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    DescriptionAndrey 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 December 1986. In Sculpting in Time, he has left his artistic testament, a remarkable revelation of both his life and work. Since Ivan's Childhood won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival in 1962, the visionary quality and totally original and haunting imagery of Tarkovsky's films have captivated serious movie audiences all over the world, who see in his work a continuation of the great literary traditions of nineteenth-century Russia. Many critics have tried to interpret his intensely personal vision, but he himself always remained inaccessible. In Sculpting in Time, Tarkovsky sets down his thoughts and his memories, revealing for the first time the original inspirations for his extraordinary films - Ivan's Childhood, Andrey Rublyov, Solaris, The Mirror, Stalker, Nostalgia, and The Sacrifice. He discusses their history and his methods of work, he explores the many problems of visual creativity, and he sets forth the deeply autobiographical content of part of his oeuvre - most fascinatingly in The Mirror and Nostalgia. The closing chapter on The Sacrifice, dictated in the last weeks of Tarkovsky's life, makes the book essential reading for those who already know or who are just discovering his magnificent work.


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    Title
    Sculpting in Time
    Subtitle
    Reflections on the Cinema
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Andrei Tarkovsky, Translated by Kitty Hunter Blair
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 188 mm
    Height: 211 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 386 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780292776241
    ISBN 10: 0292776241
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.6
    BIC E4L: PER
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    BISAC V2.8: PER004000
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    DC21: 791.430233092
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    BIC subject category V2: APFB
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    B&T General Subject: 221
    Libri: ENGM1500
    DC22: 791.43
    Ingram Theme: APPR/RDRCAT
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15880
    Ingram Subject Code: PA
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    BISAC V2.8: PER004030
    BIC subject category V2: APFA
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: FILM5085
    LC classification: PN1995 .T33513 1989, PN1995.T33
    Thema V1.0: ATFA, ATFB
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    84 b&w photographs
    Publisher
    University of Texas Press
    Imprint name
    University of Texas Press
    Publication date
    01 June 1989
    Publication City/Country
    Austin, TX
    Review quote
    "If Sculpting in Time could be distilled to a single message, it would be this: Content and conscience must come before technique - for any artist in any art form." Los Angeles Times Book Review
    Back cover copy
    In Sculpting in Time, Andrey Tarkovsky has left his artistic testament, a remarkable revelation of both his life and work. He sets down his thoughts and his memories, revealing for the first time the original inspirations for his extraordinary films.
    Table of contents
    Introduction I: The beginning II: Art - a yeaming for the ideal III: Imprinted time IV: Cinema's destined role V: The film image: Time, rhythm and editing; Scenario and shooting script; The film's graphic realisation; The film actor; Music and noisesVI: The author in search of an audience VII: The artist's responsibility VIII: After Nostalgia IX: The Sacrifice Conclusion Notes