Selected Bibliography

Writings on specific films

The Steamroller and the Violin

Monthly Film Bulletin,
vol 48, no 569, June 1981, p.115-116, Review

Ivan's Childhood

Christie, Ian
"Ivanovo detstvo (Ivan's childhood." (Review). Monthly Film
Bulletin LV/654, July 88; p.215-216.

Monthly Film Bulletin,
vol 48, no 569, June 1981, p.115-116, Review

Andrei Rublev

Ciment, Michel
In Positif, no 109, October 1969, p.1-13, A pioneering interview with A.T. (French)

Leong, Albert
Socialist Realism in Tarkovski's "Andrei Rublev"
Studies in comparative communism: an interdisciplinary journal,
Vol.17 (issue 3), pg 227, 1984. ISSN: 0039-3592

Petraglia, Sandro (ed).
Italian book, Edizioni A.I.A.C.E., Turin, 1975.
Contains rare information, particularly on the distribution
fortunes of Andrei Rublev.

Wettste, E.
Andrej Rubljow
Journal: Zoom, 1-2-1978

Youngblood, Denise J.
"Andrei Rublev: The Medieval Epic as Post-Utopian History."
In: The Persistence of History: Cinema, Television, and the
Modern Event / edited by Vivian Sobchack. pp: 127-43. New
York: Routledge, 1996. Series title: AFI film readers.

Monthly Film Bulletin,
vol 58, no 685, February 1991, p.34-37. Analyses the scenes
that have appeared for the first time in the new print but were
edited out of the original British release of 1973.

Radio Times,
vol 253, no 3306, 4 Apr 1987, p.15, Review

vol 117, no 3005, 2 Apr 1987, p.27-28, Review

Time Out,
no 738, 11 Oct 1984, p.49, Caption review.

Studies in Comparative Communism,
vol 17, n3-4, Fall/Win 1984-85, p. 227-233
Analysis of socialist realism in the film.

no 261, Jan/Feb 1976, p.10-12, Review (Italian)

no 151, Jan/Feb 1976, p.62-72, Review (Italian)

Cinema Sessanta,
no 106, Nov/Dec 1975, p.60-61, Review (Italian)

Films and Filming,
vol 20, no 2, November 1973, p.47-48, Review

Hollywood Reporter,
vol 228, no 24, 12 Oct 1973, p.20, Review

Monthly Film Bulletin,
vol 40, no 477, October 1973, p.203-204, Review

CinemaTV Today,
no 10049, 15 Sep 1973, p.12, Review

Young Cinema and Theatre,
no 3, 1973, p.26-33, Review

no 146, January 1973, p.56-75,
A study of the use of allegory to depict the Stalininst period in
certain films from Eastern Europe (French).

no 2, Summer 1971, p. 22-24, Review

Cinema Sessanta,
no 75/76, Apr/Jun 1970, p.5, Report on the distribution difficulties
encountered by the film in USSR and abroad (Italian).

Cahiers du Cinema,
no 218, March 1970, p.67, Review (French)

Image et Son,
no 235, January 1970, p.112-115, Review (French)

Jeune Cinema,
no 42, Nov/Dec 1969, p.3-9, Review (French)

La pensée,
Title: Andrei Kontchalovsky et Andrei Tarkovsky: Andrei Roublev (Book Review)
In: : revue du rationalisme moderne, ISSN 0031-4773 (May 1970), afl. 151 (May),
p. 154.

4 Jun 1969, p.36, Review

Soviet Film,
no 5, May 1966, p.18, On the making of the movie.

