Sunday, September 1, 2013
The Ideal Candidate: Solaris as Philosophical Riddle Box
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Title: The Ideal Candidate: Solaris as Philosophical Riddle Box
Abstract: This article seeks to evaluate Steven Soderbergh's 2002 adaptation of Solaris in lights not often considered. In addition to a comparison of the film’s Visitors to Baudrillard's notion of the hyperreal, the author wishes to draw connections to the hosts’ abnormal psychological states and the effect on one's morality. Finally, the text itself is discussed as self-reflexively commenting on its own status as simulacrum through the concept or reproduction as adaptation.