Actors: George Clooney, Natascha McElhone, Jeremy Davies, Viola Davis
|Review Summary and Plot Commentary about Solaris (2002)|
|Most of the crew of a space station in orbit above the distant planet Solaris have disappeared under mysterious circumstances. The survivors are plagued by strange phenomena, including eerie visitors who seem perfectly human and familiar to them. Psychologist Chris Kelvin (Clooney), burdened by the suicide of his young and beloved wife Rheya, is sent to the station to investigate and try to bring back the survivors, but he also gets snared in the strange happenings. He meets Rheya aboard the station, alive and in the flesh, with all their shared memories intact, and the experience is both beautiful and terrifying. Steven Soderbergh wrote and directed this slow remake of the 1972 Tarkovsky classic -- both based on the book by Stanislaw Lem.
--David Loftus, Resident Scholar
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|Analysis of Solaris (2002)|
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Composition of Movie
Actual chase scenes or violence - 10%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzle - 50%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
**Fantasy or Science Fiction?**
- science fiction story
- exploring a wondrous planet or phenomenon
- (man) short/medium straight
- average (man)
Events of movie makes character more...
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor?
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
Secondary Main Character
- An "It".
- brunette (Brown)
- (woman) long straight
- average (female)
How much in movie?
- a fight for survival
- a space station
Planet outside our solar system?
Takes place in spaceship?
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Tone of movie
Sex/nudity in movie?
What kind of sex:
- actual description of sex
- seeing nude male butt
- Occasional swearing
Kinds of F/X
- exotic spaceships
Is this movie based on a
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