RE: RARA-AVIS: The Russian Killers

From: John & Carrie (
Date: 04 Jul 2000

Juri said:

> The
> documentary contained a short section of Hemingway's "The
> Killers" directed by Tarkovsky in 1958! The film is short, but my friend
> told me that it's a very typical Tarkovsky film since the guys just
> stand there and not much happens. Which is something quite close to
> Hemingway's story.

Isn't that frightening? Tarkovsky has to be the most overrated and boring director in the history of cinema. I sat through the interminable "Solaris", and for my money, nothing quite approaches it in awfulness, except for maybe David Lynch's butchered "Dune."

The horror. The horror.


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