Thursday's best TV: Born to Kill; Mind Over
The GuardianThursday's best TV: Born to Kill; Mind Over MarathonThe GuardianBased on the novel by Polish author Stanislaw Lem, this cult sci-fi movie was considered the Soviet riposte to 2001: A Space Odyssey. It certainly matches the cerebral scheme of Kubrick's film, although it lacks the visual pyrotechnics. Cosmonaut ...and more »
Posted on 20 April 2017 | 8:48 am
Yuri's Night honors first man in space Yuri
cleveland.comYuri's Night honors first man in space Yuri Gagarin (photos)cleveland.comEither way, the idea of traveling into space and drifting without gravity amid the stars became an important conceit that was echoed in "Solaris." The 1961 book by Polish writer Stanislaw Lem was turned into a classic film by Russian director Andrei ...
Posted on 7 April 2017 | 10:14 am
The Mountains of Parnassus: Czeslaw Milosz's
Spectator.co.ukThe Mountains of Parnassus: Czeslaw Milosz's curious sci-fi experimentSpectator.co.ukThat book had, however, science fiction elements in its discussion of the 'Murti-Bing pill' — which reconciled the vanquished to their conquerors (lifted from Insatiability, a utopian novel by Stanislaw Witkiewicz, published in 1930) — and the ...
Posted on 5 April 2017 | 8:10 pm
DVD Review: Solaris - CineVue
CineVueDVD Review: SolarisCineVueArguably the first science film to use the cosmos as a metaphor for psychological inner-space, Tarkovsky's adaptation of Stanislaw Lem's novel was remade in 2002 by Steven Soderbergh, but the influence of its depiction of trauma and loss is felt much ...
Posted on 3 April 2017 | 6:23 am
The Criterion Collection: Solaris Blu-ray
Entertainment FocusThe Criterion Collection: Solaris Blu-ray reviewEntertainment FocusAndrei Tarkovsky's extraordinary adaptation of Stanislaw Lem's novel Solaris is quite rightly heralded as one of the greatest science-fiction films of all time. Languidly paced, heavily imbued with religious and mystical symbolism, and meditating on ...
Posted on 31 March 2017 | 10:24 am
Watch: Video Essay Details How Andrei
Surely, Tarkovsky adapted Stanislaw Lem’s novel for a number of different reasons, but the video essay below demonstrates the many ways “Solaris” acts as almost a conscious reaction against the Kubrick film.
Posted on 11 August 2015 | 8:25 am
Explore space and humanity with a video
And so Tarkovsky adapted Stanislaw Lem’s book Solaris about a sentient planet that communicates with cosmonauts on a space station to the screen. There are many recurring themes and elements that run throughout the film, and now they are examined in an ...
Posted on 10 August 2015 | 3:23 am
The Best Science Fiction Books, According To
We've all seen lists of the worst science fiction books and movies ... SETI's Seth Shostak names Stanislaw Lem's story "Golem XIV," which is "my go-to reference when anyone asks me, 'What will the aliens be like?' No, they're not short, hairless, gray ...
Posted on 15 August 2014 | 3:05 pm
eBook Deal: Stanislaw Lem’s ‘Solaris’
Part of today’s Kindle ebook daily deal over at Amazon today is Stanislaw Lem‘s popular science fiction novel Solaris for only $.99 (that’s 92% off the regular price of $13). If you’d like to purchase a physical copy of Solaris, the book is also ...
Posted on 9 April 2014 | 12:35 am
26 Books that have Been Adapted into Movies
The story is a loose adaptation of Stanislaw Lem's "The Futurological Congress," a 1971 black humour science fiction detailing the exploits of the hero of a number of his books, Ijon Tichy, as he visits the Eighth World Futurological Congress at the Costa ...
Posted on 3 January 2013 | 1:36 am