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A gang of kids tease him as he exits the building. Sergei, a steamroller driver working nearby, comes to Sasha’s rescue. Walking to his lesson, Sasha pauses in front of a shop window. City scenes are reflected in its prism-like windows. Sasha waits outside the music room. He leaves an apple for a little girl who is also waiting. He goes into his lesson after a little boy emerges in tears from the music room. The 56 Tarkovsky 14/11/05 10:54 am Page 57 A N D R E I TA R K OV S K Y teacher is strict with Sasha, reprimanding him for having too much imagination.
However, when Tarkovsky started work on Andrei Rublev, he asked Ovchinnikov to compose some music for the Kulikovo Field battle scene while the script was still being written. The inevitable row meant that the two men would not work together again. Ovchinnikov’s replacement was Eduard Artemyev, whom Tarkovsky met while he was preparing Solaris. As a result, much of the music Artemyev composed for Tarkovsky has an abstract, ambient quality to it. ’32 Tarkovsky believed that sounds could be as important as music, if not more so, and his soundtracks are rich in natural sounds.
Tarkovsky’s films are experiential and phenomenological in that they see the world from eye level, and move through it at walking pace. This is not something arbitrary, but something that Tarkovsky believed would open up new possibilities both for the filmmaker and the audience, where the dreams, memories and experience of both would meet in the experience of going to the cinema. A film, therefore, is not an escape from life, but a deepening of it. 49 Tarkovsky 14/11/05 10:54 am Page 50 The Student Films The Killers (1956) Alternate Title(s): None Russian Title: Ubijtsi Production Company: VGIK Directors: Andrei Tarkovsky, Alexander Gordon, Marika Beiku Screenplay: Andrei Tarkovsky & Alexander Gordon, based on the short story by Ernest Hemingway Directors of Photography: Alfredo Alvares, Alexander Rybin Directing Instructor: Mikhail Romm Cinematography Instructor: AV Galperin Cast: Yuli Fait (Nick Adams), Alexander Gordon (George, the café owner), Valentin Vinogradov (Al), Vadim Novikov (Max), Yuri Dubrovin (first customer), Andrei Tarkovsky (second customer, ‘whistling’ customer), Vassily Shukshin (Ole Andreson) Running Time: 19 mins Shot: Autumn 1956 First Screening: 1956 (VGIK) Release in West: 2003 (DVD release) 50 Tarkovsky 14/11/05 10:54 am Page 51 A N D R E I TA R K OV S K Y Storyline Two men in overcoats – Al and Max – enter a café.