University of Texas Press. Since ivan's childhood won the golden lion at the venice film festival in 1962, the visionary quality and totally original and haunting imagery of Tarkovsky's films have captivated serious movie audiences all over the world, who see in his work a continuation of the great literary traditions of nineteenth-century Russia.
Sculpting in Time: Tarkovsky The Great Russian Filmaker Discusses His Art #ad - Many critics have tried to interpret his intensely personal vision, but he himself always remained inaccessible. In sculpting in time, the mirror, solaris, andrey rublyov, stalker, Nostalgia, Tarkovsky sets down his thoughts and his memories, revealing for the first time the original inspirations for his extraordinary films—Ivan's Childhood, and The Sacrifice.
In sculpting in time, he has left his artistic testament, a remarkable revelation of both his life and work. He discusses their history and his methods of work, he explores the many problems of visual creativity, and he sets forth the deeply autobiographical content of part of his oeuvre—most fascinatingly in The Mirror and Nostalgia.
Notes on the Cinematograph New York Review Books ClassicsNYRB Classics #ad - He discusses the fundamental differences between theater and film; parses the deep grammar of silence, music, and noise; and affirms the mysterious power of the image to unlock the human soul. This book, indispensable for admirers of this great director and for students of the cinema, will also prove an inspiration, much like Rilke’s Letters to a Young Poet, for anyone who responds to the claims of the imagination at its most searching and rigorous.
The french film director robert bresson was one of the great artists of the twentieth century and among the most radical, original, and radiant stylists of any time. Notes on the cinematograph distills the essence of Bresson’s theory and practice as a filmmaker and artist. From the beginning to the end of his career, Bresson dedicated himself to making movies in which nothing is superfluous and everything is always at stake.
Notes on the Cinematograph New York Review Books Classics #ad - New york Review of Books. He worked with nonprofessional actors—models, as he called them—and deployed a starkly limited but hypnotic array of sounds and images to produce such classic works as A Man Escaped, Diary of a Country Priest, Pickpocket, and Lancelot of the Lake.
Transcendental Style in Film: Ozu, Bresson, DreyerUniversity of California Press #ad - With a new introduction, acclaimed director and screenwriter Paul Schrader revisits and updates his contemplation of slow cinema over the past fifty years. This key work by one of our most searching directors and writers is widely cited and used in film and art classes. This seminal text analyzes the film style of three great directors—Yasujiro Ozu, Robert Bresson, and Carl Dreyer—and posits a common dramatic language used by these artists from divergent cultures.
With evocative prose and nimble associations, Schrader consistently urges readers and viewers alike to keep exploring the world of the art film. The new edition updates schrader’s theoretical framework and extends his theory to the works of Andrei Tarkovsky Russia, Theo Angelopoulos Greece, Béla Tarr Hungary, and Nuri Bilge Ceylan Turkey, among others.
Transcendental Style in Film: Ozu, Bresson, Dreyer #ad - Unlike the style of psychological realism, which dominates film, acting devoid of self-consciousness, the transcendental style expresses a spiritual state by means of austere camerawork, and editing that avoids editorial comment. New york Review of Books.
Andrey Tarkovsky: Life and Work: Film by Film, Stills, Polaroids & WritingsSchirmer/Mosel #ad - Featuring stills from each of his films, as well as polaroids from russia and Italy, it is buttressed with comments from prominent voices who have commented on Tarkovsky's work and personality, a selection of his influential writings, private photographs from the family album, including Jean-Paul Sartre, Ingmar Bergman and Aleksandr Sokurov.
Beautifully designed and printed, andrey Tarkovsky: Life and Work pays homage to a great visionary who produced poetic and sometimes disturbing images of near biblical intensity through his films. New york Review of Books. With luscious film stills and superb essays by the director and his admirers, andrey tarkovsky 1932–86 directed seven feature-length films, Mirror, Andrei Rublev, Stalker, this is the essential Tarkovsky compendiumBetween 1962 and 1986, Solaris, all acclaimed as masterpieces of cinema: Ivan’s Childhood, Nostalgia and Sacrifice.
Andrey Tarkovsky: Life and Work: Film by Film, Stills, Polaroids & Writings #ad - . Evading censorship and mounting pressure by soviet authorities, Sacrifice, Tarkovsky decided not to return to the Soviet Union after completing Nostalgia in Tuscany, three years before his death; his final film, was shot in Sweden in 1985. This new smaller-format edition of a 2012 publication was compiled and edited by Tarkovsky's son Andrey Jr.
Along with film historian and critic Hans-Joachim Schlegel and Lothar Schirmer.
On Directing FilmPenguin Books #ad - He looks at every aspect of directing—from script to cutting room—to show the many tasks directors undertake in reaching their prime objective: presenting a story that will be understood by the audience and has the power to be both surprising and inevitable at the same time. Based on a series of classes mamet taught at Columbia University's film school, On Directing Film will be indispensible not only to students but to anyone interested in an overview of the craft of filmmaking.
Passion, clarity, commitment, intelligence—just what one would expect from Mamet. Sidney lumet, dog day afternoon, network, academy Award-nominated director of 12 Angry Men, and The Verdict New york Review of Books. A masterclass on the art of directing from the pulitzer prize-winning and oscar and tony-nominated writer of Glengarry Glen Ross, Speed the Plow, and director of his own critically acclaimed movies like House of Games, screenwriter, The Verdict, and Wag the DogCalling on his unique perspective as playwright, and Things Change, State and Main, David Mamet illuminates how a film comes to be.
