ANDREY TARKOVSKIY – 70
Dmitrii SALYNSKIY. The Tarkovsky canon.
Sergei FILIPPOV. Theory and practice of Andrei Tarkovsky.
András Bálint KOVÁCS, Ákos SZILÁDYI. Between two worlds: a personality (spiritual way of Tarkovsky).
Karsten WITTE. A remembrance. – A man in a coat.
What place does creation of Tarkovsky take in modern cinema? Were his films a result of intuition mind or were they build according to definite canon? Was it left cerebral hemisphere to dominate him or right? How do foreign researchers understand deeply Russian director’s films? All the answers are in these articles.
Roger LEENHARDT. Thoughts about representational abilities of cinema.
Alain JAUBERT. Talking to Jean-Luc Godard.
Fernand LEGER about cinema.
– Around «Ballet mécanique».
– Á propos de cinéma.
Theoretical aspects of integration of cinema and painting are being considered in these articles.
Nima BASSIRI. Сopulation according to the best system. The Mexican teacher of Eisenstain the drawer.
Young American film researcher Nima Bassiri writes about influence of Adolfo Best Mogar to Sergey Eisenstain.
TOWARDS INTERPRETATION OF FILM
N.M.TARABUKIN. The meaning of diagonal constructions in composition of «Chapaev».
Nikolay Tarabukin (1889–1956) is one of the Russian biggest art historians and theoretics. He often lectured in VGIK to Eisenstain’s students who appreciated Tarabukin very much. This publication is one of his lectures of 1935.
Henry ALEKAN (1909–2001)
– «…I use a verb luminer – «to invent a light».
– «There is no cinema anymore if people of cinema has no imagination».
Sasha VIERNY (1919–2001)
– «I am everything indebted to Resnais».
– «Just open your eyes». Sasha Vierny about his work with Raoul Ruiz.
– «A wonderful mix of professions». Sasha Vierny and his favorite directors.
Two outstanding French cameramen tell journalists their thoughts about photography and share professional secrets.
Nikolai USHAKOV. Three cameramen. A book of 1930.
Russian and Ukrainian poet Nikolai Ushakov (1899–1973) wrote a book about Ukrainian cameramen: Alexei Kalyuzhny, Daniil Demutscky and Mikhail Kaufman. For a long time that book has been forgotten because it was written in Ukrainian. Or maybe the reason was one of the photographers – Alexei Kalyuzhny was repressioned in 1940. The gist of Ukrainian photography school phenomenon is successfully shown on example of three masters.
CINEMA MUSEUM (I)
Alexander SHELENKOV. Markusha.
Famous soviet cameraman recalls his colleague Mark Magidson (1901–1954), who photographed «Bespridannitsca» (1937), «Povest o nastoyaschem cheloveke» (1948), «Vernye Druziya» (1954) etc.
Yakov BUTOVSKIY. Yuri Ekelchik.
Yuri Ekelchik (1907–1956) is next to Andrey Moskvin among the best soviet cameramen, argues author. He established a lot of shooting ways and methods, which became classical standard for next generations of cameramen.
«I prefer to shoot in the early morning…» – Boris KAUFMAN’s experience.
– Shooting «Baby Doll».
– Filming «12 angry men» on a single set.
– I envy the amateur.
S u p p l e m e n t.
P.E. SALLES GOMES. «Á propos de Nice» (from the book «Jean Vigo»).
Sydney LUMET. A plots for lens.
Elia KAZAN, Peter BOGDANOVICH and Stanley KAUFMAN about Boris.
Boris KAUFMAN. A filmography.
Boris Kaufman is not less mystery figure than his brothers Michael Kaufman and Dziga Vertov. His exact birth date and number of works are still unknown. Publication observes his biography, his view on profession. Directors who worked with him tell about their estimations.
Victor KOROTKIY. А.Blumental-Tamarin & Е.Bauer. Materials pertaining Russian chiaroscuro art.
Skillful light using in theatre is one of the unique peculiarities of Russian operetta at last third of XIX–beginning of XX century. This experience influenced to early Russian cinema very much, author argues. The article based on a lot of facts and sources.
RUSSIAN EMIGRATION AND CINEMA
Alexander ALEKSEYEV. Oblivion, or Remorse. Remembrance of the St Petersburg’s cadet.
We continue to publish memoirs of Russian animator Alexander Alekseev (the beginning in KZ №№ 52, 55).
CINEMA MUSEUM (II)
Yakov RIVOSH. About pre-production of «Stepan Razin».
Notes of the famous soviet art director about preparatory stage of Vasily Shukshin’s unproducted «Stepan Razin». It testifies to epic of the film conception and to the part of production designer in the director’s conception.
Evgenii MIGUNOV. About and about…
– About Slava Kotionochkin. – About Roman Kachanov. – Boris Efimov. – About N.V.Voinov (about «Кокa»). – About D.N.Babichenko. – About K.P.Rotov.
Evgenii Migunov is marvelous animator and litterateur. His memoirs could be a source of «Souzmultfilm» studio history. This part of his still unpublished completely memoirs tells about a few his famous colleagues.
First Russians color films (1931–1945). A filmography.
The work conditions of Soviet color film developers were very hard. They had no technique base, no community. Anyhow, in USSR during 1931–1945 period (before invention of three-layer color film) more than 70 color films were shot. The film list is just a step towards total and careful analysis of this thing.