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Silent Running

Released 1972
Distributor Universal

Stephen Bochco and Michael Cimino were among the writers of fx wizard Doug Trumbull’s melancholy 1971 space odyssey, which has taken on belated luster in our globally steam-heated present. One of Bruce Dern’s finest hours.

About Edgar Wright

Writer-director Edgar Wright is best known for Spaced, the BAFTA-nominated tv series he created with Simon Pegg for Britain’s C-4, as well as the feature films:  Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), Hot Fuzz (2007) and the zombie romantic-comedy Shaun Of The Dead (2004). The latter earned Wright a BAFTA nomination along with a Bram Stoker and a British Independent Film Award.  He co-wrote the screenplay for The Adventures of Tintin, executive produced Attack the Block, and directed The World’s End which has been lauded as one of the best films of 2013.