Soviet Film,
no 9, September 1965, p.18, Review

Soviet Film,
no 8, August 1965, p.10, Review

Young Cinema and Theatre,
no 8, 1965, p.16, Review


Charpentier, Franck
Solaris - La présence réelle de la fiction
Page: 8-16
Language: French
Journal: Andere Sinema, nr.99, sept-okt 1990

Deltcheva, Roumiana; Vlasov, Eduard.
"Back to the House II: On the Chronotopic and Ideological
Reinterpretation of Lem's Solaris in Tarkovsky's Film."
(author Stanislaw Lem; screenwriter Andrei Tarkovsky)
Russian Review v56, n4 (Oct, 1997):532 (18 pages).
Screenwriter Andrei Tarkovsky broadened the philosophical
message contained in Stanislaw Lem's "Solaris" in his
transposition of the novel into film using a humanist
approach in making changes to the conceptual core of the
story. He used a ring composition model in the spatial axis
of the plot development instead of the unidirectional
narrative employed by Lem. Tarkovsky made the intertextual
structure of the novel multidirectional, playing down
various themes in the book such as the role of modern
science and the Faustian culture.

Hyman, T.
"Solaris", Film Quarterly, March 1976.

Peary, Gerald.
"Solaris." (movie reviews) Technology Review v94, n5 (July,
1991):69 (2 pages). Rosenbaum, Jonathan. "Inner Space."
(Andrei Tarkovsky's science fiction film "Solaris") Film
Comment v26, n4 (July-August, 1990):57 (5 pages).
Issue also includes articles on Wenders, Andrew Sarris
on Film criticism, Verhoeven interview, Garbo, Stanwyck,
Ava Gardner, Paul Schrader.

Purcell, James M.
Tarkovsky's Film "Solaris" (1972): A Freudian Slip?
In: Extrapolation, ISSN 0014-5483, vol. 19 (1978), afl. 2 (may), p. 126.

Rosenbaum, Jonathan
"Inner Space." (Solaris, Review). Film Comment XXVI/4,
July-Aug 90; p.57-60. illus.
On the US release of the uncut version.

Simonetta, Salvestroni.
"The Science-Fiction Films of Andrei Tarkovsky."
Science-Fiction Studies, vol. 14 (3) no. 43. 1987 Nov. pp:

Ulbrich, F.
Journal: Zoom, 20-4-1983

Film Comment,
vol 26, no 4, Jul/Aug 1990, p.57-60,62, Analysis of Solaris

vol 3, no 10, June 1990, p.38-42, Article about Solaris

vol 121, no 3097, 19 Jan 1989, p.59, Review

no 1846.29 May 1985, p.24, Review (French)

vol 6, no 1, Summer 1977, Review

Hollywood Reporter,
vol 243, no 7, 10 Sep 1976, p.3-18, Review

no 162, October 1974, p.35-44, Review (French)

CinemaTV Today,
no 10037, 23 Jun 1973, p.34, Review

Monthly Film Bulletin,
vol 40, no 473, June 1973, p.130, Review

Hollywood Reporter,
vol 223, no 30, 26 Oct 1972, p.14, Review

24 May 1972, p.19, Review

Soviet Film,
no 4, 1972, p.22, Review (English)

Hollywood Reporter,
vol 219,, no 28, 10 Jan 1972, p.3, Review

Cine Cubano,
vol 3, no 14/15, 1963, p.140-152, Review (Spanish)


Jaeggi, U.
Journal: Zoom, 5-4-1978

Marshall, Herbert.
"Andrei Tarkovsky's THE MIRROR,"
Sight and Sound, vol 45, no 2, Spring 1976, p. 92-95.
Excellent review/essay on The Mirror.

Petric, Vlada.
"Tarkovsky's Dream Imagery." Film Quarterly v43, n2
(Winter, 1989):28 (7 pages).
Through a combination of slow motion and tracking shots,
Tarkovskij achieves a nontraditional form of dream
representation, notably in "Zerkalo" and "Stalker".

Reynaud, Berenice.
"Tarkovsky: Seeing is Believing." (director Olivier
Assayas)(Andrei Tarkovsky)(Interview) Sight and Sound v7,
n1 (Jan, 1997):24 (2 pages).
Film director Olivier Assayas asserts that Andrei
Tarkovsky's film "The Mirror" reminds him of his childhood
as it transcends the dramatic structure of cinema by
focusing on the relationship between perception and memory.
Assayas feels that the scene in "The Mirror" where a bird
flies over a boy's head is a reconstruction of the famous
Brueghel painting "Winter." Assayas believes that his
perception of winter and cold weather is something that he
shares with Tarkovsky.

