Saturday, December 19, 2009


This remake by Steven Soderbergh crystalizes the essence the narrative of Stanislaw Lem's novel, emphasizing the emotional/ romantic aspects of it.

The original film adaptation by the legendary Alexander Tarkovsky must not be missed. The visuals of this film are both haunting and surreal. Without using any special effects, somehow Tarkovsky creates some of the most gorgeous and inscrutable images, that seem out of this world, yet are not. The other-worldly images are acheived just simply through photography, lighting, and mise-en-scene.

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