Friday, March 5, 2010

Stealing Tarkovsky

Images taken from Andrei Tarkovsky's, "Nostalghia".
Okay, i realize that foreign films are often the fodder for comedy show sketches and beer commercials. And I get why.
But all the things that people mock about foreign films are the very things I love about them. Slow,obtuse,melodramatic,existential,ruminative and beautifully shot. They often require a patience that flies in the face of our expedited daily existence. It is a small escape to another place. (Granted, WIll Ferrell movies also provide a certain escape and one I enjoy as well but that's another blog post altogether.)