I've seen it, over the years, at least 3 other times and each time, I find scenes that I'd forgotten--- it's such a powerful experience that this viewer simply cannot process and recall them all.
This viewing I forgot how, in the second part (there, gratefully, is a mid-film intermission) much of the film was about the casting of a massive bell. Though it seems nitpicking, I thought the angelic young bell-caster was miscast (sorry...). He just lacked the gravitas that the viewer had been accustomed to with the Solonitsyn portrayal of the eponymous painter, the skill of the actors who portrayed the other religious figures, and the gaunt master who portrayed the Greek master. Still, that extended casting sequence was almost unmatched in film history. Finally, the ending, which I will not spoil, takes the already enchanted viewer into a visual feast not unlike that which Kubrick supplied at the end of "2001."
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Topic - Tarkovsky's, "Andrei Rublev:" - tinear 08:54:27 01/02/21 (2)
- Right on about the ending! It's unbelievable. - Chris from Lafayette 01:03:20 01/03/21 (1)
- No problem with the guy getting a mouthful of molten lead, though! - tinear 09:41:55 01/03/21 (0)