Category Archives: Andrei Rublev

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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The Film Talk web site

Do yourself a favor and check out The Film Talk web site, by Jett Loe and Gareth Higgins.  I just discovered it the other day, and from what I’ve seen so far, it’s excellent!  Their podcasts are free (but donations … Continue reading

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How Andrei Rublev, the film, came to be

[In this post I rely heavily on the book by Robert Bird that I mentioned at the end of my last post, as well as on another excellent book by Bird, titled Andrei Tarkovsky : Elements of Cinema.] Given that … Continue reading

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Andrei Tarkovsky – three monks sheltering under an oak tree in the rain

I mentioned Andrei Arsenyevich Tarkovsky (1932-1986) a couple of posts ago, as one of at least three directors who could fairly be described as “creative theologians,” at least to the extent that film as an art form permits such a … Continue reading

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