SOLARIS script
SOLARIS (1972)
Synopsis: Based on the classic science fiction novel by Stanislaw Lem, "Solaris" centers on a psychologist (George Clooney) sent to investigate unexplained behavior of key scientists on a space station orbiting the planet Solaris. Once aboard he, too, falls victim to this unique world's mysteries -- as well as to an erotic obsession with someone he thought he had left behind.

INT. SPACE CAPSULE

Close on Kelvin. We hold on him a long time, as a myriad of

readouts scroll and flash across his face. A slit of

sunlight glides slowly through frame.

DISSOLVE TO:

KELVIN:

in the same capsule, a month later. He is asleep.

DISSOLVE TO:

KELVIN:

in the same capsule, two months later. He is dictating some

coordinates to Earth. He absently scratches his heavy growth

of beard.

DISSOLVE TO:

KELVIN:

two months later still. He is looking out his small,

rectangular window, and for the fist time we cut around to

see the approaching planet: SOLARIS.

Kelvin stares at it, hypnotized. It has a translucent

quality, as though it is lit from within, and its undulating,

ocean-like surface slowly changes colors.

Kelvin's attention is diverted as an orbiting ship, the

PROMETHEUS, edges into frame.

KELVIN:

Prometheus, this is Athena 7, on

approach, do you read me?

(beat)

Prometheus, this is Athena 7, on

approach, do you read me?

No response. He exhales and types on a keyboard.

EXT. SPACE

The Athena 7, sporting a DBA logo, advances toward the

Prometheus.

CUT TO:

INT. PROMETHEUS

Kelvin, in a space suit, climbs with some difficulty out of

the Athena 7, which has come to rest in the DOCKING BAY of

the Prometheus. Several exploratory PODS fill the remainder

of the area.

Kelvin gets his bearings and looks around, but sees no sign

of life.

CUT TO:

INT. CORRIDOR

Empty.

(NOTE:
Except for some ROBOTIC, NON-SPEAKING CHARACTERS: the

AUTOMATED TASKMASTERS. These are small, bug-like repair

units that constantly roam the ship, fixing things. Their

tiny hum is virtually silent, and we see them all the time on

the Prometheus. They can adhere to any surface at any

angle.)

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Fridrikh Gorenshtein

Fridrikh Gorenshtein was a Soviet/Russian author and screenwriter. His works primarily deal with Stalinism, anti-Semitism, and the philosophical-religious view of a peaceful coexistence between Jews and Christians. more…

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