I’d been planning on watching Solaris for a long time, but having it appear in both this list of free movies and Akira Kurosawa’s 100 favorites was an extra kick in the pants. I preferred to download a file rather than deal with the hiccups of streaming, but the subtitle file I found didn’t mesh well with it. It started way too late, and even after writing a script to do a base correction the discrepancy grew over time. What I’ve got now still has a growing discrepancy (although in the opposite direction), but it’s less than a minute off by the final line, which I suppose isn’t too bad for a movie over two hours long. At any rate, I figured I’d put what I wrote here. (more…)