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Andrei Tarkovsky – Poetic Harmony | CRISWELL | Cinema Cartography


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  1. Ganondorofu 8bit Author

    Tarkovsky's movies have a meaning I think and to quote what stalker says basically when talking about music: everything has a meaning

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  2. Christoph Mahler Author

    To man, no other time is more relevant than his own. We don't merely measure time as if it would be some external object, as temporal beings our 'given' time is within…

    On 'life history theory', adaptive to circumstance:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQV9nVbMNWo

    Dramatized:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4ESVCjCorI

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  3. Caleb Fletcher Author

    Interesting, from a Jungian perspective, it seems like Tarkovsky subverts the conventional role of the artist (or director) as one who journeys in to chaos to bring back meaning. He instead summons the chaotic landscape itself, allowing the viewer to create their own sense of order. In this way he is a conduit to the visceral experience of chaos (as evidenced by his fascination with texture for example)

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  4. Yaroslav Starikh Author

    For "Andrey Rublev" Tarkovsky asked to be allowed to use the prisoner of the death for a scene of burning melted tin execution.
    Maybe its sounds crazy and too much, but it speaks of the scale of his genius.

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  5. Stewart Griffin Author

    Thank you. Elegantly constructed, argued and illustrated. Makes me want to go back and watch all his films again. The point about texture is so true, but I had never been consciously aware of that.

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  6. Flo Cz Author

    I think like Tarkovsky lets us get a glimpse what the 4th dimension feels like and the chance to capture time as a substantial thing of this world.

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  7. v Bremont Author

    Macron: Europe should not spend big budget on US-made weapons

    Sun Nov 11, 2018 06:28PM

    Europe must take responsibility and improve America/ culture/ send English teachers to America//

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  8. Oleg de Papa Author

    пашел на хуй, англо сакс, тебе нас не понять сука, смени акцент сука блять. Сука блять – тебе так долеко до людей ты волк сука. ненавижу тебя англо сакс сраный.

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  9. Alek Plotnikov Author

    "— Самое главное в любом искусстве это найти свой собственный язык.
    "
    Да, но легко это говорить, когда ты сам родоначальник своего языка (не без помощи отца, в том числе).

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  10. Timothy O'Neill Author

    Great video thesis, I’ve had similar thoughts about art in general, I can’t fathom how this guy slipped under my radar for so long, I’m as old as his films damn it, anyway, thank you and YouTube for putting it in my recommendation box. I will definitely find and watch these movies before dying from this shitty word, hell these films seem to be cheery by comparison to the real world

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  11. EC Author

    If you like Tarkovskij, you can find some of his movies (like The mirror, Stalker, Solaris, Andrej Rublew) with English subs on Mosfilm's official channel.
    Here is the link of, for example, The mirror:
    https://youtu.be/9Yn9q25NWAw

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  12. lucassmarker Author

    this is one of the most interesting videos ive seen on cinema, i loved that u spoke so much on emotion, this strikes a great conversation

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  13. Harshith Shridhar Author

    I have enjoyed the works of many autuers. But Tarkovsky's STALKER was one hell of experience.
    Those extreme long takes & ambiguous narrative style. Ugh!

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  14. Adam Smith Author

    this analysis of meaning is very nice looking but unfortunately quite inaccurate in my opinion. tarkovsky had symbols in his films, especially stalker. he is orthodox christian but he lived under a government that was very hostile towards it. there are however mysteries in his films but that doesnt mean mysteries mean just "anything" as is defined by materialist/platonic thinking. orthodox view life like this, how the narrator says in this video, but there is a logical, philosophical and theological foundation behind it. many if not every single scene cited in this video about meaning or message is delivering a message similar to those familiar of orthodox christian teaching, especially in the russian tradition. lovely video either way!

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  15. Виталий Милонов Author

    Tarkovsky is not overrated but he is definitely overpraised and overhyped. Unsurprisingly, nobody's talking about his conflicts with operators, conflicts with screen writers, nobody even tries to mention acting or unjustifiedly big budgets. Who cares, it's just ancient foreign cinematography – it's rather permanently genius or unknowable due to language barriers. Keep pretending that subtext doesn't exist.

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  16. maria fernandez Author

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  17. maria fernandez Author

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  18. Feona Lee Jones Author

    Really appreciate you dissecting these films by Tarkovsky…there's a lot of people only dissecting mainstream films and it's so predictable and boring. It's really great you are doing this!

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  19. MaximusNYC Author

    I like what this video says about Tarkovsky's use of textures and long takes. But I disagree that he is a "narrative nihilist". His narratives are intuitively constructed, true. But they're not without meaning. He, like Lynch, was understandably cagey about there being single "correct" readings of his films — that's a wise position for an artist to take. But you can pretty clearly discern meanings which line up with Tarkovsky's stated philosophical concerns. For example, the opening scene of Andrei Rublev is very consistent with the rest of the film's focus on the lonely creative and spiritual struggle of the artist (a frequent theme in his films).

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  20. Kyle Shiflet Author

    Tarkovsky behind Kubrick are my favorite Directors each for a different reason Kubrick for his unapologetic views of humanity and how we dehumanize each other barely any hope but Andrei Tarkovsky had a more poetic look at humanity

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  21. Bond James Bond Author

    When I see tarkovskis movies my heart starts palpitating and I feel like I am high on weed or shrooms . No kidding it feels so unreal . Never felt that with any other filmakers work

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  22. I. Rex Author

    Thank you for this. This was really helpful. Tarkovsky for me has always been an alluring mystery. this fifteen minute video helped me understand that mystery more then years of reading about his movies and being lecture to by my high minded cinema snob friends ever did.

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  23. Taha TPA Author

    hey … children of men is masterpiece tho … but i totally agree that Tarkovsky's works are so much better .. but it doesnt mean that cinematography of children of men is aimless … in that movie every shot is on the point .. but Tarkovsky's cinematography is absolutely stunning (oh and Roma 2018 looks like Tarkovsky's movies LOL)

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