Soviet Union

Andrei Tarkovsky

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Andrei Tarkovsky Gosh, what can you say about Tarkovsky? I don’t always understand him, and he can be painfully slow. But when I watch his films, I feel like I’m watching pure art. His technique of editing within a take is unmatched. The closest American we have might be Terrence Malick as far as the […]

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Sergei Parajanov

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Sergei Parajanov Here’s another visual artist from Russia, but he also has a lot of performance art in his films. He and Jodorowsky shoulda paired up. Sergei did not have an easy time in the Soviet Union. He was jailed a few times and persecuted for being bisexual. But he never compromised his vision. Shadows […]

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Elem Klimov

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Elem Klimov Come And See – Another film Spielberg probably cribbed from for Saving Private Ryan. Notice how the kid goes deaf when the explosions happen near him. Again, those Russians can move through a forest. They just don’t track left and right. They go through the trees with cranes. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this […]

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