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Old 08-02-2008, 01:12 PM   #1221 (permalink)
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Tarkovsky has the better reputation because he's the better director. Soderberg's version doesn't even compare. Have you seen both?
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Old 08-02-2008, 02:11 PM   #1222 (permalink)
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I don't doubt that he's a better director, I just don't believe in liking a film just because it's a cult film from a cult director. And yes, I've seen both and I liked Soderberg's better for what it's worth.
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Old 08-02-2008, 02:16 PM   #1223 (permalink)
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Since when is Solyaris a cult film, and Tarkovsky a cult director?
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Old 08-02-2008, 02:23 PM   #1224 (permalink)
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last movie ive seen was step brothers in theater,

it was funny
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Old 08-02-2008, 02:29 PM   #1225 (permalink)
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Since when is Solyaris a cult film, and Tarkovsky a cult director?
Well he wasn't exactly a part of the mainstream scene.
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Old 08-02-2008, 02:32 PM   #1226 (permalink)
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He's the most successful and widely known Russian director since Eisenstein. He was about as famous as Soviet directors could get, and Solyaris was one of the most widely released Russian films of all time. Calling him a "cult" director comparable to Cronenberg or Ed Wood is an insult.
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Old 08-02-2008, 02:34 PM   #1227 (permalink)
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He's the most successful and widely known Russian director since Eisenstein. He was about as famous as Soviet directors could get, and Solyaris was one of the most widely released Russian films of all time. Calling him a "cult" director comparable to Cronenberg or Ed Wood is an insult.
yes...but we dont live in russia now do we?
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Old 08-02-2008, 02:42 PM   #1228 (permalink)
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He's the most successful and widely known Russian director since Eisenstein. He was about as famous as Soviet directors could get, and Solyaris was one of the most widely released Russian films of all time. Calling him a "cult" director comparable to Cronenberg or Ed Wood is an insult.
Sorry, I meant cult in the sense that it's praised by a small (usually highly pretentious) group of people. But ok, it may not have been an apt word in this case.
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yes...but we dont live in russia now do we?
Mindblowing post there. Clearly you're an intelligent dude.

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Sorry, I meant cult in the sense that it's praised by a small (usually highly pretentious) group of people. But ok, it may not have been an apt word in this case.
I think he's almost universally praised by film buffs. He's certainly acknowledged as one of the greatest film artists of all time by most film scholars and theorists. Tarkovsky invented a new cinematic languagae. His "sculpting in time" theory was revolutionary and has been modified (and/or copied) by dozens of directors, including some of the greatest directors currently working like Bela Tarr, Aleksandr Sokurov, Andrei Zvyagintsev, and even Paul Thomas Anderson to an extent. Perhaps you're making the argument that the group of people with enough dedication to be film theorists/scholars is small, but within the group there is virtually no dissent. And from an objective standpoint there is no doubt that he is the most commericially successful Russian director since Eisenstein.
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Old 08-02-2008, 03:20 PM   #1230 (permalink)
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He's the most successful and widely known Russian director since Eisenstein. He was about as famous as Soviet directors could get, and Solyaris was one of the most widely released Russian films of all time. Calling him a "cult" director comparable to Cronenberg or Ed Wood is an insult.
So you are saying that Cronenberg is a Cult director?
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