Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Experiencing life

I have been thinking of writing a blog for a very long time... but i havent been successful in writing one till now... since my subconscious is very good in arguing and convincing me against writing one... Anyway i am writing this particualr post just to make a start and so it is going to be crazier than the rest...

As i have said in abt me, I love watching movies and reading books because it helps in paraphrasing my thoughts and opinions. But for them, i would find it a bit difficult to convey something... so while talking to people i usually give anecdotes from movies or personal experience to convey something... a lot many find my opinions a bit odd and i find it a bit difficult to convince them when they retort against my views..

I came across a video interview of one of my favorite directors recently and in that interview he had expressed his opinions, i have always felt that but never could put in words... This interview was with Tarkovsky on his film Andrei Rublev. I have watched a few other works of his, but i had watched only half of this movie before... and since it was very deep in philosphy, i discontinued it then, and i was not in a mood for it at that time, i never finished it.. but i ll watch it completely soon...

when i watched that video, i was amazed at the way that he had phrased it.. I have felt in that way before... I dont have strong likes and dislikes except movies :) ... so i find it odd when someone says something with conviction... and that when goes together with a condescending tone occasionally gets on my nerves.. in the recent past i have come across situation where in people have told me that i should be doing a few things in a particular way.. because they have been in the situation before... i feel like telling them that i prefer doing it my way and learning it myself... rather than from their experience...

This is an excerpt taken from the documentry 'Andrei Rublev: a poet of the cimema'.

The pressure Rublev is subject to is not an exception. An artist never works under ideal conditions, if they existed, his work wouldn't exist, for the artist doesn't live in a vacuum. Some sort of pressure must exist, the artist exists because the world is not perfect. Art will be useless if the world is perfect, as man wouldn't look for harmony but simply live in it. Art is born out of ill designed world. This is the issue in "Rublev": the search of harmonic relationship among men, between art and life, between time and history. Thats what my film is all about. Another important theme is man's experience, in this film my message is that it is impossible to pass on experience to others or learn from others. We must live our own experience, we cannot inherit it. People often say: Use your fathers experience! Too easy: each of us must get our own, But once we've got it, we no longer have time to use it. And the new generation rightly refused to listen to it. They want to live it but then they also die. This is the law of life, its real meaning. We cannot impose our experience on other people or force them to feel suggested emotions. Only through personal experiences we understand life. Rublev, the monk, lived a complex life. He studied with master Radonevsky, at the Holy Trinity but he lived in variance with his teaching. He got to see the world through his masters eye. Only at the end of his life, that he lived his own way.

for more details on the movie.. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060107/

the video.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V27XlEDLdtE

I am not going to elucidate more on this because i feel that what he said was succinct... Its just that you either feel its rite or its not rite only by your experiences... I wont try to make u feel otherwise as i would be contradicting my stand till now.. :)

Thats it.. atlast i have completed my first blog... and i am publishing it immediately since my subconscious has already started its justifications as to why i should be deleting this blog...
Do write ur comments...


  1. nice one.. good try keep it up.. but to tell u the fact u have lived up to ur word quoting some others work to explain ur taught..:).. Nice rich words enjoy....:D

  2. Nice One.......So delete it :)