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Danish, English), making possible translation into English material otherwise
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Nostalghia.com targets Tarkovsky scholars and devotees, and the emphasis is on content rather than form.
The site is meant as a humble tribute
to Andrei Tarkovsky, arguably one of the greatest filmmakers of the 20th century.
is a founding member of Masters of Cinema (mastersofcinema.org),
another fully non-commercial labor of love.
The Webmasters wish to thank Andrei Tarkovsky Jr. for personally offering his moral
support to this project. Note, however, that Nostalghia.com is not
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About the Webmasters...
is a Mathematician (differential geometry, gravitation)
with two permanent distractions - computers and film. His first
encounter with Tarkovsky was Solaris which at the time
(1972) didn't impress him as much as Lem's novel. It was Mirror
in 1979 that created a powerful and lasting impression.
Jan can be reached at
||Trond S Trondsen holds a PhD
in Cosmic Geophysics and worked for 20 years as an Imaging Specialist / Rocket Scientist at the
Institute for Space Research, University of Calgary, Canada. He is now full-time President of
Keo Scientific Ltd. He had his beginnings in
Tarkovsky in the mid 1980s, while with the Tromsø Filmklubb, a
rep cinema in the city of Tromsø in arctic Norway.
Trond is a co-founder of the Masters of Cinema DVD/Blu-ray Series (Europe's answer to Criterion) released on the U.K. Eureka! label.
He can be reached at trond[at]nostalghia.com
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We acknowledge significant contributions by,
Further, we acknowledge numerous contributions by, in alphabetical order,
- Dr. Seweryn Kuśmierczyk, Warsaw University
- Mr. Lars-Olof Löthwall and The Swedish Film Institute (SFI)
- Lasse Ulander, Sound Engineer (Offret), Stockholm
- Johan Anglemark, Technical Communicator, Uppsala, Sweden
- Alex Asp, Tel-Aviv
- Anna Asp, Production Designer (Offret), Stockholm, Sweden
- Aina Bellis, Stockholm, Sweden
- Daniel Bergman, Director, Stockholm, Sweden
- Maartsis Beerzinjsch, Audio Technician, Latvia
- Dr. Robert Bird, Assistant Professor, The University of Chicago, Chicago, USA
- Yevgeny Borzov, Ivanovo, Russia
- Arne Carlsson, Director, Fårösund, Sweden
- Piotr Dabrowski, Warszawa
- Kyril Dambuleff, Frenchtown, NJ, USA
- Peter DeMund, Director, Los Angeles, USA
- Aleksandra Dimitrijevic, Ljubljana
- Kerstin Eriksdotter, Assistant Director (Offret), Stockholm, Sweden
- Henri Fellner, Illustrator, Paris, France
- Dr. Bengt Forslund, Director, Stockholm, Sweden
- Terrance Grace, Writer/Director, Brooklyn, NY, USA
- Elisabet Helge, Filmhuset, Stockholm, Sweden
- Jerzy Illg, Editor in Chief, Znak Publishers, Krakow, Poland
- Erland Josephson, Writer/Producer/Director/Actor, Stockholm, Sweden
- R. W. Kirchhoff, Santa Paula, CA, USA
- Thomas Korolewicz, Librarian, Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia
- Pete Lawley, Web Designer, South Wales, U.K.
- Michael Lellouche, Paris, France
- Mikhail Lemkhin, Photographer, San Francisco, USA
- Michal Leszczylowski, Editor (Offret), Stockholm, Sweden
- Krzysztof Marcinkiewicz, Warszawa
- Sean Martin, Director, London, England
- Gregory Meshman, Raleigh, NC, USA
- Dolf Mulder, Theologian, Westervoort, The Netherlands
- Leonard Neuger, Professor in Polish, Skogas, Sweden
- Sven Nykvist, Photographer, Stockholm, Sweden
- Sven E. Olsson, Film Critic, Ödsmål, Sweden
- Mary Prlain, Director/Producer, New York City, USA
- Keith Rose, Director, Orlando, Florida, USA
- Jonathan Rosenbaum, Film Critic, Chicago, USA
- Kimitoshi Sato, Writer, Saitama, Japan
- Michael J. Schwalm, Frankfurt
- Carlos Soares, Portugal
- Wayne Spencer, Civil Servant and Writer, Yorkshire, U.K.
- Ute Spengler, Translator, Switzerland
- David Stringari, Artist, Fairfield, Connecticut, U.S.A.
- Olga Surkova, Film Critic, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Martin M Vardanov, Writer/Director, Hollywood, U.S.A.
- Per-Erik Wallin, Filmhuset, Stockholm
- Burkhard Walther, Photographer, Germany
- Nicholas Wrigley, Musician, England
- Gregory Young, Consultant, Melbourne, Australia
- Mike Zuev, Moscow