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By Sean Martin

ISBN-10: 1904048498

ISBN-13: 9781904048497

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The inspectors have no option but to order an evacuation. In a big set piece, the town is evacuated: people leave by bus, bike and cart. The soldiers then carefully move the bombs onto a truck and the whole cache is taken out of town. One of the bombs looks as though it might explode, so a soldier quickly removes it from the truck. He carries it safely away from the cache before it explodes. For a moment we think he may have been killed in the blast, until he emerges blackened and tattered from the smoke.

Two of his female characters, Hari in Solaris and the Stalker’s wife (and possibly even daughter too, with her telekinetic powers), are remarkably strong characters. Tarkovsky’s assertion that a 43 Tarkovsky 14/11/05 10:54 am Page 44 S E A N M A RT I N woman’s strength comes from her ability to sacrifice herself, which at first may appear to be politically incorrect, is, in fact, his roundabout way of admitting that he admires women because they can do what he himself cannot, give themselves unconditionally in the name of love.

32 Tarkovsky believed that sounds could be as important as music, if not more so, and his soundtracks are rich in natural sounds. In his last two films, he abandoned a conventional score altogether, using instead a collage of classical music and natural sounds. Owe Svensson, the sound designer on The Sacrifice, remembers Tarkovsky giving him a list of around 250 sound effects that he wanted for the film. Svensson realised that this would have swamped the film, and proceeded to strip down the list.

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