Author: Andrey Tarkovsky
Translator(s): Kitty Hunter-Blair
Publisher: Seagull Books
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8170462606
Time Within Time, both diary and notebook of Andrey Tarkovsky, covers the years from 1970 until his death. Intimate, intense and deeply personal, it answers many of the questions which his admirers would like to ask.
There are reflections on Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Hesse, Mann; quotations from Seneca, the Desert Fathers, Henry Thoreau, Nabokov; plays; lists and letters. He writes of this family, in particular of his poet father, Arseniy Tarkovsky, whose poems are pat of his films; of his delight in his wooden house in the countryside, of his joy in his wife and his little son.
Haunting dreams are recorded in detail. He speaks of the state of society, the future of art; there are harsh-often funny-remarks about the bureaucrats in charge of the Soviet cultural scene in general and cinema in particular (he gives the text of his letter supporting Paradzhanov when the later was arrested). He notes significant world events and purely personal dramas long with fascinating background details of the making of his films.
Also included in this volume are the plans and notes for his stage version of Hamlet; a detailed proposal for a two-part film of Dostoevsky’s The Idiot; and a glimpse of the more public Tarkovsky answering questions put to him by interviewers and an interested audience.
A Note from the Translator
A Biographical Note
On Cinema, 1966
On The Idiot