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    DescriptionTHE SACRED CINEMA OF ANDREI TARKOVSKY A major new study of Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky (1932-1986), director of seven feature films, including Mirror, Andrei Roublyov, Solaris and The Sacrifice. ?This book explores every aspect of Andrei Tarkovsky's output in the most detailed fashion - including scripts, budget, production, shooting, editing, camera, sound, music, acting, themes, symbols, motifs, and spirituality. Tarkovsky's films are analyzed in depth, with scene-by-scene discussions. This is an important addition to film studies, the most painstaking study of Andrei Tarkovsky's work available. Contains 150 illustrations, of Tarkovsky's films, Tarkovsky at work, his contemporaries, and his favourite painters. Andrei Tarkovsky is one of the most fascinating of filmmakers. He is supremely romantic, an old-fashioned, traditional artist - at home in the company Leonardo da Vinci, Pieter Brueghel, Aleksandr Pushkin, Fyodor Dostoievsky and Byzantine icon painters. Tarkovsky is a magician, no question, but argues for demystification (even while films celebrate mystery). His films are full of magical events, dreams, memory sequences, multiple viewpoints, multiple time zones and bizarre occurrences. As genre films, Andrei Tarkovsky's movies are some of the most accomplished in cinema. As science fiction films, Stalker and Solaris have no superiors, and very few peers. Only the greatest sci-fi films can match them: Metropolis, King Kong, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and 2001: A Space Odyssey. Tarkovsky happily and methodically rewrote the rules of the sci-fi genre: Stalker and Solaris are definitely not routine genre outings. They don't have the monsters, the aliens, the visual effects, the battles, the laser guns, the stunts and action set-pieces of regular science fiction movies. No one could deny that Andrei Roublyov is one of the greatest historical films to explore the Middle Ages, up there with The Seventh Seal, El Cid, The Navigator and Pier Paolo Pasolini's 'Life' trilogy. If you judge Andrei Roublyov in terms of historical accuracy, epic spectacle, serious themes, or cinematic poetry, it comes out at the top. Finally, in the religious film genre, The Sacrifice and Nostalghia are among the finest in cinema, the equals of the best of Ingmar Bergman, Luis Bunuel, Robert Bresson and Carl-Theodor Dreyer.


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    Title
    The Sacred Cinema of Andrei Tarkovsky
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jeremy Mark Robinson
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 696
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 43 mm
    Weight: 1,111 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781861712332
    ISBN 10: 1861712332
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: PHO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.4
    DC22: 791.430233092
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14240
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    B&T General Subject: 625
    Ingram Subject Code: AP
    Abridged Dewey: 778
    LC classification: TR
    DC22: 791.43023309
    BIC subject category V2: AJRD
    BISAC V2.8: PHO022000
    Illustrations note
    1, black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Crescent Moon Publishing
    Imprint name
    Crescent Moon Publishing
    Publication date
    28 February 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Kent