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Author Bird, Robert, 1969-2020

Title Andrei Rublev / Robert Bird
Published London : BFI, 2004


Description 1 online resource (87 pages) : illustrations, map, portraits
Series BFI film classics ; 50
BFI film classics ; 50.
Contents Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. From Rublev to 'Rublev' -- 2. The Via Crucis of 'Andrei Rublev' -- 3. The Shape of the Story -- 4. The Elevating Gaze -- Notes -- Credits -- Bibliography
Summary "Andrei Tarkovsky (1932-86) was one of the great poets of world cinema. A fiercely independent artist, Tarkovsky crafted films of beauty and depth. These qualities are present in abundance in Andrei Rublev (1966), Tarkovsky's first fully independent film. Ostensibly a biographical study of Russia's most famous medieval icon-painter, Andrei Rublev is both lyrical and epic, starkly naturalistic and allegorical, authentically historical and urgently topical. The Soviet authorities prevented the film's domestic release for five years, until its success at Cannes forced their hand. However, implacable enemies of the regime such as Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn also found Andrei Rublev's grim realism unsettling. While much remains mysterious in Andrei Rublev, critics have recently begun to re-appraise it as a groundbreaking film which exploits the manifold discontinuities of human experience to undermine comfortable notions of life and spirituality." "Robert Bird's multi-faceted account of Andrei Rublev extends this re-evaluation of Tarkovsky's radical aesthetic by establishing the film's historical context and presenting a substantially new reading of key scenes. Bird establishes the film's tortured textual history, which has resulted in two vastly different versions. He relates the film to traditions in Russian art and intellectual history, but finally his analysis focuses on Andrei Rublev as a visual and narrative artwork which treats the profoundest existential questions by challenging conventional notions of representation and vision."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 86-87)
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Subject Roublev, Andreï (1360?-1430?; saint) -- Au cinéma.
Tarkovski, Andreï Arsenievitch, (1932-1986)
SUBJECT Strasti po Andrei︠u︡ (Motion picture)
Strasti po Andrei︠u︡ (Motion picture) fast
Strasti po Andreyu gnd
Andrei Rublev film. ram
Subject Andrej Rublev (Tarkovskij)
Films, cinema.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781349917693