9966Re: A change of topic, please!
- Jan 4, 2004I thought it (the film about "Rubliev") was a blasphemy, and an
attempt to prove the triumph of "dvoe-veria" (mixture of pagan and
Christian faith) over Orthodoxy in Russia!
Archpriest Stefan Pavlenko
PS: It is though, a historical FACT that it was a Russian who first
flew in the air in a Lighter that air/hot air balloon!!!
--- In email@example.com, "vkozyreff"
> Dear List,
> Speaking about Tarkovsky's Rubliov, I am not sure the film is really
> orthodox. It is certainly not historical. If I remember, the script
> goes that monk Andreï Roublev is chosen to paint frescos in a
> cathedral, but he is disturbed by the subject: he cannot admit that
> God takes revenge on his creatures at the dread Judgement. Moved by
> the faith of original Christianity, he believes in a God of love and
> of pardon, and this condemns him to loneliness and doubt.
> I do not think that Tarkovsky had a good knowledge of what monachism
> and orthodoxy are about. Who told him that the Church did teach the
> vision against which his Rubliov struggled? Who told him that
> believing in a God of love threw him, an orthodox monk, into
> loneliness? The MP?
> In fact, this film was not totally disagreeable to the regime, as it
> gave a negative idea of the Church and presented Rubliev as a kind of
> protestant in rebellion against the Church and composing his personal
> orthodoxy. Considering that Rubliov painted among the most beautiful
> and most orthodox icons and frescoes, the film, whatever the talent
> of the author is almost a sacrilege. Please, Messrs. the non-orthodox
> film directors, keep your hands off orthodoxy before you convert.
> As you know, the regime was an expert in managing "dissidence" to its
> benefit (Vysotsky, Akhudjava, etc.)
> I confess that I saw the film a very long time ago, but the scent of
> it was very little orthodox and very much soviet in my memory.
> In God,
> Vladimir Kozyreff
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Gerald Herrin
> <geraldherrin@e...> wrote:
> > I am pleased to answer this, or at least give my opinion:
> > 1) The Northern Thebaid: Monastic Saints of the Russian North
> > 2) Early Fathers from the Philokalia, translated by E. Kadloubovsky
> > G.E,H. Palmer
> > 3) Any of the biographies of the Optina Elders
> > 4) Dostoevsky.... Crime and Punishment, The Demons, and the
> > Karamazov
> > 5) Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (not Orthodox, of
> > course, but still one of the finest histories of the later Roman
> > in English)
> > 6) Saint Augustine's Confessions
> > 7) and could I watch Andrei Tarkovsky's Andrei Rublev and Fellini's
> > Strada on this desert island?
> > My suggestions for myself ....
> > Isaac (Gerald) Herrin
> > On Tuesday, December 30, 2003, at 09:45 AM, Olga wrote:
> > > Therefore, I propose a change of topic:
> > > If you were stuck on a desert island, besides the Gospel, of
> > > which Orthodox books would you want to have with you? The ones
> > > you find particularly close to your heart, the most inspiring, the
> > > most enlightening, the most moving!
> > Gerald Herrin
> > geraldherrin@e...
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