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Although Soviet-era Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovksy may be known primarily for the tactile quality of his filmmaking, the thematic grandeur of his storytelling, and his abstract, poetic understanding of time, it is also worth noting the overt intertextuality of his cinematic portfolio. My senior project examines the ways in which Tarkovsky layers different reference points toward three biblical narratives: beginning with the Crucifixion, moving to the Binding of Isaac, and ending with the Return of the Prodigal Son. Tarkovsky applies biblical allusion, as well as the reconstruction of biblical narratives in a modern setting, in order to examine the structure of these classic stories, and ultimately reconsider our understanding of Christian Apocalypse.
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Amidon, Aurora J., "The Gospel According to Andrei: Biblical Narrative in the Films of Andrei Tarkovsky" (2020). Senior Projects Spring 2020. 185.
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