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The Truth of Direct Observation: Andrei Rublev and the Documentary Style of Soviet Cinema in the 1960s

Zdenko Mandušić

in ReFocus: The Films of Andrei Tarkovsky

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474437233
eISBN:
9781474495349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474437233.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses Tarkovsky’s appreciation of newsreel-documentary films in the context of the Soviet film discourse over new documentary style in the 1960s. As Mandušić demonstrates, the ... More


Wounds of the Past: Andrei Tarkovsky and the Melancholic Imagination

Linda Belau and Ed Cameron

in ReFocus: The Films of Andrei Tarkovsky

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474437233
eISBN:
9781474495349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474437233.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter provides a psychoanalytically-inflected analysis of the complex nature of Tarkovsky’s melancholia as the predominant affect in his films, functioning as a poetic critique of the reality ... More


Does Tarkovsky Have a Film Theory?

Sergey Toymentsev

in ReFocus: The Films of Andrei Tarkovsky

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474437233
eISBN:
9781474495349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474437233.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter attempts to answer the question whether Tarkovsky’s insights in cinema, documented in interviews and in Sculpting in Time (1986), could amount to a coherent film theory. Although many ... More


Introduction: Refocus on Tarkovsky

Sergey Toymentsev

in ReFocus: The Films of Andrei Tarkovsky

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474437233
eISBN:
9781474495349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474437233.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introduction outlines the main tendencies in Tarkovsky studies, the most salient of which are English-language auteur studies, methodologically based in film history and formalist analysis, and ... More


Cinema as Spiritual Exercise: Tarkovsky and Hadot

Anne Eakin Moss

in ReFocus: The Films of Andrei Tarkovsky

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474437233
eISBN:
9781474495349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474437233.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines Tarkovsky’s cinema in relation to contemporary philosopher Pierre Hadot’s concept of spiritual exercises. As the chapter demonstrates, each of Tarkovsky’s films could be seen as ... More


Zvyagintsev and Tarkovsky: Influence, Depersonalization, and Autonomy

Lisa Ryoko Wakamiya

in ReFocus: The Films of Andrei Tarkovsky

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474437233
eISBN:
9781474495349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474437233.003.0015
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter traces the presence of Tarkovskian thematic and stylistic motifs in a series of Zvyagintsev’s films, such as the father/son relationship in The Return (2003), elegiac visual techniques ... More


Tarkovsky’s Childhood: Between Trauma and Myth

Evgeniy Tsymbal

in ReFocus: The Films of Andrei Tarkovsky

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474437233
eISBN:
9781474495349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474437233.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on the traumatic events in the director’s childhood that continued to haunt him throughout his life. Tarkovsky scholars often point out the autobiographical nature of his cinema ... More


Approaching the Irreal: Realistic Sound Design in Andrei Tarkovsky’s Films

Julia Shpinitskaya

in ReFocus: The Films of Andrei Tarkovsky

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474437233
eISBN:
9781474495349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474437233.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on Tarkovsky’s sound design that underwent several transformations throughout his career. Whereas in his early features the director used to employ a regular music track composed ... More


Trava-Travlya-Trata: Tarkovsky’s Psychobiography à la Lettre

Andrei Gornykh

in ReFocus: The Films of Andrei Tarkovsky

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474437233
eISBN:
9781474495349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474437233.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter offers a close reading of Tarkovsky’s diary from a Lacanian perspective by focusing on the director’s recurrent use of those key words which symbolically epitomize and organize the major ... More


Von Trier and Tarkovsky: From Antithesis to Counter-sublime

Sergey Toymentsev and Anton Dolin

in ReFocus: The Films of Andrei Tarkovsky

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474437233
eISBN:
9781474495349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474437233.003.0016
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on Lars von Trier’s lifelong engagement with the Russian master, which was openly admitted in his 2009 Antichrist’s shocking dedication. To unravel the complex relationship ... More


ReFocus: The Films of Andrei Tarkovsky

Sergei Toymentsev (ed.)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474437233
eISBN:
9781474495349
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474437233.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Despite an output of only 7 feature films in 20 years, Andrei Tarkovsky has had a profound influence on international cinema. Famous for their spiritual depth and incredible visual beauty, his films ... More


The Child’s Eye View of War in Ivan’s Childhood

Sara Pankenier Weld

in ReFocus: The Films of Andrei Tarkovsky

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474437233
eISBN:
9781474495349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474437233.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores how Ivan’s Childhood (1962) critically transcends the genre of the Soviet war movie by employing the child’s perspective on the war. Through his poetically and ... More


Framing Infinity in Tarkovsky’s Nostalghia

Yelizaveta Goldfarb Moss

in ReFocus: The Films of Andrei Tarkovsky

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474437233
eISBN:
9781474495349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474437233.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses how Tarkovsky’s Nostalghia (1983) organizes its mise-en-scene to frame a relationship with mental and spatial infinity that speaks to timelessness, fluid immobility, and ... More


“The Death of the Auteur”

András Bálint Kovács

in Screening Modernism: European Art Cinema, 1950–1980

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226451633
eISBN:
9780226451664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451664.003.0021
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

It is not easy to make a distinction in the 1970s between films belonging to political modernism's mythical trend and those already transcending the modernist paradigm. It is easier to see the ... More


Memory and Trace

Mikhail Iampolski

in ReFocus: The Films of Andrei Tarkovsky

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474437233
eISBN:
9781474495349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474437233.003.0014
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter traces the evolution of Tarkovsky’s engagement with memory throughout his career. Whereas in Andrei Rublev he attempts to reconstruct Russia’s medieval environment by applying his method ... More


Actor, Avatar

Linda Haverty Rugg

in Self-Projection: The Director's Image in Art Cinema

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691234
eISBN:
9781452949505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691234.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The director’s relationship to his actors, and how that collaboration works within the framework of self-projection. Attention is paid to personal relationships between actors and directors ... More


Grothendieck Topoi: Architectural and Plastic Imagination beyond Material Number and Space

Fernando Zalamea

in Architectural Materialisms: Nonhuman Creativity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474420570
eISBN:
9781474453905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420570.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Fernando Zalamea begins with an emphatic argument that from mathematics to its plastic influence, Grothendieck topoi are used to understand the human and the nonhuman creativity in three variously ... More


Embodiment Problems: Adapting Solaris to Film

Nicholas Ruddick

in Lemography: Stanislaw Lem in the Eyes of the World

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781781381205
eISBN:
9781781382141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381205.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter discusses Solaris and its three film adaptations by Boris Nirenburg (1968), Andrei Tarkovsky (1972), and Steven Soderbergh (2002). Flawed as they are in different ways, each casts light ... More


Andrei Tarkovsky, Or the Thing from Inner Space

Slavoj Žižek

in ReFocus: The Films of Andrei Tarkovsky

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474437233
eISBN:
9781474495349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474437233.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter offers a Lacanian reading of Tarkovsky’s films in terms of an encounter with the radical otherness of the Kantian thing-in-itself, illustrated by the planet Solaris or Stalker’s Zone. ... More


The Flesh of Time: Solaris and the Chiasmic Image

Robert Efird

in ReFocus: The Films of Andrei Tarkovsky

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474437233
eISBN:
9781474495349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474437233.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores Solaris’s chiasmatic interpenetration of the real and the phantasmatic in the context of Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s concept of the flesh defined as the non-physical substrate of ... More


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