MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 15,162 this week

The Solar Film (1980)

 -  Short  -  October 1980 (USA)
6.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.0/10 from 34 users  
Reviews: 2 user

An informative short film that advocates the use of solar energy.

Directors:

,
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 250 titles
created 27 Apr 2011
 
a list of 6070 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 4532 titles
created 11 months ago
 
list image
a list of 339 titles
created 9 months ago
 
list image
a list of 62 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Solar Film" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Solar Film (1980)

The Solar Film (1980) on IMDb 6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Solar Film.
Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

On June 26, 1975, during a period of high tensions on the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota, two FBI agents were killed in a shootout with a group of Indians. Although several men were... See full summary »

Director: Michael Apted
Stars: Robert Redford, Norman Zigrossi, Robert Sikma
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The families of children who died sue two companies for dumping toxic waste: a tort so expensive to prove, the case could bankrupt their lawyer.

Director: Steven Zaillian
Stars: John Travolta, Robert Duvall, Kathleen Quinlan
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A documentary about the development around Barton Springs in Austin, Texas, and nature's unexpected response to being threatened by human interference.

Director: Laura Dunn
Stars: Curtis Peterson, Gary Bradley, Willie Nelson
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

This semiautobiographical story follows a lower-middle-class teenager (Lyonne) and her neurotic family in 1976 Tinseltown.

Director: Tamara Jenkins
Stars: Natasha Lyonne, Alan Arkin, Bryna Weiss
People I Know (2002)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A New York press agent must scramble when his major client becomes embroiled in a huge scandal.

Director: Daniel Algrant
Stars: Al Pacino, Téa Leoni, Ryan O'Neal
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

An emotive journey of a former school teacher, who writes letters for illiterate people, and a young boy, whose mother has just died, as they search for the father he never knew.

Director: Walter Salles
Stars: Fernanda Montenegro, Vinícius de Oliveira, Marília Pêra
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

When Arthur Davis, a junior bachelor in the British secret service's African section, is seen taking a file with him -to meet his girlfriend Cynthia- the brass fears he may be the leak to ... See full summary »

Director: Otto Preminger
Stars: Richard Attenborough, Nicol Williamson, Derek Jacobi
Drama | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The mother of a severely traumatized daughter enlists the aid of a unique horse trainer to help the girl's equally injured horse.

Director: Robert Redford
Stars: Robert Redford, Kristin Scott Thomas, Sam Neill
Quiz Show (1994)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Dick Goodwin discovers game shows are fixed: Charles Van Doren is fed answers so he beats Herbie Stempel.

Director: Robert Redford
Stars: Ralph Fiennes, John Turturro, Rob Morrow
She's the One (1996)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The love lives of two brothers, Mickey and Francis, interconnect as Francis cheats on his wife with Mickey's ex-girlfriend, while Mickey impulsively marries a stranger.

Director: Edward Burns
Stars: Edward Burns, Jennifer Aniston, John Mahoney
Drama | Thriller | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Injuries sustained by two Army rangers behind enemy lines in Afghanistan set off a sequence of events involving a congressman, a journalist and a professor.

Director: Robert Redford
Stars: Tom Cruise, Meryl Streep, Robert Redford
Crime | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Mary Surratt is the lone female charged as a co-conspirator in the assassination trial of Abraham Lincoln. As the whole nation turns against her, she is forced to rely on her reluctant lawyer to uncover the truth and save her life.

Director: Robert Redford
Stars: Robin Wright, James McAvoy, Tom Wilkinson
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Robert Millar ...
Himself
Edit

Storyline

An informative short film that advocates the use of solar energy.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Short

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

October 1980 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Short Film About Solar Energy
4 September 2013 | by (São Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Combining his known animation elements with real images and using of a lovable good humor, Saul and Elaine Bass tells us about the importance of sun in our lives as one of the primal energies to ever exist, and advocates the use of solar energy in houses and places, because it's good, it minimizes the use of all wasting energy sources and it's natural. As evidenced in the closing credits they (along with Robert Redford who is co-producer of this film) wanted to raise awareness on the theme and hope that by 1985 people would adapt or make more use of this system. Not sure if it changed things back then, and it's still a challenge to companies invest in those but we came a long way in changing our habits towards the environment.

It was cool, informative and greatly produced. The animated segment was the most fascinating with a timeline going from the sun's power as the basic energy on Earth and jumping to mankind wasting all possible resources, a chaotic evolution presented in fun drawings and small dialogs, just like Bass did in the Oscar winning "Why Man Creates". Real fun stuff and a great idea easily sold. 10/10


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Solar Film (1980) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page