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An avid, near-lifelong fan, Mark Kermode would seem to be the perfect choice for writing a BFI Film Classics monograph on Douglas Trumbull's environmentally conscious science-fiction film Silent Running (1971)... A fascinating account... Here Kermode's obsession with the film (he has collected Silent Running memorabilia for 40 years) serves him well' - Barry Keith Grant, Sight & Sound 'Kermode's elegiac introduction defines what makes a cult movie as well as nailing down the appeal of this counter-culture classic. Extracts from an exclusive interview with director Douglas Trumbull and Kermode's perceptive observations make this an invaluable companion for fans of the film.' - Good Book Guide

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MARK KERMODE is a writer and broadcaster. He is chief film critic for The Observer, and co-presenter of Kermode and Mayo's Film Review on BBC Radio 5 and The Film Review on the BBC News channel. He is the author of several books including Hatchet Job, It's Only a Movie, and The Good, the Bad & the Multiplex, and has written two BFI Modern Classics volumes on The Exorcist and The Shawshank Redemption. His television documentaries include On the Edge of Blade Runner, Alien: Evolution and Hell on Earth: The Desecration and Resurrection of Ken Russell's The Devils.

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An avid, near-lifelong fan, Mark Kermode would seem to be the perfect choice for writing a BFI Film Classics monograph on Douglas Trumbull's environmentally conscious science-fiction film Silent Running (1971)... A fascinating account... Here Kermode's obsession with the film (he has collected Silent Running memorabilia for 40 years) serves him well -- Sight& Sound * Barry Keith Grant *
Kermode's elegiac introduction defines what makes a cult movie as well as nailing down the appeal of this counter-culture classic. Extracts from an exclusive interview with director Douglas Trumbull and Kermode's perceptive observations make this an invaluable companion for fans of the film. -- Good Book Guide

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