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Connection between Different Realities through Video Screens

Connection between Different Realities through Video Screens

Analysis of the “Berton’s Report” film sequence from “Solaris” directed by Andrei Tarkovsky (1972) “I want to emphasize yet again that, […], cinema is an art which operates with reality…”…

Temporal Defamiliarization and Mise-en-Scène in Tarkovsky’s Stalker

Temporal Defamiliarization and Mise-en-Scène in Tarkovsky’s Stalker

Introduction In her article “The Concept of Cinematic Excess,” Kristin Thompson speaks of a dual tendency in film criticism: we could see films as a “struggle of opposing forces,” some…

Andrei Tarkovsky: Truth Endorsed by Life

Andrei Tarkovsky: Truth Endorsed by Life

The Spanish philosopher José Ortega y Gasset has referred to man as a “conscious cosmic phenomenon”. What he meant by this has everything to do with the fact that there…

The Natural and Modern Worlds in Solaris

The Natural and Modern Worlds in Solaris

In Solaris (1972), Andrei Tarkovsky presents a vision of contemporary society as one that has become cut off from nature, and provides a narrative that illustrates the possibility of remaining…

2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey

“There’s something in the human personality which resents things that are clear, and conversely, something which is attracted to puzzles, enigmas, and allegories.” Stanley Kubrick [1] 2001 is often mistakenly…

Ivan’s Childhood: The Tree of Life

Ivan’s Childhood: The Tree of Life

In the essay entitled “Nature as ‘Comfort Zone’ in the Films of Andrei Tarkovsky” in the last issue of Offscreen I discussed the unique manner in which Tarkovsky situates nature…

The Culture of sustainable development: the interaction of universal and national values

The Culture of sustainable development: the interaction of universal and national values

Global vs. local identities: The role of media in process of sustainable cultural development In an era of market and media globalization, the concept of national identity and national (cultural)…

On Elements of Traditionalist Symbolism in Tarkovsky

On Elements of Traditionalist Symbolism in Tarkovsky

The growing impact of Traditionalism in modern Russia is not just due to the fact that a group of Traditionalist-oriented former Soviet dissidents like Alexander Dugin and Geydar Jamal have managed…

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