Love this sweater from the beginning of 1900

Turn of the century sweater pattern.

Godard on the set of Le Mépris (1963)

Jéan-Luc Godârd on the set of his 1963 film 'Le Méprís' ('Contempt')

A director is like any other artist: a painter, a poet, a musician...I’d like to tell directors, especially young ones, that they should be morally responsible for what they do while making their films...Secondly, they should be prepared for the thought that cinema is a very difficult and serious art...You should belong to it, it shouldn’t belong to you. Cinema uses your life, not vice versa...[T]his is the most important: You should sacrifice yourself to the art. - Andrei Tarkovsky

A director is like any other artist: a painter, a poet, a musician. And since it is required from him to contribute his own self, it is strange to see directors that take their work as a special.

“ Natalya Bondarchuk during the shooting of Solaris (1972) ”

Natalya Bondarchuk during the shooting of "Solaris" directed by Andrei Tarkovsky) . Check out this Czech poster of Solaris.

Solaris, Andrei Tarkovsky.

Solaris, Andrei Tarkovsky.

A young Tarkovsky at the Moscow Institute of Oriental Studies, where he studied Arabic from 1951 to 1952.

A young Andrei Tarkovsky at the Moscow Institute of Oriental Studies, where he studied Arabic from 1951 to

Andrei Tarkovsky: A Filmmaker's Message to Inspire Creativity. "...the one element that keeps the artist centered…is the act of 'being true to oneself.' Immersing yourself in your art work with this sense of true self then leads to [this] important factor: 'You should sacrifice yourself to the art.' All great art reveals a balance between your unique vision and what the work necessitates."

Andrei Tarkovsky: A Filmmaker's Message to Inspire Creativity The poet, the filmmaker, the artist faces a profound journey in the creative process.

As Russia became less tolerant of pro-Western behavior during the fifties, some popular Stilyaga activities became illegal and the subculture was forced to move more underground. A ban on jazz music meant that dance parties and jazz concerts had to be organized in secret, perhaps fittingly in a similar fashion to the American speakeasies of the 1920s.

The Stylehunters of Soviet Russia

Let’s shake it baby!

Mickhail Bulgakov, 1928

Submission to 'Colorized-vintage-old-photos-russia'

Solaris (1972, Andrei Tarkovsky, dir.)

'Solaris', directed by Andrei Tarkovsky

keyframedaily: Andrei Tarkovsky as “the jerk at a party” in Marlen Khutsiev’s I Am Twenty (1965).Via Girish Shambu.

keyframedaily: Andrei Tarkovsky as “the jerk at a party” in Marlen Khutsiev’s I Am Twenty Girish Shambu.

Maya Plisetskaya at dacha in Moscow region Bullfinches (1962)

Maya Plisetskaya at dacha in Moscow region Bullfinches

Solaris, Andrei Tarkovsky.

Solaris, Andrei Tarkovsky.

Vasiliy Shukshin

Vasiliy Shukshin

Mikhail Baryshnikov and Rudolf Nureyev, 1971

2 of the all time great dancers, Baryshnikov and Nureyev in the West, shortly after Baryshnikov's defection from the USSR.

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