Monday, September 29, 2003

On Soderbergh's Solaris

While I'm killing time, I'll mention that I recently rented S. Soderbergh's adaptation of Solaris through my GreenCine account. And: it's fantastic. Ironically, Soderbergh got a big science fiction picture budget and used it to make an exceedingly tight, reflective character drama reminiscent of his breakout picture, Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1987).

It also uses, to powerful effect, one of the great Dylan Thomas poems. Now I want to run out and buy a book of Thomas poetry.

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