Saturday, February 25, 2012

Tarkovski on Arts, Solitude and Life

YouTube- Andrei Tarkovsky interview part 1.avi

Andrei Tarkovsky, A Poet in the Cinema - Part 3


I remember seeing 'Lancelot du Lac' years ago and I was very impressed by the 'partial pictures' like here the horse's hooves - sometimes it is better not to see everything...

Cinema with an atmosphere…

Some films make me feel the same way - not all are alike but definitively there is something  relating them, at least in my mind… this passion, this sudden sensual infatuation, obsession… that leads to death. Someone’s death, accidental or planned… loyalty not intended. There  are of course others I do not remember at this moment - and of course there are only those people who have experienced something like the feeling described in these films that do understand/like them… or see it necessary to try to make films of such events.  None of these has scored over 8 at IMDb - sentimental rubbish, but there is something very interesting in this kind of rubbish. By the way I do like also Deathrace, 2008, and The Devil Wears Prada, 2006, that scored respectively 6,5 and 6,7 - not such a good taste mine! =)

Damage, 1992 by Louis Malle (pictures)
La Femme d’a Cote, 1981 by Francois Truffaut
Senso, 1954 by Luchino Visconti
Constant Gardener, 2005 by Fernando Meirelles
The English Patient, 1996 by Anthony Minghella
Jules & Jim, 1962 by Francois Truffaut