.
Solaris is compelling and chilling from start to finish because the director offers a committed, intensely atmospheric vision that is jammed with symbolism and detail — it may be more spiritually oriented than Lem would have liked, but it is undeniably a commanding piece of filmmaking.
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 Solyaris (1972)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Plot Summary: The Solaris mission has established a base on a planet that appears to host some kind of intelligence...
We are drawn in, through hauntingly beautiful imagery, to the internal struggles of Kris Kelvin as he attempts to understand feelings of love for his suicided wife, who has been mysteriously resurrected, presumably as an attempt by Solaris to communicate, or torture.
Of course Solaris is probably the most original alien ever concocted, (no phone-homes here) and as must be, utterly enigmatic and beyond communication.
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 "Solaris" Movie Review by Kevin Carr - 7M Pictures
“Solaris” follows the disastrous route that modern science fiction writing has taken over the last 30 years, which has resulted in circulation of science fiction magazines to be at their lowest levels in publishing history.
In fact, the strongest science fiction element of the film is how “Solaris” devours an hour and a half of your life, but you end up feeling like you’ve aged a hundred years.
The advertising focuses on the dead wife almost exclusively, but you don’t even see her until well into the film, leading the audience to think, “What the heck is up with the dead wife?” When you’re finally introduced to her, you discover that she’s not all that exciting - or even nice.
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 Solaris article - Solaris solar Latin language Solaris Operating Environment Solaris (novel) - What-Means.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Solaris Bus and Coach, a producer of buses, trolleybuses and coaches from Poznan, Poland.
This is a disambiguation page; that is, one that points to other pages that might otherwise have the same name.
Solaris article - Solaris definition - what means Solaris
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 Solaris Movie Review Board   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
this movie is meant to cause the audiance to question such things as "what is real, how is reality based" which is similar to the popular movie "the matrix" if you dive deep enough.
A visually satisfying, emotionally compelling, and philosophically challenging movie, solaris is a gem for those who want something more than special effects and mindless action.
Solaris main theme is not the love story, it's main goal is to answer fundamental question's that ever human being ask at one time in there lives.
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 The Flick Filosopher | Solaris
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But Solaris, I told him, is a movie they can share, a science fiction movie for people who don't like science fiction, a movie to demonstrate that science fiction can really be about people, honestly.
Solaris is really science fantasy, as is most of what is labeled science fiction, and if that is what it takes to get your nongeek friend into the movies with you, call it that.
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 SOLARIS pix - Movie-List Forums
Solaris, somehow, presents him with a second chance at love - to change the course of a past relationship that has caused him overwhelming guilt and remorse.
Based on a short story by the Polish sci-fi writer and genius, Stanislaw Lem, Solaris is about a psychologist who is sent to a space station orbiting a water-dominated planet called Solaris to investigate the mysterious death of a doctor, as well as the mental problems plaguing the dwindling number of cosmonauts on the station.
The Solaris mission has established a base on a planet that appears to host some kind of intelligence, but the details are hazy and very secret.
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 Lee's Movie Info - Solaris Review
Solaris is much like a Philosophy class; it's slow moving and filled with so many scattered ideas that it would take months to sort through it all.
Solaris asks these questions and many more, but what is ultimately unsatisfying about it is that it leaves these questions open.
Apparently the crew of Solaris is going insane from some unknown force, possibly coming from the planet itself.
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 Movie Review: Solaris / Mountain Xpress / Asheville, NC
And as the movie plodded on, I gave some thought to a new storm door, where to put a lamp I bought, the merits of an artificial Christmas tree and whether to make the breadcrumbs for the Thanksgiving turkey on Wednesday night or Thursday morning.
Solaris gives you a lot of time to think about other things – like how many tiles are in the ceiling of the No. 6 auditorium at the Carmike.
In Solaris' favor, it does eschew many of the current trappings of the science-fiction film (except for picturing the Earth as a place where it's always raining).
www.mountainx.com /movies/s/solaris.php   (682 words)

