11 August 2015

Watch Video Essay For 'Space Auteur' Andrei Tarkovsky's Response To 2001: A Space Odyssey

Whatever you think of Stanley Kubrick's 1968 cinematic 2001: A Space Odyssey, it's seen a masterpiece to many cinephiles worldwide. Influential Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky  may have not like the message Kubrick was trying to convey, so what better way to counteract is to make your own film. In 1972 he did, adapting Stanislaw Lem's sci-fi novel Solaris to the big screen  film which was a counter reaction to Kubrick's film in many levels.

Created by Kongonda, video essay 'Space Auteur'  we dive into the film a little bit deeper to demostrate how Tarkovsky wanted to represent sci-fi from an humanity level through the likes of love rather than our communal connection to planet Earth. As many sci-fi films convey the advancement of technology be it in H.A.L been seen more than a computer in 2001, Solaris as well as many other Tarkovsky films there is an human element amongst the chaos.

A very indepth video which packs alot in the short 6 minutes it runs for, a 101 lesson in filmmaking...

Auteur in Space from kogonada on Vimeo.
source: AVClub

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