Category Archives: Tarkovsky

New Zones for Old

Zones were one of the prominent features of soviet life. A prison territory with its own rules and rituals and values, almost a culture within a culture – a colony. The film Stalker by Tarkovsky features a “zone”. It depicts … Continue reading

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Tarkovsky and Time – reprise

Watching many films which use slow motion for effect gives rise to the question of time in film making. Tarkovsky seemed to be able to create time in his films, to slowdown time, speed up time and play with the … Continue reading

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The Dacha, Chekhov and Tarkovsky

A year on and back from Chekhov country. Completing the script for  “Vakhtangov and the Russian Theatre” which will be the next film  in the Russian Theatre Film Series – a series of films about Russian theatre of the early twentieth century.Its … Continue reading

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