Understading Solaris (1972)
May 4, 2009 10:23 AM Subscribe
"He reportedly came to consider Solaris his least successful project, owing to what he saw as its inability to break the shackles of its genre... Solaris, like a less malevolent version of its title element, takes one's own mind and reflects it right back, becoming whatever one believes it to be. The skill necessary to pull this magic off is common to Tarkovsky's body of work, but the openness isn't." Colin Marshall breaks down Solaris on 3quarksdaily, "Though even those few Tarkovsky aficionados who inexplicably have yet to make it to this film will be startled by just how effective its famed moment of zero-gravity really is."
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