"Mirror" Movie Review Essay & Film Analysis

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The fourth film by Andrei Tarkovsky's not by chance is central to creativity and artistic heritage of the director. "Mirror" is a kind of reflection and immersion into the past, to childhood, to the beginning ... This is an attempt to understand the past in order to get a better feel and understand the future. "Mirror" - this is a dream, repentance, labored and suffered cast of the universe and the existence of a single person, which in the light of their memories and dreams reconsiders its attitude and its self. At the same time, "The Mirror" - a story about the spiritual and moral world of people and society 70, the pursuit of his audience, awesome dialogue director with his family, the dialogue is extremely honest and sincere. Tarkovsky managed to methods of film and art to make a profound philosophical work ... Through the story of his family, he was able to show the inner world of the artist, to disclose to the audience quite incredible for the time method, and, of course, once again plunge into the sea of ​​angry criticism and jealous, angry discussions.
"In good times, I would be a millionaire. Removing two paintings a year since 1960, I was able to stay over 20 films ... With our idiot you take off! ". This entry Tarkovsky did in his "martyrdom" in 1970, when work on the "Solaris" has only just begun and progressed slowly and painfully. But, even then, he was in a hurry and drove himself, because the idea of ​​the "White Day" gave him no peace, he wanted to make a film about his childhood, about the feelings and experiences, picture of his father, mother, sister ... The film, in which he would I could speak, in which the spiritual tradition and morality would be able to fully get into people's hearts, to reach out to hidden.
what is this movie? He is the Man! He's about me and you, of those who will come after us ... poetic style Tarkovsky here reaches its climax, the movie seems to exist out of time, it runs like a dream, and it seems that you see no frames, namely a dream ... And no accident "Mirror" begins with a timid, tortured phrase "I can say!". That's the whole Tarkovsky! Despite the delays and humiliations, slander and accusations of "elitism", despair and crisis, the director said and did, in fact for a true artist is always a major internal freedom, the freedom of creativity. To better understand the "Mirror", it is necessary to know the impact on the personality of the director had his family and especially his father. Arseny Tarkovsky was not just a father by blood, he was a spiritual father and to the director, he owes all that is in it is his father. Outstanding poet and translator Arseny Tarkovsky left his son an incredible spiritual and moral formation, leaving his family, he gave that food for thought and an occasion for spiritual experiences ... Already in "Solaris" this topic is clearly traceable and with the way the House why, or your own, will be present and come to the fore in all the tapes Tarkovsky, and "Sacrifice" will be the final and testamentary.
amazing and the fact that many of those who watched "the Mirror" say they saw the story of his family, remembered arr yvki his childhood, we found a link spiritual and opened in themselves something new. That flurry of emails that hit the director after the picture, in spite of the negative and malicious statements, consolidated and pleased Tarkovsky. After all, the main purpose of his film - is the path to the viewer, the path is thorny and long. Through the story of his family, through their experiences, doubts and hopes, he showed first the Soviet and then the global audience, how everything is interconnected and united in our world. Nature is not separate from man. It is contrary to his spiritual understanding of life and morals, because it does not set himself the great purpose and meaning, it simply obeys the secret voice of God, and man learns the world around us, giving his characters and images. The "mirror" the symbolism and imagery intertwine with reality. Actors interact with real people, such as in the film was shot by Tarkovsky's mother Maria Ivanovna Vishnjakova, heard his father's poems in his own performance ... The dual nature of "Mirrors" allows you to better understand and appreciate the hidden, secret things. The past comes to visit can not hear the creaking door in the hallway, the wind swept across the meadow, it stops in front of a beautiful woman sitting near an old house ... her smoke cigarettes intricately weaves in and out. Voice Innocent Smoktunovsky dissolves in the great and majestic music of Bach. "Mirror" tells us about the mission of man. Who am I? Who are they? Or all of us - it's a whole? As a generation, one after another, has a different effect on those who will live on? The power of art in the film confronts the family disasters and moral collapse, it unites man with the universe, it helps us to understand ourselves. Throughout his life, Tarkovsky considered it "Mirror" his best film. Not outstanding "Andrei Rublev" powerful "Solaris", honest and penetrating "Stalker" triumphant "Ivan's Childhood" were not for the director as important as the "Mirror". And for the operator George Rerberg this film became a real triumph.
In what could be the world cinema today, having lived Tarkovsky before his 80th birthday? It is embodied in the life of his dream to make a film about Dostoyevsky and "The Plague" by Albert Camus? What would we today look of his films? Reflection in the mirror looking at us with hope and caution, past and future intertwine ... Worlds Andrei Tarkovsky continue to live and excite new minds. "Mirror" continues to raise questions and to remind the people who lived in a non-free times, but with a free soul. They were created and, in fact, "every moment of our meeting, we celebrated as Epiphany» ...
led us to God knows where.
parted before us, like a mirage,
Built miracle city,
itself lay mint under our feet, and birds
us were on the road,
and fish on the river rises,
And the sky unfolded before the eyes of ...
When fate was on the trail behind us,
like a madman with a razor in his hand.
10 of 10

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