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TitleSculpting in time : reflections on the cinema
PublisherAlfred A. Knopf
ISBN 139780394555997
CategoryArts - Film
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LanguageEnglish
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human activity lies in artistic consciousness, in the pointless and
selfless creative act? Perhaps our capacity to create is evidence that
we ourselves were created in the image and likeness of God?

NOTES

1. Innokentiy Smoktunovsky (b. 1925) is a popular Soviet theatre and
cinema actor, best known in the West for his Hamlet in Kozintsev's
classic 1964 film. He was the narrator of Tarkovsky's Mirror.

2. Arseniy Alexandrovich Tarkovsky (1905-89) was a respected Russian
lyric poet and the father of Andrey Tarkovsky, who often quoted his
poems in his films.

3. Vladimir Bogomolov (b. 1924) is the author of the novella Ivan,
published in 1958, on which Tarkovsky's Ivan's Childhood was
based.

4. Alexander Grin (1880-1932) was a Russian poet and essayist.

5. Alexander Dovzhenko (1894-1956) was one of the founders of Soviet
cinema. His early silent films Zvenigora (1928), Arsenal (1929) and
Earth (1930), which combine revolutionary and Ukrainian national-
istic elements, were particularly admired by Tarkovsky.

6. Kenji Mizoguchi (1898-1956) is now, with Ozu, one of the most
highly regarded of Japanese film directors, especially for such classics
as Ugetsu Monogatari (1952) and Sansho Dayu (1954) He made over
eighty films in thirty-four years, nearly half of these in the silent
period, and his lifelong preoccupation was the fate of women at
different periods of Japanese history.

7. Effendi Kapiyev (1909-44) was a Dagestani writer and translator
whose diaries were published posthumously in 1956.

8. Alexander Blok (1880-1921) was a leading Russian Symbolist poet
who welcomed the Revolution and exerted a great influence on
Pasternak.

9. Vyacheslav Ivanov (1866-1949) was a poet and influential leader of
the Symbolist movement in Russia, who held a regular salon in St
Petersburg and encouraged many young writers and artists.

10. Vassily Zhukovsky (1783-1852) was a pre-Romantic Russian poet
and translator.

11. Dimitri Merezhkovsky (1866-1941) was a Russian poet, novelist and
critic who emigrated to France in 1920.

12. The Lumiere brothers, Auguste (1862-1954) and Louis (1864-1948),
were successful photographic manufacturers who patented the 'Cine-
matographe', a combined film camera and projector, in 1895.

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