There can never be enough essays and explanations to the sublimity of the Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky. What's in a Tarkovsky film, what makes it beautiful, how does he make cinema beautiful?
Poetic is an understatement, but much of his literary movement is thanks to his shot design. The Soviet filmmaker is one of Russia's most respected, with films marked with long shots, unconventional dramatic structure, and metaphysical motifs while reflecting real life.
Here's a few ways you can recreate the master, thanks to this comprehensive shot list accumulated and compiled by Studio Binder.
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