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  • Silent Running (1972)

FP022: “The Simple Wonder of a Leaf...”

Arguably one of Bruce Dern’s finest moments on the screen, Douglas Trumbull’s enviro-cautionary fable still resonates today, more powerfully than more ham-fisted attempts such as The Day After Tomorrow. A simple film, where not much seems to happen, but it gets inside your head and travels around with you. In this heated episode of Filmically Perfect, host Niki Dakota declares her dislike for Silent Running, but learns the hard way as The Film Guys verbally pummel her into realizing what they have known all along: that this is a Perfect Movie. But we love her and we are there for her, even when she is mistaken. Like now.

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