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Author: Robert Bird
ISBN: 1861893426
Subcategory: Humanities
Pages 256 pages
Publisher Reaktion Books (April 15, 2008)
Language English
Category: Other
Rating: 4.7
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by Robert Bird


In his inspired and rigorous book, Robert Bird addresses the uniqueness of Tarkovksy's cinema through a detailed .

In his inspired and rigorous book, Robert Bird addresses the uniqueness of Tarkovksy's cinema through a detailed exploration of the medium's constituent parts, revealing in the process the intricate ways in which film can radically shift our vision. This profound and eloquent book is a feat of regard, intuition and clarity. –Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema. Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema).

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The text is enhanced by a generous selection of images of the filmmaker and stills from his movies. Reading this book reminded me of dozens of film studies books so thoroughly riddled with 50-cent words of academic foundation that you can read a sentence three times over and not understand what it means.

Robert Bird offers in Andrei Tarkovsky an unprecedented investigation of Tarkovsky’s oeuvre and its far-reaching influence on world cinema. Bird brings a novel approach to his dissection of Tarkovsky’s wholly original techniques and sensibilities, arranging the films into elemental categories of Water, Fire, Earth, and Air. Solaris, Ivan’s Childhood, Mirror, Nostalgia, Andrei Rublev, and Sacrifice all get their due here; through them, Bird explores how the filmmaker probed the elusive correlation between cinematic representation and a more primeval perception of the world.

Andrei Tarkovsky Elements of Cinema ROBERT BIRD ‘A major contribution to the literature on the filmmaker. His writing is lucid and consistently illuminates Tarkovksy’s central preoccupation ~ the tragic failure conflict with its natural conditions.

Андрей тарковский: элементы Cinema by Robert птица . Состояние товара: Новый. The films of Andrei Tarkovsky have been revered as ranking on a par with the masterpieces of Russia's velists and composers. The book examines Tarkovsky's films elementally, grouping them into four sections: Water, Fire, Earth, and Ai. t also discusses Tarkovsky's works for the radio, theatre and opera, and how he was in addition an accomplished actor, screenwriter, film theorist and diarist. The author's claim, however, is that Tarkovsky was a filmmaker before all else, and this book examines what Tarkovsky's cinema reveals about the medium in which he worked.

Elements of Cinema by Bird, Robert (Paperback book, 2007) -Andrei Tarkovsky. Robert Bird offers in Andrei Tarkovsky an unprecedented investigation of Tarkovsky s oeuvre and its far-reaching influence on world cinema

Elements of Cinema by Bird, Robert (Paperback book, 2007) -Andrei Tarkovsky. Elements of Cinema by Bird, Robert (Paperback book, 2007). Robert Bird offers in Andrei Tarkovsky an unprecedented investigation of Tarkovsky s oeuvre and its far-reaching influence on world cinema. Bird brings a novel approach to his dissection of Tarkovsky s wholly original techniques and sensibilities, arranging the films into elemental categories of Water, Fire, Earth, and Air.

Tarkovsky is at the forefront of directors, who make the best use of symbolic narration in cinema history

Tarkovsky is at the forefront of directors, who make the best use of symbolic narration in cinema history. Tarkovsky’s The Mirror -one of his early works- contains symbolic narrative much more than the director’s other films do. The Mirror offers a rich content when it is considered from the perspective of various psychological schools and concepts.

