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The Stalker (1979); Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky

It’s Andrei Tarkovsky’s birthday today. Here is a post I wrote about THE STALKER, as a tribute. In Clifford Odets’ journal, he describes a conversation he had with Lee Strasberg, colleague, director, acting teacher: [Strasberg] spoke of what he called … Continue reading

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2010 Books Read

Round-up of the books I read this year, in the order in which I read them. I am nearly finished with one last book (a collection of stories by Miranda July, given to me by my sister Siobhan for my … Continue reading

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“Tarkovsky for me is the greatest [director], the one who invented a new language, true to the nature of film, as it captures life as a reflection, life as a dream.” – Ingmar Bergman

From a beautiful post about the Polaroids of Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky. He was inspired by European, American and Japanese directors, especially the Japanese filming scenes showing of the value of the everyday. And I think that that’s something that … Continue reading

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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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Some Island snapshots

— “I cannot imagine how a casual reference to Suetonius and Petronius Arbiter can be construed into evidence of a desire to impress by an assumption of superior knowledge. I should fancy that the most ordinary of scholars is perfectly … Continue reading

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Sergio Leone presents:

Professor Serverus Snape’s Sorcerer-Tastic, Muggalicious Mid-Summer Movie Quiz. Long anticipated. Questions are awesome, thought-provoking (your SECOND favorite Francis Ford Coppola movie? Love it!) – and the answers are even better. I was unable to participate in the last two quizzes … 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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