The biggest mistake in my life is that i didn´t see it earlier. Stalker is like a long trip that takes you to a dreamlike paradise, where you would be free and happy from everything that bothers you in life. The zone is properly the greatest strength of the movie, While i can´t solve what it is, i will never forget it.
At first The Zone seemed to be a social construction due to rumors, but the decay and degradation registered in such sublime cinematography proved it to be something else. Perhaps a mirror functioning in relation to the human triangle of anxiety: art, reason and faith, each one portrayed in each character. Philosophy has been more successful here in lyrical forms than textual forms, which reinforces its art status.
Woefully bleak, but more so than the film itself being a test of stamina, the journey through the zone is a test of faith and hope, the struggle to reaffirm meaning in your own life. The Zone forces it's visitors to abandon inhibition and truly question the content of their deepest desires. Beautifully filmed, Stalker is bursting at the seams with philosophical food for thought. Attempt to absorb, don't just consume.
let alone how perfectly shot this film was, but I've never experienced such a pure projection of human emotions and ideas (faith, desire, and hope) before. I think the one key to enjoy Stalker is to prevent your mind from articulating a meaning every time you think a symbol is popping-up.
too long-winded for my taste, but i really really enjoyed the journey around the zone and the analysis of human nature that the zone sets the stage for. great movie that i'm glad i saw, although i'm content to wait quite a while before watching it again.
This was my favourite film of tarkovsky.Best one .there are lots of things to talk about... I liked all characters fighting and reactions scene after seeing professor's bomb. Also writer said a couple magnificent sentences inside sand dunes. He said that people dont want to understand content,they only want to consume . When I die they ll find somebody for following , consuming .
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.