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Andrej Arsenijevič Tarkovskij

Datum narození: 4. duben 1932
Datum úmrtí: 29. prosinec 1986
Další jména: Andrej Arseňjevič Tarkovskij

Andrej Arseňjevič Tarkovskij byl ruský režisér, scenárista a herec, považovaný za jednoho z nejvýznamnějších filmařů sovětské éry a světové kinematografie vůbec. Jeho díla se vyznačují velkou lyričností a obrazovou bohatostí.

Citáty Andrej Arsenijevič Tarkovskij

„Proč jenom chlast nám dává svobodu? Protože celá ta slavná svoboda není!“

„Umělec existuje jen proto, že svět není dokonalý. Pokud by byl dokonalý a harmonický, umění by nebylo potřeba.“

„Mám sklon přijímat svět emocionálně, kontemplativně. Nepřemýšlím tolik, ale kontempluji, vciťuji se. Možná, že je můj vztah ke světu spíše vztahem zvířete nebo dítěte, a ne dospělého člověka, který dokáže myslet a vyvozovat odpovědné závěry.“

„Let everything that's been planned come true. Let them believe. And let them have a laugh at their passions. Because what they call passion actually is not some emotional energy, but just the friction between their souls and the outside world. And most important, let them believe in themselves. Let them be helpless like children, because weakness is a great thing, and strength is nothing. When a man is just born, he is weak and flexible. When he dies, he is hard and insensitive. When a tree is growing, it's tender and pliant. But when it's dry and hard, it dies. Hardness and strength are death's companions. Pliancy and weakness are expressions of the freshness of being. Because what has hardened will never win.“

„Some sort of pressure must exist; the artist exists because the world is not perfect. Art would be useless if the world were perfect, as man wouldn’t look for harmony but would simply live in it. Art is born out of an ill-designed world.“

„We can express our feelings regarding the world around us either by poetic or by descriptive means. I prefer to express myself metaphorically. Let me stress: metaphorically, not symbolically. A symbol contains within itself a definite meaning, certain intellectual formula, while metaphor is an image. An image possessing the same distinguishing features as the world it represents. An image — as opposed to a symbol — is indefinite in meaning. One cannot speak of the infinite world by applying tools that are definite and finite. We can analyse the formula that constitutes a symbol, while metaphor is a being-within-itself, it's a monomial. It falls apart at any attempt of touching it.“

„A book read by a thousand different people is a thousand different books.“

„I know only one thing. when i sleep, i know no fear, no, trouble no bliss. blessing on him who invented sleep. the common coin that purchases all things, the balance that levels shepherd and king, fool and wise man. there is only one bad thing about sound sleep. they say it closely resembles death.“ Solaris

„A man writes because he is tormented, because he doubts. He needs to constantly prove to himself and the others that he’s worth something. And if I know for sure that I’m a genius? Why write then? What the hell for?“

„Modern mass culture, aimed at the 'consumer', the civilisation of prosthetics, is crippling people's souls, setting up barriers between man and the crucial questions of his existence, his consciousness of himself as a spiritual being.“ Sculpting in Time

„Never try to convey your idea to the audience - it is a thankless and senseless task. Show them life, and they’ll find within themselves the means to assess and appreciate it.“

„It is obvious that art cannot teach anyone anything, since in four thousand years humanity has learnt nothing at all. We should long ago have become angels had we been capable of paying attention to the experience of art, and allowing ourselves to be changed in accordance with the ideals it expresses. Art only has the capacity, through shock and catharsis, to make the human soul receptive to good. It’s ridiculous to imagine that people can be taught to be good…Art can only give food – a jolt – the occasion – for psychical experience.“

„The film [Stalker] needs to be slower and duller at the start so that the viewers who walked into the wrong theatre have time to leave before the main action starts.“

„... what nobody seems to understand is that love can only be one-sided, that no other love exists, that in any other form it is not love. If it involves less than total giving, it is not love. It is impotent; for the moment it is nothing.“

„I am only interested in the views of two people: one is called Bresson and one called Bergman.“

„What is art? (...) Like a declaration of love: the consciousness of our dependence on each other. A confession. An unconscious act that none the less reflects the true meaning of life—love and sacrifice.“

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