Writing Plan

November 11, 2009

Main elements of interest

  • · Difference between the novel and Tarkovsky’s film
  • · Inclusion of Science fiction codes and conventions
  • · Symbolism and metaphorical undertone
  • · Tarkovsky’s personal view, specific reference to Tarkovsky: Sculpting in Time: reflections on the cinema, by Tarkovsky A., translated from Russian by Kitty Hunter-Blair (1986, published by Texas Press)
  • · A critics’ insight
  • · Specific highlight of the clip
  • · Conclusion of findings

Structure

1. Introduction of the clip and the film Solaris (look at biography of Tarkovsky, how previous work has influenced him. Looking to the future, how works after Solaris retain his conventions).

– Possible source: An extract from the book “Andrei Tarkovsky: Elements of Cinema” by Robert Bird (2008 published by Reaktion Books ltd)

2. Difference between the novel and Tarkovsky’s film (look at articles by Lem) [sourced online] Internet link: http://english.lem.pl/works/novels/solaris/44-lems-opinion [accessed 11th November]

3. Inclusion of science fiction code and conventions

Book Source: Tarkovksy (25th February 2008) by Vlad Strukov, Edited by Nathan Dunne, published by Black Dog Publishing, London)

4. Symbolism and metaphorical undertone

– DVD clip: Solaris, (1972) dir. Tarkovsky A., published by Artificial Eye

– DVD clip: Stalker, (1979) dir. Tarkovsky A., published by Artificial Eye

“Tarkovsky: Sculpting in Time – reflections on the cinema”, by Tarkovsky A., translated from Russian by Kitty Hunter-Blair (1986, published by Texas Press)

5. A critics’ insight

– Articles and reviews on Solaris

Roger Ebert’s review for the Chicago Sun Times, http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20030119/REVIEWS08/301190301/1023 , published Jan 19, 2003

6. Specific highlight of the clip

Retain the source on which the blog is based on.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_y2ZREQWJSM

– A still image from Solaris (1972) Tarkovksy A. [Screen Shot taken online] available from: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_y2ZREQWJSM [Accessed 24th October]

– A still image from the film 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) dir. Kubrick S. [online image] Sourced from:

http://www.aquariumdrunkard.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/2001-a-space-odyssey.jpg [Accessed 24th of October]

7. Conclusion

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