 Amazon.com: DVD: Solaris (2002)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The movie, some might think is slow, there's no action, it's a head-tripper, and honestly, had I not read the book before and also seen the magnificent Tarkovsky original, I might not have followed what was going on.
The two of them discuss nearly every choice that was made in assembling the movie, from lighting and the use of post-production to CGI and whether to rehearse actors or not and dozens of technical tricks.
It may also be George Clooney's "ego movie," the one that never would have been made except that Clooney had made his pile of money and his box office reputation, and use those to push it through.
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 Box Office Mojo > Movie Review > Solaris
Based on the novel by Stanislaw Lem and Andrei Tarkovsky's 1972 sci-fi movie of the same name, Solaris begins in the future as psychologist Chris Kelvin (George Clooney) is summoned to a company's troubled spaceship to salvage the ship and its crew.
Solaris has its finer points, such as Cliff Martinez's haunting music, the best sci fi score since Gattaca, and much of the cinematography, which depicts life in space as a peaceful state cast in blue ice and the planet Solaris as an undulating, benevolent force of energy.
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 SOLARIS - Main Movie Page...CinemaReview.com....Movie Reviews, Movie Contents, Moviegoer Opinions and Much More!
These combined with the very slow story make this a movie only for those who are well rested (so you won't fall asleep) and who like to discuss a movie afterwards trying to figure out what the heck they just saw.
If your taste in movies tends to run close to that of critics then you will likely be one of the few that enjoys "Solaris." All others should probably select another movie.
Solaris, somehow, presents him with a second chance at love — to change the course of a past relationship that has caused him overwhelming guilt and remorse.
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 MOVIE - SOLARIS - Review Rating $$$$$ $$$ (OUT OF 10)
Solaris, based on the novel by Stanislaw Lem, is that rare movie that challenges the viewer to contemplate the very nature of our existence.
Solaris refuses to tell you what to think but asks that you do.
Solaris is a wondrous journey I recommend you consider taking.
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 MMI Movie Review: Solaris
The problem with "Solaris" is that it never quite warrants the long, unexplained journey to get there.
Space is not the star of "Solaris." A strange planet where the unexplainable happens is just one of many devices for pursuing metaphors and avoiding rules.
George Clooney is the star of "Solaris," and rumors that he appears naked prove to be true.
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 Solaris film movie trailer review at The Z Review
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.
So if all they are doing is using Solaris as a base point and then making their own entirely new movie then we might have a big hit in the making.
www.thezreview.co.uk /comingsoon/s/solaris.htm   (1013 words)

 Laramie Movie Scope: Solaris
It turns out that people at the Solaris outpost have gone crazy because people from their dreams have come to life and are haunting them.
He and Clooney have the clout to get a movie like this made, even though it will probably lose money because it is not an entertainment product.
In fact, Soderbergh's desire to make this movie may have been what prompted him to make "Ocean's 11." The success of "Ocean's 11" gave him the clout to make this movie.
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 A Movie Parable: Solaris
His new film, Solaris, is clearly not made with the intent of appealing to the commercial masses.
There are no scientific explanations for the strange happenings on Solaris, perhaps because Soderbergh is more concerned with the emotional reactions to the events rather than the events themselves.
A Dylan Thomas poem is predominantly quoted throughout Solaris: "Though lovers be lost love shall not; And death shall have no dominion." The strength in that sentiment lies in the fact that it is borrowed from scripture.
www.christiancritic.com /mov2002/solaris.asp   (602 words)

 Solaris - Zap2it.com - Movie Reviews, Theaters, Trailers, Times and More
Psychologist Dr. Chris Kelvin (George Clooney) is sent to investigate the unexplained behavior of key scientists on a space station orbiting the planet Solaris.
Along with the ship's captain, Gordon (Viola Davis), and crewmember Snow (Jeremy Davies), Kelvin tries to uncover the secret of Solaris and to battle his past.
The MPAA wants to give the film an R rating but fearing a loss in revenue, 20th Century Fox is fighting for a PG-13.
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 Flipside Movie Emporium: Solaris Movie Review
He receives a summons to a research station orbiting Solaris -- a planet-sized being in the depths of outer space.
And the appearance of the alien phantoms -- apparently created by Solaris in response to the human presence -- releases a plethora of fears and desires.
It retains the core essence (Solaris is more about moods and feelings than concrete expression), but still leaves nooks and crannies unfulfilled.
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 Solaris movie Review at The Z Review UK movie review
I love science fiction and I was very excited to hear that an intelligent and thought-provoking director like Steven Soderbergh was going to tackle outer space with the man who spawned the Terminator, James Cameron.
The original was dubbed "the Russian 2001" and found a cosmonaut getting reacquainted with his long dead wife while orbiting the planet Solaris.
This site has no intention to infringe on the rights of the film owners of Solaris and intellectual copyright holders of the movies mentioned herein and hold copyright over the movie, characters, merchandise and storyline.
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 Solaris (2002)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
While I was gone, my husband watched the first half of "Solaris" and turned it off - twice.
I started "Solaris." Unlike my husband, I was hooked from the start, and thoroughly enjoyed being reeled in.
I remember hearing about the original "Solaris," which came out the year I started high school, but I never saw it.
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 Solaris: Operating Environment or Motion Picture?
In the plot of the movie, George Clooney is given the perilous task of saving a space expedition by studying the mysteries of the planet Solaris - well, what other name would they have chosen for such mission critical activity?
Solaris the movie is a story of love, redemption and second chances...
On December 4th, Sun gathered a group of media and analysts close to the company for a private screening of the movie to determine the real reason "Solaris" is worth watching...
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 Wired News: Solaris: A New Dawn for Sci-Fi?
Once there, he discovers that the nearby planet Solaris exerts a powerful influence on the crew.
Among the less hopeful sci-fi buffs is James O'Ehley, whose runs the Sci-Fi Movie Page.
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Aboard a lonely space station orbiting a mysterious planet, terrified crew members are experiencing a host of strange phenomena, including eerie visitors who seem all too human.
And when psychologist Chris Kelvin (Clooney) arrives to investigate, he confronts a power beyond imagining that could hold the key to mankind's deepest dreams??`or darkest nightmares.
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