Sculpting in Time: Reflections on the Cinema - Introduction Summary & Analysis

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Introduction Summary and Analysis

Tarkovsky tackles the question of why he would bother writing film theory when he could be busy making films. He admits he wanted to argue certain points that were missing in existing film theory books, and he also admits he has more time between films than he would like. He also started writing because of audience reaction, particularly the many letters he has received from people who have seen his films. He quotes a few letters. Some expressed confusion, others disdain or outright hatred of Tarkovsky's work. But others were more curious, asking Tarkovsky to clarify certain moments of his films. Still more letters expressed admiration for Tarkovsky, and the sentiment that Tarkovsky had expressed a profound truth that resonated with them and made them feel more alive. These letters are particularly meaningful to Tarkovsky.

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