Andrei Tarkovsky

Andrei Tarkovsky

Career-spanning interviews with the director of Andrei Roublev, Solaris, and The Mirror A collection of interviews with the Russian filmmaker who directed Andrei Roublev, Solaris, and The Mirror

Author: Andreĭ Arsenʹevich Tarkovskiĭ

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1578062209

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 190

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Career-spanning interviews with the director of Andrei Roublev, Solaris, and The Mirror
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Sculpting in Time

Sculpting in Time

A director reveals the original inspirations for his films, their history, his methods of work, and the problems of visual creativity In Sculpting in Time, Andrey Tarkovsky has left his artistic testament, a remarkable revelation of both ...

Author: Andrey Tarkovsky

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292776241

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 254

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A director reveals the original inspirations for his films, their history, his methods of work, and the problems of visual creativity
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Andrei Tarkovsky

Andrei Tarkovsky

In this book, Sean Martin considers the whole of Tarkovsky's oeuvre, from the classic student film The Steamroller and the Violin, across the full-length films, to the later stage works and Tarkovsky's writings, paintings and photographs.

Author: Sean Martin

Publisher: Oldcastle Books

ISBN: 9781842434406

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 232

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Andrei Tarkovsky is the most celebrated Russian filmmaker since Eisenstein, and one of the most important directors to have emerged during the 1960s and 70s. Although he made only seven features, each one was a major landmark in cinema, the most well-known of them being the mediaeval epic Andrei Rublev - widely regarded as one of the greatest films of all time - and the autobiographical Mirror, set during the Russia of Stalin's purges in the 1930s and the years of stagnation under Brezhnev. He burst upon the international scene in 1962 with his debut feature Ivan's Childhood, which won the Golden Lion at Venice and immediately established him as a major filmmaker. During the 1970s, he made two classic ventures into science-fiction, Solaris, regarded at the time as being the Soviet reply to Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey and later remade by Steven Soderbergh, and Stalker, which was thought to have predicted the Chernobyl disaster. Harassed at home, Tarkovsky went into exile and made his last two films in the West, where he also published his classic work of film and artistic theory, Sculpting in Time. Since his death in Paris in 1986, his reputation continued - and continues - to grow. In this book, Sean Martin considers the whole of Tarkovsky's oeuvre, from the classic student film The Steamroller and the Violin, across the full-length films, to the later stage works and Tarkovsky's writings, paintings and photographs. Martin also seeks to demystify Tarkovsky as a 'difficult' director, whilst also celebrating his radical aesthetic of long takes and tracking shots, which Tarkovsky was to dub 'imprinted' or 'sculpted' time, and to make a case for Tarkovsky's position not just as an important filmmaker, but also as an artist who speaks directly about the most important spiritual issues of our time.
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Andrei Tarkovsky

Andrei Tarkovsky

The documentary novel A Life on the Cross provides a unique insight into the life of Andrey Tarkovsky, the infamous film director and a man whose life was by no means free of unedifying behaviour and errors of judgement.

Author: Lyudmila Boyadzhieva

Publisher: Glagoslav Publications

ISBN: 9781782671039

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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Andrei Tarkovsky died in a Paris hospital in 1986, aged just 54. An internationally acclaimed icon of the film industry, the legacy Tarkovsky left for his fans included Andrei Rublev, Stalker, Nostalgia and a host of other brilliant works. In the Soviet Union, however, Tarkovsky was a persona non grata. Longing to be accepted in his homeland, Tarkovsky distanced himself from all forms of political and social engagement, yet endured one fiasco after another in his relations with the Soviet regime. The Soviet authorities regarded the law-abiding, ideologically moderate Tarkovsky as an outsider and a nuisance, due to his impenetrable personal nature. The documentary novel A Life on the Cross provides a unique insight into the life of Andrey Tarkovsky, the infamous film director and a man whose life was by no means free of unedifying behaviour and errors of judgement. Lyudmila Boyadzhieva sets out to reveal his innate talent, and explain why the cost of such talent can sometimes be life itself.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Films of Andrei Tarkovsky

The Films of Andrei Tarkovsky

Anyone who wants to make sense of Tarkovsky's films—a very difficult task in any case—must read it." —The Russian Review "This book is a model of contextual and textual analysis.... the Tarkovsky myth is stripped of many of its ...

