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Apokalypsen som vision
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
2010 (Swedish)Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [en]

The aim of this book is to discuss and exemplify the phenomenon of the Apocalypse in the works and thoughts of Andrei Tarkovsky (1932-1986).

After an introduction in the first chapter, the first of the analytical chapters presents the life and works of Andrei Tarkovsky and looks at the apocalyptic motif in his oeuvre, as well as his thoughts and film aesthetics. The chapter also examines the term Apocalypse, which has accumulated a variety of meanings through the centuries, and the history of apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction, mainly literature and film.

The second analytical chapter focuses on Tarkovsky's film "Andrei Rublev" (1966), its historical context and narrative, and presents a substantially new reading of key scenes - especially the epilogue which shows details of several icons by S:t Andrei Rublev. The chapter also includes an introduction to icons and a short biography of S:t Andrei Rublev, in order to be able to relate the film to traditions in Russian art, aesthetics and intellectual history.

Apart from the analytical chapters by Christo Burman mentioned above, the book contains Tarkovsky's essay on the Apocalypse from the 1984 lecture in St James's Church, London, an interview with the director on the subject of religion and belief (previously published in "Nytt Liv" 1985), a detailed filmography and the largest Swedish bibliography to date of material on Andrei Tarkovsky.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Atrium , 2010, 1. , 253 p.
Keyword [en]
Andrei Tarkovsky, Apocalypse, Eschatology, Book of Revelation, doomsday, biography, film, censorship, film aesthetics, exegetics, Andrei Rublev, icons, Early Christian Art, Russian Orthodox Church
Keyword [sv]
Andrej Tarkovskij, apokalyps, eskatologi, Uppenbarelseboken, domedag, biografi, film, censur, filmestetik, exegetik, Andrej Rubljov, ikoner, tidigkristen konst, ryska ortodoxa kyrkan
National Category
Studies on Film General Literature Studies Art History Religious Studies Religious Studies History of Religions
Research subject
History Of Art; Literature; History Of Religions
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-36283ISBN: 978-91-86095-12-3OAI: diva2:353414
Available from: 2010-09-27 Created: 2010-09-27 Last updated: 2010-11-03Bibliographically approved

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