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Jerrymoviefan3 t1_j983syj wrote

Well we disagree on two things since I think Eisenstein is great and Tarkovsky is incredibly overrated.


AChocolateHouse OP t1_j987mfd wrote

So what were your favorite movies by Eisenstein?

My mind can't wrap around the idea of someone who enjoys Ivan The Terrible but had trouble getting into Andrei Rublev.


Jerrymoviefan3 t1_j98a53x wrote

I thought both parts of Ivan The Terrible were great though unlike many experts I prefer the second to the first. Since I thought both Mirror and Stalker were only pretty good but really boring movies I never bothered watching Andrei Rublev. I was on my last day of my free Criterion trial where I was watching the films near the top of the 2012 S&S 100 and my choice was quit now or watch Andrei Rublev and then quit and I proudly picked quit now. At that point I had seen the top 26 in the S&S and while all were good or better Mirror was the worst for me.


AChocolateHouse OP t1_j98d24j wrote

If I were you, I'd give Andrei Rublev a chance. I would say it's arguably Tarkovsky's most beautiful film. It's more action packed, lots of battles and deaths, yet deals with a lot of philosophical themes like individualism, mortality, and religion.