Friday, November 11, 2011


I didn't think I'd be able to squeeze another one of these out of me but now that It's done I actually think its better than Part 2. Once again, we have the regular cast of characters like Von Trier, Carlos Reygadas, Haneke and Sokurov, but we have a new addition in the form of Tarsem Singh and his last feature; 'The Fall'. Two pivotal sequences from 'The Fall' are right out of "The School of Tarkovsky" (see the videos below). Like Part 2, some of this entry uses video clips to compare today's modern day filmmakers against Tarkvosky. There's still quite a few nice image comparisons ranging from; Haneke's use of fog at the beginning of 'Time Of The Wolf' (which is very reminiscent of Tarkovsky's use of fog in Nostalghia), the floating mother scenes in both; 'The Tree Of Life' and 'The Mirror' as well as Lars Von Trier hanging from a helicopter in 'Epidemic', which is right out of the opening air balloon sequence in Andrei Rublev.
Be sure to look at Parts 1 & 2 as well.

'Epidemic' - Lars Von Trier (1988)
'Andrei Rublev' - Andrei Tarkovsky (1966)

floating mother scene in 'The Tree Of Life' (2011)
floating mother in 'The Mirror' (1974)

'The Tree Of Life'
'Stalker' - Tarkovsky (1976)

'Time Of The Wolf' - Michael Haneke (2003)
'The Mirror' - Tarkovsky

'Time Of The Wolf'
'Nostalghia' - Tarkovsky (1982)

'Silent Light' - Carlos Reygadas (2007)
'Solaris' - Tarkovsky (1972)

Below are the video comparisons I was talking about between 'The Fall' and various sequences from Tarkovsky's work. Below is my favorite scene from 'The Fall', which almost feels like combined elements from Tarkovsky's 'Nostalghia', 'The Sacrifice' and 'The Mirror'. Please see the videos below...

And here's another comparison from 'The Fall' (fast forward towards the end) which reminded me very much of the falling horse scene in 'Andrei Rublev'. Michael Haneke has a similar (although quicker) scene in 'Time Of The Wolf', but the clip isn't on youtube or vimeo...

And in these videos below, we compare the cinematography and long take shots from 'The Castle' (haneke), Werkmeister Harmonies (Bela Tarr) and 'Silent Light' (reygadas) with Tarkovsky's 'Nostalghia' and 'Stalker'...


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