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    DescriptionThe Films of Andrei Tarkovsky throws new light on one of the greatest -- and most misunderstood -- filmmakers of the past three decades. Johnson and Petrie provide accounts of all Tarkovsky's films, interpreting them within a biographical and historical framework. Part One examines Tarkovsky's life, working methods, aesthetic theories, and place within the spectrum of Soviet cinema. Part Two offers critical analyses of Tarkovsky's seven feature films and provides a detailed synopsis of each film. The final section surveys main stylistic devices, recurring image patterns, and themes that constitute Tarkovsky's "poetic world." The text in enhanced by more than sixty frame enlargements from the films.


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    Title
    The Films of Andrei Tarkovsky
    Subtitle
    A Visual Fugue
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Vida T. Johnson, By (author) Graham Petrie
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 599 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780253208873
    ISBN 10: 0253208874
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.6
    BIC E4L: PER
    DC20: 791.430233092
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: APFB
    Ingram Subject Code: PR
    Libri: I-PR
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25880
    B&T General Subject: 221
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 06
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BIC subject category V2: APFA
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: PER004040
    B&T Approval Code: C07561000
    BISAC V2.8: PER004010
    DC22: 791.43023309, 791.43/0233/092
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PN1998.3.T, PN1998.3.T36 J64 1994
    Thema V1.0: ATFA, ATFB
    Illustrations note
    61 b&w photos
    Publisher
    Indiana University Press
    Imprint name
    Indiana University Press
    Publication date
    01 December 1994
    Publication City/Country
    Bloomington, IN
    Author Information
    VIDA T. JOHNSON, Associate Professor and Director of the Russian program at Tufts University, has co-authored, with Graham Petrie, a chapter on Andrei Tarkovsky in Five Filmmakers (edited by Daniel Goulding). GRAHAM PETRIE, Professor of Drama at McMaster University, is the author of The Cinema of Francois Truffaut, History Must Answer to Man: The Contemporary Hungarian Cinema, and Hollywood Destinies: European Directors in America 1921 1931."
    Review quote
    "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
    Table of contents
    Acknowledgments A Note on References A Note on Transliteration Introduction Part One 1. A Martyred Artist? 2. Shaping an Aesthetics of Cinema 3. Working Methods Part Two 4. Beginnings: The Steamroller and the Violin and IvanOs Childhood 5. Andrei Roublev 6. Solaris 7. Mirror 8. Stalker 9. Nostalghia 10. The Sacrifice Part Three 11. Imprinted Time: The Development of a Style 12. The Image: Indivisible and Elusive 13. Life as Appearance, Life as a Dream 14. A Dialogue with Art Appendix: Film Symopses Notes Filmography Works Cited Index