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The 30 Most Influential Movies In Cinema History

The 30 Most Influential Movies In Cinema History

These days, many people, particularly cinephiles, or simply just people with a special and more than fleeting and/or passing interest in cinema, may wonder, “Where should I begin in regards…

Top 10 Filmmakers Who Redefined Modern Cinema

Top 10 Filmmakers Who Redefined Modern Cinema

David W. Griffith was the pioneering director who invented and introduced the original grammar of cinema as we know it today, but there are many who took the principles and…

Making of Andrei Tarkovsky’s “Stalker”

Making of Andrei Tarkovsky’s “Stalker”

Named by the British Film Institute as one of the fifty greatest movies of all time, Andrei Tarkovsky’s 1979 science fiction masterpiece called Stalker is, among many other things, a…

Andrei Tarkovsky Calls Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey a “Phony” Film “With Only Pretensions to Truth”

Andrei Tarkovsky Calls Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey a “Phony” Film “With Only Pretensions to Truth”

Yesterday we ran a list of 93 films beloved by Stanley Kubrick, which includes two by Andrei Tarkovsky: 1972’s Solaris and 1986’s The Sacrifice. You expect one auteur to appreciate the work…

The Poetic Cinema of Andrei Tarkovsky

The Poetic Cinema of Andrei Tarkovsky

“It is obvious that art cannot teach anyone anything, since in four thousand years humanity has learnt nothing at all. We should long ago have become angels had we been…

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…

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