2010读书札记 3/10/2010 16:38
Books have read or are being read:

1. A Short Guide to Writing About Art (Paperback)
~ Sylvan Barnet

2. Flaubert in Egypt: A Sensibility on Tour (Penguin Classics) (Paperback)
~ Gustave Flaubert

这个Flaubert就是福楼拜。读完了他的埃及游记才反映过来就是小时候读过的《包法立夫人》的作者。

他应该算是Romantisist, 至少是法国浪漫主义时期的作者。Tarkovsky 好像对浪漫主义持否定的态度,他认为浪漫主义者和持理想主义者(Ideal)是不同的。不知道Tarkovsky所批评的浪漫主义是否包括象福楼拜这样的人。

3. An Interview with Andrei Tarkovsky
我感觉我是他的知音。只看了他的俩个电影,我感觉他是想把电影诗话。感觉他对绘画和音乐都有很深的理解和天赋的感知。读书中片段的介绍果然证实如此。他说的话好像我想说的话一样,不得不佩服他表达之明确。电影艺术其实在感知和认知俩个世界里。一个导演语言表达能力,以及想象(意象,画面,音乐)都要非常好才行。

使我认识到自己在音乐上的修养不够。我对音乐的感觉应该没有对色彩的感觉好,但也有可能通过培养还有希望。前几天借了几盘巴赫的音乐,只因为偶尔在书架上看到。听的时候感觉到他的宗教信仰在里面,因为听他的音乐有一种平和,不会过于兴奋也不会陷于悲伤,然而又不是平淡和通俗。

今天读到Tarkovsky的一段评论,果然说到我体会的这一点(待引)。

当你跟这些灵魂交流的时候,相通的那一刻必然使人相信纯粹的精神和灵魂是永存的。

4. Sculpting in Time by Andrei Tarkovsky.

这本书读的时候基本上没句话(虽然有点夸张)我都想画下画线。所以这本书是应该存在书架上随时可以读。

5. The Films of Andrei Tarkovsky
~ Vida Johnson and Graham Petrie

6. The Films of Jean-Luc Godard
by David Sterritt

对于Godard我实在没有找到感觉。也许他是杰出的,也许他是在装杰出。在看过的他的四个电影里(见另贴),可以说还算喜欢的是My Life to Live.

Tarkovsky 评论说他注重结果,不相信电影可以"experiement" 或者"search",我感觉他就是再说像Godard这样的电影导演。但他没有明说。只是法国New Wave自己用了"experiement"这样的词汇,如果就是说他们或其中某个人也不奇怪。Godard给我的感觉就是一个影评的人做电影和一个艺术家做电影的区别,前者来源于理性和脑子,后者来源于心和感知;前者的目的是努力追求不同(in form or philosophy etc.),后者的目的是超越(spirituality or transcendence, 形式是超越的表征).


Books to be read:
1. Bresson's book Notes on Cinematography (1975)

2. Transcendental Style in Film

3. A Call to Action: The Films of Ousmane Sembène
Sheila Petty, ed.,

4. Identity and Memory: The Films of Chantal Akerman
Gwendolyn Audrey Foster, ed.,

5. The Cinema of Abbas Kiarostami
Alberto Elena,

http://www.mastersofcinema.org/bresson/Words/CTSamuels.html

抱歉,这是我在跑程序间歇为自己纪录的一些感受,会不断加入新的内容,如果你有兴趣读,需要耐心点。否则可以完全忽略。
崇拜 崇拜 等着看读后感。
MorningMoon at 3/10/2010 16:50 快速引用
7. The Films of Andrei Tarkovsky: A Visual Fugue
by Vida T. Johnson & Vida T. Johnson

介绍了其时苏联电影制作的组织形式,Tarkovsky得简单生平和工作方式,及他每一部电影的详细分析。

8. Time Within Time by Andrei Tarkovsky, 这是他的1970-1986年过世期间的日记。从中我有重大发现。(精彩片断待引)

在这本书的提示下,今天重新借了

9. Hermann Hesse's Glass Bead Game.
10. Tao De Ching

11. Ralph Freedom's biographical work about Hermann Hesse.

Freedman wrote that in the Glass Bead Game "[c]ontemplation, the secrets of the Chinese I Ching and Western mathematics and music fashioned the perennial conflicts of his life into a unifying design."

在做电影Stalker其间,Tarkovsky 在读者本书。我们知道Hermann Hesse 对东方的宗教哲学了解很多,他应该是站在东西之间的一个人(虽然并不是站在中心点而是偏西),对东方的智慧有一定的领会和直觉认同。我相信这本书中隐藏着深刻领会Stalker的秘密。

当然还有Thomas Mann 的 Doctor Faustus 也一定对Tarkovsky做这部电影有影响。但这本书没读过我必须慢慢读来。我知道Mann和Hesse又是同时代人,都得过诺贝尔文学奖,而且引为知音相互尊崇。我的直觉是,从尼采开始到Mann的一些思想家从批判西方文明的时候已经自动的接近了一些东方的思想(虽然接近的方式和道路与中国人的道路不同),但Mann相对Hesse来说更少地有意识地去研究东方哲学,Hesse更多地做了研究和领会 (这一点我不一定对,有待更多的阅读来明识)。

Tarkovsky, 象Mann和Hesse 一样作为‘prophet of ideals', 领会到后者的深切关怀和批判,只是Tarkovsky自己还没有能力用语言创作出如前者水平的作品,他选择用电影来传达和重塑这些人的关怀,由于也是他自己深刻认同的,也可以说是他自己的深刻关切 - basically the compromise of our souls and the course of self-destruction in modern civilization.
wildcrane at 6/14/2010 16:55 快速引用
Tarkovsky的solaris下周末在HFA有放。我很期待哈!
vieplivee at 6/14/2010 22:10 快速引用
vieplivee :
Tarkovsky的solaris下周末在HFA有放。我很期待哈!


