Andrei Tarkovsky (Pocket Essential series) by Sean Martin

By Sean Martin

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Tarkovsky’s relationship with composers was as unorthodox as the rest of his working practice. Usually, a composer would be called in to score a film once it had been shot, which is what happened with Vyacheslav Ovchinnikov when he worked on The Steamroller and the Violin and Ivan’s 32 Tarkovsky 14/11/05 10:54 am Page 33 A N D R E I TA R K OV S K Y Childhood. However, when Tarkovsky started work on Andrei Rublev, he asked Ovchinnikov to compose some music for the Kulikovo Field battle scene while the script was still being written.

Sergei’s female colleague finds him waiting at the cinema. With no sign of Sasha, he goes into the cinema with her. In a dream, Sasha is reunited with Sergei on the asphalt. Tarkovsky’s Calling Card Tarkovsky’s diploma film for VGIK, The Steamroller and the Violin (1960), was his first film as sole director. The film contains visual motifs that he would later make his own, and, in foreshadowing much of his later practice, also contains plot elements that are directly taken from his own life. Steamroller also anticipates the aesthetic that he would develop in numerous articles and interviews before it achieved its final 57 Tarkovsky 14/11/05 10:54 am Page 58 S E A N M A RT I N written form in his book, Sculpting in Time.

She refuses. The truck drives onto a beach, spilling apples in its wake. Horses eat the apples off the sand. They drop Ivan off to start his next mission, then collect the bodies of the two scouts. Kholin listens to the Chaliapin record again. Masha appears for the last time. Galtsev tells her he is sending her away. 63 Tarkovsky 14/11/05 10:54 am Page 64 S E A N M A RT I N Newsreel footage of the Soviet army in Berlin, 1945. We see the burnt bodies of Goebbels and his wife, and those of their six young children; the Germans signing the instrument of surrender; more dead Nazis and their families.

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