Author: Vida T. Johnson

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253208874

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 331

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"Johnson and Petrie have produced an admirable book. Anyone who wants to make sense of Tarkovsky's films—a very difficult task in any case—must read it." —The Russian Review "This book is a model of contextual and textual analysis.... the Tarkovsky myth is stripped of many of its shibboleths and the thematic structure and coherence of his work is revealed in a fresh and stimulating manner." —Europe-Asia Studies "[This book,] with its wealth of new research and critical insight, has set the standard and should certainly inspire other writers to keep on trying to collectively explore the possible meanings of Tarkovsky's film world." —Canadian Journal of Film Studies "For Tarkovsky lovers as well as haters, this is an essential book. It might make even the haters reconsider." —Cineaste This definitive study, set in the context of Russian cultural history, throws new light on one of the greatest—and most misunderstood—filmmakers of the past three decades. The text is enhanced by more than 60 frame enlargements from the films.
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Solaris directed by Andrei Tarkovsky

Solaris  directed by Andrei Tarkovsky

"Conclusions" show the general ideas of this essay, namely that Man's attempts to classify and maintain forms of interaction with unknown entities will always be condemned to failure and will reflect a major mistake in the panoptic world in ...

Author: Nicolae Sfetcu

Publisher: MultiMedia Publishing

ISBN: 9786060332244

Category: Art

Page: 30

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About the main psychological and philosophical aspects detached from the film Solaris directed by Andrei Tarkovski, as well as the cinema techniques used by the director to convey his messages to the spectator. In the "Introduction" I briefly present the relevant elements of Tarkovski's biography and an overview of Stanislav Lem's Solaris novel and the film Solaris directed by Andrei Tarkovsky. In "Cinema Technique" I talk about the specific rhythm of the scenes, the radical movement triggered by Tarkovsky in modern cinema, the role of symbolic and iconic elements, and affinities with the fantastic area of Russian literature. In Psychological Aspects I analyze the issue of communication in a human society of the future considered by Tarkovsky as rigid, the obsession of the house, and the personal evolution of Kris, Hari, and the relationships between them. In Philosophical Aspects, the film is analyzed through the philosophy of the mind (Cartesian dualism, reductionism and functionalism), the problem of personal identity, the theory of heterotopic spaces developed by Michel Foucault, and the semantic interpretations that can be deduced from the film. It also analyzes the issue of personal identity through Locke's philosophy. "Conclusions" show the general ideas of this essay, namely that Man's attempts to classify and maintain forms of interaction with unknown entities will always be condemned to failure and will reflect a major mistake in the panoptic world in which we live. In this framework of analysis of the philosophy of mind, functionalism seems to be the most intuitive. Solaris is, however, a movie that begins as a search for answers and comes to provide these answers with a whole range of different questions. CONTENTS: Abstract Introduction 1 Cinema technique 2 Psychological Aspects 3 Philosophical aspects Conclusions Bibliography Notes DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.28635.82723
Categories: Art

ReFocus the Films of Andrei Tarkovsky

ReFocus  the Films of Andrei Tarkovsky

This book provides a fresh look at the director's legacy, with critical essays by both world-famous and early-career film scholars.

Author: Sergei Toymentsev

Publisher: ReFocus: The International Directors Series

ISBN: 1474437230

Category:

Page: 272

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This book provides a fresh look at the director's legacy, with critical essays by both world-famous and early-career film scholars.
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Andrei Tarkovsky

Andrei Tarkovsky

The cumulative result of these analyses , I hope , is a thorough account of
Tarkovsky ' s approach to film - making that will illumine individual films while
uncovering the basic elements of his creative project . Andrei Tarkovsky ' s seven
full ...

Author: Robert Bird

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1861893426

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 255

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The films of Andrei Tarkovsky have been revered as ranking on a par with the masterpieces of Russia's novelists and composers. His work has had an enormous influence on the style and structure of contemporary European film. This book is an original and comprehensive account of Tarkovsky's entire film output.
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About Andrei Tarkovsky

About Andrei Tarkovsky

Author: M. A. Tarkovskai︠a︡

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105043044572

Category: Motion picture industry

Page: 381

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Categories: Motion picture industry

The Sacred Cinema of Andrei Tarkovsky

The Sacred Cinema of Andrei Tarkovsky

?This book explores every aspect of Andrei Tarkovsky's output in the most detailed fashion - including scripts, budget, production, shooting, editing, camera, sound, music, acting, themes, symbols, motifs, and spirituality.

Author: Jeremy Mark Robinson

Publisher: Crescent Moon Pub

ISBN: 1861712332

Category: Photography

Page: 696

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A major new study of Russian filmmaker Ardrei Tarkovsky (1932-1986), director of seven feature films, including 'Mirror', 'Solaris' and 'The Sacrifice'. Exploring every aspect of his output, including scripts, budget, production, shooting, editing, camera, sound, music, acting, themes, motifs and spirituality.
Categories: Photography

Andrei Tarkovsky

Andrei Tarkovsky

Production: Mosfilm Direction: Andrei Tarkovsky Screenplay: Andrei Mikhalkov-
Konchalovsky, Andrei Tarkovsky Director of Photography: Vadim Yusov Editing:
Ludmila Feyganova (T. Egorychevoy, O. Shevkunenko) Music: Vyacheslav ...