这个消息太好了, 谢谢 rose
我也期待在大屏幕上看, 还没有看过这个.
wildcrane at 6/15/2010 09:30 快速引用
If you are interested in Tarkovsky:

Time within Time: The Diaries 1970-1986 [by Andrei Tarkovsky]. Trans. Kitty Hunter-Blair. Seagull Books, Verso, 1993.

Gianvita, John (Ed.) Andrei Tarkovsky: Interviews. University Press of Mississippi / Jackson, 2006.

Memoirs and Biographies about Andrei Tarkovsky. Trans. Progress Publishers, 1990.

Johnson, Vidat., and Petrie, Graham. The Films of Andrei Tarkovsky: A Visual Fugue. Indiana University Press, Bloomington & Indianapolis, 1994.

Robinson, Jeremy M. The Sacred Cinema of Andrei Tarkovsky. Crescent Moon Publishing, UK, 2007.

Jonsson, Gunnlaugur A. and Ottarsson, Thorkell A. Through the Mirror. Cambridge Scholars Press, 2006.

Morefield, Kenneth R.(Ed.) Faith and Spirituality in Masters of World Cinema. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK, 2008.


If you are interested in Hesse:

Hesse, Hermann. The Glass Bead Game. Trans. Richard and Clara Winston. Holt, Rinehart and Winston, INC, 1969.

Freedman, Ralph. Hermann Hesse: Pilgrim of Crisis. Fromm International Publishing Corporation, New York, 1978.

If you are interested in Ingmar Bergman:


Magic Lantern 是他的自传。读了一半了。
wildcrane at 7/09/2010 17:19 快速引用
1. The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson. 讲1893年芝加哥世博会, 跟咱们今年的动机和出发点基本一样. 当然他们是按着欧洲古典建筑建设的. 这本书好象很有趣.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Devil_in_the_White_City

2. Mt Auburn Cemetery and a few names: Jacob Bigelow, Henry Dearbone
http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/84mountauburn/84mountauburn.htm

3. William Cullen Bryant 这个人我竟然不知道. 他做记者, 其后美国的中央公园或说城市公园的建设是由他推动的, 我只知道 Fred Olmstead. He and the American painter Thomas Cole were good friends.
http://www.2020site.org/literature/william_bryant.html

4. Frederick Law Olmsted (April 26, 1822 – August 28, 1903) 从前竟然也是记者. 需要搞清楚.
wildcrane at 9/28/2010 23:05 快速引用
5。 Mr. Jefferson's University. 现在的技术不用身在其处就可以把杰佛逊当初的设计如身临其境般欣赏一遍! 牛

http://etext.virginia.edu/toc/modeng/public/JefVirg.html
感觉不能用狗狗,在中国损失还是很大。

http://books.google.com/books?id=cRddYSJCEBEC&pg=PA175&lpg=PA175&dq=jefferson,+thoreau+and+after&source=bl&ots=ZjlfDzxRX-&sig=BALtfsEE-ZTJ7Od1avsURQ81WxU&hl=en&ei=hdGjTLbHFIL98Ab14Jj_CQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBIQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=jefferson%2C%20thoreau%20and%20after&f=false page 175-182

看来杰佛逊跟中国封建社会的思想非常认同:人人有亩地种的平等农业理念(关心的是社会,认为这样的社会好)。索罗(Thoreau)更接近道家思想,关心的是人和自然的关系。

上周末哈佛作家交流会上碰到写了4百五十多万字的《人在高原》的作者张炜,他说:罗登湖已经不存在了。他认为Thoreau的这本书被夸大其词了。后来我想一想,对于从道家文化出来的人当然是夸大了。但就从西方本土,Thoreau这样一个指出人和自然的关系,而且有点反文明的人,那可真是凤毛麟角呢!

6. http://www.gutenberg.org/files/22994/22994-h/22994-h.htm FREDERICK J. TURNER
Everything is online. 竟然收92$!


Lewis Mumford (October 19, 1895 – January 26, 1990) from Wiki

Urban civilization

In his influential book The City in History, which won the National Book Award, Mumford explores the development of urban civilizations. Harshly critical of urban sprawl, Mumford argues that the structure of modern cities is partially responsible for many social problems seen in western society. While pessimistic in tone, Mumford argues that urban planning should emphasize an organic relationship between people and their living spaces.

Mumford uses the example of the medieval city as the basis for the "ideal city," and claims that the modern city is too close to the Roman city (the sprawling megalopolis) which ended in collapse; if the modern city carries on in the same vein, Mumford argues, then it will meet the same fate as the Roman city.

Mumford wrote critically of urban culture believing the city is "a product of earth ... a fact of nature ... man's method of expression."[3] Further Mumford recognized the crises facing urban culture, distrusting of the growing finance industry, political structures, fearful that a local community culture was not being fostered by these institutions. Mumford feared "metropolitan finance," urbanisation, politics, and alienation.

"The physical design of cities and their economic functions are secondary to their relationship to the national environment and to the spiritual values of human community."
wildcrane at 9/29/2010 19:49 快速引用
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