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Stalker (1979); Dir. Andrei Tarkovsky

In Clifford Odets’ journal, he describes a conversation he had with Lee Strasberg, colleague, director, acting teacher: [Strasberg] spoke of what he called “the blight of Ibsen”, saying that Ibsen had taught most writers after him how to think undramatically. … Continue reading

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Andrei Rublev: “Its barbaric greatness immediately evident …

… this chronologically discontinuous epic and (largely invented) biography of Russia’€™s greatest icon painter was a Soviet superproduction gone ideologically berserk” … Awesome in-depth article about Andrei Tarkovsky at Book Forum. Two books just came out about Tarkovsky (and I … Continue reading

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Andrei Rublev (1966); Dir. Andrei Tarkovsky

Not much is known about Andrei Rublev, the 15th century Russian monk – who was also a painter. Only one of his works has been actually authenticated (the Trinity, seen above) – but he has taken on mythical status in … Continue reading

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— Still making my way thru War and Peace, a couple chapters a day. Still only on page 540 … but it’s riveting. It’s not a boring read and even the long sections about the freemasons end up adding to … Continue reading

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