Category Archives: Tarkovsky, Andrei

“The pure memory has no date. It has a season.”

I am currently reading a book by Gaston Bachelard (1884–1962) titled The Poetics of Reverie: Childhood, Language and the Cosmos.  I came to Bachelard by way of Otto Friedrich Bollnow, about whom I’ve written once before.  Prior to reading this … Continue reading

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The clean horse of our courage

[NASA Image of the Day Gallery: “The Horsehead Nebula, embedded in the vast and complex Orion Nebula, is seen in this representative-color image from the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope in Hawaii.  The dark molecular cloud, roughly 1,500 light years distant, is visible … Continue reading

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Andrei Tarkovsky and Lev Shestov

This morning I discovered the following book online: Andreï Tarkovski, l’art et la pensée, by Luca Governatori, who is a film director himself.  Using the “Click to Look Inside!” feature at, or “Cliquez pour Feuilleter!” as it says in … Continue reading

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Films of faith, hope and love: Tarkovsky and the Silver Age religious philosophers

I have it in mind to write a long essay, or perhaps a short book, with the above title, or something close to it.  I haven’t definitely decided on the structure or plan, but the idea of using the three … Continue reading

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Le Fanu’s review of Bird’s book on Tarkovsky

One of the journal articles I retrieved at the library yesterday is a review of Robert Bird’s book Andrei Tarkovsky: Elements of Cinema.  The review is by Mark Le Fanu and it’s in the current issue of Cinema Journal (vol. … Continue reading

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My comments about Andrei Rublev, the film (first cut)

I regard Andrei Rublev as the “film of films.”  I’ve seen, and own copies of, all seven of Tarkovsky’s feature-length films.  Of course, all seven are strikingly original and memorable, but I think that in Andrei Rublev, Tarkovsky has created … Continue reading

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How Andrei Rublev, the film, came to be (part 2)

[… continued from a previous post …] Andrei Tarkovsky completed Andrei Rublev, or at least thought that he had, in August 1966.  This (first) version of the film was actually titled The Passion According to Andrei and it is 205 … Continue reading

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