Tarkovsky Interruptus: Study of Andrei Tarkovsky and Stalker. A special presentation of Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker with a panel of Tarkovsky faniacs that included film and sound editor Walter Murch and filmmaker Michael Benson, this is a quintessential view for all Tarkovsky lovers and is also a memorable study in filmmaking for filmmakers.
What is a take? Between the words “Action” and “Stop,” what is it? It’s the fixing of reality, the fixing of time. It’s a way of preserving time so that we can later roll and unroll it as we please. No other art form can fix time as cinema does. And so, what is a film? It’s a mosaic made of time. - Andrei Tarkovsky
In the cinema a director expresses his individuality first and foremost through his sense of time, through rhythm. Rhythm gives colour to a work by distinguishable stylistic characteristics. Rhythm must arise naturally in a film, a function of the director’s innate sense of life and commensurate with his quest for time. - Andrei Tarkovsky