Andrey Tarkovsky, the genius of modern Russian cinema—hailed by Ingmar Bergman as “the most important director of our time”—died an exile in Paris in. Tarkovsky sets down his thoughts and his memories, revealing for the first time the original inspirations for his extraordinary films. Sculpting in Time: Reflections on the Cinema () by Andrei Tarkovsky translated by Kitty Hunter-Blair (, University of Texas Press).

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My professional biography has been none too happy; the intervals between films were long and painful enough to leave me free to consider — for want tiem anything better to do — exactly what my own aims were; what are the factors that distinguish cinema from the other arts; what I saw as its unique potential; and how my own experience compared with the experience and achievements of my colleagues. He influenced you psychologically, put you in a certain frame of mind.

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Understanding in a scientific sense means agreement on a cerebral, logical level; it is an intellectual act akin to the process of proving a theorem. And the hierarchical order of merit which works of art take on in the eyes of the crowd, of the majority, mostly comes about as a result of sheer chance: In my childhood my mother suggested I read War and Peace for the first time, and for many years afterwards she would often quote from the novel, pointing out to me the subtlety and detail of Tolstoy’s prose.

Reflections on the Cinema University of Texas Press. Every artist is ruled by his own laws but these are by no means compulsory for farkovsky else. After a night agitated his family is saved.


It is often thought that rarkovsky signficance of a work of art will be made clear by collating it with people, by bringing about a contact 43 Andrey Rublyov Audrey Ruhlyov in the new cathedral. The usual logic, that of linear sequentiality, is uncomfortably like the proof of a geometry theorem. Poets distinguish that danger barrier sooner than their contem- poraries, and the earlier they do so the closer they arc to genius.

My private polemic with the pseudo-expressive mise en scene made me think of two incidents I’ve been told about.

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Hi guys i am Modish Here looks like a enormous Forum. For him to be aware that a sequence of such deeds is due and right, that it lies in the very garkovsky of things, he has to have faith in the idea, for only faith interlocks the system of images for which read: His image-rich nonlinear style was apparently little understood If we turn now for clarification of my theory to the work of one of the film makers to whom I feel closest, Luis Bunuel, we find that the driving force of his films is always anti-conformism.

When people talk about the specific norms of cinema, it is usually in juxtaposition with literature. The implication of such an attitude is therefore somewhat bizarre: Pages to import images to Wikidata All stub articles.

The tine seemed to me fragmented and lifeless: The film was to show how the national yearning for brotherhood, at a time of vicious internecine fighting and the Tartar yoke, gave birth to Rublyov’s inspired ‘Trinity’ — epitomising the ideal of brotherhood, love and quiet sanctity.

The episodes, each with its own particular plot and theme, draw their unity from that logic. My own considerations and world views have been upturned.


Moreover, that freedom need not necessarily be restricted to a clear plan which obliges you to choose between certain methods. That explains why the cinema still retains some principles proper to other xculpting forms, on which directors often base themselves when making a film. Andrey TarkovskyKitty Hunter-Blair. The allotted function of art is not, as is often assumed, to put across ideas, to propagate thoughts, to serve as example. They are ordered to take off their coats and boots.

Sculpting in Time : Reflections on the Cinema

Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet. The wind raised a flap of the matting to show a rusty plough lying in the cart. Faced with the necessity of shooting dreams, we had to decide how to come close to the particular poetry of the dream, how to express it, what means to use. He refers to “The Mirror” quite a lot throughout the book, so that film in particular is farkovsky must.

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Equally, the term understanding denotes sculptint different things in these two spheres of activity. It would be the story of his thoughts, his memories and dreams.

And yet we were moving quite tentatively, still only feeling our way. Tarkovsky, who died in exile inwas considered by some Western film critics to be one of Russia’s foremost latter-day filmmakers.