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Live in the house-and the house will stand I will call up any century Go into it and build myself a house With shoulder blades like timber props I help up every day that made the past With a surveyors chain I measure time And traveled through as if across the Urals I only need my immortality For my blood to go on flowing from age to age I would readily pay with my life For a safe place with constant warmth Were it not that lifes flying needle leads me on Through the world like a thread Arseniy Tarkovsky The films of Andrey Arsenevitch Tarkovsky fall into the separate genre of cinematic creations they are more than drama or psychological thriller more than philosophical cinema Although Tarkovskys work has been deeply influenced with such prominent film directors as Kurosawa Bunuel or Antonioni the poetry of his father Arseniy Tarkovsky Boris Pasternak and many other Russian poets and writers his films manage to form something completely unique to the mind of their director convey a diaphanous psychological message His cinematography is a celebration a theatre of imprinted time trapped with the skillful techniques of the plot-creating and camera usage of the director As if in the Zone of his Staler the art of Andrey Tarkovsky freezes the moment the gasp of time enclosed into almost sculpture-like solid creation that opens up to the viewer its nostalgic breeze The time exists it crystallizes in form of faerie elfish arabesque figures and characters and yet it evaporates filling the space with a sense of solitude and sorrow for the past Tarkovskys film Zerkalo or otherwise known as Mirror is a story of the human life it is not quite a celebration of it but rather a depiction of the web of the human senses It is an autobiographic tribute to his abandoned by her husband during the war years mother filled with the
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