Tarkovsky makes it all look so easy.
A lengthy but poetic film centred around hope, Tarkovsky creates a visual masterpiece matched only by Kubrick's 2001. A film with so many different meanings and interpretations. My first Tarkovsky film did not disappoint.
There is a lot of allegory and room for interpretation in this film. I think it will take one or more rewatches for me to get a better grasp on it. It's one of those films that didn't blow me away as I was watching, but that keeps growing on me the more I think about it, and I am confident in saying that it's a great one.
Sadly it didn't look or sound very good on a technical level…
gettin' into tarkovsky
to me, tarkovsky seems to be a true filmmaker
this film is just a masterpiece
the long takes feel like relics of a now-ancient filmcraft
every detail in this film feels emboldened by the lack of cuts
every conversation seems to just exist, naturally and perfectly
the direction seems to be as faultless as it seems nonexistent
it's a hard film to process
the simplicity of the story is textured by dense, uncut soliloquy
unlike the modern…
كاتب وعالم و مرشدهم يقودهم إلى منطقة محظورة من اجل حجرة الامنيات لنّفور من عالهم البائس فماذا سيحدث...
الفيلم جدا عميق و خفي التفاصيل في طياته يخفي تاركوفسكي جوهرت الفن و العلم و الايمان في ثلاثة رجال و مليئ جدا بتساؤلات و إسقاطات حول ما نحن نعيش عليه و الفيلم تأملي اكثر من كونه يعتمد على المنطقية في القصة
سأبدي رأيي قدر المستطاع حول الفيلم من عدة نواحي :
تشكلت بعض ركائز الحياة حول رحلة ثلاثة…
You think you're going forward toward spiritual enlightenment but in fact you are being drawn backwards by fantasies of salvation, immortality, and a richer and happier life. In the end, you can't live in your fantasies. You can't even really enter them. But maybe, just maybe, you can bring their color and magic back with you to the grim world.
5/35 in 35/35
This time watching Stalker I came to yet another conscious realization of why I love it so: its spatial utilization of its environments and how Tarkovsky captures the journey that the characters and more importantly the camera take through them.
This element of cinema is something I have become increasingly aware of over the past few months, and it is currently at the point where dynamic and interesting movements of the camera, characters, and objects through environments is one of…
Nella "zona" dove le leggi fisiche cedono al mistero, gli uomini si chiedono necessariamente "chi sono?".
Some Russians wander around being pseudo-intellectual with dialogue that wouldn't be out of place in My Dinner With Andre. The film's world-building around The Zone is so enigmatic as to be pretty much meaningless. There's more colour in the zone and that's about it.
Sci-fi classic? Nah, just a waste of time.
I really hope that the rumors about Criterion releasing this turn out to be true - especially given how bad the picture apparently looks in Artificial Eye's new blu-ray.
As I've been rewatching Tarkovsky, I'm struck by how different the movies feel on each viewing. Different things stand out to you different times you watch. Elements that felt understandable become perplexing and vice versa.
I really appreciated how hypnotic this movie - especially it's soundtrack which reminded me somewhat of…