Tarkovsky and death

The Sun Swirling

Another quote that has definitely impacted upon my filmmaking process, especially in production of the film Creation:

The allotted function of art is not, as is often assumed, to put across ideas, to propagate thoughts, to serve as an example. The aim of art is to prepare a person for death, to plow and harrow his soul, rendering it capable of turning to good – Andrei Tarkovsky

Tarkovsky and the beautiful


One of the quotes that has often struck me in filmmaking:

The beautiful is hidden from the eyes of those who are not searching for the truth…one of the saddest aspects of our time is the total destruction in people’s awareness of all that goes with a conscious sense of the beautiful – Andrei Tarkovsky.