Episode 40. Trancing Tarkovsky

In the first episode to circle back to the World Tour series, Alex and Jonathan give a closer look to the work of legendary Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky with the films Ivan’s Childhood (1962), Solaris (1972), The Mirror (1975). We discuss how Tarkovsky uses textured images and sound to make his worlds feel true to life, approaching filmmaking with a poetic mindset, and creating evocative images that aren’t meant to be symbolic.


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Skip to: Ivan’s Childhood (6:39), Solaris (22:25), The Mirror (47:54), Overall (1:04:02), Coming Attractions (1:13:33)

Resources referenced in this episode:

After nearly two ties in a row, Jason Bourne is the winner of our latest twitter poll so next week we will be talking about the original film trilogy:

Intro/Outro Music:
Ash by Mike Braudrick

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