On the Silver Globe
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Keep your $30 and wait for a legitimate company to pick up this film for proper distribution.
On the Silver Globe got into trouble with communist censors who halted its production. Parts of the movie were unfinished so they are filled in with the director telling us what should have been there while we see filler footage of landscapes or city scenes. It is unfortunate that Zulawski wasn't able to finish it as he intended but we are fortunate enough it wasn't completely lost (about 1/5 of the film is missing). Why the censor halted production is unknown as there really isn't anything political in the film (although a reoccurring philosophical theme concerns if we are more than just animals, that is to say, if we are a soul in a body).
I would give On the Silver Globe high grades for being original. The film is based on the Lunar Trilogy books written by the director's granduncle Jerzy Zulawski in the early 1900s. Although aspects of this movie can be compared to others, its innovativeness is impressive. The bizarre world we see in On the Silver Globe is like seeing another culture that is foreign to us.Read more ›
I personally found the movie a cross between mysticism, Science Fiction, existentialism and just plain confusion on my part. Andrzej Zulawski takes us to a world were everything is filled or abounding with fog and all the people are blurred. The only hope people have is to make a journey to a planet, a new "Earth", to a place where new wishes come true. Andrzej Zulawski's Poland-ness is always exhibited in a blend of earthiness and Science Fiction. However, I think that for me the movie was a statement about human psychology and our attachment to the ego that stands in the way of our fulfillment.
Something much more profound is being communicated in On the Silver Globe, and taken as a whole, this is a remarkable artistic achievement. On the Silver Globe requires patience, concentration, audiovisual acuity and inner resources. For a movie made in the 70's and being of Polish origin, I'd have to say that On the Silver Globe (1987) has passed the test of time and was done well enough to warranty a watch.
But it's not just the visual beauty that makes this film so great, it's the philosophical ideas that are presented.
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