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  • Writer's pictureMichael Field

Forgotten Cinema - Silent Running

On this episode the Mikes visit hippie space!!!! That's right, it's time for the 1972 sci fi film, Silent Running; starring Bruce Dern and directed by visual effects legend, Douglas Trumbull.

This episode of Forgotten Cinema Season 5: Audience Choice is brought to us by Butler's mommy! Thanks Ma!

Listen in as Field and Butler discuss the influences Silent Running has had on countless films and filmmakers; from Alien to Battlestar Galactica and even a galaxy far far away.... The Mikes also discuss Bruce Dern's character, the themes in the film and whether or not we are supposed to root for any of the characters. And of course they cover Huey, Dewey, Lewy, and those far out songs by Joan Baez.

Thanks again to Mike's mom, Barbara Butler for suggesting this film to us!

So grab your popcorn and soda, please notice the exits at the front and rear of the auditorium, and settle down for Forgotten Cinema

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