EPISODE 05 : SILENT RUNNING (1972)

Matt and Dave feel some droid love with Huey, Dewey, and Louie aboard the Valley Forge at the rings of Saturn. This film explores the environmental fears of our time pushed into the future so we can see them with clarity. But is it really trees vs technology? Is it really Hannah Arendt’s Eichmann vs Adam in Eden? Or something far more complex and ambiguous? What is for sure, is the ecological, social, and personal trauma of Freeman Lowell.

Released 6 March 2021 | 27 mins

SEASON 1 : WINTER 2021 > EPISODE 5 : SILENT RUNNING (1972)



EPISODE 5 TRAILER

DEEPER DIVES AND CONTINGENT TANGENTS?
> For more on philosopher Hannah Arendt, check out this article on the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (IEP).
> For an overview of geodesic domes and the Eden project see ‘Architecture at Eden‘.
We also talked a bit about the rise and fall of the United Artists film company… here are three articles that tell the tale: ‘The studio that challenged and revolutionised Hollywood’; ‘10 stories of excess from the production of Heaven’s Gate’; and ‘The fall of United Artists – Heaven’s Gate: From Hollywood disaster to masterpiece’.

ERRATA
> The camera doesn’t ‘pan back’ Dave… it ‘tracks back’. Back to film skool, for heavens gate sake!
> Matt doesn’t think there are any others as long as those sets of the plants really are what he thought they were, and that the crew really were wearing corduroy.
No doubt we have made some more errors, blunders, and boo-boos we left in the edit this episode… if you spot any, let us know!


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