Sven Nykvist liked a photograph taken by Tarkovsky, with the sun’s reflection in the camera.
Sven Nykvist expressed this view of Tarkovsky’s method: “The Russian director has scenes that run seven, eight or nine minutes, as a rule; and it is not just the camera that moves — within the shot itself there is constant movement. Usually we film the establishing shot and then a large number of close-ups are cut into it. With Tarkovsky everything is much more complex. He devotes a great deal of time to the mise-en-scène and the overall atmosphere within the frame, and this is much more interesting, both from a technical and from an artistic standpoint, but it takes a lot of time. The main thing is to be tuned to his wavelength.” —Andrei Tarkovsky: A Photographic Chronicle of the Making of The Sacrifice
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