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If I'm not mistaken, the long driving scene was shot in Japan. I seem to recall a story about Tarkovsky getting in trouble with the Soviet authorities for spending so much money on the trip just to shoot a sequence that so many people hated. (That story could be completely wrong, though, so don't quote me.) The best source for everything Tarkovsky-related, by the way, is www.nostalghia.com. If you can't find the info you're looking for, send the webmasters an email. They're great guys.

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If I'm not mistaken, the long driving scene was shot in Japan.  I seem to recall a story about Tarkovsky getting in trouble with the Soviet authorities for spending so much money on the trip just to shoot a sequence that so many people hated.  (That story could be completely wrong, though, so don't quote me.)  The best source for everything Tarkovsky-related, by the way, is www.nostalghia.com.  If you can't find the info you're looking for, send the webmasters an email.  They're great guys.

I thank you very much for your time and your answer. Nostalghia.com is actually the site from where I got linked to this forum.

I have sent an email to webmasters just before posting my first post here.

Regards,

Darjan.

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Nostalghia.com is linking to us? [Checking the Nostalghia website 'links' section] That's wonderful--thanks for pointing that out! Tarkovsky was the #1 director coming out of the Top100 list last year, with more films on the list than any other.

I find Tarkovsky's images sincere. I find Tarkovsky's view, a view not prone to wishes but feelings.

Just started reading his book Sculpting in Time.

I could write a short essay about it later in time, if there is somebody interested.

Regards,

Darjan.

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Great review, Darren. I really need to delve more deeply into Tarkovsky.

Your review causes me to want to read the book, as well.

-s.

In an interstellar burst, I am back to save the Universe.

Filmsweep by Persona. 2013 Film Journal. IlPersona.

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Matt, I just noticed your new signature. Can I assume that you're reading Sculpting in Time? And, if so, what do you think of it? If you get through it but still have a craving for more Tarkovsky reading, I can highly recommend Vida Johnson's and Graham Petrie's A Visual Fugue. It's a fantastic mix of biography, history, and formal criticism, and their reading of Mirror, in particular, is fantastic.

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