over 4 years
Space hippy and his robots. I only made it half way.
Singing may be 2much but the worth of nature questons r still poignant
almost 7 years
More than hippie pandering, it admits more complexity & nihilism than is given credit for
over 7 years
70's classic with sappy Joan Baez music & Bruce typecast as an astro-hippy gardener
almost 8 years
Wall-E's precursor. A quiet, cautionary tale of environmental peril w/ an endearing robot.
Silent Running is a 1972 environmentally themed science fiction film starring Bruce Dern and directed by Douglas Trumbull, who had previously worked as a special effects supervisor on such science fiction films as 2001: A Space Odyssey and The Andromeda Strain.
Silent Running depicts a future in which all plant life on Earth has been made extinct. Only a few specimens have been preserved in enormous, greenhouse-like geodesic domes attached to a fleet of American Airlines space freighters, just outside the orbit of Saturn. Freeman Lowell (Bruce Dern), one of four crewmen aboard the Valley Forge, is the resident botanist and ecologist who preserves the forests for their eventual return to Earth and the reforestation of the planet. Lowell spends most of his time in the forests, cultivating the plant and animal life.
When orders come from Earth to jettison and destroy the domes (with nuclear charges) and return the freighters to commercial service, Lowell rebels and opts instead to save...