Stalker

Stalker ★★★★★

I think the first time I watched this I was so struck by the visual beauty that I failed to take into account just how dense this movie is with information. The arguments that they have with each-other would come across as such "film school" pseudo intellectual bullshit if what they were saying wasn't so gripping. A particular favorite of mine was the argument between the Writer and Professor, as the three camped along a river for a rest. Although the two are most likely philosophically more similar to each-other than to the Stalker they are the ones constantly spatting with each-other; unless the Stalker is demanding they follow his rules. A fun drinking game could be to drink every time the Writer and Professor object to completing their quest in the ritualistic Stalker's way of doing things.

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