Author: Peter Green

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349119967

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 163

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A survey of the work of Andrei Tarkovsky, the Russian film-maker who lived from 1932-1986. It is a critical examination of his films in the light of his own writings and life, his aesthetics of film, his theory of time in cinematography and an attempt to comprehend his vision.
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The Cinema of Andrei Tarkovsky

The Cinema of Andrei Tarkovsky

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Author: Mark Le Fanu

Publisher: British Film Inst

ISBN: STANFORD:36105040393014

Category: Motion picture producers and directors

Page: 156

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No Marketing Blurb
Categories: Motion picture producers and directors

Andrei Tarkovsky s Poetics of Cinema

Andrei Tarkovsky   s Poetics of Cinema

—Andrei Tarkovsky1 The seed of this book was planted in September of 2001,
and a brief but wonderful time when my local cinémathèque exhibited a season
of films by the late Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky. Although I was already ...

Author: Thomas Redwood

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443822404

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 280

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“If you look for a meaning, you’ll miss everything that happens.” Almost twenty-five years after the death of Andrei Tarkovsky, the mystery of his films remains alive and well. Recent years have witnessed an ever-increasing number of film theorists, critics and philosophers taking up the challenge to decipher what these films actually mean. But what do these films actually show us? In this study Thomas Redwood undertakes a close formal analysis of Tarkovsky’s later films. Charting the stylistic and narrative innovations in Mirror, Stalker, Nostalghia and The Sacrifice, Redwood succeeds in shedding new light on these celebrated but often misunderstood masterpieces of narrative film. Tarkovsky is revealed here both as a cinematic thinker and as an artistic practitioner, a filmmaker of immense poetic significance for the history of cinema.
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Andrei Tarkovsky s Sounding Cinema

Andrei Tarkovsky s Sounding Cinema

Andrei Tarkovsky's Sounding Cinema adds a new dimension to our understanding and appreciation of the work of Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky (1932–1986) through an exploration of the presence of music and sound in his films.

Author: Tobias Pontara

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000764109

Category: Music

Page: 194

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Andrei Tarkovsky's Sounding Cinema adds a new dimension to our understanding and appreciation of the work of Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky (1932–1986) through an exploration of the presence of music and sound in his films. The first comprehensive study in English concentrating on the soundtrack in Tarkovsky’s cinema, this book reveals how Tarkovsky’s use of electronic music, electronically manipulated sound, traditional folk songs and fragments of canonized works of Western art music plays into the philosophical, existential and ethical themes recurring throughout his work. Exploring the multilayered relationship between music, sound, film image and narrative space, Pontara provides penetrating and innovative close readings of Solaris (1972), Mirror (1975), Stalker (1979), Nostalghia (1983) and The Sacrifice (1986) and in turn deeply enriches critical understanding of Tarkovsky’s films and their relation to the broader traditions of European art cinema. An excellent resource for scholars, researchers and students interested in European art cinema and the role of music in film, as well as for film aficionados interested in Tarkovsky’s work.
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Andrei Tarkovsky

Andrei Tarkovsky

This guide explores every aspect of Andrei Tarkovsky's output, including scripts, budget, production, shooting, editing, camera, sound, music, acting, themes, symbols, motifs, and spirituality.

Author: Jeremy Mark Robinson

Publisher:

ISBN: 1861713959

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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This guide explores every aspect of Andrei Tarkovsky's output, including scripts, budget, production, shooting, editing, camera, sound, music, acting, themes, symbols, motifs, and spirituality. Tarkovsky's films are analysed in depth, with scene-by-scene discussions.
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Andrei Tarkovsky

Andrei Tarkovsky

In this book the great director is portrayed as a real, living person: tormented, happy, inexhaustibly kind but at times harsh, unrelenting, conscience-stricken and artistically unfulfilled.

Author: Layla Alexander-Garrett

Publisher: Glagoslav Publications Limited

ISBN: 1782670017

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 388

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The Sacrifice is Andrei Tarkovsky's final masterpiece. The film was shot in Sweden, during the summer of 1985, while Tarkovsky was in exile; it turned out to be his final testament, urging each individual to take personal responsibility for everything that happens in the world. Day after day, while the film was being made, Layla Alexander-Garrett - Tarkovsky's on-site interpreter - kept a diary which forms the basis of her award-winning book Andrei Tarkovsky: The Collector Of Dreams. In this book the great director is portrayed as a real, living person: tormented, happy, inexhaustibly kind but at times harsh, unrelenting, conscience-stricken and artistically unfulfilled.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Through the Mirror

Through the Mirror

The authors of this book are from various countries and have diverse educational backgrounds but they are united by one common thing; their love of Andrei Tarkovsky's films.

