simply the price of making a good film
Tarkovski ci regala un'ambiziosa,raffinata e stimolante allegoria sulla sete di conoscenza e sulla paura della stessa.Nella sua essenza è abbastanza bergmaniano, poichè un viaggio fisico diventa un pretesto per un viaggio spirituale,attraverso le ansie,i desideri e i dubbi dell'intera umanità.Il tutto viene realizzato mediante stupendi scenari e grandiose riflessioni filosofiche,fino al memorabile finale che delizia.
Odd how one of the most beautiful movies ever made killed a bunch of people...
I've learned and experienced things since the first time I've watched "Stalker". Now that I have rewatched it again today, there are visual pieces and interpretations of dialogue that are new pearls for me. I'm also still curious as to how some scenes are shot
Of all the beauty that makes up this film, the dialogue is what captivates me most. So many little lines that are permanently stained on my brain.
Mystical. There is simply an allure about Tarkovsky’s creation, whether it be its barren, bleached landscapes - startling, hypnotic cinematography in all; akin to Antonioni’s Red Desert - or its haunting journey: The Zone as being beyond this world and its understanding, and yet the one hope for desperate renewal; the search for such binding together three jaded souls and their discordant hearts and minds, in cathartic pilgrimage. The Mirror was a great leap forward for Tarkovsky. Stalker is his hitherto masterpiece.
" Are you awake? You were talking recently about the meaning... of our... life... unselfishness of art... Let's take music... It's really least of all connected; to say the truth, if it is connected at all, then in an idealess way, mechanically, with an empty sound... Without... without associations... Nonetheless the music miraculously penetrates into the very soul! What is resonating in us in answer to the harmonized noise? And turns it for us into the source of great delight... And unites us, and shakes us? What is its purpose? And, above all, for whom? You will say: for nothing, and... and for nobody, just so. Unselfish. Though it's not so... perhaps... For everything, in the end, has its own meaning... Both the meaning and the cause... "
Los personajes a pesar de su falta de nombre, están muy redondeados y con una carga emocional muy buena, incluso me pareció en partes a un performance teatral. Tiene unas locaciones impresionantes. Me gusto los cambios de color, las texturas, los encuadres. Y la historia, es muy buena, un sci-fi lejos de la space opera y del cliché, es mas sobre la humanidad y su existencia, minúscula que somos como hormigas en un picnic a la orilla del camino.
While it appears to be a desolate, gloomy and ultimately hopeless examination of humanity and it's desires, I imagine Tarkovsky was really trying to convey that there is an optimistic message of hope buried deep within everyone. My own interpretation is that he seems to suggest that it is an internal journey rather than external one and it is triggered by faith in a higher spiritual power within us all. Very poetic.
Probably the best film by one of the best artists of the previous century.
It is with films like these that I feel like saying "deep philosophical questions" or "beautiful and cinematic visuals," choose one. I don't think you can have both. Some people call Stalker visual poetry. I shall call it visual literature, in a somewhat negative way. How can you delve into so deep subject matter and allow yourself only the length of a film (even if it is 163 minutes) to try and address it?
"How do I know I want what I want?" If you only take one thing from this film, let it be this line.
The most important film of my life. Moments when l saw it for the first time l can't compare to anything. I laughed, l cried, l was in some very special euphoria. l wish l can have words for this film. l wish l can have words for Tarkovsky and everything he means to me - but l don't. And l don't think l'll ever have. l only have endless love for his films and it's all l can give.
I am now watching Stalker. I love this film. So great from Tarkovsky, I skipped ahead to the railroad scene in the cool blue green bliss.
While I still keep pulling my hair at interpreting the movie, its cinematography is breathtaking. Watching it only once is definitely not enough. And not watching it is absolutely regrettable.
I've read Tolstoy and Dostoevsky, and when I was able to watch this film. I can deduce from these three great Russian persona was that they like their characters to represent something, an idea, a philosophical emblem, or perhaps a symbolism to a situation. The good thing about this film was that the representation of characters are very clear. The idea of the film as a whole is one of a kind like any Russian art
There is nothing bad to point at "Stalker", AT ALL. Each scenario fascinates us. Each frame: a beautiful photograph. This journey, has an immense power to the viewer, both visually and mentally. It makes us even think about us and our life, our desires, aspirations and sense of life. A masterpiece that every cinema lover must see.