Wright, Alan
"A Wrinkle in Time: The Child, Memory, and The Mirror."Wide
Angle XVIII/1, Jan 96; p.47-68. illus., bibliogr.
Considers Tarkovskij's use of memory as a device in

Film und Fernsehen,
no 1, 1990, p.20, Review (German)

Film Quarterly,
vol 43, no 2, Winter 1989/90, p.28-34, An article on the dream imagery in
Andrei Tarkovsky's films, particularly Mirror and Stalker.

vol 107, no 2747, 11 Feb 1982, Gavin Miller comments on the film.

Monthly Film Bulletin,
vol 47, no 556, May 1980, p.101

vol 103, no 2659, 24 Apr 1980, p.553-554, Review

Time Out,
no 522, 18 Apr 1980, p.33, Caption review

Sight and Sound,
vol 49, no 2, Spring 1980, p. 123-124, Review

no 193, April 1980, p.203-211,252, Review (Italian)

Monthly Film Bulletin,
vol 47, no 554, March 1980, p.54-55, Review

no 35, February 1978, p.25-29, Interview with Andrei Tarkovsky (French)

Lumiere du Cinema,
no 11, Jan/Feb 1978, p.42-45, Review (French)

Cinemateca Revista,
no 3, October 1977, p.4, Review (Spanish)

2 Feb 1977, p.24, Review

Film (BFFS),
no 27, Jan/Feb 1961, p.8-9, Article from by Novosti Press Agency (English)

Soviet Film,
no 3, 1957, p.16-17, Review (English)


Eichenberger, A.
Journal: Zoom, 6-6-1984

Green, Peter.
"The Nostalgia of the Stalker,"
Sight and Sound, vol 54, no 1, Winter 1984/85 p. 50-54, Discussion of Stalker
and Nostalghia, and Tarkovsky's search for "home."

Guerra, Tonino.
"Stalker le contrabandier du bonheur," interview by Tonino Guerra,
Telerama, no 1535, 13 June 1979, p. 85-87.

Tarkovsky, Andrei.
Interview about plans for Stalker, Iskusstvo Kino 3, 7, 1977, p. 116-118.

Avant-Scene du Cinema,
no 427, December 1993, Entire Issue (French). Article, detailed credits,
script (in French), as well as reviews in the French press.

v26, no 7, July 1992, p.27-29 (Polish) "Theorist in the cinema: problems
of adaptations" - STALKER An examination of the differences between the
book and the film.

Film Quarterly,
vol 43, no 2, Winter 1989/90, p.28-34. Article looking at the dream
imagery in Andrei Tarkovsky's films, particularly Mirror and Stalker.

Time Out,
no 890, 9 Sep 1987, p.8 The Strugatsky brothers,
comment on Tarkovsky's treatment of their script.

no 1846, 29 May 1985, p.25, Review (French)

Xcran Fantastique,
no 23, 1982, p.19, Review (French)

Cahiers du Cinema,
no 330, December 1981, p.41-42, Review (French)

no 247, October 1981, p.16-22, Article on the film (French)

no 247, October 1981, p.23-26 Interview with Andrei Tarkovsky (French)

no 72, November 1981, p.60-61, Review (French)

no 203, April 1981, p.46-54, Review (Italian)

vol 105, no 2699, 12 Feb 1981, p.224, Review by Gavin Millar.

Monthly Film Bulletin,
vol 48, no 564, January 1981, p.10-11, Review

Sight and Sound,
vol 50, no 1, Winter 1980/81 p. 8-9,63-64, Review

Sight and Sound,
vol 49, no 4, Autumn 1980, p. 240-241, Stills.

Soviet Film,
no 10, 1980, p.33-35, Review

no 97, May/Jun 1980, p.18-23, Review (Dutch)

19 Sep 1979, p.19, Review

no 1535, 13 Jun 1979, p.85-87, Interview (French)

Soviet Film,
no 4, 1977, p.20-21, Review


Mitchell, Tony
"Tarkovsky in Italy." (Interview). Sight & Sound LII/1,
Winter 82-83; p.54-56.
A.T. discusses his work, the current state of cinema, and
the film "Nostalgia" he is making in Italy.

