The next three chapters examine Tarkovsky's film style, arguing toward conclusions often quite at odds with more established notions about his films regarding narrative framework, use of symbolism and sound design. Everything important in art is in its style. It is never the abstract idea expressed that matter most, but the way it is expressed. Style is what makes art irreducible to its supposed idea, and thus defeats the compulsion to fit it into a binary. This is how I would describe my methodology, and I would argue it is also how Tarkovsky viewed making films.The soundtrack is even more significant than in the previous films because the long excerpt from St. Matthewa#39;s Passion links the sacrifice made by the hero of the Gospel with the sacrifice that will be made by the hero in Tarkovskya#39;s film.
|Title||:||The Soul that Thinks: Essays on Philosophy, Narrative and Symbol in the Cinema and Thought of Andrei Tarkovsky|
|Author||:||Daniel O. Jones|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2007|