Time within Time: The Diaries, 1970-1986Seagull Books #ad - Andrey tarkovsky only made seven films, but all are celebrated for its striking visual images, quietly patient dramatic structures, and visionary symbolism. Time within time is both a diary and a notebook, maintained by Tarkovsky from 1970 until his death. He writes movingly of his family, especially his father, Arseniy Tarkovsky, whose poems appear in his films.
Time within Time: The Diaries, 1970-1986 #ad - New york Review of Books. He records haunting dreams in detail and speaks of the state of society and the future of art, noting significant world events and purely personal dramas along with fascinating accounts of his own filmmaking. Tarkovsky for me is the greatest, ” wrote Ingmar Bergman. Intense and intimate, it offers reflections on Dostoyevsky, Thomas Mann, Tolstoy, Hermann Hesse, and others.
Rounding out this volume are tarkovsky’s plans and notes for his stage version of Hamlet; a detailed proposal for a film adaptation of Dostoyevsky’s The Idiot; and a glimpse of the more public Tarkovsky answering questions put to him by interviewers.
Something Like An AutobiographyVintage #ad - Vintage Books USA. Also indispensable for budding directors are the addenda, on directing actors, on scriptwriting as an essential tool for directors, in which Kurosawa lays out his beliefs on the primacy of a good script, on camera placement, and on the value of steeping oneself in literature, from great novels to detective fiction.
Variety"for the lover of Kurosawa's movies. This is nothing short of must reading. A fitting companion piece to his many dynamic and absorbing screen entertainments. Washington post Book World New york Review of Books. It's doubtful that a complete understanding of the director's artistry can be obtained without reading this book.
Something Like An Autobiography #ad - . Bock. A first rate book and a joy to read.
Hitchcock Revised EditionSimon & Schuster #ad - Iconic, the history of film, groundbreaking interviews of Alfred Hitchcock by film critic François Truffaut—providing insight into the cinematic method, and one of the greatest directors of all time. In hitchcock, film critic françois truffaut presents fifty hours of interviews with Alfred Hitchcock about the whole of his vast directorial career, from his silent movies in Great Britain to his color films in Hollywood.
Hitchcock Revised Edition #ad - . The result is a portrait of one of the greatest directors the world has ever known, an all-round specialist who masterminded everything, from the screenplay and the photography to the editing and the soundtrack. Vintage Books USA. New york Review of Books. Hitchcock discusses the inspiration behind his films and the art of creating fear and suspense, as well as giving strikingly honest assessments of his achievements and failures, his doubts and hopes.
This peek into the brain of one of cinema’s greats is a must-read for all film aficionados. The definitive illustrated edition of the international bestseller.
Film Form: Essays in Film TheoryHarcourt #ad - Film Form: Essays in Film Theory #ad - The definitive illustrated edition of the international bestseller. Twelve essays written between 1928 and 1945 that demonstrate key points in the development of Eisenstein’s film theory and in particular his analysis of the sound-film medium. New york Review of Books. Vintage Books USA. Edited, translated, and with an Introduction by Jay Leyda; Index; photographs and diagrams.
In the Blink of an Eye: A Perspective on Film Editing, 2nd EditionSilman-James Press #ad - In the Blink of an Eye: A Perspective on Film Editing, 2nd Edition #ad - New to this second edition is Murch's lengthy meditation on the current state of digital editing. Starting with what might seem to be the most basic editing question - Why do cuts work? - he treats the reader to a marvelous "ride" through the esthetics and practical concerns of cutting film. Along the way, he offers his insights on such subjects as continuity and discontinuity in editing, dreaming, and real life; the criteria of a good cut; and the blink of the eye as both an analog to and an emotional cue for the cut.
In the blink of an Eye is editor Walter Murch's essay of film editing. New york Review of Books. Vintage Books USA. The definitive illustrated edition of the international bestseller. Silman-James Press.
Andrei Rublev Blu-rayCriterion Collection #ad - Hoberman New york Review of Books. Tracing the life of a renowned icon painter, the second feature by Andrei Tarkovsky vividly conjures the murky world of medieval Russia. This dreamlike and remarkably tactile film follows andrei rublev as he passes through a series of poetically linked scenes—snow falls inside an unfinished church, naked pagans stream through a thicket during a torchlit ritual, a boy oversees the clearing away of muddy earth for the forging of a gigantic bell—gradually emerging as a man struggling mightily to preserve his creative and religious integrity.
Special edition features • new 2k digital restoration of the director’s preferred 185-minute cut, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack • new 2k digital transfer of the original 205-minute version of the film, a 1966 documentary about the writing of the film’s script • on the Set of “Andrei Rublev, Tarkovsky’s 1961 student thesis film • The Three Andreis, The Passion According to Andrei • Steamroller and Violin, ” a 1966 documentary about the making of the film • New interviews with actor Nikolai Burlyaev and cinematographer Vadim Yusov by filmmakers Seán Martin and Louise Milne • New interview with film scholar Robert Bird • Selected-scene commentary from 1998 featuring film scholar Vlada Petric • New video essay by filmmaker Daniel Raim • New English subtitle translation • PLUS: An essay by critic J.
Andrei Rublev Blu-ray #ad - Shrink-wrapped. Appearing here in the director’s preferred 185-minute cut as well as the version that was originally suppressed by Soviet authorities, an arresting meditation on art, the masterwork Andrei Rublev is one of Tarkovsky’s most revered films, faith, and endurance. The definitive illustrated edition of the international bestseller.
Silman-James Press. Vintage Books USA.