Makolkina, Anna.
"A Nostalgic Vision of Tarkovsky's Nostalgia." In: Before
the Wall came down : Soviet and East European filmmakers
working in the West / edited by Graham Petrie, Ruth
Dwyer.pp: 215-221. Lanham, Md.: University Press of
America, c1990.

Mitchell, Tony
"Andrei Tarkovsky and Nostalghia." Film Criticism VIII/3,
Spring 84; p.2-11. illus.
Discusses various themes, influences and autobiographical
qualities in "Nostalgia".

Strick, Philip
"Nostalghia (Nostalgia)." (Review). Monthly Film Bulletin
L/599, Dec 83; p.336-337.

Tarkovskij, Andrej and Hoberman, J.
" Between Two Worlds." American Film IX/2, Nov 83;
p.14,75-79. illus.
A brief introductory biography precedes Soviet director
A.T.'s discussion of the evolution of "Nostalghia".

Bianco e Nero,
vol 47, no 4, Oct/Dec 1986, p.95-101, Review (Italian)

Jeune Cinema,
no 173, Mar/Apr 1986, p.42-43, Review (French)

no 112, Jul/Aug 1985, p.37-38, Review (French)

Cahiers du Cinema,
no 374, Jul/Aug 1985, p.56-57, Review (French)

no 1846, 29 May 1985, p.23-25, Review (French)

Sight and Sound,
vol 54, no 1, Winter 1984/85, p. 50-54, Discussion of Stalker and Nostalghia,
and Tarkovsky's search for "home."

no 284, October 1984, p.16-17, Review (French).

no 284, October 1984, p.18-20, Interview (French)

Cinema Nuovo,
vol 33, no 3, June 1984, p. 21-23, Review (Italian)

Film Criticism,
vol 8, no 3, Spring 1984, p. 2-11, Analysis of Tarkovsky's work, with
an emphasis on Nostalghia.

no 38, Mar/Apr 1984, p.3-8, German transcript of press conference
given by Tarkovsky at the 1983 Cannes festival about the film.

no 38, Mar/Apr 1984, p.33-36, Review (German)

Films and Filming,
no 352, January 1984, p.38-39, Review

Monthly Film Bulletin,
vol 50, no 599, December 1983, p.336-337, Review

City Limits,
no 109, 4 Nov 1983, p.24, Review

Time Out,
no 689, 3 Nov 1983, p.31, Caption review

American Film,
vol 9, no 2, November 1983, p.75-79, Interview with Andrei Tarkovsky

no 187, September 1983, p.161-163, Production report (Swedish).

Cinema Sessanta,
no 153, Sep/Oct 1983, p.62, Review (Italian)

no 269/270, Jul/Aug 1983, p.75, Review (French)

Foreign Sales, Italian Movie Trade,
vol 9, no 6, June 1983, p.7 Credits & Synopsis (English)

Jeune Cinema,
no 152, June 1983, p. 13-16, Review (French)

18 May 1983, p.16, Review

Foreign Sales, Italian Movie Trade,
vol 9, no 2, February 1983, Credits and synopsis

Sight and Sound,
vol 52, no 1, Winter 1982/83, p. 54-56, Interview with the director

Screen International,
no 364, 9 Oct 1982, p.1, Notes

Screen International,
no 338, 10 Apr 1982, p.10, Notes

The Sacrifice

Christensen, Peter G.
"Kierkegaardian Motifs in Tarkovsky's The Sacrifice."
Soviet and East-European Drama, Theatre and Film vol. 7 no.
2-3. 1987 Dec. pp: 31-39.

Giralt, Gabriel
Krieg auf der Leinwand - War on the Screen - Images of War in Andrei
Tarkovsky's The Sacrifice. Four levels of meaning, inference and rhetoric in
the interpretation of the film
Journal: Krieg und Literatur: internationale Beiträge zur Erforschung der
Kriegs- und Antikriegsliteratur, Vol.3, pp 1087-1094, 1999. ISSN: 0935-9060

Green, Peter.
Sight and Sound, vol 56, no 2, Spring 1987 p. 111-118, Excellent, carefully
argued analysis.

