A good friend and talented director of photography, Andrew Truong
Thank you for vocalizing your thoughts, I appreciate that. I’m sure we’ve all felt a similar longing at some point and it’s good to hear the article had that effect. It is interesting to see these renown directors’ work interpreted this way, where often their images are taken solely at face value. There is an uncompromising morality to their films, an auteurship, which is inspiring.
"In the entire history of cinema there has never been a director, who has made such a dramatic stand for the human spirit as did Andrei Tarkovsky."
One of the more refreshing film analyses I’ve read recently. One that takes interest in the director and their interpretation/longing for the spiritual. With various articles based on their works and autobiographies; from Kurosawa, to Godard, to Tarkovsky. Once you get passed the web design it’s actually a great read.
Published in “The Messenger”, March of 1924.
The Howard University Players’ All African-American casting of Shakespeare, c. 1937.
Skull, Badlands, South Dakota, 1936
Yeelen aka "Brightness" (Souleymane Cissé, 1987)