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Andrei Tarkovsky's Sounding Cinema: Music and Meaning from Solaris to The Sacrifice

Book
Authors Tobias Pontara
ISBN 9780367277291
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication New York
Publication year 2020
Published at Department of Cultural Sciences
Language en
Links https://doi.org/10.4324/97804292976...
Keywords Criticism and interpretation , Tarkovskiĭ, Andreĭ Arsenʹevich 1932-1986 , Motion picture music History and criticism , Motion picture music
Subject categories Studies on Film, Musicology

Abstract

Andrei Tarkovsky's Sounding Cinema adds a new dimension to our understanding and appreciation of the work of Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky (1932–1986) through an exploration of the presence of music and sound in his films. The first comprehensive study in English concentrating on the soundtrack in Tarkovsky’s cinema, this book reveals how Tarkovsky’s use of electronic music, electronically manipulated sound, traditional folk songs and fragments of canonized works of Western art music plays into the philosophical, existential and ethical themes recurring throughout his work. Exploring the multilayered relationship between music, sound, film image and narrative space, Pontara provides penetrating and innovative close readings of Solaris (1972), Mirror (1975), Stalker (1979), Nostalghia (1983) and The Sacrifice (1986) and in turn deeply enriches critical understanding of Tarkovsky’s films and their relation to the broader traditions of European art cinema.

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