Friday, February 16, 2018


In the latest installment of The School Of Tarkovsky we're going to take a look at some more moving imagery that may or may not have been an influence on more recent films (if you haven't checked out the first entry make sure to check it out here).


Not only are both films below semi-meditative coming of age films, the but imagery of a child holding an apple or looking down well is very similar (it should be noted that The Pink Smoke's John Cribbs' once called The Spirit Of The Beehive "Tarkovsky For Kids")
Ivan's Childhood / The Spirit Of The Beehive

Like The Spirit Of The Beehive, The 400 Blows is another coming of age story with similar shots to Ivan's Childhood...
Ivan's Childhood / The 400 Blows

There's obviously no way of knowing is Rian Johnson is a Tarkovsky fan but this shot from Brick is way too similar to the above shot in Andrei Rublev
Andrei Rublev / Brick

Same with Tarkovsky's Stalker...
Stalker / Brick

Ivan's Childhood / The Headless Woman
This shot from The Mirror always reminded me of Ringu/The Ring
The Mirror / Rungu

The Mirror / Sudden Manhattan

Andrei Rublev / Post Tenebras Lux

Nostalghia / Tree Of Life

As I've stated in previous entries - Claire Denis did work on Tarkovsky's films in the past so perhaps some of that rubbed off on her (or maybe not)
Andrei Rublev / Trouble Every Day


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