Leach, Jim.
"Hideousness and Beauty": A Reading of Tarkovsky's The
Sacrifice." In: Before the Wall came down : Soviet and East
European filmmakers working in the West / edited by Graham
Petrie, Ruth Dwyer.pp: 203-214. Lanham, Md.: University
Press of America, c1990.

Le Fanu, Mark.
Sight and Sound, vol 55, no 4, Autumn 1986, p. 284-285, A Review

Strick, Philip
"Offret (The sacrifice." (Review). Monthly Film Bulletin,
vol 54, no 636, Jan 87; p.7-8.

Taylor, John Russell
"The Sacrifice." (Review). Films & Filming /384, Sept 86;
p.42-43. illus., cred.

vol 26, no 10, October 1992, p. 4-6, "Secrets of Andrei Tarkovski,"
by Lejla Alexander (Polish). English translation.

Cinema Papers,
no 63, May 1987, p. 10-12, Review

vol 117, no 2996, 29 Jan 1987, p. 16, Summary of the documentary about
making of Sacrificio.

vol 117, no 2994, 15 Jan 1987, p. 29, Review

City Limits,
no 275, 8 Jan 1987, p. 25, Review

Time Out,
no 855, 7 Jan 1987, p. 30, Review

Monthly Film Bulletin,
vol 54, no 636, January 1987, p. 7-8, Review

no 56/57, Jan/Feb 1987, p. 34-35, Review (German)

Film (BFFS),
vol 3, no 1, January 1987, p. 4, Review

Time Out,
no 854, 31 Dec 1986, p. 20-22, Article with comments by actor Erland Josephson
and producer Anna-Lena Wibom.

Films and Filming,
no 384, September 1986, p. 43, Review

Jeune Cinema,
no 175, July 1986, p. 37-39, Review (French)

Cahiers du Cinema,
no 386, Jul/Aug 1986, p. 12-13, Review (French)

Cahiers du Cinema,
no 386.Jul/Aug 1986, p. 14-15, Series of stills from the central sequence of the film.

no 120, June 1986, p. 68, Review (French)

no 304, June 1986, p. 24-26, Review (French)

Cahiers du Cinema,
no 385, June 1986, p. 14-17, Review (French)

no 204, June 1986, p. 150-153, Review (Swedish)

Film Francais,
no 2089, 16 May 1986, p. 10, Credits and synopsis (French)

14 May 1986, p. 14, Review

Scandinavian Film News,
vol 6, no 1, May 1986, p. 1- Excerpt from a diary written during shooting.
[The diary is written by Lars-Olof Löthwall, and is found in its entirety
on this ( site; Follow this link. -- The Webmasters]

no 303, May 1986, p. 3-12, Background (French)
p. 3-5: "A propos du Sacrifice" by Andrei Tarkovsky (Propos inedits d'Andrei
Tarkovski recueillis a Paris le 15 mars 1986 et traduits du russe par
Annie Epelboin). English Translation.
[Tarkovsky: "In this film, I show one of the aspects of this struggle if one
lives in society, and that is the Christian conception of self-sacrifice".]

no 1864, 2 Oct 1985, p. 22-25, Production report with comments from Tarkovsky (French)

Hollywood Reporter,
vol 288, n14, 13 Aug 1985, p. 41, Credits

vol 12, no 16, 8 Aug 1985, p. 3, Production notes (German)

Screen International,
no 481, 26 Jan 1985, p. 8, Details

Scandinavian Film News,
vol 4, no 4, December 1984, p. 3, Location note

no 48, 31 Aug 1984, Review (German)

no 48, 31 Aug 1984, p. 13, Details (German)

Time Out,
no 729, 9 Aug 1984, p. 22, Note

Screen International,
no 450, 16 Jun 1984, p. 10, Review

no 14, 9 Mar 1984, Review (German)

no 14, 9 Mar 1984, p. 10, Note (German)

Film og Kino,
no 4, 1966, p. 9-10, Review (Norsk)

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