Author: Gunnlaugur A. Jónsson

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1904303110

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 262

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The authors of this book are from various countries and have diverse educational backgrounds but they are united by one common thing; their love of Andrei Tarkovsky's films. Tarkovsky is one of the greatest film directors of all time and the most famous Soviet film maker since Eisenstein. He died of lung cancer in Paris 28th December 1986, only 54 years of age. This year, 2006, therefore marks the 20th anniversary of his passing. This is most likely the broadest volume on Tarkovsky, spanning everything from classical film theories to theological analyses, via sociology and the history of the ANS synthesizer. It is divided into two parts. The first part is called Film theories and, as the name suggests, contains papers that touch more or less on film theories. Benjamin Halligan and Terence McSweeney write about Tarkovsky's aesthetic strategies and film theory. Sean Martin writes about the autobiography in Tarkovsky's films, David Beer about the music in Solaris, Oddny Sen analyzes dream-symbolism in the films with an emphasis on Ivan's Childhood and Paul Johnson looks at Tarkovsky's films from a sociological perspective. The second part of the book concentrates on theological themes in Tarkovsky's films. This kind of approach has been seriously neglected by most books and papers written about his films until now. Two of the papers in this part are general in nature. Torsten Kalvemark writes about the philosophical and theological understanding of Andrei Tarkovsky's work and Astrid Söderbergh Widding analyzes what's between the visible and invisible in the films of Tarkovsky. The remaining five papers concentrate on specific films, namely, Ivan's Childhood, Andrei Rublev, Stalker, Nostalgia and The Sacrifice. Tarkovsky frequently invited the audience to interpret his films as they saw fit. The authors of the papers in this book have all accepted Tarkovsky's invitation. The academic discussion of film and religion has recently entered a new and increasingly vital phase. One of the epicenters of this international discussion is the Icelandic group Deus ex Cinema. This is their first publication accessible to non-Icelandic readers ... and it delivers everything that is promised. It takes you all the way from Tarkovsky's childhood through Gilles Deleuze and Pavel Florensky to God - and back again. Through the Mirror is an inspiring collection of critical essays... Ola Sigurdson, Associate Professor in Systematic Theology Göteborg University, Sweden As the editors rightly state, little analysis has been leveled at the rich religious motifs and quotations within Tarkovsky's films... This compilation is therefore welcome for its focus as well as its approach; avoiding the extremes of pat reductionism or whimsical analysis, the various authors here strike a compelling pose between cinematic and theological scholarship and a respect for ambiguity and multiple interpretations. The writing is serious yet accessible... Doug Cummings, Nostalghia.com
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Andrey Tarkovsky Life and Work

Andrey Tarkovsky  Life and Work

This book, edited by his son, collects visual material on each of his seven feature films, his own writings, and private photographs, making it the most comprehensive publication on Tarkovsky's life and work to date.

Author: Andrey Tarkovsky

Publisher: Distributed Art Publishers (DAP)

ISBN: 382960811X

Category: Motion picture producers and directors

Page: 288

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Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky is a monolithic figure in the history of cinema and considered one of the 20th century's most important movie makers. This book, edited by his son, collects visual material on each of his seven feature films, his own writings, and private photographs, making it the most comprehensive publication on Tarkovsky's life and work to date.
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Andrey Tarkovsky

Andrey Tarkovsky

A compilation of prominent voices who have commented on Tarkovsky's work and personality-including Jean-Paul Sartre, Ingmar Bergman, and Aleksandr Sokurov-rounds out the volume.

Author: Andreĭ A. Tarkovskiĭ

Publisher: Schirmer/Mosel Verlag Gmbh

ISBN: 3829606273

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

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Andrey Tarkovsky (1932-1986) is one of the eminent film makers of the 20th century. The five feature films he directed in the Soviet Union-among them Andrei Rublev, Solaris, and Stalker-brought him international fame. Evading censorship and mounting pressure by Soviet authorities, he did not return to the Soviet Union after completing Nostalghia in Tuscany in 1983. His final film, The Sacrifice, was shot in Sweden in 1985. Compiled and edited by Tarkovsky's son Andrey Jr., film historian and critic Hans-Joachim Schlegel, and Lothar Schirmer, our book pays homage to a great visionary who though in poetic and, at times, disturbing images of near-biblical intensity. It features stills and documentary photos from each of his films, a rich selection of Tarkovsky's own writings, private photographs from the family album, as well as Polaroids from Russia and Italy. A compilation of prominent voices who have commented on Tarkovsky's work and personality-including Jean-Paul Sartre, Ingmar Bergman, and Aleksandr Sokurov-rounds out the volume.
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