Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Happy Birthday Andrei Tarkovsky

Andrei Arsenyevich Tarkovsky, the Cinema's greatest poet
April 4, 1932 – December 29, 1986

5 comments:

  1. Poor White Trash II to Tarkovsky in one jump, impressive!

    Confession time, I'm ashamed to say I haven't seen any of his work. Sorry!

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  2. Tarkovsky is my all-time favourite film maker, since I first discovered his film Solaris in the pages of Shock Xpress. 20 years of watching his films and I'm still in awe of his power to mesmerize. Tarkovsky's films are not for everyone - his films are slow, sombre and serious, but filled with some of the most extraordinary images ever commited to celluloid. I would say investigate with caution, but do investigate...

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  3. Completely agree, Wes. He is one of my favourites too. I watch Mirror every year.

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  4. Yep, I'd usually see his seven films every year. Tarkovsky remains an endlessly fascinating character and I would really love to read a definitive biography of the great man - all the books on Tarkovsky are mostly scholarly studies of his films but what I'm interested in is the man himself and how he was able to make his films in the highly politicized (and sometimes hostile) atmosphere of Goskino.

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  5. Have you read his book, Sculpting in Time? He talks through his creative processes, amazing book.

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