Cinematic Soulmates: Solaris and The Fountain

"Joseph Hall once wrote “Death borders upon our birth, and our cradle stands in the grave.” In other words, like it or not, death is an inevitability for all of us. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that death features prominently in popular culture. Countless films, books, poems, and songs feature death as a prominent theme, often in an attempt to make it seem less frightening to the rest of us. There are two films in particular that explore the concept of death with grace and style, and while they share many similarities, they both approach the subject in very different ways."

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