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Stalker (Сталкер) (1979)

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Alisa Freyndlikh Alisa Freyndlikh
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Nikolay Grinko Nikolay Grinko
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Stalker

8 years, 3 months ago at Mar 8 19:08
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The film inspired by Roadside Picnic is directed by Russian prodigy Andrei Tarkovsky. I’ve sat through only one other of his films in the past and that was Solaris. Although it wasn’t a bad film, watching it through can feel like quite hard word at times, given that extremely long cuts and droning silences seem to be his directorial trademarks. Stalker felt like a much easier film to digest, i... read more

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4 years, 10 months ago at Aug 24 14:13
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There are four ways to make a film as powerful and memorable as Stalker: 1) Minimal, but well-use, of dialogue and monologues, 2) The film should be clouded by an atmosphere of immense power and tranquility, 3) Explain nothing, but show everything and anything you possibly can. Let your thinking flow from your brain to the camera and 4) Have Andrei Tarkovsky on one's team. With the exception of th... read more

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4 years, 6 months ago at Dec 30 2:24
1 vote
Look I found this film overrated, all the fuss about it being brilliant, yeah whatever this film is pretty boring and I can think of about a billion other films better than this that have a lower all around rating. Couldn't keep my eyes open it was that boring. Don't bother to watch this unless you have run out of sleeping pills.
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Description: Near a gray and unnamed city is the Zone, an alien place guarded by barbed wire and soldiers. Over his wife's numerous objections, a man rises in the dead of night: he's a stalker, one of a handful who have the mental gifts (and who risk imprisonment) to lead people into the Zone to the Room, a place where one's secret hopes come true. That night, he takes two people into the Zone: a popular writer who is burned out, cynical, and questioning his genius; and a quiet scientist more concerned about his knapsack than the journey. In the deserted Zone, the approach to the Room must be indirect. As they draw near, the rules seem to ch ... (more)
Release date: 17 April 1980
UPC: 014381169720
Tags: 1970s (19), Russian (17), Sci-fi (16), Soviet Union (14), 1979 (14), Drama (10), Russia (9), Silly (8), Boring (8), Stalker (7), Crap (7), Paranormal (7), Lame (7), Overrated (7), Mutant (6), Awful (6), Despair (6), Hope (6), Nature (6), Scientist (6)
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