you can't expect this
Stalker is a complex tale that rewards the viewers with highly stimulating visuals. Its complicated and confusing views on freedom and faith can be a bit disorienting but it has enough mystical charm that forces one into a strange world. It is highly allegorical so it requires a lot of reading in between the lines. It is also very atmospheric and really sets the mood for a very intriguing and philosophical sci-fi piece. Stalker moves at a slow pace but…
Film #30 of the "Scavenger Hunt #4" Challenge! (FINAL ENTRY!!!!!!)
Task #5 : A film featuring a psych!
I don't think we ever caught up with what Tarkovsky was doing back in the day. I can name a number of filmmakers from every era who used the medium of cinema to its fullest potential, created complex images and inspiring stories that spoke to every man's soul, inspired joy, sadness, awe, anger, became legends of our time and…
The last time I had watched a Tarkovsky film I was still living with my parents, and while I enjoyed it, I barely had the attention span necessary. I understood that the movies I'd watched (Solaris and Mirror) were good, but basically I had to watch each of them in five minute chunks because they move so slowly. Now it's easier for me to sort of just bask in the aestheticism.
Film # 18 of the "Scavenger Hunt #4" Challenge!
Task #18 : An exquisite mindbender!
If there's a way to sum up Andrei Tarkovsky's STALKER in a capsule review, then I sure don't know how to go about it. I can only say that STALKER is my favourite Tarkovsky film. Why? I'm not sure I can really put that into words either; other than to say that probably because it makes me think constantly throughout it's…
My first Tarkovsky, and, though it was daunting, the film was much easier to adjust to than expected. Yes, it's "slow", but I found its rhythms totally hypnotic, especially on the gorgeous 35mm print I saw (sorry for the humblebrag). If you can't enjoy the film's meditation on faith, I'd argue you could just as easily enjoy this as an engrossing science fiction thriller, with a surprisingly healthy sense of humor. Not entirely sold on that ending (I understand its thematic purpose, but the film's post-Zone coda felt a little too protracted), but otherwise, a great introduction to Tarkovsky's work.
Woa this was some fucked up shit!
I watched this a few weeks ago with a friend, Carlos. A mexican guy (I like mexicans). I thought it will be about zombies and shit, man. I heard It was a videogame about this thing of Stalkers and zombies, but I never played... And when I see the poster, I though "This seems so fucking zombie, and I like fucking zombies"
It was weird. I didn't understand it, it was the kind…
Movie #1 in Scavenger Hunt #4.
Task #18: An exquisite mindbender!
I have to face it. Tarkovsky is just not my cup of tea.
A couple of months ago I watched "Solaris" and I thought it was a decent movie, but I wasn't hooked on it.
Now I thought I would give him another try and "Stalker" just didn't do it for me.
I have no problems with slow movies, but this one was extremely slow and at times it…
Need to re-watch. 5/5 for now
They say a couple people died from the effects of the toxic environment of the shooting locations for this film.
People give up their lives for far more peltry things then one of the greatest films of all time. hell I'd probably willingly hang out on Tarkovskys set with the full knowledge of the consequences.
Three cups of coffee and bowl of butter spaghetti later, I have realized that Stalker is the most beautiful movie I've ever seen.
I love films I can't understand. There's something about them...the mystery, the feeling that these films are "beyond" me...I can't pinpoint why. 2001: A Space Odyssey, Eraserhead, Persona, Stalker; they've all thrown my mind in a fucking loop-de-loop over and over again, yet they're still some of my most cherished films.
Stalker is deeply mysterious in a…
There is a lot to unpack with Stalker, and I haven't really even begun, but my initial impression is one of a melancholy sort of loveliness that permeates the scenes in The Zone and the scenes with Monkey. The dense religious allegory and the open ended questions of purpose and desire are another, more difficult matter, one that I'm sure I'll be thinking about for some time.