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In Reply to: RE: Definitely NOT one of my favorite films posted by c1ferrari on August 31, 2018 at 07:19:52
To me it was really big deal back when it came out, because we all read the novel and it was one of the universally loved ones.
Its director, Tarkovsky, can be considered the Soviet version of Kubrick, with a strong touch of Bergman, they both had that uncommon and often dark vision. Like Kubrick, Tarkovsky made very few movies, but all of them deserve attention.
I have a very different opinion. i don't think the work holds up, it seems slow , very slow and pretentious, look at me I am arty. I suppose in the context of the times it made sense.
Perhaps I didn't approach it well.
I was riding my bike in the sunshine along the boardwalk to the theatre and stumbled across a concert at venice beach, missed big brother and the holding company, saw part of a band, moonalice, that sounded like the greatful dead, when I had to make a decision, stay and see county joe and the fish, or continue my ride and see what was supposed to be a big deal science fiction movie , my first exposure to this director.
I considered the movie might be a higher level of art than country joe, so I split, ad there was an after concert steps away. I really enjoy sci fiction and don't drink much,which effected my decision.
As once happened in an old indiana jones movie, someone chose poorly. At least my face didn't melt off, so I got that going for me, caddyshack style.
I stuck all the way until the house lights came up, some walked out early. This is a crowd that will applaud selected opening credits, hard core movie fans.
Excellent...I'm delighted to learn of Tarkovsky.
I'll put Solaris in the queue!
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