I certainly appreciate the positive feedback that I've been getting on these over the years but like any human being I sometimes focus on the 2 or 3 negative comments I get when I really shouldn't. In the last year I've seen the occasional hostile comment regarding image comparisons to the work of Tarkovsky and it really perplexes me. I mean - these are some of the same people who literally use the word "influential" to describe Tarkovsky and his work but when you show them an image like the one below they get all worked up...
|Andrei Rublev / The Element Of Crime|
Just look at what this guy wrote recently on twitter about a comparison made by my friend Martin Kessler...
while he does kind of have point on some level, this was a Tree Of Life comparison. At this point does anyone (besides blindly combative people or stupid people) need any convincing that The Mirror was a major influence on The Tree Of Life both visually and story-wise?
With that being said, check out the next comparison in this new entry...
|Stalker / 4|
|Sacrifice / There Will Be Blood|
|Andrei Rublev / Wicker Man|
|Solaris / Les Rendezvous D'Anna|
|Stalker / The Untamed|
|Solaris / The Untamed|
|Ivan's Childhood / Undertow|
|Andrei Rublev / Undertow|