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Friday, August 10, 2007
'Solaris' (FILM) Like our planet, the planet in Tarkovsky's Solaris thinks. But its thoughts are produced by a sea that covers its surface, instead of primates with large brains. The sea's thinking affects human thinking. It acts on the human brain in much the same way a hallucinogen acts on neural receptors. The astronauts begin seeing the dead, seeing women floating above their beds. Solaris is science fiction in the condition of music. (Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave, 267-5380. 6 and 9:15 pm, $5—$8.50.) CHARLES MUDEDE
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Or you can see the free film (suggested $5 donation) at the South Lake Union festival tonight. plus they have Smoosh, Kings of Hawaii, and other cool music starting at 4pm

Posted by Will in Seattle | August 10, 2007 11:23 AM

Andrei's was wayyyy better than Soderbergh's. BUT: Soderbergh's has one of the best scores conceived by man. Cliff Martinez FTW!

Posted by Mr. Poe | August 10, 2007 11:24 AM

"The free film"
WTF is "The free film"
My guess is "The free film" is more likely "the free video"
Solaris... 35mm.... nothing better at all

Posted by yahoo | August 10, 2007 11:51 AM

George Clooney's ass. That's all. George Clooney's ass.

Posted by monkey | August 10, 2007 12:21 PM

The original was incredibly long and incredbly slow. It was based on a book by Stanislov Lem, which was much more a treatise on the Russian spirit in the mode of Eco, than it was a sci-fi novel. I say save your money and watch 2001 again.

Chances are you;ll fall asleep.

Although the Soviet film sets and props are kinda neat in a kitchy way.

Posted by ecce homo | August 10, 2007 2:01 PM

read the book. it was good when i was a stoner high school student.

Posted by maxsolomon | August 10, 2007 2:44 PM

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