The masters of Russian arts and letters are a prestigious fraternity that includes such renowned artists as Tolstoy, Rachmaninoff, and Shostakovich. But alongside these luminaries stands a lesser-known but equally revered figure, filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky. Robert Bird offers in Andrei Tarkovsky an unprecedented investigation of Tarkovsky’s oeuvre and its far-reaching influence on world cinema.Bird brings a novel approach to his dissection of Tarkovsky’s wholly original techniques and sensibilities, arranging the films into elemental categories of Water, Fire, Earth, and Air. Solaris, Ivan’s Childhood, Mirror, Nostalgia, Andrei Rublev, and Sacrifice all get their due here; through them, Bird explores how the filmmaker probed the elusive correlation between cinematic representation and a more primeval perception of the world. Though the book also considers Tarkovsky’s work in radio, theatre, and opera—as well as his work as an actor, screenwriter, and film theorist—Bird throughout keeps his focus firmly on Tarkovsky as a consummate filmmaker. Anchored by a wealth of film stills and photographs, Andrei Tarkovsky is a must-read for all film buffs and admirers of European cinema.
Goodman
As the 'Product Description' above indicates, this is a unique approach to a discussion of Tarkovsky's seven feature films and his student film "The Steamroller and the Violin." Dr. Bird has linked the elements of Tarkovsky's filmmaking technique to the literal elements around us. In so doing, he has crafted a revealing and often poetic examination of Tarkovsky's work, and the logic of his approach reveals itself nicely as you proceed through the reading. The text is enhanced by a generous selection of images of the filmmaker and stills from his movies. I would only caution that the book is highly theoretical. For the casual fan (and I honestly don't know if there is such a thing as a 'casual' Tarkovsky fan), this may seem a bit abstract. For devout fans both of Tarkovsky and Russian cinema in general, however, it is a highly enjoyable elaboration of the themes and meanings in a great artist's body of work. Recommended.
Arar
outstanding book on one of our great artistic visionaries
Hudora
For the Kindle edition ... the book downloaded is "Turkish Cinema: identity, distance and belonging". Trying to figure out how to get my money back on a kindle download. Author please upload correct book?

I did just recently buy the book physically and got the right one (no idea if the kindle version is working yet). I really enjoyed sections of this book, is a perty tough read ... even for Tarkovsky books. Some of the comments are just great though, so is a for sure read for people interested in Tarkovsky.
Shem
It's always irritating when narcissism does not equal stupidity and this book is an excellent example. Tarkovsky is a filmmaker that often requires a learned scholar to explain because while his dialogue is very didactic, the thematic qualities are extremely subtle. In addition, Tarkovsky's personal subjective life experience in a non-Western culture can be inscrutable for lots of film students who are used to the Western habit of psychoanalytic, formalist, feminist, New Critical, and Marxist interpretations of films. Or what David Bordwell calls "SLAB" theory (Saussure, Lacan, Althusser & Barthes).

Robert Bird fits the bill of learned scholar and it shows well, but unfortunately, no one is more aware of this than him. Bird loves the sound of his own voice and is earnest to the point of pretension in structuring the chapters. Reading this book reminded me of dozens of film studies books so thoroughly riddled with 50-cent words of academic foundation that you can read a sentence three times over and not understand what it means. And because Bird feels so strongly about his opinions, he can't help but include his own voice along for the entire breadth of the tome in a way that is so invasive and distracting that I had a mind to give up before I even finished the introduction! It's like reading a book with the author over your shoulder, interrupting you to explain what he was thinking when he wrote the sentence you're on.

Annoying as he is, Bird is no idiot. What astonished me is how a writer this self-important could be so admirably thorough and selfless on the subject. The book is EXTREMELY well-researched, heavily cited, and the bibliography is far more extensive than a book this size usually is. He even manages to find reference and research material that probably couldn't be found without going to Russia and examining Tarkovsky's personal effects. Bird's arguments are consistent, and they have a strong enough familiarity with Russian culture and aesthetics to be insightful in a way that most other writers on Tarkovsky overlook or fail to grasp at all.

I definitely learned a great deal about Tarkovsky that I would certainly have never divined on my own. The only drawback was having to listen to Bird's dramatic, obfuscating presence the entire way. Thankfully though, the introduction is really the worst part of that tone and he does put himself aside to make room for Tarkovsky as the book goes on.

It's definitely worth reading and studying, but be prepared for Bird's academic pomposity to flavor the tone.
Buriwield
Technically, Andrei Tarkovsky's Cinema is notably well made, with nice period flashback scenes, distinguished widescreen cinematography, elaborate music and great looking central locations.

Overall, I highly recommend this little gem, if you can find it.
Urreur
Technically, Andrei Tarkovsky's Cinema is notably well made, with nice period flashback scenes, distinguished widescreen cinematography, elaborate music and great looking central locations.

Overall, I highly recommend this little gem, if you can find it.