I suspect, as is suggested in the film itself, Stalker is the poem Tarkovsky created that is his "original apology" for a personal lack of faith that hope exists in the world, and that love is a metaphysical prospect. A film that will reject you if you don't have the mind and stamina.
Last night I want to the Whitney Humanities Center at Yale to see this movie on the only subtitled print of it left in the world. Incredible This was one of the most beautiful and unique films I have ever seen. Tarkovsky's camera, the acting, the set design, everything was exquisite. My heart weeps over the fact that Tarkovsky made this beautiful movie, and yet it killed him in the end. He nobly died for his art.
If there ever was a movie that emphasized the beauty of the journey rather than the end, this would be it. It is one of a kind visual experience, with enough depth behind it to provoke another viewing. Upon it, story might get flatter, as it's declamatory tone gets the message quite obvious by the end, but the experience is still there.
A haunting philosophical masterpiece. Tarkovsky uses sound-design and images like no other director before him. This contemplation of faith is not exactly for everyone, but if you open yourself up for it, you can end up with a profound film-experience like no other.
It truly amuses me how Tarkovsky and the film crew were able to pull this off given the fact that he took a year shooting outdoor scenes, only to find out that their footage was improperly developed and unusable. He re-shot the film, hence the mix of sepia and color footage. On top of that, several people involved in the production including Tarkovsky died due to toxic locations. Truly one of the greatest films ever!
En este tipo de películas la calificación se vuelve un recurso banal, no existe calificación que logre enmarcar físicamente mis sentimientos hacia esta obra de arte, Arte en toda su concepción, en todos sus bordes, desde donde se mire es una película colosal. Pero de todas formas la califico 10x10000°° / 5